Who will be the Masters champion?

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick April 1, 2021 11:26

The Masters tournament is back in its deserved spot to start as the first foremost championship of the golf season. It had got moved to November during an announcement in 2020. All the top players from around the globe will make a comeback to the contest for the Green Jacket. It is only after five months from Dustin Johnson’s victory.

There are many top candidates in supreme form who will make their way to the event. It also includes the ruling champion, making the tournament as exciting as possible. When we take a look at the winners of the last 25 years, it is possible to identify who will emerge victorious at this tournament.

Golf offers several advantages like strength and youth. However, players also need the experience to compete with others at the Masters. There were two players who have emerged victorious at the Masters in the last 25 years. Jordan Spieth was the champion in 2015, while Tiger Woods grabbed the honors in 1997. They were only 21 years old when they won.

The PGA Tour witnesses excellent performance from several young golfers. However, according to the history of Augusta, it is likely that the winner at this tournament will be more than 25 years old. Only two players with an age of more than 40 have managed to win the championship in the last 25 years. Woods won it in 2019 and Mark O’Meara in 1998.

(graphic: Betway)

Players like Lee Westwood will have good chances at the Augusta. This tournament is the only one that gets played each year at the same venue. It makes it easier to identify the players that have the best chances to win. From the last 25 champions, 18 have made around four appearances at Augusta. It takes more than one attempt to win the first Green Jacket at Augusta.

It is essential for the players to have played well at Augusta previously. 16 of the last 25 champions already finished in the top-five spot at the Masters before. The chances of players also get increased if they were the winners of the previous season. 19 out of the 25 players at Augusta qualified for the tournament since 1996. It is before they emerged victoriously.

It is not essential that they were vying for the top spot as only six had finished in the top-five place. However, it was crucial for them to have had an excellent performance. Keeping all these factors in mind, it is possible to identify who will be the champion at the Masters.

Here are five players who will likely be the champion this year.

  • Justin Thomas

He has already won the Players Championship and is one of the top contenders. This 27-year-old American golfer has great chances and fits better into this list of top players.

  • Dustin Johnson

He is the incoming champion and has top chances this year. His age is 36 years and ranks number one around the globe. He has also won one championship this year. Overall, he has won ten Masters championship in his career.

  • Brooks Koepka

He finished at the seventh spot last year and second at the 2019 Masters. Brooks has appeared at Augusta five times in his career. He is currently at the 12th spot in global rankings and has twice finished in the first five places. He has also won a tournament in February this year.

  • Patrick Reed

He has also won the Masters in the past when he emerged victorious in the year 2018. At 30 years of age, he is the seventh in the world rankings. He has also won one tournament in January this year.

  • Webb Simpson

He is in prime form and will likely emerge victoriously. He was in fifth place in 2019 and tenth a year later. He has got the starts on nine occasions at Augusta. He is 35 years old and had a top-five finish at a tournament this season. Watch out for all these players as they make a better addition to the list of expected winners at Augusta.

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick April 1, 2021 11:26
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