Come Thursday, April 7th, 2016 we’ll all be sitting down to watch the now infamous ceremonial tee shots of the US Masters 2016.
As the world’s best golfers begin their way down the first fairway at Augusta (assuming they hit the opening hole fairway that is) all the competing players will be looking to don the famous Green Jacket at the end of the tournament …
In 2015 Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Arnold Palmer kick-started one of the most remarkable performances from a young man Augusta National has ever seen.
A man who has since projected himself to the top of the world, reaching peaks that can only be compared to the two most successful players in history; Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
The new wonder kid of golf now has seven titles on the PGA Tour, and has finished in the top ten, 34 times in the past 3 years; let’s not forget he has only played in 79!
That young man was Mr.Jordan Spieth.
After winning by 4 shots last year we know that Spieth will be battling whoever decides to turn up for the first Major of the year with his best golf.
However, the last few weeks, we have witnessed some issues with his swing, and inconsistency, and those putts have not been dropping.
Therefore, Jordan Spieth, may not be passing the US Masters 2016 title and green jacket back to himself this April.
So who is going to win? We asked TSG blogger, Craig Murray about his favorites for the US Masters 2016…
One of the sport’s most loved players of all time has found his mojo!
After ditching Butch Harmon in the autumn, Phil has hired a new swing coach in Andrew Getson. A fairly unknown character in the world of golf, Getson’s first few months have supplied big Phil with some superb results.
Slumping to his lowest overall world golf ranking (OWR) since 1995 last year, Phil has already knocked up a 2nd, 3rd, and 11th spot in just 4 starts this calendar year.
This 3-time masters champion chased Jordan to the end last season, finishing 2nd, and definitely has another major left!
If the putts drop, Phil could easily bag himself a 4th green jacket.
Once voted, ‘The most overrated golfer on tour’, this young heartthrob has found himself sitting just 3 spots away from the best player in the world.
Not a bad year for Rickie with 4 victories including the Players Championship in 2015.
Known for his eccentric clothing, he is now one of the most feared players on tour with an ‘incredible’ short game, just what Augusta asks for.
T12th in 2015 and T5th in 2014 this guy knows what is needed here and could well find his first Major. Augusta could be Orange come April 10th.
With one of the best swings on tour, one major in the bag, and a solid start to the new season, Justin could be the man to follow around Augusta.
In 10 appearances at The Masters, Justin has only finished outside the top 25 twice, including a tied 2nd place last year behind Jordan Spieth.
A couple of poor-putting performances have cost him a title or two this year however he has a few weeks to get this sorted.
If you are looking at following a Brit, here’s your man!
There you go, there are the three tips for the US Masters 2016, Good luck!
by Craig Murray