Hey … you don’t even have to go to church Sunday morning … it’s the 4th round of the Masters … they’ve got “Amen Corner” on the course there at Augusta … so you’re good if you watch!!!
Okay … here’s the Leaderboard after 3 rounds:
-5 Woods (aka “Tigah”)
Woods is in 5th, 6 shots off the lead and 4 shots off 2nd place. He’s got 4 golfers in front of him with 18 to play. Who among you thinks he’s got a shot to win? OK … who among you thinks he’s got better than a 50% chance of winning? It’s amazing … I’ll bet that at least half of America thinks Tiger is gonna make this a photo finish. The other half just flat out thinks he’s gonna win going away. If Nicklaus, in his prime, were in this same position going into the 4th round, we’d give him a 10-15% chance of winning … no more than that. Tiger is truly “great”.
Here’s my prediction: I don’t know if he’s gonna win, but I’ll bet that Tiger shoots 5 under par in the 4th round and finishes at 10 under. He’s just gonna rise to the occasion and make a game of it … it’s his mental toughness and competitiveness that make him truly special. The other golfers will feel Tiger’s heat and perform less than their best. 5 under may get Tiger into a playoff, or he may fall short by a stroke or two. Which of the 4 golfers in front of him will suck it up and actually shoot a subpar round? Can Immelman just shoot even par to win by a stroke … or will he gag under the Tigerscope? Will Snedeker come in at -2 to best Tiger, or will he be +2 looking up at Mr Woods? Sunday will be a psychology test more than a golf test. Should be very interesting. I’ll be shocked if Tiger isn’t within a stroke or 2 at the end … and I’m probably speaking for 80% of you out there.