Fantasy Golf: Your Best Bet to Win the 2014 Masters is Phil Mickelson

By Luis Tirado Jr.
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The 2014 Masters will soon be upon the golf world and all eyes will be on those looking to put their stamp in tournament history. Only one professional golfer gets to put on that famous green jacket and put their name alongside other legends who have won in the past. This year, the tournament is filled with some top-notch talent that will look to shine early on to ensure victory in the end.

Golfers like Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson will all be participating. When it comes to fantasy golf, though, there is really one golfer that is your best bet to win it all.

Phil Mickelson.

Ranked worldwide as the fifth best professional golfer playing today, Mickelson is no stranger to success. He’s won the British Open, PGA Championship and of course the Masters. As a matter of fact, he’s won the Masters three times now in his career with the latest victory being in 2010. One thing to remember, though, is how poorly he did last year in the Masters which will without question fuel him to play better this time around.

Even if Mickelson starts the Masters poorly once again, he will definitely bounce back because of his determination. With his back against the wall, he works extremely well under pressure. When he has to come out with risky shots to advance, he delivers in the clutch.

Most golf analysts won’t pick Mickelson to win due to the fact that doesn’t really take rankings seriously. He’s been well-known to not care what his place is compared to other golfers around him but he has a keen sense of what needs to be done to come out on top.

Considered a sleeper pick to win it all because of his previous shortcomings, the world will see what Mickelson has in store this year in Augusta. He’s going to add a fourth green jacket to his collection.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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