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Top 5 reasons to watch the Masters

Top 5 reasons to be excited about the Masters

5.Rory McIlroy looks for redemption – The young McIlroy pulled off one of the biggest choke jobs in Masters history last year. He came into Sunday with a four-stroke lead but a triple-bogey on No. 10 started a nightmare back nine for the young Irishman. The roars from crowd reacting to Tiger’s attempt at a comeback seemed to have gotten to him as he finished with 8-over 80 final round.

McIlroy has responded nicely since then, working his way up to a No.1 world ranking. If he’s in contention during the final round, it will be interesting to see how he responds to the Augusta spotlight this time around.

4. Phil Mickelson is always dangerous – Mickelson has always been a fan favorite and can never ben counted out at the Masters. He is only the player besides Tiger that can get the crowd behind him and place the pressure on the rest of the field.

While Lefty has been streaky this season on the tour, Majors have always been where hes shined. If Mickelson is in the hunt on Sunday, particularly with Woods, things will surely be interesting.

3. The best coverage in golf – The Masters is an excellent example of how technology can be used to drastically improve sports broadcast. With its parternship with IBM, The Masters provides some of the best online and television coverage in all of sports.

Not only are all four rounds of the tournament aired on television, you can follow along all week online as well. The Masters, through its app and website, make feeds of featured groups, Amens corner, and other holes, available for free. When it comes to golf coverage, Augusta can’t be topped.

2. The rest of the field makes it interesting – While the casual golf fans love to see the big names battling for the green jacket at the end, the Masters is always more exciting when someone no one expects to win is in the hunt. Whether its one of the young up-and-coming pros or a former champion, you can usually expect a dark horse to be in the running on the final day.

1. Tiger, Tiger, Tiger — Tiger Woods has been, and will continue to be the biggest name in golf until he quits. The event is always more exciting with Tiger in the field and this year the excitement might be bigger then ever. Fresh off his first official PGA tour victory in 30 months, Woods looks to be getting back to his pre-fallout form.

A Sunday with Tiger in his tradiontal red shirt, making a run at his fifth green jacket, would make for a great event.

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