Surprise! Tiger is the Favorite for Augusta

Golf legend makes winning look like child's play
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 12:45 PM CDT
Defending Masters' champion Zach Johnson examines the eighth fairway during a practice round for the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The outcome of the Masters is all too obvious, an anonymous pro writes for He expects Tiger Woods to win in one of his best performances yet, fulfilling the four-time Masters champion's promises that he is still improving his game. Though Tiger is making most of the tournament fields he has faced this year look like flailing children, some of the others might have a chance.

Vijay Singh could pull off a win, if he eschews his belly putter and excels in his long game. Phil Mickelson has a nice new stance could boost his drive enough to put him at the top of the leaderboard. Defending champion Zach Johnson, meanwhile, will have to hope the planets align for him again if he wants to repeat.