Ahead of the first Major of the year, the form guide for the field is drawn up.
It seems The Masters this year are destined to be won by only one man, Tiger Woods.
After his well-publicised problems off the course, Woods has returned to the summit of world golf by recently reclaiming the top ranking.
Along the way he has looked like the player of old who tore up courses around the world and left names on the leaderboard in his wake.
But he has a pack who are all desperate to also wear the famous green jacket.
Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson has not been playing his best golf this season, but his coolness under pressure and laid-back attitude might see him rise to the occasion.
Former world number one Rory McIroy bounced back to form well to finish runner-up at the Valero Texas Open
“Every time you come here you’re hoping to win that green jacket and every time you don’t it’s a chance missed. But if I’m here on Sunday and I’ve given it a good run you can’t be too disappointing but the ultimate goal is to get the green jacket,” McIroy said.
Other players who could rise through the pack to challenge for the over crown include Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Australia’s Adam Scott, former winner Charl Swartzel and Lee Westwood.
Westwood, who will soon cross to the wrong side of 40, said he needs to make up for lost time after finishing second in 2010 and third last year.
“Practice has been going nicely,” Westwood said,
“I haven’t quite started the year as fast as I would have liked but that’s more down to scoring. I’ve been hitting the ball pretty well and my short game has certainly improved.
“It’ll be easier going into it carrying some form and not feeling like I’ve had a massive break over the winter. I’m up to speed and match-fit.
“I’m as comfortable as you can feel (at Augusta). It’s the type of golf course that can jump up and bite you if you get complacent and don’t stick to your game plan.
“You look at my results over the last few years, I’ve come close a couple of times and this year I don’t see any reason why this year I shouldn’t be involved again.”
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