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Apr 11, 2024, 18:17

The current leader (early on day 1) is Ryan Fox, the son of All Black flyhalf legend Grant Fox.

Any early picks from anyone? I like Viktor Hovland. I still like Rory but I've given up on tipping him for anything.

Apr 11, 2024, 20:54

De Chambeau.

Apr 11, 2024, 22:49

An emotional one...............get that growl going Tiger.

Apr 13, 2024, 02:43

Hovland about to miss from 4 inches and exit the Masters, as the curse strikes again. It’s uncanny.

The Norwegian missed a tap-in from inches away

Apr 13, 2024, 08:08

Says the weak-arsed loser who made his "pick" after de Chambeau had completed his round and was at the top of the leaderboard . . . and is now having his usual spitelful little pop at someone who made his pick at the start.


What a repulsive little person you are, Moffie.

Apr 13, 2024, 13:15

(Sic)nek you can laugh at others, but you can never laugh at yourself. And in this instance your best play is to laugh at yourself….you pick a winner and he’s doomed. But who would have thought he’d miss a 4 inch putt.

As for my picking de Chambeau, it was a joke you dour moron. Of course he was in the lead and of course you would object…and of course, being whimsical,  the humor went right over your head. 


Apr 13, 2024, 16:51

Fair enough, I accept you were joking and I fell for it . . . but the fact that I did speaks volumes about your "prediction" behaviour in the past. I'd actually be a bit embarrassed if I were you.

Must be honest, I don't like this leaderboard at all. I can't stand de Chambeau or Scheffler and Homa is a bit meh as well.

I'll be hoping one of the European chasers or Collin Morikawa puts a good run together and gets into contention.

I think Tommy Fleetwood might be a good outside punt here so go ahead and cackle away if he disappears and I've provided the kiss of death again.

Apr 13, 2024, 18:22

The game has a lot of colorless characters at the moment, Scheffler combines that with a truly hideous swing. I was hoping Rory might play well this year, but when I heard he had changed his swing shortly before the Masters it made that less likely. I made exactly the same swing change last year and it takes forever to feel natural.

I wouldn’t mind seeing Cameron Smith do well….he was on such a good trajectory before he joined Liv.

Apr 13, 2024, 18:26

Yes . . . if you can get past the mullet . . . 

Apr 13, 2024, 18:28

I like Xander Schauffele for some reason. Was disappointed when he faded. I also like Will Zalatoris. They've both paid their dues in Majors and deserve a win.

Apr 13, 2024, 18:58

I also think Scheffler has a very ugly swing but as much as I dislike him, I have to respect his amazing consistency and, despite all the criticism and contrary advice, his dogged determination to stick to the unorthodox swing that has brought him so much success.

I think your hero de Chambeau has an even uglier swing. Yes, he hits it further than almost anyone but that wide-stanced mechanical swing leaves me cold. The fact that he chope off his irons to be all the same lengtrh so he can repeat that same ugly swing for every shot makes me like him even less.

But he does have some charisma which you can't say for Scheffler or many of the other current top golfers as you so rightly say.

Apr 13, 2024, 19:09

Morikawa making a great charge here. I like him. He's not as long as most of the pros but he's very accurate and I've always liked the way he conducts himself. Ryan Fox also making a comeback.

Apr 14, 2024, 00:30

Wild afternoon. It looks like it’s between Morikawa, who played elegant golf and Scheffler who isn’t making big mistakes. Homa and Aberg are longer shots, but both of them were very steady. Aberg amazingly composed for a young player in his first Major.

De Chambeau probably blew it, but in an entertaining way. His decision to go for the green on 15 was suicidal….but he got a bit of luck on 18.

Augusta rarely rewards outright aggression. So front runners mostly win. But it’s a stacked leaderboard setting up a classical Masters Sunday.

Apr 14, 2024, 00:50

I'm no expert on golf but that won't stop me from having an opinion:angel: so mine would be to play the course not the hole, stay the middle of the fairway even if it means sacrificing length.

Apr 14, 2024, 01:55

History shows somebody usually makes a run on Sunday, and the winner usually makes some birdies. So the winner usually takes some risks. Scheffler and Morikawa had the best balance of risk/reward.

Have to hit the fairway on 7, watch the Sunday pin on 10 and birdie a few of the fives…which means you have to hit those fairways. Twelve is frequently the decider.

Apr 14, 2024, 02:32

I guess it's a 'caught between a rock and a hard place' scenario with taking the risk, quite easily for the majority of players it can lead to disaster yet there has to be some risk it's a defining factor. My theory would generally apply to those who took the risk and failed.....and gain and again.

Apr 14, 2024, 20:28

Last round and it's a 4 horse race.

Scheffler, Morikawa, Homa and Aberg all on -6 and playing either the 8th or the 9th.

I suspect Amen Corner is going to decide this one.

Apr 14, 2024, 21:16

Amen Corner takes it toll as Aberg and Morikawa both blow their chances going into the water at the 11th, Homa in trouble at the 12th. This is now Scheffller's to lose.

Apr 14, 2024, 21:54

Regardless of what happens, Aberg looks like a super star. His first Major!

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