Some of us are just golf fans. Most of us are fans from afar. So we can’t guess very well who could the Masters 2013 champion be.
Most of us probably go with the sentiment, so we choose Tiger Woods as the would-be champion. That’s understandable. Tiger played in five tournament and he won three. In golf, that is a big, big performance.
Rory McIlroy would be the other guy we think can win it this time. Just 24 years old, Rory has captured two majors, the US Open and the PGA Championship. Although so far in 2013 he has struggled a bit. But hey, the Masters had yielded a number of surprise champions in the past.
Next guy? Phil Mickelson, of course. Phil is a major champion. He has been Masters champion three times: 2004, 2006, 2010. In 2005 he won the PGA Championship. Rather quiet so far this year — won the Phoenix Open, 3rd (Tied) in WGC-Cadillac where Tiger was knocked out very early, Missed Cut in the Arnold Palmer Invitational where Tiger became champion — but never discount him off at the Masters.
Mickelson had Missed Cut only once, in 1997, the year a 21-year-old Tiger Woods first became Masters champion. And with a record margin of 12 strokes at that.
But we are not experts. So let us hear it from some experts to see who they predict will become Masters 2013 champion:
- Geoff Shackelford, Golf Digest and Golf World contributor and the man behind GeoffShackelford.com — Brandt Snedeker. Justin Rose. Charl Schwartzel. Lee Westwood. Nicolas Colsaerts.
- Sam Weinman, Web Editor of Golf Digest.com — Dustin Johnson. Matt Kuchar. Louis Oosthuizen. Ian Poulter. Steve Stricker.
- Ashley Mayo, Associate Editor at Golf Digest — Tiger Woods. Keegan Bradley. Bill Haas. Hunter Mahan. Sergio Garcia.
- Alex Myers, Associate Editor at GolfDigest.com — Phil Mickelson. Rory. Luke Donald. Adam Scott. Bubba Watson.
Read more here: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/golf-masters/2013-04/masters-fantasy-golf-draft
Me? I will pick Thaworn Wiratcharn.
Not as the champion but that he will go past Round 2 and play the whole weekend. He will make the cut.
Champion? Rory, I guess. Rory McIlroy.