Twitter: GeoffShac
Writing And Videos
  • Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments
    Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments
    by Jim Moriarty
  • Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    by Kevin Cook
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir (Anchor Sports)
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir (Anchor Sports)
    by Dan Jenkins
  • The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion
    The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion
    by Richard Gillis
  • The Ryder Cup: Golf's Grandest Event – A Complete History
    The Ryder Cup: Golf's Grandest Event – A Complete History
    by Martin Davis
  • A Life Well Played: My Stories
    A Life Well Played: My Stories
    by Arnold Palmer
« Masters Tuesday This And That...Mostly That | Main | "Even the Masters parking lot exudes an air of heaven-sent grandeur." »

One Stop Shop For Masters Predictions

The golf world has been a bit slow to adopt the handicapping game and fantasy league world, so as usual, Masters pool picking advice has been hard to come by. Wednesday figures to see an onslaught of advice, so I'll post follow-ups from various publications.

For the cynical predictions of the week, Gary Van Sickle does his thing quite well here.

* Who will be the first to mention Grand Slam if (or when) Tiger Woods wins? Oh. Me, I guess, since I just did. Tiger will field a Grand Slam question in the winner's press conference, if he's there - that's an iron-clad guarantee.

Alex Miceli posts the latest Masters odds for those wondering what the professionals think.

At, four of us held a mock draft and fittingly, Tiger went first, Phil went second and most of the world top 10 were taken. Still, I think everyone makes strong cases for their selections beyond the obvious reasons.

For value seekers, Sean Martin's sleeper picks
include synopses and justification for picking the players.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (23)

Posting my Thorbjorn Olesen pick here just for posterity. BTW, the SOTG this week was fun, Geoff.
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike U (LA, CA)
Cink and Choi value.@haywirejackson
04.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterhaywire
It probably won't be Justin Rose or Lee Westwood--neither can putt under extreme pressure. Ian Poulter kills yanks in match play, but seems--like his idol Rod Stewart--to have identity issues when playing alone. Luke Donald? Polite wimp factor. That takes care of England.
04.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterhighside
Takes care of England?

You forgot David Lynn - finished 2nd at the PGA at Kiawah.

Tiger hasn't finished that high in a major in years!
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBad Brit
Kuchar to win
Bo Van Pelt dark horse
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNRH
Prediction: Bubbas champions menu will be declared the most boring in history.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
I have my dark horse Swede, Henrik Stenson in three different pools.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Very interesting that Bubba's odds are longer this year than last. If there is a God, he's dining at a Chipotle on I-Drive Friday night.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChema

Seem to remember Rose putting pretty well on the 17th and 18th on Sunday of last year's Ryder Cup.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoug D
Yeah, Rose had the speed perfect on the 17th, right?
04.10.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
Absolutely --- it didn't move much when it was nestling at the bottom of the cup , same result on18th as I recall.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoug D
Dang, pretty interesting stuff there. Rory not picked until 7th....I see volatility is not being embraced.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Volatilty won the last major.

It is a strategy that is better than most.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHole in Three
Rors or Louis OO
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRLL
Latest odds are not what "professionals think" - it is simply the result of how the money is coming in from all of the suckers. Odds get adjusted accordingly.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered Commenteranguis
Westood over Woods in a playoff, Els, Paddy are close. Boldest claim: Stew Cink makes the cut.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStreaky Putter
@anguis -

Not exactly (at least in golf). There is not much movement in golf lines from what is originally posted unless there has been a major mistake.

There's not enough money (overall) bet on golf (especially individual players) in order to force books to move the line to cover. That being said ... I've bet enough on my horse this year that my book can't take any more action on him at all.

04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
digger, what are you thinking? I've still got that silver dollar from The Hill, we gonna figure out a way to go double or nothing?
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Hey Pepperdine...since your guy is full up why don't you see if Hole in Three will take some of your action? He's a hotshot gambler so watch out!
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
@DTF -

I think Hole in Three is likely waaaaay out of my league. All this talk of "volatility" and the whatnot. That being said though, I'd be happy to accommodate anything I can.

You know - just for the fun of it.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
Credit where it's due. The O predicted it. Watson's unimaginative airplane food menu was mocked by all. A Southerner who doesn't include BBQ or beef?
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatchy
And what about biscuits and gravy, fried okra and canned green beans.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Mashie
And boiled peanuts...
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.