5 Reasons Why Adam Scott Will Repeat as Masters Champion

5 Reasons Why Adam Scott Will Repeat as Masters Champion

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This Thursday, the Masters kicks off in Augusta. Adam Scott will be looking to defend his 2013 title and become the first consecutive Masters champion since Tiger Woods was able to repeat in 2002.

Here are five reasons why Scott will repeat as Masters champion in 2014.

5. Top-Ranked Golfer in the Field

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5. Top-Ranked Golfer in the Field

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With a win last week, Scott would have taken over Tiger Woods' claim as the top-ranked golfer in the world rankings. Now that Woods is no longer partaking in the 2014 Masters, Scott is the top-ranked golfer in the field and will look to prove it this weekend.

4. Steve Williams Has Caddied Five Masters Tournament Titles

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4. Steve Williams Has Caddied 4 Masters Tournament Titles

Adam Scott and Steve Williams
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Scott's caddy Steve Williams has caddied 14 major championships, including holding the bags for four Masters titles. He helped Tiger Woods win the green jacket in 2001, 2002 and 2005 before guiding fellow Australian Adam Scott to a Masters victory in 2013.

3. He has 4 Top-10 Finishes in Masters Tournaments

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3. He has 4 Top-10 Finishes in Masters Tournaments

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Adam Scott has played in 12 Masters tournaments and has finished within the top-10 four separate times, finishing second in 2011 and eighth in 2012. His strong finishes in the Masters as of late prove he has developed a feel for the course and what it takes to have success in Augusta.

2. He Won in Augusta Last Year

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2. He Won in Augusta Last Year

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Last year, Scott became the first Australian-born golfer to win the Masters. He will attempt to become the first golfer to repeat the feat since Tiger Woods in 2002. Scott's victory at the Masters was his first major win, and it looks to be the first of many.

1. He Rolls into the Masters Tournament with Momentum

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1. He Rolls into the Masters Tournament with Momentum

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This season, Scott has played in five tournaments and has three top-ten finishes. Last week at Bay Hill, Scott held a seven stroke lead after 36 holes but eventually finished in third place. Overall, Scott is playing well; he will need to step up his putting game heading into Thursday, but he's confident he'll be able to capitalize on his opportunities this weekend.


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