A Tradition Unlike Any Other

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The dawn of Masters week is almost upon us. It should shake out to be a pretty good tournament, per usual, but always much more exciting with the GOAT (Tiger) back and playing well. Coming in at 8/1, Vegas has pegged Tiger as favorite to win this year, pretty crazy considering the guy couldn't really play less than 12 months ago. Maybe Rory can finally pop his Augusta cherry and complete the career grand slam - people must like his chances especially coming off a commanding victory at the Arnie Invite this past weekend.

So monkeys, who is everyone picking in their Master's pool this year?

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Comments (3)

Mar 19, 2018

Augusta is the true definition of "horses for courses".

There have been years where a lot of guys having been playing well into Augusta, but this year literally is such an embarrassment of riches for guys playing well going into the tourney.

Guys playing well going in that are solid picks (in no particular order): Phil, Rory, Tiger, Bubba, Jason Day, Justin Rose, Paul Casey, Sergio

At the same time, Augusta gets some guys hyped where they always play well (ie Speith), and even though Justin Thomas has had 1 top 25, would you really count him out? Haven't even mentioned Dustin Johnson yet.

If I had to pick four:
Phil (always pick him if he wins pre-Augusta)
Rory (hot hand)
Paul Casey
Thomas Pieters (dark-horse)

Obivously line-up would change depending on what happens the next couple of weeks. Also depends on how your league is set up (based on "$" used per pick or players over a season).

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Mar 19, 2018

Tiger's recent resurgence has been great for the game and viewership, and makes me even more excited than I normally am for the Masters.

Top 4 picks to win -
1. Justin Thomas: he's got the first Major win behind him and with all of his talent and a game that suits Augusta well, I think he's got the best shot.
2. Rory McIlroy: has momentum from the win this weekend and can finally get the career Grand Slam. For as good as he is I think he feels there is something to prove given it has been 3+ years since his last Major victory.
3. Tiger Woods: logic tells me Tiger isn't winning. The field is stacked and while he's been good the past few weeks, the Masters isn't the same as the Valspar Championship. But I can only imagine how much energy the crowd will have following Tiger, and I can see him feeding off that. It's much more likely that he gets a respectable top-15 finish, but anything can happen.
4. Louis Oosthuizen: this is a homer pick but my boy Louis always brings his best game out for the Majors. After completing the career runner-up grand slam last year, I think Louis comes locked in to win. He's got the explosive factor where he can pull off a string of birdies quickly, it just depends on where his head is.

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Mar 19, 2018

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.