Conversation: Masters Predictions (with answers)

April 11, 2011

Correct answers provided in block quote below:

Winner: Charl Schwartzel (JK & LG both said Tiger Woods, finished T4)
Winning Score: -14 (JK said -7, LG said -4)
Runner Up: Jason Day and Adam Scott (JK said Nick Watney, +4, LG said Steve Stricker, -5 (T11))
Low Amateur: Matsuyama (JK & LG said Uileihn)
“Unknown” in the Top 10: (JK said Charl Schwartzel–obviously right; LG said Anthony Kim, MC)
Most difficult hole vs. par: 11 (JK said 11, LG said 12)
Easiest hole vs. par: (JK & LG said 15–no confirmation yet)
Last Year’s Winner (Phil Mickelson): made the cut, but outside of the Top 10 (JK said Make the cut but outside of Top 10, LG said Top 10).
Sandy Lyle: missed the cut (JK & LG said this)
How many prior winners were in the Top 10: 2 (Woods & Cabrera) (JK said 3, LG said 4)
Was there a hole-in-one: I don’t think so (JK & LG said yes)
…Which hole: if there wasn’t one, then there wouldn’t be a hole.
Did Phil switch back to one driver: Yes, before the tourney started (JK said No, LG said probably not)
Which putter did Tiger use: Method (JK said Scotty Cameron, LG said start with Method then switch to Cameron)

All-in-all, not too bad.

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4/7/2011

OK LG, I thought it would be fun to put in writing our predictions for the Masters Tournament. I await your guesses (which will probably be as bad as mine).

JK:
Winner: Tiger Woods
Winning Score: -7
Runner Up: Nick Watney
Low Amateur: Peter Uihlein
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Charl Schwartzel
Most difficult hole vs. par: 11
Easiest hole vs. par: 15
Last Year’s Winner (Phil Mickelson) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): make the cut, but be outside of the Top 10.
Sandy Lyle Will…(Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): miss the cut
How many prior winners will be in the Top 10: 3
Will there be a hole in one: yes
…Which hole: 16
Will Phil switch back to one driver: No, Callaway pays him way too much.
Which putter with Tiger use: Custom Newport 2 that won most of his majors

I’ll bet my guesses are at least 4 times better than yours.  (whatever better means)

LG:
Winner: TW
Winning Score: -4
Runner Up: Steve Stricker
Low Amateur: Peter Uihlein
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Anthony Kim? (does this count?)
Most difficult hole vs. par: 12
Easiest hole vs. par: 15
Last Year’s Winner (Phil Mickelson) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): Top 10
Sandy Lyle Will…(Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): miss the cut (sorry, Sandy)
How many prior winners will be in the Top 10: 4
Will there be a hole in one: YES!
…Which hole: 16
Will Phil switch back to one driver: Probably not, but he probably should…
Which putter will Tiger use:  The Method on day 1, the Scotty for the rest of the tournament.

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One Response to “Conversation: Masters Predictions (with answers)”

  1. Rachel Ray Says:

    I can’t believe I read a golf blog. But I do. And I like it. Keep it up, guys!


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