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5 Reasons Why Phil Mickelson Will Win The 2014 Masters

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2014 Masters: 5 Reasons Why Phil Mickelson Will Win

Phil Mickelson
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The 2014 Masters is right around the corner, scheduled to begin next Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club. This year’s tournament is wide open, featuring a diverse field of contenders, including last year’s champion Adam Scott. One such contender is Phil Mickelson, who last won at Augusta in 2010. Here are five reasons why Phil Mickelson will win the 2014 Masters.

5. He Is Due For Another Masters Title

Phil Mickelson
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5. He Is Due For Another Masters Title

Phil Mickelson
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Mickelson last won the Masters in 2010, so he could be due for another title. Four years have elapsed between his second and third Masters titles, so perhaps that is a good omen for Lefty.

4. He Is A Three-Time Masters Champion

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4. He Is A Three-Time Masters Champion

Phil Mickelson
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Mickelson has won this tournament an impressive three times, with titles in 2004, 2006 and 2010, so he should not be fazed by anything that comes his way at Augusta.

3. He Has Vast Experience

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3. He Has Vast Experience

Phil Mickelson
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Mickelson is an old hand at the Masters, and has been around the block more than a few times. His experience could prove to be an asset in a field that includes several challengers who are much younger and less experienced.

2. There Is No Definitive Favorite This Year

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2. There Is No Definitive Favorite This Year

Phil Mickelson
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The field is particularly wide open this year, and there are quite a few golfers with a legitimate chance at taking home the green jacket. With no clear cut favorite, Mickelson has a good chance of winning his fourth Masters title.

1. He Is Completely Healthy

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1. He Is Completely Healthy

Phil Mickelson
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Mickelson seems to have recovered sufficiently from recent back issues and a muscle pull. He has looked good in the Houston Open this weekend, and appears to be completely healthy as the 2014 Masters approach.