The Masters: Power Ranking Top 10 Golfers In Augusta - 4/7/16
The 2016 Masters
The Masters : Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Augusta National Golf Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CBS
We’ve made it to what many consider the Super Bowl of golf, as the Masters Tournament will tee off this week. Before we get to some of the golfers you should include on your card this week, we’re going to give out the top-10 players heading into the Augusta National Golf Club. It should be a fun weekend.
Here are your power rankings for the 2016 Masters Tournament.
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1. Jordan Spieth - While Jordan Spieth may not be dominating like we’re used to seeing, he did win the Masters last year and was runner-up in 2014. When it’s all said and done, Spieth is still the best in the world and needs to be treated like it.
2. Jason Day - Jason Day is statically the No. 1 player in the world, as he’s won his last two events and was runner-up at the Masters in 2011. Day has been the hottest player in the world this season.
3. Adam Scott - Adam Scott was the guy to beat before Day started playing out of this world. Scott won the Masters in 2013 and was runner-up in 2011. Scott has finished second or better in three of his last five events.
4. Bubba Watson - Bubba Watson has won two of the last four Masters, which includes 2012 and 2014. In other words, Watson has won the last two Masters that fall on even years, making him a prime candidate to win it again this year.
5. Rory McIlroy - Rory McIlroy has been inching closer and closer to winning his first Masters title. McIlroy has struggled a lot this season so far, but he’s still a top-five player entering the weekend.
6. Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson may be on the downside of his career, but he’s still won this tournament three times and was runner-up last season. Don’t ever count out the 45-year-old in Augusta.
7. Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson has three top-10 finishes in his last four events and finished sixth in the Masters last year. Johnson enters this week in terrific form.
8. Justin Rose - Justin Rose was runner-up in the Masters last year and has five straight top-25 finishes on this course. Rose hasn’t been lighting the world on fire this season overall, but he always shows up at the Augusta National Golf Club.
9. Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has been solid for the last month or so, and he has three top-10 finishes in four of his last Masters appearances. Kuchar could get the biggest win of his life this week.
10. Henrik Stenson - Henrik Stenson has finished third or better in his last two events and usually shows up in majors. Stenson also hasn’t missed a cut in 33 starts, making him a player to watch this week.