The 78th Masters begins today at the Augusta National Golf Club with 97 players in the field, including defending champion Adam Scott. PG golf writer Gerry Dulac looks at the top 20 players who should contend for the green jacket.
Rory McIlroy World’s No. 2 player eyeing third major title
Adam Scott Hasn’t been repeat champ since Tiger Woods in 2002
Phil Mickelson Can he get fourth green jacket 10 years after first one?
Jason Day Hasn’t played since winning WGC-Match Play because of thumb injury
Dustin Johnson One win, two seconds and a fourth in six stroke-play events in 2014
Justin Rose: U.S. Open champ no stranger to the leader boards at Masters
Henrik Stenson: Is 2013 FedEx champ poised to win first major?
Matt Kuchar: One of PGA Tour’s hottest players the past two weeks
Patrick Reed: Former Augusta State star has three victories in past eight months
Jordan Spieth: Has best chance to end 44-year Masters drought with no rookie winner
Sergio Garcia: Four top 10s this season, but 0 for 61 in major championships
Bubba Watson: 2012 Masters champ has victory and two seconds already this season
Lee Westwood: Picking Englishman to win major like predicting rain in the desert
Zach Johnson: Former Masters champ has cooled after fast 2014 start
Hunter Mahan: Swing is too good not to hold up to major pressure one of these days
Jimmy Walker: Only second player in 44 years with three wins before Masters
Harris English: Shouldn’t be long before ex-Georgia player wins a green jacket
Brandt Snedeker: Has four top-20 finishes in six Masters appearances
Graham DeLaet: Masters rookie has five top-10s, including two runners-up, in 2014
Jason Dufner: PGA champ is playing like he looks — disinterested
And winner is ...
Jason Day. He blew a two-shot lead with three holes remaining a year ago. Not this time.