Saturday, April 11, 2009

Who will win the Masters Tournament on Sunday?

Realistically, there are only five players who have a chance to win - the leader and those within four shots of him. Not many players have come from more than four shots back to win the Masters. Here are the contenders:

Angel Cabrera: No player in the Masters Tournament has had four rounds in the 60s. With a pair of 68s and a 69, Cabrera could make history tomorrow. But the odds of posting anything better than a 70 are against him. I don't think he can win.

Kenny Perry: Perry could also make history as the oldest player to win a major golf tournament. Augusta National is a very hilly course, which could make the second nine holes challenging. And that's where the tournament is won.

Chad Campbell: The player from Andrews, Texas, had a great first round, but he's been slipping as the tournament goes on. I'd like to see him win, but he'll have to do better than Saturday's even par round of 72.

Steve Stricker: He's silently come from nowhere to be in the 5th place but I don't see him winning on Sunday.

Tiger and Phil don't have a chance.

My pick to win is Jim Furyk. He had one of the best rounds of the day on Saturday at 68. He's been around quite a while and can handle the pressure. This is his 12th Masters and his best finish is 4th in 1998 and 2003. He posted 68 on both of those days and I think he'll do it again on Sunday. There may be a playoff, but Furyk will win if it goes that far.

It's not often that the winner doesn't come from the final pairing, but I'm hoping it will happen tomorrow with Furyk.

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