Monday, March 07, 2011

Who's The Masters Favorite Right Now?

   Observations after a weekend without a glimpse of golf:

  -- Nick Price was quoted last weekend at the Honda Classic saying the potential demise of the Heritage Classic on Hilton Head Island would be "a tragedy" and he went on to suggest it doesn't help that most of the tour's top players routinely take the week off.

   He's right, losing the Heritage would be a bad thing on many levels, particularly as it reflects on the PGA Tour not being able to keep one of its long-standing tournaments on the schedule due to sponsorship issues. There's still time for the Heritage to be saved beyond this year but finding a sponsor ready to kick in $8 million a year isn't easy.

   There have been suggestions that the tour and Accenture move the WGC match play event to Hilton Head, slotting it in the week after the Masters. All the top players will be in the area and Harbour Town could make for great match play. It seems like a good idea but not one that seems likely to happen.

   -- Tiger and Phil are both playing the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral this week. I'm guessing one of them will muster a top-10 finish -- just not sure which one.

  -- If you had to pick a favorite for the Masters right now, who would it be?

      Is there a favorite right now?

      I'm thinking Martin Kaymer is probably the guy to beat but it may be Luke Donald, who has had his moments at Augusta. Somehow I'm guessing they won't be the guys getting all the attention when the world rolls into Augusta in another month.


Anonymous said...

not tiger