Here at the PF, we pride ourselves first on having families, careers, and loving the game of golf outside of the computer. As you may have noticed, our intense love for the game of golf has left us little time for posting lately. We apologize if you were waiting for the next instruction post on how to repaint a club, or the next insightful course review. While we wish we could always jot down every thought on the page for all of you to digest, we have grown to a realization that our lives outside of this pursuit are becoming more difficult to manage, and the fringe (including the PF) has suffered.

That said, even in the worst of times, my (and LG’s) favorite segment of our endeavor here is the major predictions page–especially the Masters. It’s a signal that the golf season is truly starting (yea, I know, there’s been a lot of golf played already…but still). It’s a signal that Spring is fully upon us, and that the time for long rounds of golf after work and good times with friends are here. In commemoration of this, I give you our Masters Predictions [sic] 2014:
Correct answers in italics updated 4/13
Top 10:
1 Bubba Watson -8
T2 Jonas Blixt -5
T2 Jordan Spieth -5
4 Miguel Jimenez -4
T5 Rickie Fowler -2
T5 Matt Kuchar -2
7 Lee Westwood -1
T8 Bernhard Langer E
T8 Jimmy Walker E
T8 Rory McIlroy E
T8 John Senden E
T8 Kevin Stadler E
T8 Thomas Bjorn E

JK:
Winner: Jordan Spieth T-2. Not Bad. Congrats Bubba
Winning Score: -11 -8
Runner Up: Dustin Johnson MC *achem*
Low Amateur: Matthew Fitzpatrick Arthur Goss
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Thorbjorn Olesen T-44 at +9. Unknowns? Probably Jimmy Walker or John Senden, but no one, really. A bunch of people who you might not have heard of if you don’t follow the game closely, but most are well known
Most difficult hole vs. par? 11 correct, +0.480
Easiest hole vs. par? 13 correct, -0.301
Last Year’s Winner (Adam Scott) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut)? Just outside the Top10, so Make the Cut.correct. T-14, one shot from T-8
How many prior Masters winners will be in the Top 10? 1 2 – Bubba Watson & Bernhard Langer!
US Open Champion (Justin Rose) will …? Make the Cut correct, T-14 at +1, just outside the top 10
British Open Champion (Phil Mickelson) will …? Top10 incorrect, MC
PGA Champion (Jason Dufner) will …? Make the Cut – he doesn’t putt well enough to compete incorrect – MC. Let’s call him Mr. 9 from now on for his performance on the 13th hole
When will Sergio Garcia implode? Sergio finishes Top10. No implosion this year. MC. No chance to implode
Dustin Johnson will…? Runner up. MC….yea I missed it.
Bubba Watson will…? Miss the Cut or win the tournament
Rickie Fowler will…? Miss the Cut or finish in the top 10
Jordan Spieth will…? Win it.close–T-2
Jimmy Walker will…? Miss the Cut or finish in the top 10
Matt Jones (last qualifier for the tournament) will…? Miss the Cut. Sorry Matt. correct.
Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize, and Sandy Lyle. Who wins? Certainly not the fans. Uhhh….Crenshaw misses the cut by the fewest? first off, crenshaw was the worst player in the entire field. Second off, Larry Mize AND Sandy Lyle both MADE THE CUT! Sandly Lyle wins this at +9, but still amazing.
What will be the major storyline of the tournament? Spieth reigniting shades of Tiger Woods circa 1997.Bubba winning his second green jacket, although Spieth had a chance at this story for awhile.
What is your Bold prediction? It’s a two-man chase for the jacket on the last day, no one else even close. this was pretty accurate, Jonas Blixt made a charge and finished T-2 but it was really all about Bubba and Spieth until about the 12th hole, and then it was all about Bubba.

LG:
Winner: Jason Day MC
Winning Score: -5 -8
Runner Up: Sergio Garcia MC
Low Amateur: Garrick Porteous MC
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Brandon de Jonge T-37, 2 shots ahead of my flop for this category, Thorbjorn Olesen
Most difficult hole vs. par? 10nope, 11. 10 was +0.24
Easiest hole vs. par? 13 correct
Last Year’s Winner (Adam Scott) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut)?  Make Cut correct
How many prior Masters winners will be in the Top 10? 2 correct
US Open Champion (Justin Rose) will …? Make Cut correct
British Open Champion (Phil Mickelson) will …? Top 10 MC
PGA Champion (Jason Dufner) will …? Make Cut MC
When will Sergio Garcia implode? Back 9 on Sunday. not even a chance for that to happen that way
Dustin Johnson will…? Play great until sunday.  Make Cut MC
Bubba Watson will…? Miss Cut win the tourney
Rickie Fowler will…? Miss Cut finish top10
Jordan Spieth will…? Top 10 correct
Jimmy Walker will…? Miss Cut finish top10
Matt Jones (last qualifier for the tournament) will…? First exit – Miss Cut.yeah
Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize, and Sandy Lyle. Who wins? No one.  SNOOOOZE.  (I’ll take Crenshaw) correct…
What will be the major storyline of the tournament?  Tiger Not being there.  Also, Jason Day wins a Major (without Tiger there) Tiger wasn’t even mentioned
What is your Bold prediction?  Jim Nantz gets a cold and can’t call Sunday. oh how we wish…

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