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The Masters - Preview Day 2

The Augusta Masters are going to an exciting four days of golf.

Fair enough, exciting and golf don’t tend to be placed in the same sentence. But who can refuse to watch the trials of Tiger Woods as he returns to the one thing he is good at, golf.

The best news isn’t the fact that those pathetic excuses of an attempt to say sorry in the press conferences (we don’t care anymore Tiger). But the fact he will be playing golf at the highest level for the first time in six months.

But he will need to get back on form if he is to beat the likes of Phil Mickleson, Paul Casey and reigning winnier Angel Cabrera. And personally, I can’t see it happening. He is almost certainly going to be rusty after a long time without playing golf. Of course he has played a few rounds in the days leading up the the Masters, but that probably will not affect anything.

If Tiger Woods does go on and win it. Then I will be shocked, I can see him behind solid, making the cut and all that. But if he gets even inside the top 5 I will be impressed. I know he is the greatest golfer in a very long time, but you can’t just come straight back in 6 months out without behind very shaky.

The one player I do like the look of is the Italian amateur Matteo Manassero. In The Open last year, not only did he make the cut, but he finished tied 13th along with the likes of Ross Fisher, Henrik Stenson and everybody’s favourite Boo Weekley. Even more amazing is that he is only 16. He tees off along with Lee Westwood and Mike Weir. I like the look of him, and he may not win this years Masters, I can see him winning a Major in the future.

But the whole tournament will be about how Tiger will do, and while I seem to be in the minority of saying he will be rubbish, I must admit it is about time he gets back and everyone shuts up about his private life.

If you want a tip from me, I’m going to turn to you and say Martin Kaymer and just walk away.

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Posted on April 7, 2010, in General Sport and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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