Next week is Masters week. YAY! One of my favorite weeks of the year! Thus far, 2011 has been pretty much of yawner on the PGATour. Mostly journeyman and rank/file players have won tournaments. Players like Mark Wilson (twice), Luke Donald, Bubba Watson, Nick Watney, Martin Laird. Looks like another journeyman in Houston this week.
The best known names haven’t won, or really even contended on the PGATour. Tiger’s best finish is T10. Mickelson finished 2nd in San Diego but really hasn’t done much else. Els is fighting his putter. Westwood has not done anything. Newly ranked #1 Martin Kaymer won a tournament in the Middle East, and finished 2nd in the match play.
Next week’s tournament should be wide open. Players that have historically played well at Augusta (Woods, Mickelson) are not playing well while players that are playing well have not historically done well at Augusta. (Donald, Kaymer).
I ran a Masters pool last year. Any interest in a similar one this year?