AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Phil Mickelson was enjoying lunch amid a large gathering on the veranda at Augusta National on Tuesday when the weather turned a little cooler than expected. Not to worry. The three-time Masters champion simply had his green jacket brought up, smiling sheepishly and eliciting laughter as he slipped it on over his shoulders.
Mickelson, who at 43 has looked a bit fragile this season, is coming off an encouraging T12 at the Shell Houston Open last weekend. He would join Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods with a fourth Masters win this weekend, busting out of a logjam of five players with three.
In other words, there’s still plenty to see at the 2014 Masters even in the absence of Tiger Woods, who is recovering from back surgery.
Here are 10 other intriguing storylines to keep an eye on:
1. The Rookies:
2. Rory McIlroy:
3. Brandt Snedeker:
4. Come On, Aussies:
“We’re a close-knit group of guys out there from Australia,” Scott said Tuesday. “It’s motivation for all of us [to see one another winning].”
5. Justin Rose:
8. Keegan Bradley:
9. Zach Johnson:
10. The Desert Fox:
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