If we're ranking who would make for the best winning story this Sunday at Augusta, here's my list:
1. Fred Couples
2. Jordan Spieth
3. Miguel Angel Jimenez
4. Lee Westwood
5. Matt Kuchar
6. Rickie Fowler
7. Bubba Watson
That's just one man's opinion (or one blogger's opinion) but the Spieth narrative fascinates.
There's so much at stake for somebody who should be doing keg stands on a college campus and not standing on the range at Augusta vying for his first green jacket.
• He would become the youngest Masters champion by five months over Tiger Woods.
• He would become the youngest major winner since Gene Sarazan won the 1922 US Open at the age of 20 and and five months. Spieth is 20 and nine months.
• He would jump into the top 10 in the world -- this time last year he was 220th in the world. This time 16 months ago he was 810th.
• He would join this list of folks as the youngest to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports.
Of course he might go out and shoot an 80 a la Mr. McIlroy in 2011 on Sunday.
But Something tells me a kid who told Bubba Watson on Saturday he'd see him in the final group on Sunday is ready.