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2023 Masters Tournament dates: April 6-9 (Thursday-Sunday)

Is this the year Rory finally wins the Masters?  Back In October before the start of this season, we picked Jon Rahm to win the Masters. We’ll stick with that pick. This year will be the first Masters played since the LIV tour started. In general, I’m curious to see how those golfers perform. They are professionals and I’m sure will try to ramp up for the Masters, but I think everyone knows it’s less competitive and they play far less. I’m not sure that’s going to be the greatest preparation for those coming from the LIV tour. They will begin the first of three events prior to the Masters starting February 24th. The event the week prior will be at Orange County National in Orlando.

As always course history is a major bonus at the Masters as it’s played on the same course every year. While we have seen some players come out of the gates like Jordan Spieth dominated from his first step on the course typically that is not the case. Experience matters here and even some oldsters can preform well from time to time. We’ve seen Jack Nicklaus with a T6 at 57 years old for example. Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer and others have had nice finishes in the last decade.

There have been some short hitters like Zach Johnson win before, but usually the weather is more in play in those instances. The long hitters have the advantage, especially lefty’s like Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson over the years. Hole 13 Azalea is an important hole to birdie or even potentially eagle. Even as someone that only plays it on video games you understand that. The shape of it sets up perfectly for them.

Here is the course history and our general power rankings. Some discount course history in general when betting, I wouldn’t here. Form is important but experience matters at the Masters too. Some notable exceptions that just missed the cut to make the tournament this week were Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler. Ranking 51st and 55th. That’s got to hurt to be that close as top 50 the week before would have got you in.

1Scottie Scheffler1T18T19
2Jon RahmT27T5T7T94T27
3Rory McIlroy2CUTT5T21T5T7T104T8
4Cameron SmithT3T10T2T51T5T55
5Justin ThomasT8T214T12T17T22T39
6Dustin JohnsonT12CUT1T2T10T4T6CUT
7Jordan SpiethCUTT3T46T213T11T2WinT2
8Collin Morikawa5T18T44
9Xander SchauffeleCUTT3T17T2T50
10Will ZalatorisT62
11Patrick CantlayT39CUTT17T9CUT
12Viktor HovlandT27T21T32
13Brooks KoepkaCUTCUTT7T2T11T21T33
14Hideki MatsuyamaT141T13T3219T11T75CUT
15Max HomaT48CUTCUT
16Matt FitzpatrickT14T34T46T21T38T7CUT
17Tony FinauT35T10T38T5T10
18Corey ConnersT6T8T10T46CUT
19Tommy FleetwoodT14T46T19T36T17CUT
20Sungjae ImT8CUTT2
21Justin RoseCUT7T23CUTT122T10T2T14
22Patrick ReedT35T8T10T361T49T22CUT
23Sam BurnsCUT
24Shane LowryT3T21T25CUTCUTT39CUT
25Tyrrell Hatton52T18CUTT56T44CUT
26Adam ScottT4854T34T18T32T9T42T38T14
27Joaquin NiemannT35T40CUT
28Jason DayCUTCUTT56T20T22T10T28T20
29Louis OosthuizenWDT26T23T29T12T41T15T1925
30Cameron YoungCUT
31Brian HarmanCUTT12T44
32Abraham AncerCUTT26T13
33Billy Horschel43T50T38T56CUTT17CUTT37
34Tom Kim
35Harris EnglishT21T14CUT
36Kevin NaT14T12T13T46CUTT55T12
37Charl SchwartzelT10T26T25CUTCUT3CUTT38CUT
38Tiger Woods47T381T32T17
39Bryson DeChambeauCUTT46T34T29T38T21
40Jason KokrakT1449CUT
41Keegan BradleyT43T52T22CUT
42Kurt Kitayama
43Talor GoochT14
44Seamus PowerT27
45Bubba WatsonT39T2657T12T5CUTT37T38Win
46Harold VarnerT23
47Russell HenleyT30T15T1121T31
48Danny WillettT12CUTT25CUTCUTCUTWinT38
50Thomas PietersCUTCUT
51Mito Pereira
52Sahith Theegala
53Phil MickelsonT21T55T18T36T22CUTT2CUT
54Sergio GarciaT23CUTCUTCUTWinT34T17CUT
55Alexander NorenT62CUTCUT
56Tom HogeT39
57Mackenzie HughesT50T40
58Francesco MolinariCUT52CUTT5T20T3350
59Aaron Wise17
60Cameron ChampT10T26T19
61Kevin KisnerT44CUTCUTT21T28
62Kyoung-Hoon LeeCUT
63Sepp StrakaT30
65Adrian Meronk
66Ryan Fox
67J.T. PostonCUT
68Bernhard LangerCUTCUTT29T62T38CUTT24CUTT8
69Scott Stallings
70Ben Carr
71Sam Bennett
74Harrison Crowe
75Jose Maria OlazabalCUTT50CUTCUTCUT
77Matthew McClean
79Aldrich Potgieter
80Adam Svensson
82Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira
83Kazuki Higa
84Gordon Sargent

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