With the 2018 Masters upon us, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to every winner of the tournament since it began in 1934. What Makes A Masters Champion explores the attributes and statistics of each winner in detail and is the ultimate resource for comparing champions from decades gone by. Explore the data and see our predicted 2018 Champion!

Having been a golfer for more than 40 years, I found What Makes A Masters Champion fascinating reading. The Masters is a unique event in many ways and has been blessed with some truly iconic performances, players and results. This website captures all of that and is simply a must for any golf enthusiast." ~ Bernard Gallacher

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Age turned Pro
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Height
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Hair colour
Marital status
No. of children
No. of siblings
SCORE
vs PAR
MARGIN OF VICTORY
Eagles
Birdies
Pars
Bogeys
Double Bogeys
PERFORMANCE STATS
Avg. Drive
Fairways Hit
GIR
No. of Putts
*Some stats only available from 1980 onwards.
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Sources:
Wikipedia, Biography.com, augusta.com, golfstats.com, youtube.com, individual golf fan sites.

Methodology:

Overall
To determine what makes ‘A Masters Champion’ an average has been calculated across all previous Masters winners for each available metric.

2018 prediction
A list of the current favourite golfers to win the 2018 Masters was compiled.

There are 5 qualitative metrics for which we have applied a binary score of 0 or 1. If the golfers in 2018 favourites list matches the average they are given a score of 1, if not, a score of 0.

There are also 11 quantitative metrics for which we have applied a score depending on how close the 2018 favourites are to the average.

The scores for each category are then summed to give a total rating out of 16 categories for each player.

In order to achieve an overall prediction in terms of a percentage an average of the 16 ratings has been taken.

Disclaimer:
All visualisations based on data available online (March 2018).

GIR, Fairways Hit, Avg. drive and No. of Putts data only available since 1980.

2018 Masters winner prediction based on methodology utilising available data.