My annual attempt at winning a Masters pool is (as usual) not going very well. I even have Jordan Spieth in one of them!
In the Herb McNally pool, we had cart blanche to pick any four platers … and I elected to NOT pick Spieth (practically eliminating me from any chance to win). My continued faith in both Walker and Horschel was not rewarded. Because Rickie Fowler (+1) was so great in all four majors last year, I picked him. Rounding out my team was perennial major contender Jason Day (-3). Considering only Day is under par … 13 strokes behind the leader … it's no wonder I'm nearly at the bottom of this pool.
Last, but certainly not least (and not a pool) is a bet I placed while in Las Vegas in November. I took Louis Oosthuizen as 50-1 odds to win the Masters. If not for Spieth's opening two rounds, I'd be feeling fairly good about my chances to cash in with a good weekend. Alas, I'll have to enjoy the Masters for what it is … the year's first (and best) major and great TV.