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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: This Weeks Masters Info

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Notes: Jack Nicklaus’ assertion that Augusta National is a second-shot golf course is certainly borne out by the fact that Danny Willett became the fifth straight winner and eighth in the last 10 to rank in the top six for Greens In Regulation. And to confirm that a razor-sharp short game is needed, Willett ranked 1st in Scrambling last year, a category in which just two of the last 10 winners were ranked outside the top 10. Willett was also the ninth winner in the last 10 to place in the top 12 for Putting Average while he again proved that what you do off the tee seems to matter less although hitting it long is widely perceived as a clear advantage.





The Course – Augusta National



Alister Mackenzie’s masterpierce measures 7,435 yards and features a classic par 72 split of four par 5s, four par 3s and 10 par 4s. There are just two sets of successive par 4s and both are on the back nine (10-11 + 17-18). Fairways are generous while the sloping and super-fast greens require great lag putting from distance and steely nerve from close range. “Keep the ball under the hole” is a mantra many will have in mind this week as it’s crucial to leave uphill putts rather than treacherous downhill ones. The branches start high on the enormous trees that flank the fairways and the pine straw underneath is even so there’s still the chance to go for it and be creative if tee shots miss the short grass.





Strongest Masters Trends



Last 10 winners were 35 or under

Last 10 winners were not the defending champion

Last 10 winners were not the World No. 1

Last 10 winners had made the cut at Augusta the previous year

Last 10 winners had finished T38 or better at Augusta






The Leading Contenders



Rory McIlroy

“I’ve never made any bones about Augusta being the biggest tournament of the year for me,” says Rory but, perhaps because of the added self-induced pressure, he finds a way to trip himself up. With 10-4-8 his last three Masters finishes, clearly he does plenty right but he’s made 14 double bogeys or worse since 2010 and that’s more than anyone who’s supposed to be competitive. The other doubt is that he hasn’t played enough golf this year after injury but there were some encouraging signs in the WGC-Mexico (T7) and at Bay Hill (T4).



Jon Rahm

You could make the argument that only Dustin Johnson is playing better golf right now than Rahm. The young Spanish sensation has rewarded managers big time in the European Tour fantasy game (yes, he’s available!) with T3 in Mexico and second at the WGC-Dell Match Play and, even when he was supposed to be out on his feet, he managed T10 in Houston on Sunday. That’s five straight top 20s since his win at Torrey Pines. It’s his Masters debut but Rahm looks to have the perfect skill-sets and even admits he loves putting on sloping greens. He’s World No. 12, just as Danny Willett was going into last year’s Masters.



Justin Rose

While Augusta has always got in Rory’s head, Rose has always bloomed amongst the azaleas and dogwoods. He’s held a piece of the first-round lead three times, is 11-for-11 overall and followed second place in 2015 with a seventh top 20 (T10 last year). The Olympic champion and World No. 15 warmed up with T15 in Houston and has already banked three top four finishes this season. He hasn’t finished inside the top 100 for SG: Putting in the last five years but this time he’s 72nd. The final piece of the jigsaw?



Henrik Stenson

McIlroy’s Augusta struggles are relative given that the Northern Irishman has made the top 10 in each of the last three years. Stenson’s take it up a notch as he’s never managed anything better than T14 in 11 appearances. Five of those finishes were between T14 and T19 so he’s not exactly a complete write-off but you sort of know what to expect. Added concern? A sudden loss of form with missed cuts in Houston and Bay Hill on his last two starts.



Sergio Garcia

Sergio is another who has taken so many punches from Augusta National down the years that it’s hard to ever see him having the fighting spirit to deliver the knockout blow that fellow Spaniards Seve and Ollie did here. Garcia has posted just two top 10s (T4 2004, T8 2013) in 18 appearances at the Masters and sneaking another on Sunday would seem the best we can hope for again. That, despite him being a superb iron player, World No. 11 and boosted by a win in Dubai earlier this year.



Paul Casey

If Stenson and Garcia are underperformers with too much self-doubt at Augusta National, World No. 16 Casey is one who has always believed he could get his arms in the green jacket. T6 on debut in 2004, T10 in 2007 and top 20 in both 2008 and 2009, Casey has come on strong again in recent editions with T6 in 2015 and T4 last year. With three top 20s in his last four PGA TOUR starts, the Englishman (not a ET member so not available for official European Tour fantasy game) could be a leading player again.



Tyrrell Hatton

For Willett in 2016, read Hatton in 2017. Like his fellow Englishman last year, Hatton has made a definite mark but many will be surprised at just how high he is in the world rankings. Willett was 12th when he won last year’s Masters, Hatton currently slots in at 15 after a series of big performances including back-to-back T4s at the Honda and Bay Hill. The difference is that Willett had already got his eye in at Augusta National (T38 in 2015) while Hatton will be making his debut. 1st in SG: Putting and 19th in SG: Tee-to-green bodes well though.



Louis Oosthuizen

He smacks it off the tee, hits smooth irons and has a silky putting touch so it made no sense that the South African missed his first three Masters cuts. He set the record straight big time in 2012 when reaching a playoff (lost to Bubba’s amazing hooked wedge from the trees) and he’s added top 25s the last three years. Oosthuizen has had an albatross (R4 2012) and a hole-in-one (R4 2016) here so Augusta National is a magical place for him. The 2010 Open champ was T3 in Phoenix and hasn’t missed a cut since July.



Matthew Fitzpatrick

His lack of length was meant to rule him out of being a contender at Augusta National but the young Englishman, a former U.S. Amateur champ and now Ryder Cup player, defied those predictions with T7 last year after a closing 67. He’ll return in 2017 with recent top 20s at the WGC-Mexico Championship (T16) and Arnold Palmer Invitational (T13) under his belt and armed with the strong iron play and fearless putting that will stand him in good stead again.



Thomas Pieters

On paper, the Belgian looks a great fit for Augusta National. He booms it off the tee, holes lots of putts and has shown his penchant for the big time by being the leading points scorer at the last Ryder Cup and taking T5 at the WGC-Mexico Championship last month. That followed a runners-up finish at Riviera so fantasy managers may be happy to brush off the fact that this is Pieters’ Masters debut.


Others:







Charl Schwartzel

Schwartzel had his golden moment at Augusta National in 2011 when, with a bunched leaderboard pointing to a play-off, he made an incredible run to the tape with four closing birdies to beat Adam Scott by two. However, he hasn’t managed another top 20 in six starts either side and two missed cuts in the last three years suggest 2011 was perhaps more a case of him having an amazing week. A top six when defending his Valspar Championship is his only piece of good form in 2017.



Patrick Reed

A European Tour member and gamers tend to play him when they have the chance. But is Reed worthy of support this week? The American went to College at Augusta State and posted T22 here in 2015 but he missed the cut in 2014 and was T49 last year so his Masters CV is a little underwhelming so far. Of more concern is his current form which shows no top 20s in his last seven starts. He’s 191st in SG: Approach-The-Green and that won’t cut it at Augusta National.



Alex Noren

At age 34, the Swede gets his first start in the Masters but he arrives as the World No. 10 after a brilliant conclusion to 2016 which saw him win four times on the European Tour. He’s cooled this year but a quarter-final spot at the WGC-Dell Match Play was a promising effort so don’t rule out Noren easily. Currently 14th for GIR in Europe and he can definitely get the putter hot.



Lee Westwood

Every time you think Westwood’s chances of winning a major have probably been and gone, he’ll pop up with another biggie – just as he did here last year when finishing an unexpected T2 to Danny Willett. In truth, we shouldn’t have been that surprised as he’s had seven top 11 finishes in the last nine years at Augusta National so absolutely knows how to golf his ball around the course. That will count for more than his MC in Houston and early Match Play exit and it’s worth remembering he was T5 after 54 holes in the WGC-Mexico.



Tommy Fleetwood

If you want a greens in reg man, look no further than the Englishman, who ranks 1st in that category on the European Tour. His putting has also been sharper this season and that’s helped him land an excellent win in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and second place in the WGC-Mexico Championship. A T10 at Bay Hill means he’s 32nd in the world ahead of his Augusta debut having been as high as 188th in September.



Branden Grace

A promising T18 on his Augusta debut in 2013 suggested Grace could do well here but three MCs since with round scores of 84-69-75-73-75-77 puts him a long way down the list when piecing together a fantasy line up or having a bet. His low ball flight is one obvious reason why the course doesn’t suit. He played some decent stuff on the West Coast but has gone flat in recent months.



Danny Willett

Watching a re-run of Willett’s superb victory last year acted as a strong reminder as to why Augusta National was always going to be a good fit. He can give it a decent hit, is strong with his irons and is a brilliant chipper and putter. Add in a huge dose of self-belief and it all made sense. It’s asking an awful lot to get anywhere close to those heroics when he has so many added distractions and just making the top 25 might be a decent effort. He’s kept himself fresh by playing little golf of late but T69 in Mexico and a flat week at the WGC-Dell Match Play suggests that might equate to lack of sharpness



Rafa Cabreran Bello

RCB’s modest chipping suggests Augusta National will always be an extremely tough examination paper but he hits a lot of greens in regulation and can therefore still do well. Last year’s T17 on his first start showed that, although it’s worth remembering that the Spaniard was in sparkling form at the time. This year he comes in off a group exit at the WGC-Dell Match Play and a missed cut in Houston – a contrast to a pair of top fours in those build-up events 12 months ago.



Ross Fisher

Fisher returns to the Masters for the first time since 2012 after squeezing in via a hot two weeks in WGC events, T3 at the Mexico Championship followed by a run to the quarter-finals of the Dell Match Play. He’s 3-for-4 at Augusta National and posted T15 in 2011. He’s not bettered that in his last 10 starts in the majors but he was once fifth in the U.S. Open (2009) so, as we’ve seen in recent weeks, Fisher can hit the heights in elite company.



Soren Kjeldsen

If Willett’s win was a surprise last year, Kjeldsen being in serious contention was a genuine shock. It probably helped that for the first three days the winds were up (he won the 2015 Irish Open with 2-under) but, nevertheless, it was a lesson in how even the shortest hitters can make their mark at Augusta National. Also T30 on his previous visit in 2010, Kjeldsen again punched above his weight when T5 at the WGC-Dell Match Play a couple of weeks ago, taking down Rory McIlroy on day one.



Martin Kaymer

He’s a two-time major winner and has the skills to win an Open Championship. But if Kaymer fans ever thought about their man completing the grand slam, the idea quickly vanishes given his abysmal record at Augusta National. The grim reading shows five missed cuts, nothing better than T31 and not a single round in the 60s. He boasts a top four and three other top 25s in his last four strokeplay starts but, once again, current form will probably count for nothing on a course which has always bamboozled him.



Shane Lowry

The bearded Irishman let out one of the biggest roars ever at Augusta National when holing his tee shot at the 16th in round four last year. In truth, though, it was a welcome high in a disappointing final 54 holes (he’d opened with a 68) and stopped a 75 becoming a 77. That T39 followed MC on debut but he does have the necessary short-game magic to thrive and did, of course, lead last year’s U.S. Open by four shots with 18 to play. He lacks any recent form but could be an interesting runner.



Bernd Wiesberger

The Austrian’s T22 in 2015 made him top debutant two years ago so his first experience of the Masters was an extremely positive one. He added T34 last year so could develop into one of the Europeans who offers reliability around Augusta National. His strong iron play is an obvious reason (6th for GIR in last year’s Masters) although his modest putting suggests there’s a limit to how high he can go here. T23 in Houston last week was a nice prep.



Byeong Hun An

An got the full Butler Cabin experience in 2010 when playing here as the U.S. Amateur champ but missed the cut with rounds of 78-77. Less easy to brush away is his early exit 12 months ago after 77-74. He’s still learning what’s needed at Augusta National and poor recent form (no top 40s in five starts) will have diminished confidence.



Francesco Molinari

After missing the last two, the Italian returns to the Masters where he’s 3-for-5 with a best of T19 in 2012. Just two top 10s in 29 starts in the majors suggests he’s always struggled to cash in on his strong iron play but Molinari has got some nice form on American soil this year (T14 Honda, T7 Bay Hill) so his game could be in the right shape to land his best finish at the season’s opening major.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Power Rankings in order 1-20:



Rory McIlroy

He has the experience and the heartbreak here, but the 27-year-old is arguably more poised to win this tournament than ever before. The career Grand Slam is in the balance.


Dustin Johnson

The 1a. Winner of last three starts. T6 and T4 in last two appearance at ANGC, respectively. Nine fewer red numbers (10) than McIlroy and in only four fewer rounds (26).


Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth

Faced demons that confronted him at the par-3 12th hole last year and arrives ready. And why not? He's gone T2-Win-T2 in his three appearances. Perfect fit for his profile.



Rickie Fowler

Hasn’t escaped big numbers at Augusta National, but shows for his seventh appearance pacing the PGA TOUR in adjusted scoring. Warmed up with a T3 in Houston.



Justin Rose

A forgotten co-runner-up in 2015. Perfect in 11 tries with four top 10s and another five top 25s. Consistently strong form in 2017 with three top fives and another two top 15s.




Phil Mickelson

Twenty-fifth appearance. Showcased imagination with three wins and another eight top fives. Three top 10s in 2016-17. Would be oldest Masters champ by seven months.



Jon Rahm

Most expected to break through among first-timers. Has all the shots and momentum with confidence to match. Greenside touch befits the profile of a Masters champion, too.



Bill Haas

Just one top 10 in 29 starts in majors, but it occurred last year (Open Championship). Top 25s in last four Masters. Strong season includes third place at Match Play in last start.



Paul Casey

Eleventh appearance and last as a 30something. Six top 20s, including in 2015 (T6) and 2016 (T4). Survived pool play in Austin in last start. Top 20s in three of his last four.



Jason Day

Distracting 2017 was explained by news of mom's cancer and surgery. Certainly inspired and brimming with mettle, it's still reasonable to wonder if he can clear the mechanism.



Daniel Berger

Only golfer in last two years to debut in the Masters with a top 10 (T10, 2016). Fresh off solo fifth in Houston where he ranked second in strokes gained: tee-to-green


Marc Leishman

Bay Hill champ converted on months of upward trending. No weaknesses. T4 here during inspirational 2013 playing alongside countryman Adam Scott in the final round.



Brandt Snedeker

It's been nine years since his emotional T3 here, so his connection is documented. Top 20s in four of the last six editions, too. Also five top 20s in eight starts in 2017.



Matthew Fitzpatrick

In first start as a pro last year (MC as an amateur in 2014), co-led the finale with a 67 to place T7. Led the tournament in GIR. Top 20s in last three PGA TOUR starts.


Lee Westwood

Quietly shared second place with Jordan Spieth last year. It's one of six top-11 finishes here since 2010. It also sparked a 12-month cycle that's included 13 top 25s worldwide.


Tyrrell Hatton

Oh, what could have been if not for the rules infraction at the Match Play. The Masters debutant leads the TOUR in strokes gained: putting; ranks second in adjust scoring.



Louis Oosthuizen

Humming along just outside the focus. Hasn't threatened avenging his playoff loss here in 2012, but he's posted top 20s in the last two editions.



Hideki Matsuyama

Suddenly scuffling since lighting the world on fire last fall and over the winter due to a regression to his below-average putting. Top 10s in last two trips, though.



Sergio Garcia

Often on the periphery here and never in contention with only five top 25s in 18 appearances, but this is his first as a fiancé. Good vibes outside the ropes have crossed inside.



Fred Couples

Healthy again and proving it on the PGA TOUR Champions. The 1992 Masters champ adores Augusta National, site of 18 top 20s, including every edition from 2010-2014.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Dustin Johnson 11-2 In Progress
Jordan Spieth 7-1 In Progress
Rory McIlroy 17-2 In Progress
Jason Day 16-1 In Progress
Jon Rahm 18-1 In Progress
Phil Mickelson 18-1 In Progress
Rickie Fowler 20-1 In Progress
Hideki Matsuyama 22-1 In Progress
Justin Rose 30-1 In Progress
Sergio Garcia 30-1 In Progress
Henrik Stenson 32-1 In Progress
Adam Scott 35-1 In Progress
Justin Thomas 35-1 In Progress
Bubba Watson 35-1 In Progress
Paul Casey 40-1 In Progress
Brandt Snedeker 50-1 In Progress
Louis Oosthuizen 55-1 In Progress
Matt Kuchar 55-1 In Progress
Tyrrell Hatton 55-1 In Progress
Patrick Reed 60-1 In Progress
Thomas Pieters 65-1 In Progress
Brooks Koepka 65-1 In Progress
Matthew Fitzpatrick 65-1 In Progress
Marc Leishman 65-1 In Progress
Charl Schwartzel 75-1 In Progress
Daniel Berger 75-1 In Progress
Lee Westwood 85-1 In Progress
Zach Johnson 85-1 In Progress
Jimmy Walker 85-1 In Progress
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Bill Haas 100-1 In Progress
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Gang this next read is always for me good,but some things needed to be pointed out by me so please be patient:

One it says Day hasn't been practicing here.not true for what I have seen. he came here last Friday,and weekend to practice.he will also,and has gotten 9 holes in Monday,and another 9 Tuesday.up in air cause Wednesdays weather doesn't look good.I know mom situation on his mind,but Poi will be cheering him on.

Thanks to Bagz (Bossman) about the article he posted on Phil still going through this gambling/Walters situation.yes lefties have had success here,but to me Phil would be only one with a chance.I personally think Phil is mentally tuff,and he already says he will plead 5th as not testify.to much here to pick my late fathers favorite,but will see.

according to current weather report yes winds should be blowing on Thursday/Friday. at Augusta though you need to take advantage of the par 5's.well 3 of the 5's second shots including 13 and 15 will be into the wind.


this will be tuff,but of course always tuff.pouring rain Monday,Wednesday.strong winds Thursday/Friday to me has to be long hitters with a good short game to make the cut,and of course proven wind players.after they make cut into weekend all heck breaks loose.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

The season’s first major is upon us, as we take the proverbial stroll down Magnolia Lane for the Masters. Danny Willett returns to defend his improbable title from a year ago, with a cast of stars set to challenge him for the green jacket.



The familiar layout of Augusta National Golf Club plays to a par of 72, tipping out at 7,445 yards. It offers four very rewarding par 5s, four par 3s and 10 difficult par 4s. It’s well known that success at the Masters is usually directly correlated with taking advantage of the par 5s, while holding on the rest of the way.



More than virtually any tournament we see, the Masters is rich with history relative to gamers. Trends develop, and course history matters here more than any other tournament. An example of a recent trend is the sophomore breakthrough. While Masters Rookies almost never win, sophomores were almost equally counted out until recently. Now, we’ve seen the last two editions won by players seeing the course for the second time. Keep an eye on that trend.



Another trend that has shown up over the past 15 years at the Masters is the success of left-handed golfers. Mike Weir, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson have combined to win six green jackets since 2003. My theory as to why has to do with the ideal ball flight around Augusta National. A fade spin is beneficial in terms of holding the greens on long par 4s and all par 5s in two, and the most logical shape into many of those is a right-to-left flight. Thus, the lefties. That ball flight is why we saw Martin Kaymer try to reinvent his swing a few years ago so he could it a draw.



Weather has the potential to impact the 2017 edition more than most. It’s not the thunderstorms on Monday, or the predicted wet weather on Wednesday that’s a big concern. Sure, it may make the course play a bit longer on Thursday, but that’s not all that notable. What is notable is the prediction of winds in the 20-25 MPH range for the first two rounds of the tournament. That weather condition has the potential to be quite impactful and bring some wildcards into play. Immediately jumping to mind are proven wind players like Marc Leishman and Charley Hoffman. It appears the weekend will be perfect, meaning that moving day could be quite chaotic with studs who survived the cut making big runs, while the wildcards from the first two days begin to fade.



If you are looking for a stat or two for which to cling this week, I recommend SG:TTG and Par 5 Scoring Average. That said, it must be said again that course history trumps all this week.



For this week’s power ranking, we’ll go 20 deep. Knowing that winning pays big dividends in most fantasy games,


1. Jordan Spieth – I can’t very well preach course history and ignore the guy who has gone 2-1-2 in his three previous Masters. We know Spieth has figured out the greens. We also know that he already has a win on his resume in 2017, so his long-term form is pretty good. To pull off his second Masters win this week, Spieth must survive the first two rounds and get really hot with the putter on the weekend. He must also survive the demons waiting at the par-3 12th hole with the back right Sunday pin.



2. Dustin Johnson – It was really hard not to go with DJ in the top spot. He’s been the best player in the world in 2017 and is, appropriately, world number one. While his last two Masters have gone T6-T4, it took him a while to learn how to navigate Augusta National. For DJ to win, he must take advantage of the par 5s. That’s both obvious and relatively easy for him. Equally important is that he remain patient on the other 14 holes. Worth noting, his wedge game is much improved, but there aren’t many wedge opportunities here on the par 4s.



3. Rory McIlroy – Has erased his early stumble by posting three consecutive top 10s in his last three trips. It’s crazy to say, but he may be a bit under the DJ radar this week. For McIlroy to win, he just needs to bring his true A-game. We don’t see his A-game nearly as much as we should, but he’s the one player in the field that is truly unbeatable when he is at his best. Remember Congressional? Kiawah Island?



4. Justin Rose – He’s almost always on the big white leaderboard when the tournament ends. He’s 11/11 with nine top 25s and four top 10s, including a runner-up in 2015. While the first three sort of control their own destiny, for the Englishman to win he could use a little good fortune. He’s played well in spurts this year, so the game is in good shape. A favorable draw relative to the wind early would be nice, as would the course playing pretty tough for three or four rounds.



5. Rickie Fowler – He’s made five of six cuts, with a T5 in 2014 the best. Played really well in Houston last week, so he enters in great form. He has a knack for playing well in big events, so don’t expect the stage to be too big if he’s in the hunt late. For him to win, he’ll need to avoid the big numbers that sometimes plague him.


6. Hideki Matsuayama – Before DJ’s hot few months, it was Matsuyama that was arguably the best player in the world for about a five-month stretch late in 2016 and early in 2017. If the Japanese star is to grab a green jacket, he must marry the form of a few months ago with the history that produced back-to-back top-seven finishes in this event.



7. Jason Day – It would be fair to place him as high as three or four, but he falls down the ranking due to his personal situation and penchant for injuries. If Day is to win his first Masters and second major championship, he must overcome the emotions of his mother’s cancer fight and the practical problem of not having played or practiced leading into this week. Oh, and not suffer from vertigo or any other injury.



8. Phil Mickelson – Lefty is very much relevant in this tournament. While the Shell Houston Open was not impressive, he played some good golf in the Match Play the week prior. With three celebrations on the 18th green already under his belt, it would be quite fitting if he broke an almost four-year winless drought at the Masters. For that to happen, he has to get off to a steady start and step on the gas Saturday afternoon.



9. Daniel Berger – Speaking of sophomores like Willett and Spieth, Berger tied for 10th in his first Masters a year ago. He’s also fresh off a top five in Houston. One would think for Berger to win, he’d need to do something similar to what Willett did a year ago. Be around the lead entering the back nine on Sunday, but otherwise out of the limelight, and take it deep coming home. He’s probably not quite ready to handle sleeping on a major lead.



10. Jon Rahm – If this were any other tournament, he’d been in the top five. If Rahm is to win, he needs to channel his inner Fuzzy Zoeller. That’s because Fuzzy was the last Masters Rookie to win way back in 1979. There is no doubt he has the game and the moxie, but winning this week is an extremely tall task.



11. Paul Casey – Went T6-T4 in his last two Masters. I’m not going to tease us with what the Englishman has to do to win, because winning is not something in his comfort zone. It’s not impossible, but it would take the perfect storm. He would either have to back into it by posting an early score that holds up, or build an unbelievable lead early in the week that goes unchallenged down the stretch.



12. Louis Oosthuizen – The South African is an intriguing option. After missing some cuts early at Augusta National, he has improved his record to making half of his eight cuts including four of the last five. All four paydays are top 25s and he has a runner-up in 2012. He’s mentally strong enough to win this, but needs his best effort coupled with one of the elites not playing above his head.



13. Brandt Snedeker – Still vividly remember the tears in his 2008 presser after a T3 finish. The wind might be a problem for him this week, as he is not the best ball-striker and tends to make his hay on the greens. To win, he’ll need to catch a break with the weather early in the week and putt the lights out all week.



14. Adam Scott – Only on this list due to very strong course history. I do not expect him to be a contender, but it would be reckless to omit a guy with a win, a runner-up, four top 10s and eight top 25s in 15 visits. He’s missed the cut just twice. For Scott to win, he’ll need a rule change that allows an anchored putter.



15. Marc Leishman – This is a very sneaky play, but one I like. It has a little bit of a “gut” element to it, but the Aussie did win the Arnold Palmer Invite and was strong at the Match Play. He’s also a solid wind player, so the worse it blows the better his chances. He’s missed three of his four cuts, but the one hit was a T4 in 2013. He has played well, albeit inconsistently, in majors. For him to win, the wind needs to neutralize some of the studs.



16. Lee Westwood – I had just about written him off regarding winning a major, but he did grab a T2 last year in this event. I’m not sure I see the scenario where he wins, but he has value.



17. Ryan Moore – Very good player, but not a great. He’s a consistent 6/8 with three top 15s at Augusta National, but does not appear to have the makeup of a winner.



18. Sergio Garcia – What can be said about Sergio that hasn’t already been said? Truthfully, this may be the major that is the least suited for his game. His history is OK here, but not great. He would need the ghost of Seve to push a few bounces his way. What is playing into his favor is a very happy life off the course. The Spaniard is an emotional players, and that variable matters.



19. Bill Haas – Never missed a cut in seven tries and has scored top 25s in his last four. The problem is, he’s never had a top 10. He’s also not been particularly stellar in any of the majors, with the slight exception of the Open Championship last year. If you need a guy to make a cut, he’s your man. If you need a winner, probably not.



20. Bubba Watson – Where do I start? I would argue that he’s embraced the role of a sideshow, with his pink balls and below-average finishes of late. Still, he’s a two-time champ here, so who knows. His Masters history is extremely boom-or-bust, meaning my money is on a bust. He’s a wildcard, but the trend isn’t good.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:43 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

10 Players to Watch: 81st Masters
1. Dustin Johnson, United States -- Many people thought DJ was the best golfer in the world for a while now, and he has proved it by winning his last three starts, including two World Golf Championships. He has taken a firm hold on the No. 1 spots in the Official World Golf Rankings and the FedExCup standings by finishing sixth or better in five of his six starts on the PGA Tour this year. And Johnson finally got the major monkey off his back last year when he captured the U.S. Open at Oakmont by three strokes over Jim Furyk, Shane Lowry of Ireland and Scott Piercy, shrugging off a one-stroke penalty after his ball moved slightly on the ninth green and he did not place it back on the original spot. Johnson is making his seventh start in the Masters and recorded his best results the last two years, tying for sixth in 2015 before tying for fourth last year, two of his 13 finishes in the top 10 in the major championships.

2. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland -- Rory will make his third bid to become the sixth player to complete the Career Grand Slam this week in the Masters, and even though he has yet to win at Augusta National, he has proved that his game seems to be a good fit for the first major of the year by finishing in the top 10 each of the last three years. However, his most memorable Masters came when he took a four-stroke lead into the final round in 2011, only to implode with an 8-over-par 80 and skid to a tie for 15th. However, McIlroy showed his moxie when he bounced back to win the U.S. Open by eight strokes two months later at Congressional, the first of his four major championships. However, he hasn't won a major since claiming the PGA Championship for the second time in 2014, a month after winning the Open Championship. McIlroy is playing well, having tied for fourth in the WGC-HSBC Champions and the WGC-Mexico Championship, and tied for seventh in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in his three PGA Tour stroke-play events this year.

3. Jordan Spieth, United States -- What Spieth needs this week is a case of amnesia after he blew a five-stroke lead on the back nine of his title defense last year in the Masters, closing with a 73 to tie for second, three strokes behind Danny Willett of England. Looking beyond that, Spieth is another player who makes it appear that Augusta National was made for him, as he has tied for second, claimed the Green Jacket and tied for second again in his three appearances in the first major of the year. Two months after he won the Masters in 2015, he captured his second major title by one stroke over Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, and he has six finishes in the top 10 at major championships in the last three years. Spieth has been in good form this year, winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and finishing in the top 10 in four other PGA Tour events, even though he missed the cut last week in the Shell Houston Open. It was the first time he missed the weekend since the Players Championship last May.

4. Rickie Fowler, United States -- In recent years, Fowler has joined the club of best players without a major championship, especially when he finished in the top five of all four of the Grand Slam events in 2014. Unfortunately, he has failed to crack the top 10 in the last eight majors, missing the cut three times, with his best result a tie for 12th in the 2015 Masters. Rickie is making his sixth start at Augusta National and his best result was a tie for fifth two years ago, when he was two shots out of the lead before finishing with a 73. He has to stay away from the big numbers, as he has carded 13 double bogeys in his six starts in the first major of the year. Fowler has four top-10 finishes this season, including his fourth PGA Tour victory by four strokes in the Honda Classic at the end of February, and he prepped for the Masters with a tie for third last week in the Houston Open.

5. Jason Day, Australia -- At some point, Day figures to join Adam Scott as the only Aussies to claim the Green Jacket, but this week Day's concern over his mother's battle with cancer might prove to be too much of a distraction. That's what happened when he withdrew during his first-round match in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match play a few days before she was scheduled for surgery. Day did not pick up a club again until he went to Augusta National to practice last week, but who knows, this time the situation might inspire him since his mother seems to be better. This will be Day's seventh appearance in the Masters and he has been close, finishing two strokes behind winner Charles Schwartzel of South Africa in 2011 and winding up third, two strokes out of the playoff in which Scott beat Angel Cabrera of Argentina in 2013. He also tied for 10th last year in the Masters, one of 13 top-10 finish he has in the Grand Slam events, including his only major title in the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

6. Justin Rose, England -- Since claiming his only major title in the 2013 U.S. Open by two strokes over Jason Day and Phil Mickelson at Merion, Rose has had several more chances and four of his 12 top 10s in the majors have come in the last two years. He is making his 12th start in the Masters and his best result was a tie for second two years ago, when Jordan Spieth beat him by four strokes. He also tied for fifth in 2007, tied for eighth in 2012 and tied for 10th last year at Augusta, among his seven consecutive finishes in the top 25 in the first major of the season. Rose claimed the Olympic gold medal last year at Rio de Janeiro in an event that felt like a major for those who were there, and he has played solid golf this season. After finishing second at the Sony Open in Hawaii, he tied for fourth in both the Farmers Insurance Open and the Genesis Open, and more recently he tied for 13th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and tied for 15th in the Shell Houston Open.

7. Jon Rahm, Spain -- The 22-year-old has been so impressive in his rookie season on the PGA Tour that he is given a solid chance to become the third player to win the Masters in his first attempt, joining Horton Smith (the first Masters), Gene Sarazen (the second) and Fuzzy Zoeller (1979). After earning his PGA Tour card last year in limited events after leaving Arizona State, he has five top-10 finishes this year (all in his last six starts), including his first victory on the circuit in the Farmers Insurance Open. He also lost to top-ranked Dustin Johnson in the final of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, tied for third in the WGC-Mexico Championship, tied for fifth in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and tied for 10th last week in the Shell Houston Open. He was low amateur in the U.S. Open at Oakmont, tying for 23rd in his first major last year, and he tied for 59th in the Open Championship last July at Royal Troon after turning pro.

8. Phil Mickelson, United States -- Lefty counts three Masters titles among his five major championships, and even though his game as shown some life this season, it might seem to be a long shot that he could win again this week at Augusta. However, Mickelson is 46, and that just happens to be the age Jack Nicklaus was when he claimed his 18th and final major championship is a stunning performance in 1986. Phil the Thrill claimed his Green Jackets in 2004, 2006 and 2010, and added the 2005 PGA Championship, but hasn't won any event since the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield to claim a third leg of the Career Grand Slam. Mickelson played his best golf this year by tying for second in the WGC-Mexico Championship and tying for fifth in the Dell Technologies Match Play last month. He tied for 55th last week in the Shell Houston Open, but sometimes its difficult to tell if Lefty is playing the tournament or practicing for the upcoming major when he plays the week before.

9. Henrik Stenson, Sweden -- One of four players who earned his first major championship last season, joining Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson and Jimmy Walker, Stenson will again try to figure out the mysteries of Augusta National. Although he would seem to have the game to contend in the first major of the season, he has never finished in the top 10 in the Masters, but he's too good for that to continue. His best result was a tie for 14th in 2014 and he has finished in the top 25 in six if his 11 appearances, including the last four in a row. Stenson outdueled Phil Mickelson to win the Open Championship at Royal Troon last July for his first major title and tied for seventh in the PGA a month later to give him 11 top-10 results in the majors. However, he is coming into the Masters after missing the cut in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Shell Houston Open, but earlier this year he finished second in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, tied for eighth in the Abu Dhabi HSBS Championship and tied for seventh in the Valspar Championship.

10. Bubba Watson, United States -- Even though Bubba has been struggling for most of this season, Augusta National has brought out the best in him twice in the last five years. In 2012, he closed with a 4-under-par 68 to finish 72 holes even with Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, and then claimed his first Green Jacket with a brilliant hook shot out of the trees that set up a winning par on the second playoff hole. Two years later, Watson was tied for the lead with 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, but shot 69 on the final day to win by three strokes over Spieth and Jonas Blixt of Sweden. Bubba's best result in six others Masters appearances was a tie for 20th in 2009, but it's hard to imagine any other two-time winner at Augusta coming in more under the radar this week. His only top-10 finish this year on the PGA Tour was a tie for ninth in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in his last start, as he won his group with a 2-0-1 record before Ross Fisher of England knocked him out, 4 and 3
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Dustin Johnson suffered a back injury while falling down a staircase Wednesday afternoon, remaining hopeful but not definite to tee it up this week at the 81st Masters Tournament.
DJ's manager, David Winkle, issued a statement on the World No. 1's status, "At roughly 3:00 pm today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home. He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting." He would close by saying, "with the hope of being able to play tomorrow." At this time we should treat Johnson as probable to compete this week, but gamers should be well aware of the risk that is now attached with a Johnson investment this week.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:33 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Jordan Spieth 6-1 In Progress
Rory McIlroy 7-1 In Progress
Dustin Johnson 9-1 In Progress
Rickie Fowler 16-1 In Progress
Jon Rahm 16-1 In Progress
Jason Day 18-1 In Progress
Phil Mickelson 18-1 In Progress
Hideki Matsuyama 20-1 In Progress
Justin Rose 45-2 In Progress
Sergio Garcia 30-1 In Progress
Henrik Stenson 32-1 In Progress
Bubba Watson 35-1 In Progress
Adam Scott 35-1 In Progress
Justin Thomas 35-1 In Progress
Paul Casey 40-1 In Progress
Louis Oosthuizen 45-1 In Progress
Brandt Snedeker 50-1 In Progress
Tyrrell Hatton 55-1 In Progress
Matt Kuchar 55-1 In Progress
Patrick Reed 60-1 In Progress
Brooks Koepka 65-1 In Progress
Thomas Pieters 65-1 In Progress
Marc Leishman 65-1 In Progress
Matthew Fitzpatrick 65-1 In Progress
Bill Haas 70-1 In Progress
Daniel Berger 75-1 In Progress
Charl Schwartzel 75-1 In Progress
Lee Westwood 85-1 In Progress
Jimmy Walker 85-1 In Progress
Zach Johnson 85-1 In Progress
Adam Hadwin 90-1 In Progress
Branden Grace 100-1 In Progress
Russell Henley 100-1 In Progress
Danny Willett 100-1 In Progress
Martin Kaymer 100-1 In Progress
Tommy Fleetwood 100-1 In Progress
Gary Woodland 100-1 In Progress
Charley Hoffman 100-1 In Progress
Kevin Kisner 110-1 In Progress
Shane Lowry 115-1 In Progress
J.B. Holmes 120-1 In Progress
Ryan Moore 120-1 In Progress
Alex Noren 130-1 In Progress
Rafael Cabrera Bello 135-1 In Progress
Emiliano Grillo 135-1 In Progress
Jason Dufner 140-1 In Progress
Kevin Na 145-1 In Progress
Russell Knox 150-1 In Progress
Tony Finau 150-1 In Progress
Billy Horschel 150-1 In Progress
Francesco Molinari 160-1 In Progress
Pat Perez 160-1 In Progress
Ross Fisher 160-1 In Progress
Jim Furyk 160-1 In Progress
Angel Cabrera 165-1 In Progress
Soren Kjeldsen 165-1 In Progress
Brendan Steele 180-1 In Progress
Graeme McDowell 200-1 In Progress
Bernd Wiesberger 200-1 In Progress
Byeong Hun An 200-1 In Progress
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Scott Piercy 200-1 In Progress
Andy Sullivan 220-1 In Progress
Fred Couples 225-1 In Progress
Keegan Bradley 225-1 In Progress
Jhonattan Vegas 225-1 In Progress
Ian Poulter 225-1 In Progress
Harris English 225-1 In Progress
Victor Dubuisson 250-1 In Progress
Chris Kirk 250-1 In Progress
Luke Donald 250-1 In Progress
Kevin Streelman 250-1 In Progress
Ollie Schniederjans 250-1 In Progress
MartinÃÂ Laird 250-1 In Progress
Smylie Kaufman 250-1 In Progress
Charles Howell III 250-1 In Progress
Kevin Chappell 250-1 In Progress
Webb Simpson 250-1 In Progress
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Hideto Tanihara 250-1 In Progress
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Steve Stricker 250-1 In Progress
Cameron Smith 300-1 In Progress
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Harold Varner III 300-1 In Progress
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Joost Luiten 300-1 In Progress
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:49 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

WHO THE NUMBERS LIKE THIS WEEK AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL:


In an attempt to predict the unpredictable, we’ve selected five statistical categories that could be key this week at Augusta National. Below are the top 20 players in the field based on their combined total ranking in greens in regulation, bogey avoidance, par 3 scoring, par 5 scoring and strokes gained: putting. It's not science, and it's likely coincidence that three March winners were inside the top 10 of those weeks' formulas, but this is just something else to consider as you set your fantasy lineups.


1-20


Jordan Spieth

3rd in greens in regulation
3rd in bogey avoidance
3rd in par 3 scoring
1st in par 5 scoring
39th in sg: putting

49 total


Rickie Fowler

20th in greens in regulation
4th in bogey avoidance
14th in par 3 scoring
27th in par 5 scoring
9th in sg: putting

74 total



Russell Henley

16th in greens in regulation
17th in bogey avoidance
14th in par 3 scoring
26th in par 5 scoring
6th in sg: putting

79 total



Adam Hadwin

44th in greens in regulation
1st in bogey avoidance
3rd in par 3 scoring
34th in par 5 scoring
7th in sg: putting

89 total



Marc Leishman

79th in greens in regulation
8th in bogey avoidance
2nd in par 3 scoring
19th in par 5 scoring
3rd in sg: putting

111 total



Jon Rahm

22nd in greens in regulation
9th in bogey avoidance
28th in par 3 scoring
27th in par 5 scoring
56th in sg: putting

142 total



Bill Haas

19th in greens in regulation
2nd in bogey avoidance
6th in par 3 scoring
34th in par 5 scoring
81st in sg: putting

142 total



Dustin Johnson (careful hurt back)

1st in greens in regulation
5th in bogey avoidance
114th in par 3 scoring
4th in par 5 scoring
29th in sg: putting

153 total



Pat Perez

48th in greens in regulation
14th in bogey avoidance
82nd in par 3 scoring
5th in par 5 scoring
35th in sg: putting

184 total



Brandt Snedeker Brandt Snedeker

52th in greens in regulation
43rd in bogey avoidance
8th in par 3 scoring
51st in par 5 scoring
37th in sg: putting

191 total



Justin Thomas

30th in greens in regulation
27th in bogey avoidance
49th in par 3 scoring
51st in par 5 scoring
48th in sg: putting

205 total


Daniel Berger

92nd in greens in regulation
40th in bogey avoidance
19th in par 3 scoring
51st in par 5 scoring
19th in sg: putting

221 total



Hudson Swafford

37th in greens in regulation
43rd in bogey avoidance
82nd in par 3 scoring
14th in par 5 scoring
63rd in sg: putting

239 total



Brendan Steele

27th in greens in regulation
6th in bogey avoidance
102nd in par 3 scoring
5th in par 5 scoring
102nd in sg: putting

242 total



Mackenzie Hughes

55th in greens in regulation
98th in bogey avoidance
19th in par 3 scoring
51st in par 5 scoring
24th in sg: putting

292 total



Justin Rose

55th in greens in regulation
69th in bogey avoidance
60th in par 3 scoring
34th in par 5 scoring
74th in sg: putting

292 total



Adam Scott

80th in greens in regulation
82nd in bogey avoidance
38th in par 3 scoring
19th in par 5 scoring
79th in sg: putting

298 total



Hideki Matsuyama

28th in greens in regulation
11th in bogey avoidance
74th in par 3 scoring
1st in par 5 scoring
185th in sg: putting

299 total



Kevin Kisner

90th in greens in regulation
57th in bogey avoidance
49th in par 3 scoring
60th in par 5 scoring
46th in sg: putting

302 total



Francesco Molinari

109th in greens in regulation
45th in bogey avoidance
82nd in par 3 scoring
19th in par 5 scoring
67th in sg: putting

322 total
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Man been looking at this since last Sunday night.never watched so many hours of Golf Channel in a 3 day period.I had DJ in my lineup,but not going to take any chances.his left side of back from what I have found is bruised and swollen.didn't want to go emergency says he will wait till thursday before tee off,and go to medical trailor at course.taking advil ice etc.sounds to me that even if he plays hmm so.

yahoo fantasy lineup,but also hoping outright winner somewhere here.gltall!


Rory

Day (couldn't make up my mind between Day or DJ oh well easy now).

if you don't like these try Fowler,Haas,Leishman.


Spieth (just don't look when he gets to #12 )

Phil (from what I know he has a gameplan for winds on course.let us hope he stays patient with the plan).

Paul Casey (been here enough maybe this year).


Rose (another been here enough maybe this year to).


if you don't like these Maybe try:Hadwin,Kisner.C Hoffman,and Snedecker


Rahm (yeh I know 1st timer,but playing great.will see how much Phil has helped him this week hmm).

Hatton (another 1st. timer playing great just worried about his temper sometimes,but he has fire.


if you don't like these maybe try:Fleetwood,Fitzpatrick,Perez.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:52 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Hey JJ,and Andy u guys welcome.lots of work,but for my brothers it's worth it. Gltyu both!



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:27 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Jimmy Walker is dealing with mononucleosis ahead of the 81st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Ok if the the Golf Gods deemed me worthy Oh Boy Poi wants to play!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:04 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Odds for Fridays play:


Rory McIlroy 22-4 In Progress
Charley Hoffman 22-4 In Progress
Justin Rose 21-2 In Progress
Phil Mickelson 15-1 In Progress
Sergio Garcia 15-1 In Progress
Lee Westwood 17-1 In Progress
Jordan Spieth 17-1 In Progress
Dustin Johnson 18-1 No Action
Rickie Fowler 20-1 In Progress
Jon Rahm 24-1 In Progress
Jason Day 26-1 In Progress
Justin Thomas 30-1 In Progress
Paul Casey 30-1 In Progress
William McGirt 35-1 In Progress
Matthew Fitzpatrick 35-1 In Progress
Marc Leishman 35-1 In Progress
Russell Henley 40-1 In Progress
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:43 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Watching interview Phil said he was tired coming in on stretch.I watched him and could tell.hope he gets good night rest.



In typical Mickelson fashion, he found just eight (of 14) fairways today and landed just 10 greens in regulation. That puts a lot of stress of the short game, more stress than even Lefty can overcome as he swallowed six bogeys along the way, today. The putter was up and down throughout the round but he did roll in a pair of birdie putts from 12 feet and 14 feet at the par-4 7th and par-4 10th, respectively. Looking ahead to the weekend, the forecast looks much calmer than the opening two rounds. Mickelson will look to take advantage of those calm conditions as he searches for his fourth green jacket.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:54 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

Updated odds for Saturday:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: This Weeks Masters Info

GO JORDAN!!! GO ROSE!! GO SERGIO!!!


Hope its a good sunday of Golf poi.....sat was pretty solid play all around for most guys I'm rooting for....
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