Mize offers insight on course, makes Masters pick
Sunday, April 13, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. – A battle of Augusta residents turned into a nice stroll around Augusta National for Larry Mize on Sunday, playing alongside "marker" Jeff Knox.
Mize will likely want to forget about the 7-over 79, but the 55-year-old was happy to be a part of the six 50-somethings to make the cut at the Masters.
"Felt good to play the weekend, obviously. It wasn't the weekend I wanted, but I just struggled. As good as I putted on the first two days, especially Friday, that's as bad as I've putted on the weekend," said Mize, the 1987 Masters winner.
Mize was the first player off the course able to give a scouting report on what the players will face later on Sunday.
"There are birdies to be made, but you're going to have to play good. The greens are slick and a lot of them, depending on the wind, if it picks up this afternoon, but it should be for an exciting finish with some birdies, potential eagles, but also some bogeys and other potentials," said Mize.
Knowing the set-up, Mize does have a favorite to slip on the green jacket Sunday night.
"I guess I'll pick Matt Kuchar. I think he was in good form last week, I think he played well yesterday," said Mize. "I think last week can be a real positive. Even though he didn't win, he played solid, he was in there, he's been there."