I was thinking about starting such a thread.
Augusta National rocks: so much tradition, the wind through the pines, the azaleas, the rolling hills. My brother and I made it to the Monday practice round last year. One of the best days I've ever had. I'm still drooling over the pictures I took that day.
As for this year, I think Mickelson is the popular favorite, and nobody in their right mind would bet against him. Tiger's got a decent shot, though he's still working on facets of his game; Els is always a favorite; Singh has had some putting issues lately, and Augusta's not a place to have putting problems.
As a dark horse, I like David Toms. He's not a bomber, but he gets around the course just fine.
However, until he disproves it, Mickelson's the one to beat, he's already got 3 wins this year, so I'm gonna stick with him to repeat.
Tom at MSY
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