Can Tiger Woods win?

Post pundits Mark Cannizzaro and Ian O’Connor make their Masters predictions:

Markus Cannizzaro

Jon Rahm: He just lost his first place finish to Scottie Scheffler and will win it back if he wins his first Masters this week. Rahm’s last four attempts at Augusta: T-5, T-7, T-9 and 4th place.

Cameron Smith: The 28-year-old Australian just wrapped up his Players Championship win, finished runner-up to Dustin Johnson at the Masters ’20 and finished 10th last year. He’s also fearless, which should play well for Augusta.

Brooks Koepka: He was quiet and under the radar, which appeals to him and makes him dangerous. He has a T-2 and a T-7 in 2019 and 20 Masters, respectively.

Scottie Scheffler: The newly crowned No. 1 is very suitable for the course and has won three of his last five starts dating back to February.

Cameron Young: The pride of Sleepy Hollow Country Club has had a great rookie year on the PGA Tour and has been around for a long time, which suits Augusta well. He also seems very unfazed by pressure. He looks and acts like he belongs.

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm
Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm
AP; EPO (2)

Ian O’Connor

Scottie Scheffler: He’s the best player in the world for a reason. Scheffler is red hot, having won three times on the Tour in the last few months and his fearless approach to the Ryder Cup tells me he will be fearless at Augusta National if he gets a chance to win on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy: It’s high time for one of the world’s most thoughtful athletes to finally win the final stage of the Grand Slam. McIlroy hasn’t had a major win in eight years, but he had his chances at the Masters and we’re hoping another knock on the door will see him through.

Jon Rahm: Rahm is perhaps the world’s most thoughtful golfer, just behind McIlroy, and has the skills to win a string of majors before he’s done. The defending US Open champion spoke on Tuesday about the relief of never having to hear again that he is the best non-major player alive, so he should feel comfortable on the track in Augusta.

Tiger Woods: Yes, Tiger Woods. If he says he can pull it off, then he absolutely can pull it off. Imagine the reaction if Tiger matches Jack Nicklaus with his sixth green jacket this Sunday. It would surpass his 2019 triumph as one of the greatest esports stories of all time.

JustinThomas: Tiger’s best bud is due. He’s been stuck in a major for more than four years, far too long. Thomas needs to win the game five or six before he’s done. Can Tiger Woods win?


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