This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.
A = Amateur
|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|