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Woodrow's Woes and Rory's Belt

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Rory Sabatini will have plenty of time to do some more shopping at Hot Topic this weekend, as he became one of the top players to miss the cut at the Masters. Those who did survive the first two days at Augusta National are now underway despite a bit of atmospheric wetness. KJ Choi is already +3 for today's round, and he looks positively determined to finish in last place. Continue after the jump for a breakdown of the leaders and contenders, including Eldrick Tiger Woodrow Woods.

• After two days South Africa's Trevor Immelman remains atop the leaderboard on the strength of consecutive 68's. The tournament has been a rather drastic return to form for the immensely talented 28 year-old who had a benign tumor removed from his ribcage in December. Before the setback Immelman was often a chic pick to win one of the majors, although the closest he's gotten was a top 5 finish at Augusta in '05. Current Odds: 6/1

• Immelman is joined in the final group by the Tour's reigning Rookie of the Year, Brandt Snedeker. The former Vandy star is making his first appearance at Augusta since he tied for 41st as an amateur four years ago. The budding star has already provided a jolt of excitement to this year's tournament. Current Odds: 11/1


• There is no shortage of world class talent right at the heels of the final pairing. Mickelson and Poulter both sit at -5 and either one of them is a good bet to overtake the leaders at some point. However Poulter makes for the better bet to win given his odds (18/1) versus Mickelson's (3/1).

• Of course it wouldn't be the Masters without seeing the expression "Tiger is lurking" so I should mention that he's still very much a part of this tournament. A good finish left Woods in the red at -1. As long as he avoids more of those "Oh, Woodrow!" drives he should remain in contention. Despite the seven stroke deficit, which, if surpassed, would give him the biggest two-day comeback in tournament history, Tiger's odds are at 7/2.

I bet on Tiger.

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