Masters Tuesday: Pairings To Keep An Eye On
If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I find the Masters to be more unpredictable than women and weather. However, I’ve taken a look at the pairings for the first two rounds of the Augusta Spring Invitational and I’ve got ten groups to keep an eye on. Here they is…
Group 4: Fisher, Palmer and Frazar~Why? Because they can all blow up (in a good way) and go low at any given moment. Play them with big names and they tend to fade. Paired with each other, they might develop the ultimate comfort zone and go bonkers.
Groups 6 & 7: Scott, Van Pelt & Kaymer followed by Stricker, Harrington & Cink~Why? Kaymer, Harrington and Cink will all miss the cut, stinking the azaleas up as they do so. Will their derailings be enough to throw legitimate conteders Scott, Van Pelt and Stricker off their games? Perhaps!
Group 9: Stanley, Day and Haas~Why? These young’uns are so strong, they might sweep each other along in their wake(s) and zip to the top of the 36-hole leaderboard.
Group 12: Kuchar, Ogilvy and Yang~Why? Grinders!
Group 22: Johnson, Poulter & Cantlay~Why? We know how good Johnson is, we think we know how good Poulter is, and we’ll find out how good Cantlay really is. Augusta and Hartford are different venues, son!
Group 26: Weir, Snedeker and Simpson~Why? Three guys who are really comfortable here.
Group 27: Singh, Furyk & Westwood~Why? Three great champions, running out of time. Only Veej has a greenie.
Groups 31 & 32: Cabrera, McIlroy, Watson(B), Mickelson, Mahan, Hanson~Why? If you asked me to pick consecutive groups from which the winner should come, these would be the two.
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