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FOXSports.com's Robert Lusetich previews the 2012 Masters tournament.
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I'm Brian Webber welcome to the masters preview brought to you by -- easy -- it's. Guaranteed to grow grass anywhere shooter -- heated up -- collegial about fox sports -- got into golf writer. Robert lose that -- let's start with the -- Tiger Woods is back to when he captured his first. PGA tour titles in 2009 he's the favorite to win the Green jacket. It a dust up big picture having an all that I'm leaving you in the direction you think he's going to break through and win a major at some point this year. Well look I really think that Tiger Woods what we sort of by hill from August. Really almost back I would say to his best. He led the field and grain in greens in regulation. Fist and scrambling he was fourth and -- And and really a commanding performance one but bought. Against the pretty decent feel of a very tough golf course. I mean you couldn't get a more perfect lead in the Tiger Woods. At Augusta than than what he did it by hills. It really looks to me like his time has come and get the right time. Last year Rory Matt ware had a collapse that Greg Norman can look at -- -- with attic I still want bounced back to win the US open what's his outlook heading to Georgia. Well I mean there's not a question that right now Rory McIlroy to me. Is the heir apparent. He is the god it's gonna take from Tiger Woods now whether he can put up. Fourteen manages. That that's a tool that. But you know for me right now Rory McIlroy has all the talent while I was worried about McIlroy it was what happened last year as you said that the Boston's. This Scott tissue and those in those those sort of instances those desire Austin's. Greg Norman really never got and and as a result finished with two might -- his career when he should've had a lot more than than them back. Spot McIlroy shine as he's bounced back he won the US open. And and wanna finish he held off Tiger Woods at on the classic. He has got to number one in the world and had a long long on the lawn that Tiger Woods chasing him. Enough Florida on the classic and he did that so that should be something I would say right now. Neck and neck. Tiger and Rory Phil Mickelson has won three Green jacket he showed his tenacity at Pebble Beach out playing Tiger Woods to win the championship. Got adult playing heading into the masters. While he's not playing great golf -- -- Hamas is that it's Phil Mickelson. He's the ultimate pinch hitter. He's the guy that can that and not like for three weeks or miss cuts and and he just gets along and next thing you know. He -- and on and and he he can win it I mean he truly has so much talent he can win and it's -- but the difference filibuster is he's always motivated. Always motivated to win there and he knows the place and there's a select few -- to play that many Maas is that they know every. -- boss but -- and you know Phil says I can hit it a little bit crooked off the Petit. But the trees done and to the ground -- and bought a way to get it muted Green. He gets -- agreement that short time. He's going to be tough habit if memory serves last year you picked Charl Schwartzel doubt four consecutive birdies to win the -- checked the tape helped. Who's your dark horse heading into this year's first -- Well I'm Mike doc courses actually they that the guy that won the last night deployed team Bradley. Kid hits it very hot it's a very long. And though with that that long product is pretty deadly on the grains and -- done that so rookies -- win there but Jackson died young Australian. This time at that -- last year and a philosophy Schwartzel. And Leah good guy birdies the guy you that would emerge he he he played very very well him and ended up. Second place in his first on Augusta I think he Bradley. He's fit he's be mental but Phil Mickelson won that but a lot of practice rounds in the planet Augusta together. I think if you looking for -- courses he Bradley demands we start it would tiger let's wrap it up with held trick or you picking him to win the masters this year. Trouble Tippett. I am in fact picking Tiger Woods. I said before by -- if you -- bay hill he'll win Abbas is gonna stick with that. I think he's gonna have a tremendous amount of confidence and and let's remember this he had -- again in 2010. Coming back from the scandal. -- there was a law is play it just adrenalin got him to a fourth place finish. Lost you know a lot of guys ought to. Still letting the shortfall we swing another fourth place finish. I think Tiger Woods is kind of -- himself my agent on the fifth that great you have a great time accustomed very jealous woman that's a sign of all sports. That is going to do it for the masters preview brought you by that's easy -- it's guaranteed to -- -- anywhere he your lawn seeded now for Robert on rod will eat it.