Who will come out on top this weekend at the Masters is anybody's guess
Chad Campbell didn’t fold, and neither did Kenny Perry, but who’s the best bet to come out on top this weekend at Augusta National?
Campbell shot a solid 70 during much tougher conditions during Round 2 at the Masters; Perry, who has never had much success at Augusta, continues to impress as he turned in a 67 on Friday.
Still, even though they both sit on top of the leaderboard at 9-under, the tournament is so up for grabs.
Lurking a shot back is former U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera, and that’s after he unexpectedly bogeyed 15. When that guy gets it going, he’s like a runaway freight train.
What about Tiger Woods? At 2-under and seven shots back, it would seem like he’s in striking distance, but there are so many players in front of him. He’ll have to have a great moving day (Saturday) to get back into contention and hope one of the three or four guys at the top doesn’t go low on Saturday.
Mickelson, who nearly made double eagle on 13, finished strong to get into a tie for 11th at 3-under. And while it’s only a stroke better than Woods, psychologically he seems so much closer. Plus, he played his last seven holes 5-under, and he might be able to carry that karma into the next round.
And how about Padraig Harrington’s one-shot penalty when the wind blew his ball on the 15th green? It turns out last week’s Shell Houston Open (which was delayed because of wind) was good preparation for this week.
Harrington addressed his putt on 15, backed away and then the wind blew the ball, costing him a potential birdie. He wound up making the putt for par, then horseshoed a putt on 18 or he could be 4-under. Still, he’s won the last two majors, so you can’t count him out.
And how about Anthony Kim’s 65, which included 11 birdies, to get him to 4-under? Could he be this year’s surprise? Did anyone have Trevor Immelman last year or Zach Johnson the year before?
Or maybe Tim Clark, at 5-under after two rounds, will sneak up on everyone and shake the par-3 tournament jinx.
Should be a great weekend.
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