The most exciting Major of the year is upon us! Okay, I know it is the first Major of the year and thus will be the most exciting. Having said that, today the best golfers in the world (excluding Tiger Woods) will vie for the coveted Green Jacket. As always, it is challenging to pick the Masters Champion. Fortunately you have come to the right place because I have the definitive answer!
Alright, I have to come clean. My predictions would be considered guesses at best; I am basing my predications on cut feel only and should not be take for anything more than just that. However, if I happen pick the winner, I will be claiming expert knowledge and understanding of the golf world. So, here goes nothing:
Finishing Second: Rory McIlroy. I know he is not playing his best right now, but at any time he has the game to win. If Rory regains his form off the tee, he will be tough to beat. He has the complete package and if is in play for most of his approach shots, then the magic of winning can happen. I want to reemphasize that he has to be in play off the tee.
Dark Horse: Lee Westwood. Lee is playing very well as of late and is position for his first Major. I have to admit this is purely a pick from the heart. Westwood has to hit his approach shots closer than he has to have a chance on Augusta National’s greens. He is definitely a long shot, but how knows Westwood might rise to the occasion.
Masters Champion: Dustin Johnson. I know this seems like an easy choice, but the challenge to repeat as champion is difficult at best. I think that if Johnson can tap into his winning form from last fall, he will wearing his second green jacket. Dustin can hit the long ball with accurcay, has dramatically improved his wedge play, and has the calm demeanour to handle the pressure of The Masters. If he starts strong, he will playing in the last group on Sunday.
Regardless of who you pick to win this weekends Major, there is one thing that all the players must do well. They must putt better than everyone else. Putting will determine the winner at Augusta this year. He who has the hot flat stick wins the green jacket!
Who do you think will win The 2021 Masters?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!