Tiger Woods goes for his third title, and Phil Mickelson looks to choke again. The Masters has undergone quite a few changes this year, and this has caused quite the controversy. It has also sparked some fairly uninformed comments by those who know little about the golf game. The perfect example being Charles Barkley. Making a golf course longer makes it easier for Tiger Woods to Win. Any ordinary Joe can get on a 520/540 yard Par 5. But make it 580/600 yards and all of a sudden most of the field will come up short in two - except Tiger. Or if you make a 420 yard par four, and change it to 470. at 470, Tiger can still get there in 2 with an 8 iron, while a shorter hitter might needs a 4 iron. At 420, tiger might be using a wedge, and a short hitter an 8 iron. The point is that there is a bigger difference in accuracy between a 4 and an 8, than between an 8 and Pitching Wedge. The extra length was added to increase scores and make it tougher for all golfers. Unfortunately, it helped the longer hitters more than others. Here are my favourites for the tourmanent 1. Tiger Woods 2. Vijay Singh 3. Jose-Maria Olazabal (has 2 green jackets and playing great this year). 4. Sergio Garcia 5. Retief Goosen 6. Chris Dimarco 7. Phil Mickelson 8. Mike Weir (token Canadian) 9. David Toms 10. John Daly (will take advantage of new setup) So who are your picks to win? What do you think about lengthening the course? Do you disagree with my assessment? Are they Tiger proofing the course?