The 80th US Masters Tournament will being tonight at Augusta and it promises to be an open and exciting tournament. Here are some of the golfers that can win the tournament this year.
World number 1 and Aussie Jason Day is the favourite as he has shown great form in the past year, winning 6 of the past 13 tournaments including the last 2 tournaments he participated in.
Fellow Aussie Adam Scott is a chance to win it again after doing so back in 2013 and has found some form this year and is hoping to capitalise on that with another Masters victory.
Last year’s winner and world number 2 Jordan Speith will be looking to become the first person to win back to back masters since Tiger Woods back in 2001-02 as he looks to back up an amazing 2015 season with another great performance at the Masters.
World number 3 Rory McIlory is looking for a career grand slam as he is already won the U.S. Open, the The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. He has shown in major tournaments that he can perform so he has a chance of claiming this years Masters.
Three time Masters champion Phil Mickelson will play his 24th Masters tournament and that experience and winning it 3 times could put him in good stead for the tournament.
2012 and 2014 champion Bubba Watson will give himself every chance of winning once again. The left hander’s ability to cut corners will give him the upper hand to win his third Masters.
World number 8 Dustin Johnson has not won a Masters tournament but is certainly good enough to claim one as his power hitting gives him an advantage over others.
A couple of Smokeys for the title include world number 5 Rickie Fowler who won 5 tournaments around the world last season and looks to be a contender this week.
The other potential Smokey is South African Louis Oosthuizen who is coming off a Perth International win and WGC-Match Play final so expect him to be up the leaderboard.
It shapes up to be a strong tournament full of talented golfers from around the world and it will be interesting to see which golfers will stand up when it counts.