Golf Channel Contributor David Feherty is the announcer on Hole Number 15 of the broadcast coverage of the 76th Masters Tournament. When it comes to 36-hole co-leader Fred Couples, he said that most of him wants to believe that he can win The Masters this week but he also knows that he struggles with short putts down the stretch. When it comes to who can win, he named Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, and Phil Mickelson.
He visited Rory McIlroy right after his collapse in the 2011 Masters and when he asked Rory if he was OK, he said that if that was the worst thing that could happen to him he would be better off than the large majority of the world. He was so impressed that a young kid could have that kind of perspective.
After watching Tiger Woods on Friday, he hopes that Tiger tells Sean Foley to leave him alone today and that he goes out on the course and just plays golf. He hopes that Tiger will just forget all of the technical aspects of his swing and just go and play golf on a great golf course where he has created so many great memories.
He does believe that Tiger Woods still enjoys playing golf and when he saw him at the Tavistock Cup recently, he saw Tiger being relaxed again on the golf course. It is possible that Tiger has put too much pressure on himself to succeed this week in part because he has shown a lot of progress and because he has been having fun on the course again. But he needs to go out on the course and have fun as if he were a little kid again this weekend.
There are so many great storylines this weekend among the contenders after 36 holes. Lee Westwood would be a great story especially after his great friend Darren Clarke won the Open Championship in 2011. Rory McIlroy would be able to settle a lot of scores from last year if he were to win. Sergio Garcia would be able to finally break through with his first Major. Vijay Singh would be the oldest Major Champion in history at the age of 49 with his son on the bag. And Fred Couples? At 52 years old, are you kidding me? This is one of his favorite places to be in the world and he looks forward to this weekend every year.
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