The Race For The Masters

Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, will look to defend his title at the upcoming 2016 Masters Tournament, taking place from April 4 to 10 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. A win for Spieth, who’s only 22, at this year’s tournament would make him the forth player ever to win back-to-back titles, taking home the iconic green winner’s dinner jacket. In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Spieth said, “I don’t want that thing to go away. It was fun having it with me this last year. I don’t want it to stay on the grounds.”

However, Spieth faces all-new competition at this year’s tournament. Adam Scott, who already won the green jacket in 2013, is the predicted favorite to take it home again at this year’s Masters. After two stellar take-home wins in two tournaments, the likelihood of Scott as the top contender this year looks better and better. And a second-place finish on one of the tour’s most respected tracks hasn’t hurt his chances much, either. But Scott is careful to feed into the conversation, and swears that two-time winner Bubba Watson will be the one to beat. Speaking with, Scott said, “Even if I won every tournament I play before the Masters, if Bubba keeps finishing second, I’d still think he’s favored.” The two have been playing a game of cat and mouse leading up to the tournament, but there’s no denying that the odds look great for both players.

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