As we build up to the Masters, the question on everybody’s lips is – who will be this year's champion? We’ve made our prediction by benchmarking the favourites for this year’s tournament against the average statistics of a Masters winner.
Average stats of a Masters champion
According to our data, the golfer which most closely meets the criteria of a Masters champion is Thomas Pieters, who has an 85% compatibility with the average winner.
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Thomas Pieters maybe isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you earmark potential Masters winners, but he clearly has the skill and potential to become a champion. He meets the criteria to do well at Augusta because he’s a very long, straight hitter. His world ranking has increased by nearly 1,000 places in the last four years, which shows how rapidly his game has developed. As an outsider, he’s definitely worth a punt.
In terms of other potential winners, it’s difficult to see past the likes of Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm. They’re not the top three in the world rankings for nothing. Dustin Johnson’s got what he needs to win in Augusta and he’s going into the Masters as a clear favourite.