There is only one player in 2019 who can match Tiger Woods feat in 2001 of winning The Players Championship and The Masters in the same year. With all the amazing players who have competed in both events since 1974, I am not surprised that only one player rose to the occasion and won. Yet, now there is talk of Rory McIlroy accomplishing what so many failed to achieve. Do you think it is probable that he wins The Masters this year…..he is the current favorite!
Throughout the years, I have never placed much stock on who is the favorite for the Majors. I find that whoever is streaking that week has the greatest chance to win. Of course, the top player’s chances of streaking at the right time are better than the average journeyman player. Yet, I am remiss to make too many bold claims about the abilities of players to perform on the big stage.
Let us not fool ourselves, The Masters is the big stage. Needing it to complete his career grand slam, McIlroy is definitely playing well enough to claim the green jacket. His performance in 2019 definitely points to his success in Augusta, but he still has to manage the nerves and play his game.
Moving The Players Championship to March definitely improves the chances of a player winning it and The Masters in the same year. Because they are only 3 weeks apart, a hot player like McIlroy has a great chance of claiming both prizes. In the past, winning both was more challenging because a player would have to play well in two different times of year and weather conditions.
Will Rory McIlroy win the Masters this year? I suggest he has a better than not chance of winning his first green jacket. He is the hottest player in golf right now and with The Masters only 3 weeks away, it is looking like he is the player to beat.
I am going to hold of making my Masters prediction until the week before the event, but for now Rory sure looks good!
What are your thoughts?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!