Winning the Masters once in your career is very, very difficult.
Imagine winning it twice in a row…
That is exactly what Adam Scott is looking to do on Sunday. After winning the tournament last season, the odds are certainly not in his favor. Only three players in the history of the game have gone repeat at Augusta (Nicklaus, Faldo, Woods), and no one has done it since Tiger Woods accomplished the feat in the early 2000’s. Already, the odds appear to be against him. However, to say that he is 100 percent going to lose because of the rarity of repeating at the Masters is rather silly. Scott is still a very, very good golfer and has the skills to win any tournament he plays in.
However, it surely won’t be easy.
It’ll come down to Scott’s weakness if he wants to repeat. He can drive the ball as well and far as anyone on tour, which bodes well on a massive, 7,445-yard course like Augusta. However, if he can’t consistently putt the ball well, he’s in trouble. The greens are lightning quick and provide great touch. Scott, meanwhile, is not the best on the greens, which could cost him the title at the end of the week. Of course, with his power and ability to bomb it down the fairway, he’ll always have a shot. But he really needs to be on from the short game if he wants to win, and I’m not confident in his putting.
Now, will Scott be horrible come Sunday? Of course not. In fact, he very well may be very good. His average finish at the Masters is 25, which is stellar. However, if you are investing and planning on him placing inside the top-five or even repeating, you may be disappointed. It’s just too difficult to do.
Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy sports columnist for Rant Sports.
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