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Who is your favorite to win the 2021 Masters this week? What makes you believe they have a good shot to win?

Who is your favorite to win the 2021 Masters this week? What makes you believe they have a good shot to win?
The Masters this year is looking to be a promising shootout of PGA Tour stars. Here are some thoughts from Backswing professionals on who will win.

33 Professionals Contributed

Speith, Who Else??!!

Jordan Speith has been trending all year and with a breakthrough win last week and his short game sharp, this is a easy bet!! If it stays firm and fast that also helps his long game accuracy. Bet the ranch, go Jordan!!

Jordan Spieth comin on strong

Jordan Spieth is the best putter on tour in my opinion. He also has one of the best short games.
His full swing seems to be rounding into shape as well, especially since he just won this past week. Finally, he is a former Masters champion. All these make him my pick.

Rahm

Just had a baby
Life is in a great place

Whispering Pines Golf Club

Louis Oosthiuzen

Number 2 in total putting entering the masters and always plays Augusta well. To me whoever is putting really well always has a chance to win at Augusta.

Jordan Spieth

I do not think there is a clear favorite to ever win the Masters, but I do think Jordan Spieth will have a great week and be a top three finisher. He has played some magical golf at Augusta and seems to have a great connection with the course. His short game is a great fit for Augusta and his win this past week and very solid play for the last two months has put him in contention on a regular basis. From my view this all leads to another great performance for Jordan at the Masters. Let’s all enjoy another great tournament!

Mattawang Golf Club

Spieth Wins again!

Jordan Spieth has discovered his Magic at the Masters once again. Augusta rewards the best putters and there is none better than Jordan Spieth.

Mohegan Sun Golf Club

Tony Finau WILL break through!

After dislocating his ankle at the Masters Par 3 a few years ago, Tony Finau has been a staple at the tournament and always a threat to do serious damage. Effortless power and a strong short game is the key at Augusta these days, and Finau’s putter is starting catch a hot streak. The most likely challengers will be a few obvious superstars. DJ is working in a title defense, Rory is putting in insane hours of practice, and Lee Westwood and Bryson Dechambeau celebrated success on the Florida Swing. Speith’s victory Sunday almost assuredly knocked him out of contention at Augusta as back to back winners heading into Majors dont typically fare well. One more worthy note, Jon Rahm just welcomed his first child into the world, and if I were a betting man, I would expect him to have one heck of a week!

Jon Rahm for the win

I really like Jon Rahm this week at the Masters. I believe the winner will be someone who drives it long and straight who has a great short game to match. You need to be a complete player to win here and I believe Jon Rahm is the complete package. In addition, his wife just had a baby, so I think his frame of mind will put him in a very good place heading into this week.

Winner Winner CHix Diner

Justin Thomas hits it out there far enough, hits it High and can roll the ROCK.

Fox Hollow Golf Club

Working the ball and putting

Overall, Bryson De Chambois. Long and works the ball. The student of the game that seldom loses focus and can putt. That is what it takes to play Masters.

ANYONE!

One of the best things about golf today is that there is a huge number of players who can win Majors. Look at what has happened in the women’s game over the past few years. Very few of the “so called favorites” have one–I bet no one had Patty Tavatanakit on their radar screen. The same goes for the men–although the list here is shorter.
Sure Jordan Spieth as played as well as anyone this spring, but it’s tough to win back to back. Lee Westwood has played well. But Augusta brings out the best in about 20 players and those that have not played well find a way to be in the hunt on the back 9 Sunday.
I don’t have a favorite but it sure would be nice to see Lee Westwood win a major–he’s way overdo and really easy to root for.

Louis Oosthuizen

Could be the best swing in golf and he plays usually plays well at the National.

Bryson Part 2

I think he learned from his last trip to Augusta. He will be ready for the challenge and ready to win it.

Nick Duffy Golf

JT putting on green jacket

I’m going to run with Justin Thomas putting on his first Green Jacket at the Masters this week.

Justin has the ability to hit his irons at a nice high trajectory which should be an asset because it sounds like Augusta is running pretty firm and fast.

I also like that he has great distance control with his wedges, which should be a big advantage also.

Additionally the hard draw that he hit off of the 18th tee at the Players on both Saturday and Sunday should be a great shot on a few holes at Augusta as well.

Flagler Golf Academy

new daddy

I think John Rahm will win he hits that left to right cutter and putts it well.He is a new Daddy and will be highly motivated to play well

First time long shot

I like Tony Finau or Viktor Hovland this week!

Canyon Springs Golf Course

K.K.

Kevin Kisner . He’s going to get hot Th and Friday. Then show some grit and hang on to win in a three way playoff.

Look to the Top 10

Any one in the field could win this year’s Masters Tournament. But look to the Top 10 ranked in the world as your favorites. Because of either personal or professional connections, I’ll be hoping either Bryson DeChambeau or Colin Morikawa dawns the Green Jacket Sunday evening as either wins their 2nd major. Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka will make it a tough back 9 Sunday afternoon. And John Rahm and Rory McIlroy are my dark horses, each with an additional motivation beyond the ordinary this weekend to win.

John Hughes Golf

Tony Finau

I think Tony has amazing potential, and is great underdog pick. He stays steady finishes in top 10. Bit can go on a hot steak at any moment.

Rahm, first of many major victories!

I would like to repeat my statement from five months ago,….. Jon Rahm is my pick to win the Masters!

To win a major championship, it takes a combination of talent, heart and soul, power, and a passion for the game. Mix these in with great touch around the greens, laser focus, and a relentless desire to win, and you can see why why Jon Rahm is my pick to win the 2021 Masters
Building confidence from some recent victories and strong finishes are some of the reasons Jon Rahm will be in contention to win the upcoming Masters. At the same time there are other factors that will give him the edge come Sunday and the final nine holes at Augusta.
Winning titles on the PGA Tour, being one of the youngest ever to become the number one player in the world and playing the game at this level is a remarkable achievement, but there is something else that makes this an even greater story!!
By becoming the top ranked player in golf, Jon Rahm proved that belief in oneself, determination, and hard work can overcome any obstacle to realize your dream. The real story is not about a man with a fierce competitive spirit and talent, and fire in his belly to achieve the top ranking in the world of golf.
The story is about a twenty five year old from the small town of Barrika, on the north coast of Spain, who has overcome many early challenges in his life, multiple surgeries, and limited mobility, who believed in his dream, and developed into one of the top players in the game today!
Jon Rahm has channeled his passion for the game of golf, his drive, hard work, and ability to reach the pinnacle of his profession.
I had the good fortune of spending some time with Jon recently. He took the time to talk about his background and golf game, as well as his connection and support for people with disabilities. It struck me at that time to share in the belief that he was destined for greatness, in golf and in life.
It seems that Jon has had to overcome some obstacles of his own on the way to success and stardom. Born with a disability that would limit most people, he has worked hard throughout his life and has earned his place on tour. He was quick to acknowledge a caring and supportive family, and an inner belief and drive, as the two most important factors.
Following a fabulous amateur career, he has already claimed 13 worldwide professional golf titles, earned the respect of his peers, and captured the hearts of millions of fans from all corners of the golf world. His mission to develop a total game of power, control, and skill has come to fruition! Look for Jon to contend every week, especially on difficult tracks, and in major championships. I believe this week at the Masters will be the first of several Major victories for Jon Rahm!

Olde School Golf School

“Jason makes the Day”

To play well at Augusta National, a player must have a well-rounded game and possess an unbelievable short game within 50 yards from the green. Green reading, speed control, club selection, targets, angles, are just a few of the skills necessary to navigate the course. And finally, do you possess the emotional skills to be in contention on the back nine on Sunday ? Jason Day will get the job done !

Cameron Smith

His game sets up great for Augusta especially due to his short game prowess.

Justin Thomas wins the Masters

Justin Thomas is my pick to win the Masters.

Ricky Fowler is ready...

Ricky Fowler is an excellent putter…You need to be an excellent putter for 4 days!

Masters favorites

It appears that the powers that be will have ANGC running fast and firm this week. Absent of any inclement weather to soften it up, the Champion should come from the group of players with the most controllable game, and, of course, the great putters. Look out for Webb Simpson, who hits it plenty far, straight, and can putt lights-out. Everyone’s arch-nemesis, Patrick Reed, should figure as well. And you can’t count out the resurgent Jordan Spieth, arriving with great confidence. From the Euro arena, I think Lee Westwood has a chance to contend, with his recent form and history of playing well here figured in. But I’m taking Paul Casey, a bloke who appears to have a care-free attitude and great striking skills in his arsenal. If the course dries out and the winds blow, that attitude will come in handy.

Louis for the win

I like Oosthuizen because his putting stats are at the top. I look away from the most popular picks, because they won’t pay out that much. And I don’t pick guys that were hot 4-8 weeks ago, because everyone has peaks, and they don’t last forever. Good putting is a must at Augusta. Louis is off of the radar and has won here before.

Moses Lake Golf Club

Ride the Hot Hand

I like Jordan Spieth. There’s a lot to say about confidence heading into a Major, particularly at Augusta where you already know the shots to hit. There’s less “surprising” shots and sightlines when you’ve played 30-40 rounds on the course already. Spieth also has a tremendous career record at The Masters, and the return to an April date with fast and firm conditions will likely even out the field versus the longest hitters. It’s a chipping and putting contest around those greens, and Jordan had 44 one putts and chip-ins at Valero last week.

Lebanon Country Club

Aussie wins the Master's

Cameron Smith is going to win the Master’s. The 28 year old Aussie has been knocking on the door this year with good finishes in The Players Championship and Genesis Invitational. Both of those courses favor good ball strikers as does Augusta National. Add that to his two top five finishes at Augusta, T5 in 2018 and T2 last year and one can see why he is ready to win his first major championship.

Bernhard Langer- A Master Winner

My choice is Bernhard Langer. He is a two-time Masters champion. Bernhard turned pro in 1972. In 1986, he became the sport’s first official number one ranked player. At 63 years old, he is a long shot. But in my book, he will always be a Master Winner in golf and life.

Horses for Courses

I believe that the players who score well at Augusta National seem to score well there every year. So my pick is a repeat with Dustin Johnson because he won in November by 5, he knows how to play the course now and he says he is feeling good about his swing – that’s enough for me. I am sure he will be the betting favorite and for a good reason. Fast and firm this year so not 20 under, I am going with 14 under par winning score.

El Nino for the win

I like Sergio Garcia. He has won before there so he has the experience. He is playing well going in and seems to a new found confidence in his putting. He has always been one of the best ball strikers.

Hot Hand

I’d have to say I like Justin Thomas. He’s in great form and I don’t like DJ’s chances (hard to win back-to-back majors) or Jordan Spieth (hard to win back-to-back weeks). This one is wide open though and won’t be surprised to see a new winner or a former major winner step up. My heart is pulling for Lee Westwood to get that elusive victory!

Arsenal Island Golf Course

Masters Favorite

My pick for the Masters this week is Jordan Speith. He has been in good form and he is very comfortable at Augusta.