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Forecaddie: He didn’t have much game in 2010 in his rush to return from scandal and tied for fourth. He had not contended at any tournament early in 2011 and tied for fourth. Imagine what he can do when he’s actually playing well, which he is. The question is whether the Bay Hill win signaled a return, or whether he putted well on a course where he’s won seven times.



Age: 41.

Country: United States.

World ranking: 15.

Wins: 42.

Majors: Masters (2004, 2006, 2010), PGA Championship (2005).

Best Masters moment: The 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win his first major in 2004.

Worst Masters moment: The vertical leap to celebrate first major that was estimated at no more than 13 inches.

Forecaddie: Even though Mickelson has one less Masters title, he now rivals Tiger Woods as a perennial favorite. It doesn’t matter what form he’s on, and Mickelson at least has that win at Pebble Beach this year. He doesn’t feel as though he has to play perfectly. But he does have to make putts. Oddly enough, he has never been the runner-up.



Age: 27.

Country: South Africa.

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