Five Masters favorites

April 11, 2013 

TIGER

WOODS

Why he can win: He has won six times on the PGA Tour in his past 20 starts, and no one is playing better.

Why he might not: Golf is harder than he sometimes makes it look.

PHIL

MICKELSON

Why he can win: He shows more discipline at Augusta and contends even when he’s not showing the best form.

Why he might not: Shaky on putts inside 5 feet, and there are a lot of those at the Masters.

KEEGAN BRADLEY

Why he can win: Raw power, great determination, and his next major will elevate him in status.

Why he might not: Augusta National has never had a winner using a belly putter.

DUSTIN JOHNSON

Why he can win: He’s the most talented American under 30, and his draw is the perfect shape off the tee.

Why he might not: This is the only major he hasn’t had a chance to win on the back nine.

RORY

MCILROY

Why he can win: Even as he tries to find his swing, his putting has not left him.

Why he might not: Confidence goes a long way at Augusta. Boy Wonder is rebuilding his.

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