Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Johnson, McIlroy head crowded cast of Masters contenders

US Masters champion 2011 Charl Schwarztel GETTYUS Masters champion 2011 Charl Schwarztel is an outside shot to win another title
Damon Campbell | 09 April, 2017, 03:20

"I've done all the preparation I can. It's a tough golf course, everything in your bag needs to be working for you to play well around here", said Johnson, who will tee off on Thursday with twice Masters champion Bubba Watson and PGA Championship victor Jimmy Walker. He feels very good about himself and likes being world No 1, which was our goal at the start of the year.

Strokes Gained Off-The-Tee (SG:OTT): I wanted to target driving distance alone this week, but I think SG:OTT is a more comprehensive metric overall. The world's #1 ranked golfer has won the last three tournaments he's played, and he enters the 2017 Masters as this year's prohibitive favorite.

While Phil Mickelson has no shortage of green jackets, with a win this weekend, he would be the oldest person to win the Masters, cracking Jack Nicklaus' record of 46 years old.

Forecasts for heavy rain today to soften the course add to the drama that one of golf's great stages annually produces.

"We've been on a good run", Johnson said. On Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service is predicting winds of at least 20 miles per hour. "Hit the green the majority of the time".

"Every time you go in the champions locker room and see the guys, we all kind of appreciate what we did in winning in our own ways", said Willet.

"It's always important to get off to a decent start but especially here".

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Luck has got his eye in playing practice rounds with Scott and Jason Day and on Tuesday he shared the fairways with Rory McIlroy. Then you can run up numbers pretty quickly. He withdrew from the WGC-Match Play to be with his mother during her lung cancer surgery. If you break up the strokes gained stats even further, the off-the-tee play has the biggest correlation with finishing position at Augusta.

Johnson won his first major title at last year's US Open while McIlroy followed his 2011 Masters heartache by winning the US Open two months later.

"If it happens this year, fantastic", he said. "If I'm four or five behind going into the back nine, it's never over". To read the full write-up, follow the link at the bottom which will direct you to the Premium article.

"He said to me that he took on too much a couple of times and it cost him a couple of Green Jackets", McIlroy told reporters on Tuesday.

"I've realised that the more I can get comfortable with this golf course. and the more I can get comfortable in the environment and the surroundings, the better", the 27-year-old Northern Irishman said.

"It will surely be there and it has been there", he said. "That would be somewhat of an edge if it would be mano a mano.

That's the last thing I needed", he said.

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