DL551: Masters Preview with Jay Busbee & Shane Bacon (Sorry for Bad Audio)


I hate Skype. The last ten minutes of this show and somehow MY mic was choppy. Inexplicable. If anyone asks why I’m giving up the show, you can tell them it’s because I hate the new Skype. Maybe that’ll get me a feature on Engadget or something.

Anyway, damn you Skype, but thank goodness the Masters is here. Jay Busbee and Shane Bacon preview the tournament, talking about some of the favorites, some of the players who have the most (and least) momentum. Seriously, PGATour.com has a meter determining each player’s momentum heading into the tournament.

Thinking about picking Anthony Kim? Don’t, his Uncle Mo’ has left him behind. That said, SANDLY LYLE has high momentum coming to Augusta! Yeah, it’s that kind of list.

We talk a lot about Phil, not as much about Tiger, and wonder if it’s more important to have a history of good play at THIS TOURNAMENT or to be hot coming into the tournament. Also, is the course better suited for a lefty, or do we lump in Mike Weir’s win with Phil’s dominance to try and make a point that’s not fair to make? In other words, should we all expect Bubba Watson to make a run this week?

We talk about how the Masters has embraced technology and wonder if the writers have begun to do the same. Should we start worrying more about greens in regulation stats more high-math statistics like ball flight angle to determine who is best suited to win major titles? Is there a growing SABR golf community, or do we still pick the guy who’s hot coming into the week?

And is there any reason to think Tiger Woods can get it together this week?

My mom has a Masters pool at work and asks me to pick four golfers, taking the top three overall scores. We picked: Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell and Bubba Watson. Do we have a shot?

Thanks, enjoy the azaleas and, again, sorry about the audio on my end. Blame Skype.

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