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Who’s Your Masters Favorite?

Rickie Fowler tees off at the 5th hole during the final round. Action Images via Reuters/ Paul Childs.

Let’s pretend the upcoming Masters is being played in a schoolyard – a very nice schoolyard minus the requisite crabgrass, dandelions and bare patches where you pretend second base is located – and it’s time to pick teams.

You pick a player. Then I pick a player. You get five. I get five.

Who do you take first?

You want Jason Day? He’s yours. In that case, I’ll take Rory McIlroy.

You take Jordan Spieth with your second pick? Hmmm, that’s Day and Spieth on your side already. That’s OK, I’m taking Bubba Watson who is now so big that (ital)60 Minutes(end ital) did a segment on him Sunday night.

Your third pick is Rickie Fowler. If you can believe what you hear, jeans aren’t allowed to be worn with the green jacket. What about orange pants? I’m taking Phil Mickelson third.

You want Patrick Reed fourth so that means I can take Adam Scott.

One left for each of us. Dustin Johnson, huh? OK, I’ll close this out by taking Louis Oosthuizen, whose swing is as sublime as Adele singing a torch song.

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