The Golf Blog Masters preview: Aaron Baddeley

mulligan, 26 March 2007, Comments Off on The Golf Blog Masters preview: Aaron Baddeley
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The Masters is only 2 weeks away. In preparation, The Golf Blog will be previewing some of the players to watch. We’ll tell you now that Tiger Woods is, of course, the odds-on favorite to win this year (more on him later), but there are at least a handful of golfers who are playing really well this year who might make a run.

Today’s feature is on Aaron Baddeley, the 26-year-old Aussie also known as “Badds.” Well, thank goodness those cheesy “Badds” commercials have stopped because now we can focus on Aaron’s golf game. Aaron revamped his swing, making it shorter and more compact. It appears to have paid off. He’s currently 6th on the money list, with 1 victory (FBR) and 3 Top 10 finishes (including a tie for 6th this past week at the CA Championship).

Why I like Baddeley: he’s always been a good, confident putter. This year, he’s ranked 9th on the tour in putting (1.729 average). His greens in regulation is not that good, though, ranking 155th on the tour, so his putting is really saving him at times.

Aaron has 2 PGA victories and 3 international victories (including 2 Australian Opens). Unfortunately, Aaron has played only in 2 Masters (2000 and 2001), failing to make the cut both times. Inexperience at Augusta may make Baddeley a long shot.


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