I know that Peter Hanson of Sweden has a one stroke lead heading into the final round of the first major of the 2012 PGA season, but the bottom line is he is not the favourite to win the championship.
That person right now is clearly American Phil Mickelson, the three time Masters Champion and four time major winner. Mickelson went birdie, par, birdie, eagle, par, birdie in a magical six hole stretch to begin the back nine. He went from -2 to -7 in almost a blink of an eye.
Hanson may be 25th in the world and at -9, but he doesn’t have the experience of playing in a major like Mickelson. Another key statistic is that 18 of the last 20 winners of the Masters have played in the final grouping. Only Zach Johnson in 2007 and Charl Schwartzel last year weren’t among the final two to tee off. Another interesting statistic is that eight different golfers had the lead Saturday.