The Golf Blog Masters preview: Mickelson, Vijay, Goosen, Els

mulligan, 04 April 2007, Comments Off on The Golf Blog Masters preview: Mickelson, Vijay, Goosen, Els
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OK, we’d be remiss if we didn’t say something about the Fab Four: Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, and Ernie Els. All are major winners, with Phil and Vijay both winning at Augusta. There’d be no surprise if any of them won the Masters this week.

That said, on paper, we’d give a modest edge, in odds, to Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh, both of whom have won this year on the PGA tour (Vijay even twice). Mickelson has gone back to his “2 driver” strategy that worked so well at Augusta before. And Vijay has gone back to his belly putter with a slight modification in grip that seems to be working.

But you shouldn’t count out the Goose or the Big Easy. Goose’s record at the Masters is impressive: out of 8 Masters, Goose has had 1 second, 2 tied for thirds, and 2 tied for thirteenths — last year, he finihsed tied for third. Ernie Els also has 2 second place finishes, plus 4 other Top 10s at the Masters. Both have won once on the European Tour this year.


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