Mickelson gets scribes vote
A poll of journalists in Augusta has agreed with the bookmakers that Phil Mickelson is the favourite to win this week’s Masters.
A poll of golf journalists in Augusta has agreed with the view of the bookmakers that Phil Mickelson is the favourite for The Masters.
But it is far from an overwhelming choice.
Out of 48 votes cast in the Augusta Chronicle newspaper survey, Mickelson received only 11.
Fellow American Nick Watney, winner of the most recent World Golf Championship, was the second most popular pick to win with eight votes and then came England’s Lee Westwood and Luke Donald with six each.
Westwood was the runner-up to Mickelson last year, while Donald won the World Match Play in Arizona in February.
No fewer than 16 players earned at least one vote, with Tiger Woods getting four.
Mickelson is placed second by 13 of those who did not select him to win, meaning that 50 per cent have him finishing in the top two.
Woods received just two runners-up votes, though, while Donald and Dustin Johnson had the most after Mickelson with six each.
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