Saturday, April 13, 2013

Masters Predictionz: Moving Day's Final Four

Moving day is well underway at the 2013 Masters. Look for at least five of the top ten golfers in the hunt to completely bogey themselves out of the race today. Dustin Johnson is lucky he did that prior to moving day, saving himself an actual chance to comeback and win while other golfers drop like middle-holers from five feet in August.

I picked eight players Thursday night that would be in the hunt come Friday afternoon. And I say my guys did fairly well. But now it's time to bring it down to four as I try and predict the winner for tomorrow. I'm actually off to play a round of golf myself (leaving in 15 minutes) so I'll keep this one brief.

Here are my top four guys (as picked from my original top 16) in ranking order to make a move up the leader board today:

1) Brandt Snedeker
2) Justin Rose
3) Charl Schwartzel
4) Tiger Woods

About a month back I told a few people that Brandt was my guy to win at Augusta this year. Even though he's battled rib injuries and what have you, he's proving me a genius once again (kidding). I'd seriously go all in with Brandt, broz. 

Justin Rose has budded into an incredible player. He looked so impressive last year at the Ryder Cup on the greens. He will stay alive in the top five today along with Snedeker.

Charl Schwartzel is my wildcard. He's won here at Augusta before, and he holds a special place in the archives, so I'm going with Charl.

Tiger Woods. What more can I say? He took a horrific break yesterday, and you best believe he's drooling to make up for lost ground today. I expect the leader (and that for certain will not be Jason Day) to be around -7 at the end of today, and I expect Tiger to either have that lead, or be right behind for a final group pairing tomorrow!

Tune in tomorrow morning for my final two contenders! Will my four picks today play themselves as well as I predict? They all tee off within the next hour or so, so keep track and wish me luck on the golf course today!

PS--Who else is loving this 14-year-old making the cut? Tianlang is my guy!