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April 12, 2008
Storms are brewing
The first players have just hit the golf course and with the start has come the rain. A light drizzle has begun to fall here at Augusta National, and heavier rain is expected. Of more concern to the players would be the predicted wind gusts of up to 25 miles per hour. If it's windy, look for scores to be way up.
It will be interesting to see how Trevor Immelman and Brandt Snedeker respond to the pressure of being at the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend. While both players have won PGA Tour events, this is a new level of pressure for both of them.
Conversely, I'm sure that Phil Mickelson slept very soundly last night. I expect Mickelson to go out and shoot at least a few under and put some serious pressure on the guys ahead of him.
If he does post a 68 or 69, it puts some major pressure on Tiger to shoot a low number today so he's not that far behind Phil.