2018 Masters Preview & Power Rankings

Well, folks, it’s that special time of year again the sports and the golf world is gathering in Augusta, Georgia at the Augusta National for the 82nd playing of The Masters. This year the tournament will be hosted by a new Chairman as Fred Ridley will commence his first tournament as Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club. Of the 87 players in the field, 20 are former Champions at Augusta who have combined for 28 Green Jackets, 11 other former Major Champions are in the field as well, 6 Amateurs will also partake always a big part of the Masters storylines. Let’s preview the field that will make a run at the coveted Green Jacket.

  1. Justin Thomas: (Best Finish T-22nd, 2017): The man who won the last Major played at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow last August. Thomas already has won once on tour this year, and there’s not disputing the fact he’s the hottest golfer on the planet right now. This will be Thomas third start at Augusta he looks to improve on his tie for 22nd a year ago. I think there is no doubt that he will.
  2. Tiger Woods: (Best Finish 1st, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005): Man this feels good to say it’s simple folks Tiger is back. After years and years of back injuries and rehab, it’s clear the greatest golfer that has ever lived feels as good as he has in years. Two straight Top Three finishes in his last two tournaments have the golf world buzzing. It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since Woods won his last Masters with his legendary chip shot on the 16th hole, then beating Chris Dimarco in a playoff. Harder to believe his groundbreaking win in 1997 was 21 years ago. It would simply be the biggest story in sports in a long long time if Woods dons Green for a 5th time on Sunday. If he does so he will join Jack Nicklaus as the only man to win 5 Green Jackets.
  3. Rory McIlroy: (Best Finish 4th 2015): McIlroy will make his 10th start in the Masters this year, and people are already asking will he ever win it? He needs to finish the career Grand Slam. He’s finished in the top 10 the last four years, but the story is always the same with Rory making his track around Augusta National, he plays three brilliant rounds and loses it in one round and he falls too far out of it. Has he learned from his mistakes? Time will tell can he finally get into that Green Jacket this week?
  4. Jordan Spieth: (Best Finish 1st 2015): The man who set the golf world ablaze at this course three years ago, putting on one of the greatest performances in golf history on his way to winning at -18 tying Tiger’s record from 1997. This is Spieth’s fifth Masters and in all four he has had a chance to win on Sunday, and in all the ones he didn’t he found the water on 12 on Sunday. Including famously twice while leading in 2016. Speith shook the demons of that with his win at the Open Championship last July, he looks to join his idol, & mentor Ben Crenshaw as a two time Masters Champion.
  5. Dustin Johnson: (Best Finish T-4th 2016): Johnson shockingly had to withdraw from the Masters a year ago, on the eve of the tournament Johnson slipt and fell at his Air B&B hurting his ribs forcing him to wd while he was playing the best golf of his life. Johnson already has won on tour this year and looks to get the Green Jacket in his 8th try.
  6. Bubba Watson: (Best Finish 1st 2012, 2014): The man who produced one of the most famous shots in Masters history six years ago. In a playoff, a sand wedge from the trees that he hooked 40 yards onto the green, leading to a tap-in birdie to win the tournament. Two years later he outdueled Spieth and Jonas Blixt to earn his 2nd win on the hallowed grounds. Watson a winner just two weeks ago at the Dell Match Play he looks to become the 8th man to win the Green Jacket three times.
  7. Phil Mickelson: (Best Finish 1st 2004, 2006, 2010): Mickelson is playing very good golf as he enters his 26th Masters and his 24th in a row. Mickelson has produced two of the greatest shots in golf history on his way to two of his three wins. His famous putt to win in 2004 making him leap in the air producing his famous logo, and of course his six iron from the pine straw on the 13th hole in 2010 to six feet, leading to a birdie to that led him to his 3rd and most emotional win as his wife and mom were battling cancer at the time. He broke his long dry spell with a win at the WGC Mexico Championship in March, and he looks to join Arnold Palmer, Nicklaus, and Woods in the four-time winners club.
  8. Henrik Stenson: (Best Finish T-17th 2007, 2008): For the first time in a year and a half Stenson is fully healthy and despite not finding the winner circle is playing very good golf this year. This will be the Swedes 13th appearance at Augusta he’s yet to finish in the top 15, years ago it looked like he would lead after the 1st round but an 8 on the 18th hole dropped him out of contention. His win at the 2016 Open Championship made him the first Sweedish male golfer to win a Major, he looks to close in on the legendary female golfer Annika Sorenstam as Sweeden’s most famous golf star.
  9. Jon Rahm: (Best Finish T-27th 2017): Rahm was among the favorites as he entered his first Masters last year. However, his ball striking abandoned him on the weekend as he plummeted to a tie for 27th. In his two years as a pro, he has already reached the top five in the World Golf Rankings and he looks to become the 2nd straight and fourth Spainaird to win.
  10. Sergio Garcia: (Best Finish 1st 2017): The defending Masters Champion finally broke through at Augusta a year ago for his first career Major. The man who first came here in 1999 and took home the Low Amateur title. Eighteen years later he finally broke through for the win with his birdie in a playoff. This will be Garcia’s 20th straight Masters appearance and his 77th straight Major. Garcia has not played the best of golf in his career since taking the title a year ago, but he’s a new father and seems to be inspired to be the first man to defend his title since Tiger did it 16 years ago.
  11. Justin Rose: (Best Finish T-2nd/2nd 2015 & 2017): The two time Masters runner-up will make his 13th appearance in the tournament. He had a putt to win last year that he miss read, then a poor tee shot in the playoff cost him the win to Garcia. He looks to become the first man from Europe to win both the US Open and Masters in their career.
  12. Rickie Fowler: (Best Finish T-5th 2014): The man with the most dreaded title in golf “Best Player never to have won a Major” will make his 8th start at Augusta. Despite not yet breaking through for the win Fowler does have eight top ten, and seven top-five finishes in the Majors. He looks to shake the worst title in golf and get the breakthrough win this week
  13. Jason Day: (Best Finish T-2nd 2011): The week before that tie for 2nd in his first Masters in 2011 Day was ready to give the game up. Today he’s a superstar and one of the best players on the planet. He on two occasions has led the Masters on the back nine on Sunday, in 2011 and 2013 and both times late bogey’s cost him the win. He looks to become the 2nd Australian to win.
  14. Matt Kuchar: (Best Finish T-3rd 2012): Kuchar was just one shot out of the playoff that Watson won in 2012. He made his first appearance twenty years ago as an Amateur from Georgia Tech and took home the Low Amateur title. He returned the next year in 99, but only made one appearance at Augusta between 2000 and 2009. Since returning in 2010 he had finished in the top ten four times, he made an ace on 16 on Sunday a year ago. It just wasn’t enough to get into the Rose Garcia playoff. In his 12th start, the hometown boy looks to win his first Major.
  15. Fred Couples: (Best Finish 1st 1992): People must be wondering how can a 58-year-old be so high on this list? Well, there is just something special about Couples and Augusta National. Nobody and I mean nobody in the golf world looks forward to this event more than the 1992 Champion. To this day Couples plays well at the National placing in the top twenty in all but one of his post 50-year-old starts. The story always seems to be the same with Boom Boom he plays well for three rounds, and one round his back tightens up and he falls too far out of it. Nobody, in the golf world, would be upset to see Couples win 26 years after his victory in 92.
  16. Si-Woo Kim: (Best Finish MC 2017): Last years Players Champion makes his 2nd start at Augusta, still managing to put off his Korean Military service. Kim will have another shot at becoming the first Korean to win the Masters, after his massive upset at the Players a year ago we’ll see if he can rise up once again this week.
  17. Patrick Reed: (Best Finish T-22nd 2015): The US Ryder Cup Hero from San Antiono has not had the best of luck at Augusta. In his four prior starts, Reed has missed the cut twice including last year and has never shot an under par round. It’s stunning given how one of the best players on the planet has struggled so mightily at Augusta. However, he has played well so far this year and especially the last few weeks and he should be hanging around Sunday afternoon.
  18. Hideki Matsuyama: (Best Finish 5th 2015): Matsuyama the winner of the first Asian Pacific Amateur Championship in 2010. Which earned him his first invite in 2011 where he took home the Low Amateur title. This will now be the 26-year-old from Japan’s seventh appearance at Augusta. Twice he has entered Sunday with a chance to win but slow starts in 15 and 16 cost him his chance at history. Matsuyama has finished in the top ten in four of the last eight Major’s. This week he has a great chance at history.
  19. Xander Schauffele: (Best Finish Masters Rookie): The reigning Tour Champion who stunned the golf world with two top twenty finishes in the Major’s last year, makes his debut at Augusta. He rounded out the year with a victory at the Tour Championship. Schauffle has a game that fits Augusta very well a high ball flight and a right to left shape, if he can put it together on the green he has got a good chance.
  20. Bryson DeChambeau: (Best Finish T-21st 2016): The man who took the golf world by storm when it looked like he was going to win as an Amateur in 2016 on Friday. However, a seven on the 18th hole that day and a tough Saturday dropped him out of contention. He has had a solid season and looks to win it in his first attempt as a pro.
  21. Zach Johnson: (Best Finish 1st 2007): The 2007 Champion who put on a Masterful short game performance that week 11 years ago. On the sixteen Par 5’s he played that week, Johnson did not go for one Par Five in two the whole week in brutal cold and high winds, plotted his away around The National’s rolling hills, played those Par Five’s -11 for the week, and claimed the Green Jacket with the highest winning score ever +1.
  22. Ian Poulter: (Best Finish T-6th 2015): An 11th-hour win last week in Houston gets the Ryder Cup stud from England into his 12th Masters his first since 2015. It’s a remarkable trend since the Masters started inviting all of the PGA Tour’s winner over the past calander year, that a player without an ivite wins in Houston to punch their ticket, Poulter looks to become the 3rd straight Europen winner
  23. Charl Schwartzel: (Best Finish 1st 2011): Seven years ago on the 50th anniversary of his hero Gary Player’s first win in 1961, Schwartzel chipped in for birdie on the 1st hole on Sunday, holed out for eagle on the 3rd hole, then famously birdied the final four holes to become the third South African to win the Green Jacket. It will be his ninth start at Augusta coming off a third-place finish a year ago just two shots out of that Rose Garcia playoff. Keeping in good form he’s got a shot to become a two time Champion.
  24. Louis Oosthuizen: (Best Finish 2nd 2012): Oosthuizen produced what should have been one of the greatest shots in golf history, in the final round in 2012. A stunning Double Eagle on the 2nd hole that Sunday gave him a three-shot lead, the rest of the day Bubba Watson chipped away and eventually tied him, and went onto beat him in the playoff. After his runner-up finish at last years PGA Championship, he’s now finished runner-up in all four Majors to go along with his win at the 2010 Open. He looks to follow in the footsteps of his countryman Schwartzel and join the South African winner club.
  25. Ryan Moore: (Best Finish T-9th 2017): The 2005 Low Amateur had his best finish as a Pro at Augusta last year in his ninth start. Moore always a great ball striker has a big question around the greens, his putter always leaves him at Augusta. He played here twice as an Amateur paired with Arnold Palmer in 2003, Phil Mickelson in 2005, and shared Butler Cabin with Tiger Woods in 2005. He looks to finally break through for a Major.
  26. Angel Cabrera: (Best Finish 1st 2009): The 2009 Champion defeated Kenny Perry who bogeyed the final two holes of regulation in a playoff, adding that win to his win in the 07 US Open. Now nine years later Cabrera nicknamed The Duck who finished runner-up in 2013 always has a knack for being around in the Majors, I expect this week to be no different.
  27.  Adam Scott: (Best Finish 1st 2013): The man who defeated Cabrera in that 2013 playoff made two of the best putts in Masters history to win, a 23 footer for birdie to force the playoff, and another 20+ footer to win it on the 2nd playoff hole. He became the first Australian to win. He would love to add another and he’s got a good shot.
  28. Paul Casey: (Best Finish T-4th 2016): Casey finally got his 2nd win in the United States just a few weeks ago in Tampa after a ten-year drought. He has five career Top Ten’s at Augusta and nine overall in the Major’s, he looks to get over the hump and claim his first Major title in his 11th attempt at the Masters.
  29. Charley Hoffman: (Best Finish T-9th 2015): Another man who just cannot put for rounds together, Hoffman played a brilliant first round a year ago on a day where most of the field struggled to shoot even, he shot -7. Friday and Sunday his ball striking betrayed him and he plummeted to finish outside the Top Twenty. Despite the fact it feels like Hoffman has been around forever this will only be his fifth Masters, he’s got to game to win it without a doubt.
  30. Jason Dufner: (Best Finish T-20th 2013): Dufner on the final years of his exemption from winning the 2013 PGA Championship. Just years ago it looked like he could be a guy to take the golf world by storm, by a high profile divorce, a struggle with Tobacco and a weight loss that seems to have hurt his game. It looks like he won’t meet those expectations, however, don’t rule him out this week.
  31. Thomas Pieters: (Best Finish T-4th 2017): This long-hitting Belgian man look like he was gonna win it in his first go-around last year, but a tough weekend with the putter cost him his chance. He has established himself as one of the world’s elite players and look to become the first man from Belgium to win a Major Championship.
  32. Danny Willett: (Best Finish 1st 2016): The 2016 Champion, played a brilliant final round two years ago a bogey-free 67 to take advantage of Jordan Speith’s misfortune and claim the victory. He became the first man in 13 years last year to miss the cut following his victory, if he can sum up the short game magic he displayed two years ago. Don’t rule out this Englishmen taking home his 2nd win in 4 tries and having Garcia slip the Green Jacket back on him.
  33. Brian Harman: (Best Finish MC 2015): The left-hander from Savannah, Georgia missed the cut in his only prior start at Augusta three years ago. He has put together a very solid season over the past twelve months, winning at Charlotte and taking home a tie for 2nd at the U.S. Open. He looks to become the fourth left-hander to win the title.
  34. Marc Leishman: (Best Finish T-4th 2013): The 34-year-old from Australia will make his 5th start in Augusta he was just two shots out of the Cabrera Scott playoff in 2013, he would love to join Scott in the Australian Winners club
  35. Jhonattan Vegas: (Best Finish MC 2011 & 2017): It’s hard to believe this man is now 33-years-old. This man took the golf world by storm his rookie year on the PGA Tour in 2011, it took him six years to get his way back into the field at the Masters last year, and now he is back in the Top Fifty in the WGR. He looks to become the first man from Venezuela to win a Major title.
  36. Kyle Stanley: (Best Finish MC 2012): Stanley makes his first appearance at Augusta in six years, once known for a thick beard he now plays cleanly shaven. The man has a left to right ball strike so if he can put it together on the greens he can win this event.
  37. Billy Horschel: (Best Finish T-17th 2016): Horschel had a bit of bad luck in 2016 here, while in contention in the 3rd round he was going to mark his ball on the 15th green, but the wind blew it into the water. That stroke cost him an invite last year, this year he makes his fourth attempt at the Masters the 2014 Tour Champion looks to breakthrough.
  38. Kevin Kisner: (Best Finish T-37th 2016): Kisner will make his 3rd start at Augusta, he’s enjoyed the best calendar year of his career over the past 12 months including leading the PGA Championship after 54 holes. The 34-year-old from South Carolina looks to get his first Major win.
  39. Pat Perez: (Best Finish T-18th 2017): Another man who has enjoyed the best year of his career since leaving Augusta a year ago. Finally getting his 2nd career win in a PGA Tour event last October after nearly a nine-year drought. Perez is not the modern day golfer, in today’s day in age, it is all about fitness and working out, Perez enjoys his pizza and beer and it works for him as he looks to win the Masters in his fourth try.
  40. Li Haotong: (Best Finish Masters Rookie): This 22-year-old chinaman nearly stole the Open Championship from Spieth last year with a stunning 63 in the final round that got him into this field. It would be a groundbreaking day if he can win and become the first golfer from China to win a Major.
  41. Martin Kaymer: (Best Finish T-16th 2017): The 33-year-old German makes his 11th straight start at Augusta, already a two time Major Champion the 2010 PGA and 2014 U.S. Open. It’s been an up and down career for Kaymer over the past ten years, he looks to become the 2nd German to win the Green Jacket.
  42. Kevin Chappell: (Best Finish T-7th 2017): Chappell holed out for Eagle on the 7th hole during the Final Round a year ago it flew straight in, and damaged the cup delaying the tournament while the grounds crew made repairs. A lot of his peers feel he’s the most underrated player in the world, he looks to get the win in his 3rd start.
  43. Russell Henley: (Best Finish T-11th 2017): Henely earned his invite with his tie for 11th last year, He was that golfer a year ago that earned his invite with the 11th hour Houston win. He then turned that into his invite to this years event he looks to be in good form to get his first Major.
  44. Tommy Fleetwood: (Best Finish MC 2017): Fleetwood missed the cut in his first start at Augusta a year ago, he followed it up with a top-five finish at the US Open he looks to become the 2nd Brit to win in 2 years.
  45. Webb Simpson: (Best Finish T-28th 2015): The 2012 US Open Champion earned his invite due to a consistent season a year ago getting him into East Lake and the Tour Championship to get back to Augusta, the year after his US Open win exemption expired. He looks to add that 2nd Major win to the mantle.
  46. Alex Noren: (Best Finish MC 2017): A tie for six last year at Troon got him in the field.
  47. Doc Redman (A): (Best Finish Masters Rookie): Our highest ranked Amateur in the power rankings, who won his spot in the field by winning the U.S. Amateur Championship last year. The first two rounds he will be paired with defending Champion Sergio Garcia as per tradition.
  48. Rafael Cabrera-Bello: (Best Finish T-17th): Cabrera-Bello earned his invite with a top-four finish at the Open Championship at Troon a year ago. He looks to become the 2nd straight and third man from Spain to win.
  49. Francesco Molinari: (Best Finish T-19th 2012): This 35 year old Italian made his first trip to Augusta as a caddie 12 years ago, where he caddied for his brother Eduardo. Who was the US Amateur Champion and played the first two rounds with the defending Champion…who happened to be Tiger Woods. Four years later he played for the first time. He has three career top ten’s in the Major and looks to become the first Italian to win it.
  50. Joaquin Niemann (A): (Best Finish Masters Rookie): The Latin American Amateur Champion from Chile will turn pro after this week, it will be his 2nd career Major.
  51. Gary Woodland: (Best Finish T-24th 2011): Woodland put on a show in the first round seven years ago, averaging drives over 380 yards on his way to the first round lead, a tough weekend cost him his chance. He won earlier this season in Phoenix and looks for his first Major title.
  52. Kiradech Aphibarant: (Best Finish T-15th 2016): The 28-year-old from Thailand makes his 2nd trip to Augusta steadily ranked in the top fifty in the world and looks to become the first man from Thailand to win a major.
  53. Tony Finau: (Best Finish Masters Rookie): This long-hitting young star has the game to become the first man since Fuzzy Zoeller in 79 to win as a rookie.
  54. Trevor Immelman: (Best Finish 1st 2008): 2008 champion is back on the 10-year anniversary of his triumph over Tiger Woods at the time it made him only the 2nd South African winner he’d love to add another Green Jacket to his mantle.
  55. Jimmy Walker: (Best Finish T-8th 2014): The 2016 PGA Champion has had a miserable time on the course since that win two summers ago. It’s the only thing that has gotten him in the field this week.
  56. Matt Parziale: (Best Finish Masters Rookie) The US Mid-Amateur Champion a fireman from Brockton, Massachusetts I rank him so high because yes I’m bias he’s from my hometown area but B. Stewart Hagastad was the first Mid Amateur Champion to make the cut last year and he went onto win Low Amateur maybe he changed the vibe of the position.
  57. Branden Grace: (Best Finish T-18th 2013): Grace now holds the record for lowest round ever shot in a Major with his 62 in the 3rd round of the Open a year ago. It’s his 6th Masters all in a row he looks to become the four South African Winner.
  58. Bernd Wiesberger: (Best Finish T-22nd 2015): This 32-year-old Austrian make his fourth straight start at Augusta.
  59. Patrick Cantlay: (Best Finish T-47th 2012): Six years ago Cantlay made his debut at Augusta as an Amateur made the cut and took home the Low Amateur title. Six years later he’s back as a pro and looks to get that win.
  60. Ted Potter Jr.: (Best Finish MC 2013): Five years ago Potter made his debut he finally had fought his way back into the field and looks to become the fourth left-handed winner.
  61. Matthew Fitzpatrick: (Best Finish T-7th 2016): Fitzpatrick made his professional debut at Augusta in 2016 and took home a top-ten finish behind his fellow countrymen Willett take the win. It will be his fourth go around this year.
  62. Cameron Smith: (Best Finish T-55th 2016): Smith made his debut in the tournament two years ago on his way to a last-place finish, two years later he got back in the field and look to join Scott in the Australian winners club.
  63. Chez Reavie: (Best Finish MC 2002, 2009, 2012): This man takes long gaps between his Augusta starts he’s back for the fourth time and looks to make the weekend for the first time.
  64. Ross Fisher: (Best Finish T-15th 2011): Fisher made his first start since 2012 last year he’s back this year with only one career top ten in a Major he looks to improve on that this week.
  65. Daniel Berger: (Best Finish T-10th 2016): Berger earned a top ten finish in his Augusta debut two years ago another top thirty last year has him feeling good going in.
  66. Shubhankar Sharma: (Best Finish Masters Rookie): Sharma the 21-year-old from India became the fourth special invite to the Masters the 2nd straight from India he got his first pro win in India earlier this year.
  67. Patton Kizzire: (Best Finish Masters Rookie): Another left-hander in the field he will make his debut at Augusta this week
  68. Adam Hadwin: (Best Finish T-36th 2017): Last year was his debut at this course he looks to become the 2nd Canadian winner.
  69. Bernhard Langer: (Best Finish 1st 1985, 1993): The two time Champion from Germany who eagled 13 and birdied 15 on his way to victory in 93, has established himself as one of the best Senior golfers ever. He was in contention through 54 holes two years ago before he came unglued on Sunday.
  70. Vijay Singh: (Best Finish 1st 2000): The 2000 Champion from Fiji now 55 years of age a winner on the Senior Tour this year, it would be a remarkable story if he were able to add a 2nd win 18 years later.
  71. Brendan Steele: (Best Finish T-27th 2017): It will be his 3rd Masters 4 prior top-25’s in the Majors none at Augusta.
  72. Mark O’Meara: (Best Finish 1st 1998): Twenty years ago O’Meara made a birdie on the 71st and 72nd holes to beat Fred Couples by one. On the 20th anniversary of his win, he will play his Final Masters.
  73. Wesley Bryan: (Best Finish Masters Rookie): The 28-year-old from South Carolina won the week after the Masters a year ago to punch his ticket.
  74. Sandy Lyle: (Best Finish 1st 1988): Thirty years ago Lyle produced one of the most famous shots in Masters History. Tied for the lead on the 72nd tee Lyle played a 1 iron tee shot to try and take the fairway bunkers out of play sadly for him he absolutely crushed it right into the far bunker. Lyle played a 7 iron out of the sand perfectly to 12 feet and made the birdie putt to win the Green Jacket. On the 30 year anniversary of his win, the Scott would be a feel-good story this week.
  75. Austin Cook: (Best Finish Masters Rookie): The winner down the street at St. Simmons Island back in November.
  76. Larry Mize: (Best Finish 1st 1987): The Augusta native produced one of the greatest shots in golf history his chip in Birdie on the 11th hole in a playoff to defeat Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman the two best players in the world at that time. 31 years later he’s still at it.
  77. Doug Ghim: (A): (Best Finish Masters Rookie): The US Amateur Runner Up.
  78. Tyrell Hatton: (Best Finish MC 2017):
  79. Mike Weir: (Best Finish 1st 2003): 15 years ago Weir began the final round two shots back a brilliant 68 highlighted by a birdie on 15, and a clutch 7 footer for par on 18 forced a playoff with Len Mattice who had shot 65 that day. Weir made a bogey on the first playoff hole to better Mattice’s double bogey and became the first left-hander and first Canadian to win the Green Jacket. Weir’s game has really abandoned him in recent years he’s only made the cut twice this decade at Augusta and hasn’t won anywhere in the world in 10 years.
  80. Yuta Ikeda: (Best Finish 29th 2010): It will be his fourth Masters
  81. Satoshi Kodaira: (Masters Rookie):
  82. Harry Ellis: (A): (Masters Rookie): The British Amateur Champion
  83. Lin Yukin: (Masters Rookie): The Asia Pacific Amateur Champion
  84. Yusaku Miyazato: (Masters Rookie):
  85. Dylan Frittelli: (Masters Rookie):
  86. Jose Maria Olazabal: (Best Finish 1st 1994, 1999): The two time Masters Champion from Spain eagled 15 in the final round on his way to victory in 94. A feat unmatched until his fellow countrymen Garcia did it last year. Five years later he pulled off another win joining Ballesteros as two-time winners from Spain. He has only made the cut twice at Augusta in the past ten years.
  87. Ian Woosman: (Best Finish 1st 1991): 27 years ago this Welshmen made a tricky par putt on the 72nd green to beat Tom Watson by one shot. Here’s a fun fact for you he’s the shortest Masters Champion of all time at 5’4. Two years ago he said he was done at Augusta but returned last year and is back this year, expectations can’t be high he’s only made two cuts since the start of the Millennium 18 years ago.

So there you have it, folks, a field of 87 players, from 23 countries, 20 are former Masters Champions with a combined 28 wins, 14 others are Major Champions, 6 Fedex Cup Champions, and 6 amateurs make up this field, and come Sunday Night one will be crowned Masters Champion.


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