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Predictions: The 2008 Masters

April 9, 2008

Masters Week 2008 is finally here. Just thought I would weigh in with my top 5 picks for this year:

1. Tiger Woods — there is not much I can say that hasn’t been said about Tiger. Three out of four wins in 2008 (and a T5 at Doral where he couldn’t get a putt to drop on Sunday and still finished just 2 shots back).

2. Phil Mickelson — two-time Masters champ and my personal favorite. Lefty is clearly comfortable playing Augusta and he proved he can hang with Tiger on Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship last year.

3. Geoff Ogilvy — hard to think he won’t contend after going one-two at the WGC-CA Championship and the Shell Houston Open.

4. Jim Furyk — though not the longest player (169th in driving distance), he’s accurate off the tee (12th). He missed the cut last week, but was on his game at Doral, besting Tiger by a shot.

5. (My wild card) Adam Scott — assuming his health holds up, Scott could contend if he finds the groove that led him to a course-record 63 on Thursday at the Shell-Houston Open (before withdrawing). He leads the PGA Tour in scoring average and is 3rd in putts in the 10′-15′ range that is so often crucial to major championship victories.