This year’s Masters is about to get underway at Augusta, one of golf’s richest prizes, craved by some many a golfer. But who has what it takes to go all the way and land the ultimate title? We’ll take a look at a few of this year’s contenders and assess if they have got what it takes to land the green jacket.
Rory comes into this year’s tournament as favorite and it’s not hard to see why. He’s hit a rich vein of form recently coming in the top 10 of his last six tournaments, most recently winning The Players Championship. If he can banish the hoodoos on the final day and he’s in contention, he has every chance of winning The Masters, the major that he is yet to win.
Jordan Speith has a remarkable record when it comes to competing at the Masters. The lowest he has ever finished is 11th at Augusta is 11th, a remarkable feat by any golfers standards. He has a truly natural gift when it comes to putting and seems to perform even better under pressure. We expect him to be there or thereabouts come Sunday and fully expect him to make a late charge.
Dustin was unfortunate in 2017 when he hurt his back on the eve of the tournament. He returned in 2018 and came a solid 10th place. He may not be in the form he was 2 years ago, but he is still performing at a very high level and we expect him to be in the mix come Sunday. He has also never won the Masters so he’ll be relishing the challenge to add this major to his CV.
I’m going to plump for Phil Mickelson as the outsider to win it this year. He may not be the force that he once was, but he loves Augusta. He is famed for his late charges and knows what to do to win this, having won it an incredible 3 times. If he has a good first couple of rounds you can expect him to push on and challenge for the green jacket.
In golf anything can happen and for all of our posturing and predicting, it could be any number of players that win this year. As they say golf is a funny old game.