Peach State Sports Blog

Masters predictions

Yes, picking winners in golf is typically close to impossible, unless Tiger Woods is in the field.

And while Tiger is in this year's field, we all know the comeback he's facing (he will address media members Monday in Augusta). So, he may appear to not be a lockdown favorite like he usually is in a major tournament.

With that in mind, I asked the other McClatchy Newspaper sports editors to give us their thoughts on this year's event.

First, here are mine.

Tiger is the favorite, and in my mind, no matter what is going on, he's the player to pick in any major. After all, he won the U.S. Open two years ago on one leg. The other favorites are Ernie Els and Jim Furyk, who have both been on fire recently.

Some other players to watch: Lucas Glover, last year's U.S. Open winner, Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy.