Our Rory Crowe, who tips up winner after winner in the tennis, pleaded to have the chance to put his tips up for the Masters and so he has in a previous post. He is probably near the mark with his 3 against the field, however he doesn’t have the pedigree – yet, of having tipped up last years winner so this is the view that counts – or does it?
I have a strong view that dissimilar to any other year the winner is in the first 6 in the betting and I also believe that 4 of those 6 will finish in the top 10, so we will adapt our punting accordingly.
Who are our 4 against the field.
1. Rory McIlroy – no course sets up better for him. He hits his driver flat out on every tee and he can do that without fear on this course. That then flows through all of his game and a confident McIlroy is a very dangerous one.
2. Jordan Speith – no shock in me writing that he is destined for stardom. Every golf writer has written just that and last weekend he showed he is in great form. My fear is that i think Augusta takes some getting to know on the greens and he didnt look a natural when there were big slopes. Maybe if its really quick 2 putts will get the job done most times. If so he will perform well.
3. Jason Day – is proven in everything at this course, except winning and he is my big tip for glory. His game is in good nick and he knows how to get it around here and how to get it up and down. His time is now and I expect him to don the green jacket come Sunday night.
4. Jimmy Walker – somewhat overlooked in the betting. He has one heck of a game. He showed he is no back number when it comes to mental strength, in the Ryder Cup and he also knows his way around Magnolia Drive.