Master’s headlines to watch

We’ve reached Sunday of the most exciting golf tournament every year, The Masters, and its time to take a look at what you should be paying attention to at Augusta National this afternoon.

Rory McIlroy
The 21-year-old has a four shot lead heading into what should be his most difficult final round in a tournament. But if we’ve seen anything from him all week, its consistency and poise. I’d put money down on it.

Angel Cabrera
Paired with McIlroy, the 2009 winner, and 41-year-old, is going to try to show McIlroy how to win a tournament. Can he put together more magic after that victory two year ago in a playoff?

Fred Couples
His back is starting to hurt him again, and its coming at the worse possible time. After a stellar Friday afternoon, Freddie needs to turn it around after a battling Saturday. He needs to shoot -5 or better to have a chance. Its definitly do-able, but looking highly unlikely.

Tiger Woods
Sure, he had a fantastic surge up the leaderboard on Friday, when everyone shouted, “Tiger’s Back!” Then he returned to his normal ways on Saturday with poor putting. Don’t expect him to do much today, this is the new Tiger: not a threat.

Phil Mickelson
His play has been lackluster after last weekends great play in Texas. It’s too bad he couldn’t keep it going, and will just fizzle out as the weekend continues at Augusta.

The Australians
No Australian has ever won the Masters. But look out, ‘cuase in the third-to-final group are two of them, Jason Day (who had a share of the lead for awhile yesterday) and Adam Scott.

The Asians
K.J. Choi and Y.E. Yang are in the hunt to prove that they know how to play golf across the ocean. Look for contention, if not serious threats, this Sunday.

Augusta National
The most beautiful course will bear its teeth today, so look out for those wicked fast greens, especially on the par-3 16th (my personal favorite hole in all of golf), and, or course, Amen Corner.

Watch the final round on CBS starting at 2PM, and check out the scores here.

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Posted on April 10, 2011, in Golf, PGA, phil mickelson, rory mcilroy, the masters, tiger woods. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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