How great does it feel to be able to ask the key question on most everyone’s mind across the golf world: Who are you picking to win at Augusta National in April? The 85th edition of the Masters has just about arrived. And with a tremendous field featuring most of the best professionals and a few of the top amateurs in the world, the first major of 2021 should be an epic ride from Thursday’s first round onward.
The Masters storylines are plentiful this week. Dustin Johnson is looking to become the fourth golfer to win back-to-back green jackets, while Rory McIlroy remains in the hunt for his first. Unfortunately for McIlroy, he’s not playing at his highest level at this time, which puts him further back on the odds board than he’d otherwise sit.
Justin Thomas — as the winner of the 2021 Players Championship — is hot entering the event, but so is Jordan Spieth, who has not only had an incredible start to 2021 but just won the Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory since 2017. Both will be in Featured Groups on Thursday. Be sure to check our 2021 Masters coverage guide for more information on how to watch the event live.