It’s Masters week which means all eyes and ears in the world of golf will be focused on Augusta, GA.
Tiger Woods will be like many of us, watching the season’s first major championship on television. While the world’s top player won’t be contending for this year’s title, there are quite a few interesting story lines that could surface this week. We dreamt up a few we thought would add to the entertainment value of what is already one of the best week’s in sports.
Patrick Reed doesn’t exactly lack confidence. After capturing his 3rd title in 14 starts on the PGA Tour at the WGC Doral, Reed commented that he was a top 5 player in the world. Reed cited his track record, winning 3 out of 3 attempts when holding the 54 hole lead on the PGA Tour. How interesting would it be if Patrick Reed held a 2-shot lead starting the final round this week?
Adding to the Patrick Reed story line, let’s go ahead and insert Rory McIlroy as the player chasing him down. McIlroy knows firsthand how difficult it is to win his first major championship at Augusta, collapsing on the back nine while possessing a comfortable lead with only 9 holes to go.
It never fails somebody you wouldn’t expect to be in the mix will play well on Thursday and occupy one of the spots on the leaderboard. Often its a player with a lot of Masters experience, like a Tom Watson or Fred Couples who makes the early noise. For the sake of history, wouldn’t it be cool if Craig Stadler and Kevin Stadler occupied spots inside the top 10 after the first round on Thursday? The Stadler’s are the first father – son combination to play in the same Masters tournament.
Several players will be playing the final round with a few demons of Masters past bouncing around in their head. Wouldn’t be interesting if a player like Sergio Garcia, Brandt Snedeker or Matt Kuchar find themselves in the mix. Each of these players has had legitimate chances to win the Green Jacket but couldn’t keep it together on the back nine at Augusta National.
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