Facebook users predict top 9 for U.S. Masters

Now the U.S. Masters 2010 is well underway at Augusta National we thought we’d take a look at a recent poll of Facebook users as to who they thought would win the Masters, with the top 9 in reverse order, to build up the excitement of course. The poll was conducted by pga.com. Cue drum roll…

At number 9 is David Duval which initially seems an odd choice but he is a good bet as the dark horse of the competition with still the odd flash of brilliance.
Number 8 is Padraig Harrington, a three-time major’s champion. In his last 3 starts he’s had 2 top-8 finishes so he’s building momentum at the right time.
Number 7 is Steve Stricker now No. 2 in the world rankings. The only surprise about Stricker is that he’s never actually won a major yet.
Number 6 goes to Anthony Kim. One of the youngest contenders for the title but he’s certainly a main threat.
Number 5 position is Brit Lee Westwood. No Brit has won the U.S. Masters since Nick Faldo in 1996 but Westwood is the reigning European Tour Player of the Year so maybe the Brit’s have a good shot of winning it this year.
Number 4 is Fred Couples at the ripe old age of 50. However his age doesn’t seem to be affecting his golf so this could be another good bet.
Number 3 shot is Phil Mickelson, a two-time Masters Champion, but his heart doesn’t seem to be in it at the moment as his wife recovers from breast cancer, and who can blame him. Some things are after all more important than golf.
Number 2 is Ernie Els who’s desperate to claim this title to add to his two U.S. Opens and one Open Championship. Certainly nobody wants it more than Els, but can he keep his composure.

At Number 1…..surprise surprise, by that we mean no surprise at all, is Tiger Woods. Nobody can doubt the popularity of the four-time Masters champion, despite all the recent scandal surrounding him. There’s nothing his fans would like more than to see his return to golf, ending up with Tiger in the green jacket on Sunday evening. So what do you think? Are you surprise at any of the top 9, and who would you have put in the list? Why not let us know?

Source: pga.com