Dustin Johnson has plenty of momentum entering Masters

Dustin Johnson has plenty of momentum entering Masters

"It's one of many tournaments I've lost given a certain performance on a hole or a stretch of holes".

Wayne Gretzky and family will likely be following world-number-one Dustin Johnson around the hills of Augusta National Golf Club this week.

Jason Day had a tough time both on and off the course at the WGC match play tournament in March.

To become as familiar and adjusted as possible to the course and conditions, Steele has played two practice rounds at Augusta National over the last two weeks.

Jordan Spieth walks to the 15th green with his caddie during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Augusta, Ga.

Before even setting foot on the famous Georgia course, the 22-year-old from Waterlooville, Hampshire had his eyes glued to hours of footage from the past four years. "Really, it's efficiency. When it comes to the smaller guys, we have to use our whole body to generate that power". Like Spieth, he had his own costly meltdown at Augusta, though his was back in 2011, when he ultimately tied for 15th. The result is that he gets 2.1 yards of distance per pound of body weight, the most of any player on the Tour.

Mother Nature is expected to throw a little bit of everything at the year's first major. On the 17th, he stayed in the bunker left of the green hitting shot after shot to tees stuck in the green where the holes will be cut.

Some No. 1 players have come into the Masters lacking form, but not Johnson. He is listed at +700 to win the event. You don't really expect you or your loved ones to go through it. Day is still going to be focused - it's the Masters.

The 46 year old from San Diego California still has a great run in him.

It's on the greens where Johnson has shown anything close to weakness this season.

Who are the favourites to win the Masters?

Another outstanding ball-striker, Leishman tied for fourth in 2013, when he played the final round with eventual victor Adam Scott.

Steele is No. 9 among PGA Tour FedEx Cup leaders and is 56th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is now ranked 123rd for accuracy.

Last season was the first time in seven appearances that Johnson has truly contended at Augusta. You know, once I knew that she came out of the surgery well and no more talk about chemo, I pretty much said, 'I'm going to go down and see how it goes and then come back if I need to'.

The Warrnambool native backed up his Palmer tournament triumph with a final-16 berth at the World Golf Championships-Match Play in Texas, before taking a much needed week's rest at his home in Virginia before the Masters. But, in the end, we are going to take an underdog with fantastic value. "I felt like I made the right decisions and I felt like I made a lot of good swings and made a couple bad swings, like any other round of golf".

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