Personally, I think the theme of the 2012 Masters should be “Clash of the Titans”. I really think it will come down to a Tiger, Phil, Luke D, Rory and Westwood showdown.
This is event 2/5 in Month 4 and Event 14 overall.
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Missed last 2 cuts. In 7 Masters starts, he has 4 Top 25s and 2 missed cuts (2010 and 2005). 38th last year.
First time at the Masters; but has 2 Top 25 finishes in his last 4 events.
Four starts in March; 2 missed cuts, to go with 70th and 36th place finishes. Missed last 3 cuts at the Masters, but 6 straight Top 25s prior to that.
Cut at last year’s Masters. Coming off a 72nd at Doral and 1st round exit at Match Play.
Last start was 66th at Dubai in February. 15th at last year’s Masters, cut in 2010 and 20th in 2009.
MDF last week at Houston Open and hasn’t made a cut in 2012. Cut at the Masters last year, 36th in ’10 and 20th in ’07.
4 starts since mid-February, finishing 17th, 13th, 17th and 16th. Cut at ’11 Masters and 30th in ’10.
4 starts in March; 2 missed cuts and 2 top 10s. Last year’s defending champ.
2nd best scoring average (68.67) in the last 8 weeks. 70.45 scoring average in last 20 rounds at Augusta. Hasn’t won here since ’05, but finished 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 6th, 4th and 4th since then.
Other Nike athletes in the field; none
recent finishes – 3rd Doral, 1st Honda, 2nd Match Play, 5th Dubai
15th here last year after leading the first 3 rounds.
Recent finishes – 4th Houston, 8th Doral, 12th Honda, 17th Match Play, 2nd Northern Trust
First time here.
Recent finishes – 4th API, 2nd Doral
Okay Masters history; 38th in ’11, 42nd in ’09 and 20th in ’08.
Recent finishes – 1st Transitions, 6th Doral
4th at last year’s Masters.
BONUS – Hunter Mahan
1st at Houston. Cut at ’11 Masters, but Top 10s in ’10 and ’09.
Best finishes at this event – 2nd in ’10, 11th in ’11 and ’08
Coming off 21st at Houston
Best finishes at this event – 5th in ’07, 11th in ’11, 20th in ’10
Last 4 starts in March; 15th, 29th, 1st and 5th.
Best finishes at this event – 1st in ’09, 7th in ‘110, 18th in ’10
Coming off 21st at Houston.
BONUS- Jason Day
2nd place in 2011 in first Masters appearance.
Finished 20th in only 2 events in March.
Alan :: Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods
Bob :: Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods
Damian :: Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods
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