Augusta National, a course unto its own, were its Sunday afternoon roars reach as deeply into one’s soul as the sheer and utter beauty wrapped in every blade of grass. As we approach the 85th playing of The Masters there are loads of uncertainty, but what you can bet your last dime on is that any man stands a chance to win. So weather this is your first year following this grand tradition or like many of us this week has been marked in green on your calendar all year: The wait is almost over, exactly ten days from The Masters here’s who you can expect to see on Sunday afternoon:
1.) Dustin Johnson
DJ is currently the ranked number one ranked player in the world and has definitely been playing like it. Johnson has a rare ability to really smash a drive to precise location on any course and look for him to really try to shorten this course up and shave strokes from the tee box. After having multiple top 10 finishes in Augusta, look for this year to be no
different as he tries to get over the hump and sport his first ever green jacket.
2.) Roy Mcilroy
This is one of those guys who usually turns in some of the best scores of the field through the first three days but is known for his tragic meltdowns on Sunday afternoons, most notably his 2011 collapse where he entered the final round 4 strokes ahead of the field and shot the worst round ever by a leader in Masters History. Rory is hot on the chase of the illusive green jacket, he just won the Players Championship, and is primed to cast away
his demons and be the last man standing Sunday afternoon.
3.) Jon Rahm
Rahm is a young fiery golfer looking to solidify his name among the best of golf. His fourth place finish in last year’s Masters Tournament was a moment where people started to take note of the skills this young twenty-four year old possesses. Holding down the current number eight spot in the world rankings Rahm is playing some very impressive golf and nothing would say he is here to stay like taking home a championship from one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments.
4.) Rickie Fowler
Fowler is a golfer whose future is just as bright as the attire he is famously known for. As he returns to Augusta this year he needs to pick up were he left off, were he finished second after having an amazing Sunday where he just couldn’t catch the red hot Patrick Reed. Like many other young golfers he is looking to win his first major. Fowler has been around for a few years now and it’s time for him to win the big one, with a few top 5 finishes under his belt look for Rickie Fowler to turn the corner in his very successful professional career.
5.) Tiger Woods
Yes you are reading this correctly, no this is not a dream, Tiger is returning to Augusta with all intention of winning his fifth green jacket. After a stunning loss in match play just last weekend, look for Tiger to be hot on the path and of course drawl the crowds only Tiger can draw. We can sit here all day and go down the laundry list of accolades and accomplishments he’s held accumulated during his career, but we need to keep the main thing in mind: Tiger is back and very few know this course and how to win on this course better than Woods. If he breaks out the Sunday reds, which we all fully expect him to, look for some magic
to happen as he turns Amen Corner.