There are some great groups to follow at The Masters this Saturday. Tiger is interesting by himself, of course. Unfortunately, Graeme Mcdowell doesn’t add anything to that mix, and given the striped one’s tee time at 1:05, we’ll miss his first few holes. Television no doubt, however, will give us a hole by hole recap.
The Ogilvy – Mickelson pairing (1:25) is interesting as it pairs two players who can legitimately claim to be the second best on the planet. The Furyk – Garcia pairing (2:05) mixes calm and steady with emotional fire and immaturity (even at age 29).
Tim Clark and Anthony Kim (2:25) is another fortuitous combination. I think Clark could win this tournament. Kim’s brilliant eleven birdie round yesterday can make a believer out of anyone.
And finally, I have to say that I’m really pulling for Kenny Perry. I root for the older guys (being an older guy myself), and since Couples and Norman missed the cut, Perry’s what I have left. He’s also always struck me as a really nice guy, and occasionally nice guys deserve to finish first.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday’s round at The Masters:
10:35 am – Ryuji Imada, Stuart Appleby
10:45 am – Kevin Sutherland, ross Fisher
10:55 am – Trevor Immelman, Rory McIlroy
11:05 am – DJ Trahan, Robert Appleby
11:15 am – Justin Rose, Steve Flesch
11:25 am – Ben Curtis, Luke Donald
11:35 am – Paul Casey, Dudley Hart
11:45 am – Sean O’Hair, Andres Romero
11:55 am – Ian Poulter, Bubba Watson
12:05 pm – Migual Angel Jimenez, Mike Weir
12:15 pm – Rocco Mediate, Ken Duke
12:25 pm – Camilo Villegas, Larry Mize
12:35 pm – Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington
12:55 pm – Sandy Lyle, Dustin Johnson
1:05 pm – Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods
1:15 pm – John Merrick, Aaron Baddeley
1:25 pm – Geoff Ogilvy, Phil Mickelson
1:35 pm – Henrik Stenson, Vijay Singh
1:45 pm – Nick Watney, Stephen Ames
1:55 pm – Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan
2:05 pm – Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia
2:15 pm – Rory Sabbatini, Shingo Katayama
2:25 pm – Tim Clark, Anthony Kim
2:35 pm – Angel Cabrera, Todd Hamilton
2:45 pm – Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry