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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Jason Day Jason Day -
▲ 1
Six wins in his last 13 starts. Streak or new stature? Most Masters winners have a driver and a putter, and Day has both right now. Chased Schwartzel (T2) in 2011 and Scott (3) in 2013 and found a way not to win over the last four holes.
2 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
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Has shown he can putt and win on Tour without anchoring. There are Tour greens and then there are Augusta greens. Two wins early in 2016. A Day/Scott final group on Sunday would cause Australia to explode.
3 Bubba Watson Bubba Watson -
▲ 3
Wins at Augusta in ’12 and ’14, and this an even year. Bubba’s best when all the focus is from participation, not anticipation. Day, Spieth and McIlroy media frenzy will let Bubba start more relaxed. Winner at Riviera in 2016.
4 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
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Has to get back to Spieth golf. Out of the top 150 in Greens in Regulation. Rumored to be reaching for extra distance. Still the best putter in the field.
5 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
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Rickie finishes match the Masters personality. Players, Deutsche Bank and Abu Dhabi were all about finishing kick. Played his way out of contention early at the Masters in 2015.
6 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
▼ 1
Rain on any day will improve his chances Masters week. Changed his putting grip for the Match Play. Can match Day off the tee, not around the greens.
7 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
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It’s always about the short putts with Rose. T2 in 2015 with all four rounds under par. Could be the English Adam Scott with right win at the right time.
8 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
▼ 4
Good on the weekend in 2015 at Augusta after poor start. Stenson may be doing the slow burn after seven runner-up finishes in the last two years.
9 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
▲ 13
Augusta native. Only Larry Mize has won in his home town. Reed tends to be a little volatile when his game is off. Not a come-from-behind talent.
10 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
Some think Johnson still has open wounds from Chambers Bay finish. T6 at Augusta in 2015 by far his best ever. Ranks 163 in putting this year.
11 Louis Oosthuizen Louis Oosthuizen -
▼ 4
Another on a growing list of ball strikers with putting woes. New putter. New grip. Same results. Can win at any time but needs to see the ball go in the hole early.
12 Charl Schwartzel Charl Schwartzel -
▼ 12
Were four closing birdies at Augusta in 2011 who he is, or who he was for an hour. He’s #199 in driving accuracy and #152 in putting, but he has a win in 2016 at Valspar.
13 Branden Grace Branden Grace -
▼ 13
Two-time Masters winner -- in Qatar. Seven career wins, none in this country. When he wins, he goes low. One swing away from tying Spieth at Chambers Bay.
14 J.B. Holmes J.B. Holmes -
▼ 14
Amazingly only two Masters appearances with one MC. Has the firepower off the tee. More likely to contend rather than finish.
15 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama -
▲ 6
Solo fifth in 2015. Already a winner in Arizona this year. If you can win Memorial, you have the game to win at Augusta.
16 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▲ 4
Three top 10s at the start of the year. Game from tee to green is solid. Still has questions about getting the ball in the hole on the weekend. T2 in 2015.
17 Danny Willett Danny Willett -
▼ 17
Growing talent on European Tour. Posts more good numbers than wins. Only one Masters (T38). Pregnant wife could switch his Georgia plans.
18 Bill Haas Bill Haas -
▼ 4
His Masters history is good starts and weak Sunday finishes. T12 in 2015.
19 Zach Johnson Zach Johnson -
▼ 7
Needs the weather to make the course unpleasant. If double digits is the winning total, has no chance. Won at St. Andrews in 2015.
20 Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka -
▼ 3
Three major top 10s in the last two years. T33 in only Masters start. Ninth in driving distance. Number 162 in driving accuracy. Not the math you need to wear a green jacket.
21 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia -
▼ 21
Only one top 10 at Augusta in the last 11 years. T17 in 2015. Runner-up at Honda. Ranks ninth in Greens in Regulation this year. You can win the Masters with that number.
22 Brandt Snedeker Brandt Snedeker -
▼ 22
Tends to let the Masters get in his head. WD at Doral because of rib issue, not the first time with that injury. Early win in San Diego in 2016.
23 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas -
Winner on Tour in Malaysia in late 2015. Only his third career major and first Masters. Last Masters rookie winner -- Fuzzy Zoeller 1979.
24 Kevin Na Kevin Na -
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Plays better later in the year. Two top 15s in last three Masters starts.
25 Bryson DeChambeau Bryson DeChambeau -
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No amateur has won a Masters. If he could pull off the miracle, because of the clubs he uses, the game would be revolutionized.

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