Heading into the 2010 Masters, nobody knew what  to expect from Tiger Woods. Not even Tiger knew what to expect from himself. He hadn’t played since November 15 and obviously went through his share of issues between now and then.

But to say Tiger would be 2 shots back of two players who have never won a major? And paired with KJ Choi in the 2nd to last pairing on Saturday afternoon? Not many folks saw this coming, and both Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter should be concerned. Every Masters championship Tiger has won, he’s never been lower than 4th heading in to Saturday. He’s currently tied for 3rd.

While Tiger’s excellent play thus far has been the headline, there has been several other interesting story lines in Augusta these past 2 days. Fred Couples led after the first round at -6 but fell three shots today and sits at -3. Phil Mickelson is sitting at -6 with Tiger Woods, ready to make a run at another green jacket. Perhaps most surprising though, is the 60 year old Tom Watson continues to keep his name on leaderboards at Major Championships that he is supposed to be too old to even play in, let alone contend. After shooting a -5, 67 in the opening round, he shot a 74 today and sits at -3, 5 shots off the lead. If Watson can shoot an under par number tomorrow, he definitely has a chance at this thing. I just can’t see Tiger Woods losing this weekend.

I’m looking forward to this weekend in Augusta. Any other golf fans looking forward to the conclusion of The Masters? What are your predictions for this weekend?

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