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5 Reasons Why Dustin Johnson Will Win the 2014 Masters

2014 Masters: 5 Reasons Why Dustin Johnson Will Win

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The 2014 Masters is now upon us, beginning today at Augusta National Golf Club. This year’s tournament is wide open and features a diverse field of contenders, including last year’s champion Adam Scott. One such contender is Dustin Johnson, who has never placed higher than 13th at the Masters. Despite his lack of success at Augusta in the past, here are five reasons why Johnson will win the 2014 Masters.

5. He Wants First Title In Major

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5. He Wants First Title In Major

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Johnson has won eight times on the PGA Tour, but is still seeking his first victory in a major. This could be the year he breaks through.

4. He Is Completely Healthy

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4. He Is Completely Healthy

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Johnson was forced to withdraw from the Houston Open last week after one round with a stiff back, but the problem does not appear to be a lingering concern.

3. His Game Plays Well At Augusta

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3. His Game Plays Well At Augusta

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Johnson is one of the bigger hitters on the PGA Tour, and his lengthy drives make him a logical contender at Augusta.

2. He Is One of the Favorites

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2. He Is One of the Favorites

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Johnson is considered one of the top favorites to wear the green jacket this year, with some odds makers placing him as high as the top 5.

1. He Is Playing Great Golf

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1. He Is Playing Great Golf

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Johnson is having a very good year thus far, with a victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions and three top 3 finishes already under his belt.