Masters Tournament week is just around the corner.
As has been the case in recent years it’s Tiger Woods against the field in the eyes of oddsmakers. Woods, who went winless last season, remains the odds-on-favorite to win his fifth green jacket this year.
What might be different are the distractions that followed Tiger during last year’s tournament.
Last year’s champion Phil Mickelson has not won a title since storming past Lee Westwood and Anthony Kim to claim his third green jacket. Mickelson has six top 10 finishes since his win at Augusta National Golf Club, but he says he’s playing better than he did then.
Ninety-two players have qualified to participate in the 76th Masters Tournament. Augusta has been home to a number of terrific finishes and stupendous failures.
Who will champion the fairway on No. 11 par-4? And who will walk victoriously up No. 18 Holly come next Sunday?