Latest From GolfDigest.com
Latest From The Loop
Twitter
Feedblitz
To Get GeoffShackelford.com Posts Delivered To Your Inbox Enter Email Address Below:


Powered by FeedBlitz
Books
  • Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
    Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
  • The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Art of Golf Design
    The Art of Golf Design
    by Michael Miller, Geoff Shackelford
  • Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Golden Age of Golf Design
    The Golden Age of Golf Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
    Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
  • The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    by Geoff Shackelford
Current Reading
  • The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream
    The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream
    by Dan Washburn
  • The Early Days of Pinehurst
    The Early Days of Pinehurst
    by Chris Buie
  • Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History: Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships
    Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History: Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships
    by Bill Fields
  • The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    by Gil Capps
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    by Dan Jenkins
Classics
  • Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    by Geo. C. Thomas
  • The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    Treewolf Prod
  • Reminiscences Of The Links
    Reminiscences Of The Links
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast, Richard C. Wolffe, Robert S. Trebus, Stuart F. Wolffe
  • Gleanings from the Wayside
    Gleanings from the Wayside
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast
  • Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    by Darius Oliver
  • Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    by Darius Oliver
Writing And Videos
« Masters Tuesday This And That...Mostly That | Main | "Even the Masters parking lot exudes an air of heaven-sent grandeur." »
Tuesday
Apr092013

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 GolfDigest.com, 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
HIGHSIDE

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
FYG
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):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.