Saturday, April 7, 2012
Masters: Peter Hanson??
Ill be honest, I had no idea who Peter Hanson was until today. This is what I love about the Masters. Every year there is a newcomer that not alot of people know about who makes a good run. This year the 34 year old Swede is that guy. Playing in only his 18th major, his 9 under score after 54 holes is pretty impressive, especially with the talent close behind him. Will he win? Maybe, but I doubt it. With Phil right on his tail and other great players such as Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Padraig Harrington and even Lee Westwood, Im not sure if Hanson can outlast them. It all is going to come down to who has the hot hand. You can make up 4 or 5 strokes in just a few holes. I think Phil will end up winning because he is playing with tons of confidence and he can smell that 4th jacket which would tie him with Tiger and Arnold Palmer. Phil also has the crowd with him which can add some momentum to his game. Also, think about the lead he could have if he didnt have such an awful first round! Tiger however, is playing absolutely terrible. Like Charles Barkley "turrable". In fact, Sir Charles might as well finish tomorrows round for Tiger, who is 12 shots back and barring a miracle is one ball in the water away from snapping a club in half. I thought it was very childish of Tiger to be throwing clubs and kicking them after poor shots. I mean come on man you still make hundreds of millions of dollars and yet instead of maybe cursing under your breath, you throw a temper tantrum on national television. I had very high expectations coming into this tournament for Tiger after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Then again, I always have high expectations for him because I know that at his best, he is still the best in the game. He's having a very hard time proving that though and we'll see what direction he starts heading after the Masters.