Saturday, April 10, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- With six green jackets between them, it's no surprise who I'll be watching on Saturday -- Tiger and Phil. But I don't really care which guy plays better in the third round, all I want is the two best players in the game paired in the final group on Sunday. Woods and Mickelson were paired together in the final round last year, and both made late charges before faltering on the back nine. A year later, the storyline is much different with Woods returning from a four-month scandal, and Mickelson contending despite both his wife and mother battling breast cancer.I'm also excited to see how Anthony Kim handles the weekend pressure at the Masters. Kim picked up his third PGA Tour title last week in Houston, and he's been one of the best putters this week at Augusta. But can he make those putts with a green jacket on the line? It will be a big test for the flashy young star.Finally, I'll be watching the guys no one is talking about. Many experts thought the two players paired with Woods on Thursday and Friday would not be able to handle all the hype and distractions following the world's best player. K.J. Choi is doing just fine. He's part of a large group two shots off the lead, and he is paired with Woods again on Saturday.Then there is Ricky Barnes, also part of the 6 under crowd. Barnes is back in contention at a major, after finishing T2 at the U.S. Open. He's only had one top-10 finish since Bethpage, but he seems to be picking the right time to play well.And how about Y.E. Yang? The reigning PGA champ is three shots back and quietly in the hunt. After watching him take down Tiger at Hazeltine, we know Yang can handle the back-nine pressure to win a major.

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