I love the feeling, for spectators and players alike, of the build up to the Masters. Golf fans worldwide appreciate that no matter what they do this weekend, they will have a lot of enjoyment in watching 4 days of the best golf, by the best players, at one of the best courses in the world. In fact, I am certain that millions feel this way.
Have you a personal favorite player that you hope to see take home the coveted green jacket? Is it someone that has done so before or will it be a ‘first time’ winner?
There are certainly a large group of favored contenders to keep an eye on and an equally solid field of accomplished players who could come from the sidelines and do what Willet did last year.
First off, one can presume that Jordan Spieth will be back to claim something that slipped away from him so unfortunately last year. With a solid record of T2- First- and another T2 over the last 3 years at Augusta, it would be impossible not to include him as a contender.
Secondly, there is Dustin Johnson, who is currently holding the rank as world number one and is playing the best golf of his life. One cannot ignore him as a viable threat out there.
Then there are Matsuyama and Justin Thomas. Matsuyama has the entire Asian continent rooting for him to become the first Asian born player to wear the green jacket. He has had several top 7 finishes at Augusta before and is playing exceptionally well this season. He definitely has the talent to win. Thomas too has kicked off the season with an outstanding winning streak and is seemingly more confident than ever.
What about Rory? Desperate to complete his grand slam, playing solid golf, with the maturity, perseverance and experience required for getting the job done.
And let’s not forget to mention the young Spaniard, Jon Rahm!
We at Go Pac Golf will take it all in with pure joy. Good luck to the players and their families. May the best player win.