By Gregory Crawford----TV, Print and Radio Golf Analyst @wchoops @crawssportsbiz
Bubba---Bubba Watson is really popular with golf fans. He obviously is in great shape as the weekend starts to win his second Masters green jacket in the last three years, winning in dramatic fashion in 2012.
I for one will not be as excited about a Watson win, unless it would be Tom Watson. In my opinion Bubba kind of dissed the game of golf and its fans after winning the Masters in 2012. After his victory, he played very little the rest of year, sighting family reasons. Bubba forgot he was a professional golfer and forgot that he owed it to the fans to get out there and let everyone celebrate his great fete of winning his first major.
I am also a believer in you honor the game of golf. In 2012, Bubba did just the opposite. So Bubba if you win this year, let the fans celebrate with you, by playing more than you did in 2012 following your great victory. It would do wonders to help your image with me and many others, as to how you treat and respect the game of golf.
Future Stars---It is no surprise that future golf super-stars, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker are in the top ten of the Masters leaderboard heading to the weekend and very easily could win the 2014 Masters.
As I have stated before, I honestly feel at the age of 20 and already a star on the Tour, Spieth will break every record of Nicklaus and Woods, before his career on the Tour is over. He really is that good and will be good for a long time, providing he avoids serious injury.
Augusta National---Everyone loves to talk about Amen Corner at the Masters, but we often forget holes 10 and 11, are so strategic and wonderful par-4 golf holes, with great emphasis on the drive, extremely tough putting surfaces and the fact they can create heavy mental damage on any players, who starts his second nine, especially on Saturday and Sunday at Augusta.
As a golf fan, I would really pay attention to who plays well on these holes, cause that person is more than likely going to be your winner come Sunday evening.
Lexi Thompson---It would be pretty exciting, if Lexi Thompson parlayed her major win last week at the Kraft Nabisco on the LPGA Tour, into four to five more victories this year. No matter how you cut it, the Tour for the most part is dominated by international stars and very few Americans have stepped up to challenge, outside of Stacy Lewis.
Another words, the LPGA is starved for an American super star. Lexi, the golf ball is in your hands at present, let's see what you do with it.
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