The storyline of this year's Masters (First group goes off at 8:35 AM Central) is shaping up to be "The Four" versus "The Field." "The Four" are defending champ Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Ernie Els. "The Field" is, of course, the other invited golfers.
If I had to pick a champ out of "The Four" I'm going with Ernie Els because he wants this major badly and the others already have a Masters jacket. However, I think this year's champ is going to come out of "The Field."
Why? First off, the weather is going to play havoc with the Masters this year. Goosen won his last U.S. Open in bad conditions. Second, the Augusta National folks have over the last 5 years remade the Masters course to be like a U.S. Open course and Goosen has 2 U.S. Open championships under his belt.
Tomorrow: Frozen Four