Ha! I was seconds away from posting that. I must have seen that commercial a dozen times just during the back nine.
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I hate that commercial. And the others in the set.
It's tough to say who will play well.
Rory's had a tough year. Bubba's been bad. Phil won and then can't make cuts (but that's pretty typical for him, but his putting gives pause). Snedeker started off hot and then MCed.
Charles Howell III? He's from there but never seemed to perform well. Maybe he'll feel less pressure to be the hometown boy this year.
Of the Europeans, Rose is in the best nick. Rory is playing poorly but has shown he can turn it around very quickly in the past.
Peter Hanson to finish in the bottom half of the top 10 without anyone realising he is in the Tournament!
Only 3 rookies have won the Masters, two of which were the first 2 years! So history isn't with Thorbjorn.
Love the way this guy plays ... always have. May never be a superstar/big winner but he always impressed me as fairly solid and since you didn't say "who do you think has a chance to win" but "lock to play well" John Huh.
Plus "play well" is a bit indeterminate. In my book I sometimes see people "play well" and not get crap out of it and others play like crap and end up with a good score. I'm assuming by play well you mean shoot low scores but I'm replying by my definition of play well. For instance Bubba last year, if he had "played well" on the tee shot he wouldn't need the miracle, brilliant, ... add your superlative here shot on the second to close out the deal. And in fact on the penultimate hole from an apparently decent spot in the fairway he couldn't get the ball as close as he did from out of the woods ... so in my book he played rather questionably but scored well enough to win, two very different things ... again just IMO.
Huh? Didn't you understand the question (joking).
It seems to me that there are several players who need an appt w/ Dr Rotella before the Masters. They have the game except when it comes to crunch time. and it seems TW has that old intimidation factor again -
Is this an interesting year in golf, or what? I can't remember a season where I looked forward to the weekly event like I have this season.
I fancy Keegan Bradley to do well, playing well of late and certainly has the game for Augusta. I've had a small bet on him, will be keeping an eye on how he does this week.
Good round from Westwood today, he had 7 birdies so maybe his claims to have improved his short game since his move to the US are accurate. I still don't quite fancy him down the back stretch on a Sunday though, the number of near misses he's had in the majors won't make it any easier as Monty found.
And I believe the last time he teed it up he missed the cut, and I believe he missed another cut in an earlier event this season. So, yeah, he would be showing up out of nowhere.