I am looking forward to the 2018 Masters, more than any I can remember. Much of it because Tiger is back playing well, and could be in the hunt. Then there’s Phil, Jordan, Bubba, Sergio, DJ, Justin, and all those young bucks coming up.
My wife asked me the other day who I thought would win. I hadn’t even thought about that. I was just looking at the worlds best, in a great competition, settled by a 80 foot put on 18. There are so many playing great golf right now. So let me tell you my favorite:
Phil Mickelson: At 47, Playing some of his best golf. Won 2 weeks ago. Has won 3 green jackets, so he knows how to play Augusta.
Jordan Spieth: Playing good golf. Always in the hunt. His putter was betraying him, but appears to have improved, after a few practices with Brad Faxon.
Tiger Woods: He’s been in the hunt in his last 3 tournaments. You all know how Tiger gets up for the majors. I wouldn’t vote it out. He needs to control his drives, so that the position of his ball, is in the right location, in relation to the pin placement.
Bubba Watson: Has won 2 Masters. Playing great right now. Won the Match Play tournament 2 weeks ago. His accuracy off the tee is worth a couple of shots.
Sergio Garcia: Has been a great player for over 15 years, on the tour. Knows how to win, especially at Augusta, last year’s winner.
Justin Thomas: The real up and comer. Last Years Fed Ex Champ. Has already won 3 times this year. In an interview I saw, he said he is working on controlling his temper. If he is in the hunt could his temper be a factor.
Dustin Johnson: Hold’s the # 1 ranking in the world. Is playing well. 3 top 5’s in the past month. He probably has elevated desire to win, based on the fact he had to withdraw last year.
Jason Day: Great young golfer. His recent game isn’t up to his s, but if he coluld start off good, it could propel him to have an outstanding Masters.
Rory McElroy: When McElroy is playing well, he has a real bounce in his step, and an amiable smile on his face. He’s back, and playing great golf.. He has a strong desire to complete the career Grand Slam. Could it be his week?
Matt Kuchar: I’ve been a fan of Kuchar’s since he played at Georgia Tech, and won the low amateur at the 1996 Masters. He is playing the best golf of his career, and has been on the leaderboard, almost every week. I can’t believe, he hasn’t won more on the tour.
That really didn’t pick a winner. So here goes with my top 3:
Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar