This is the tournament that we all have been waiting for. From the beginning of the season on, all the golfers are looking to improve their game for “this tournament.” There are four majors that golfers are striving for, but this is the one that they all want the most. It is “a tradition unlike any other.” It is The Masters!
Augusta National is a 7,435 yard Par 72. It contains very lengthy Par 4’s and reachable Par 5’s. The combination of undulations and speed on the greens make them very challenging to score on. These greens are the fastest greens the players will see all year. They also contain many run off areas around the edges of the greens making it difficult to hit them in regulation. This is an extreme test of golf and in order to do well here, the golfers must be solid in many areas of their game.
Driving Distance: There are many long holes and reachable Par 5’s making Driving Distance here a very crucial stat.
Greens in Regulation: In order to win here, you have to hit greens. Not all golfers have to be superb putters, but they have to have success that week at hitting greens in regulation.
Course History: This course is so difficult that many players need to play the course a large number of times in order to figure a lot of the parts out. The undulations on every green make it so important to know the course as much as possible. There is a large trend of golfers who play well here from year to year that is hard to ignore.
Putting: This has been stated throughout, but it’s worth stating again. These are extremely fast and difficult greens making it difficult to make putts. It does not always take the best putter to win, but the putter has to be solid that week.
Below are the plays that I have already taken a stab at.
Free Picks: 2016 Masters Tournament:
Jason Day -115 vs Rory McIlroy
Bubba Watson +105 vs. Rory McIlroy
Henrik Stenson +100 vs. Justin Rose
Vijay Singh -120 vs. Davis Love III
Danny Willett +105 vs. Zach Johnson
Charley Hoffman -120 vs. Shane Lowry
Oosthuizen +125 vs. Justin Rose
Jordan Spieth +110 vs. Rory McIlroy
Note* Leans are plays that I have not yet played, but I am considering. It could either be used to help you agree or get off a play that you may have liked previously. Use the information as you wish.
Updated Masters Odds from Vegas: