Majors Value Meter: Masters Rankings

Majors Value Meter: Masters Rankings

This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.

Below are our 2018 Masters rankings. This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve other leagues as well, no matter the nuances. Check the comments section for golfers who are scratched.

A = Amateur

FAVORITES

1. Justin Thomas
He's not No. 1 in the rankings, but in the minds of many he's been the best golfer over the past 18 months.
2. Jordan Spieth
The 2015 winner and twice a runner-up, his tee-to-green game has been superior all season. It all comes down to his putting.
3. Rory McIlroy
His win at Bay Hill shows what he's capable of. Needs a Masters win to complete the career grand slam. Just a question of whether he puts too much pressure on himself to do so.
4. Justin Rose
The runner-up to Sergio Garcia last year and twice in the past three years, the Englishman has done everything at Augusta but win. He's been a worldwide top-10 machine the past six months.
5. Dustin Johnson
He's gotten pushed to a back burner in the run-up to Augusta, but let's not forget he's ranked No. 1. He finished fourth and sixth the two previous years before missing last year's tournament with a back injury.
6. Bubba Watson
The two-time Masters champ is back on his game, with two wins in the past two months. Augusta National is his wheelhouse. If his head is right, watch out for Bubba.
7. Phil Mickelson
He's
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