It’s that time of year again, where for us Canadians, the snow is finally melting, but down in Georgia spring is in the air, tulips are in full bloom and Augusta National is prepping for it’s big weekend to come. This year will be an interesting one to watch, after a three year hiatus, Tiger Woods is returning to the pristine greens and fairways at Augusta National in attempts to get his 5th green jacket. With 13 years already passed since his last green jacket (I know crazy right), there will be lots of eyes on Tiger. Even the bookies have Tiger with decent odds to win – even better than our two favourites to win Jordan Speith and Justin Thomas.
Of course you also cannot forget about McIlroy – if he can get his short irons and putter working on Augusta slick greens, there’s really no stomping the guy. Dustin Johnson is another favourite out there, I would be on the edge of my seat watching a Sunday showdown between these young guys and Tiger down Amen Corner onto the final holes. Realistically, Tiger should be out of his league, but there is still is an aura to the guy and the crowds that follow him, that could cause even the best players in the world to sweat.
Without a doubt, the 2018 Masters will be one of the tournaments to watch (not like it ever isn’t). If you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets this year – go early and grab a good seat (16 is always a treat), and if you’re like us this year, and watching with a group of friends on TV, grab some 2018 Masters Tournament swag and cheer your favourite players on. Here’s our predictions for the Top 3 players at this years Masters.
Winner – Jordan Spieth
2nd – Dustin Johnson
3rd – Justin Thomas
Long shot – Fred Couples (call us nostalgic)