20 years after Fred Couples won The Masters in 1992, the 52-year-old finds himself tied for the lead with Jason Dufner at 5 under. When a reporter asked Couples if he thinks he can win, he replied with no hesitation, “yes, I feel I can!”
England, South Africa, Sweden, Scotland, Spain, Italy and USA… it’s an international leaderboard after the first round of The Masters.
CBS will be covering the final rounds of the 2012 Masters Tournament on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th. The following golfers are who I believe to be the top 6 contenders to compete this week.
Coming into this weekend Bill Haas was a long shot to win the FedEx Cup; but after 4 rounds in the 60′s and winning the TOUR Championship in a playoff, Haas is walking away with $11.4 million.
Luke Donald and Phil Mickelson have a real shot at winning the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, but they might a little help from the top ranked FedEx Cup players.
Adam Scott is two rounds away from making a good year into a great year. Scott leads the Tour Championship, but would need FedEx Cup Point leader Webb Simpson to finish in the bottom half to have a chance at the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus.
Keegan Bradley loves the Atlanta area. Bradley is leading the TOUR Championship after the first round with a 6 under 64.
After years of consistent play and only won a few times on the PGA Tour, Matt Kuchar has put himself in a position to win the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus despite not winning a tournament in the playoffs.
One week ago Justin Rose was just hoping to continue to this week, but after winning the BMW Championship, Rose is now in contention to win the TOUR Championship and the $10 million prize.
After five years and an up and down 2011 season, Ernie Els missed the cut for the Tour Championship. Now he will play in some other tournaments before he heads to Australia to help Greg Norman in the Presidents Cup.