Phil Mickelson has won The Masters three times (2004, 2006, 2010). He also owns the lowest scoring average in history at Augusta National Golf Club for players with at least 75 rounds played (70.97). If that doesn’t place Mickelson in your top three heading into first round of the tournament on Thursday, then I don’t know what to tell you.
The other cool thing is Mickelson’s hat has its own Twitter account (@MickelsonHat). The account is run by Mickelson’s hat sponsor, KPMG.
A recent tweet by @MickelsonHat tells you everything you need to know about Mickelson’s career at The Masters. Even though he is struggling with a back injury, his record should make him one of the favorites.
— KPMG Mickelson (@MickelsonHat) April 8, 2014
Mickelson finished T12 last week at the Shell Houston Open, so he is relatively healthy heading into this week. However, Tiger’s injury reminds us that back injuries are no joke, and previous records are thrown out the window if you can’t swing the club. That is why Mickelson should be placed in your top three. If his back is healthy, very little will keep him out of contention on Sunday.