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The Masters

the masters

When you listen to golf geeks talk about the Masters, it’s like the Masters is the SuperBowl, the World Series and the Final Four all wrapped into one. I just picked up the game of golf a couple years ago. I’m not a golf geek by any stretch of the imagination, but I have spent some time watching the top pros truly hit the ball with the grace of a ballerina. I have a couple of thoughts going into the opening round of the 77th Masters:

There is a certain amount of randomness in golf. No matter how good you are, sometimes it is the little things that really help set you apart. A perfect shot can hit a small rock or ridge which can kick your ball into the woods or a couple feet closer to the hole. There is no way to see or plan for this. It just happens. Whoever has their mojo working has a real edge.

Tiger Woods has to have a clear advantage. He has won three times already this year. If he starts out hot he could be trouble. He has to control his driver and continue to putt lights out.

Rory McIlroy – It depends. He could be great or just average.

Phil Mickelson – Who knows? Phil is either on or off. If Phil is on his game he will be hard to beat.

Brandt Snedeker – Was playing some of the best golf at the beginning of the season, but… He got hit and hasn’t played that well since his return from injury.

Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson – all have the game to win. Can they put together four strong rounds?

Now this is basketball!

UConn (University of Connecticut) versus Missouri. This was a great game, well played on both sides of the ball. Walker was outstanding for UConn, who just seemed to have more. Missouri guards were quick and moved the ball extremely well. They created 17 turnovers. On the side of the ball, UConn dominated rebounds and shooting percentage both from the floor and from the line. (Psst… Missouri Tigers, you can’t shoot 50% from the free throw line and expect to win a basketball game that was this close.)

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