Jordan Spieth. Photo Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports.

Sunday at the Masters: Who will claim a piece of history?


Jordan Spieth becomes youngest player ever to win The Masters

Double-Masters, Bubba Watson notches second win at Augusta

Kuuuuuuuchar gets it done at Augusta

Jonas Blixt proudly wears the Green Jacket, becomes first major champion from Sweden

Miguel Angel Jimenez is no longer a man of mystery, he is the Masters champion

Rickie Fowler realizes his potential as the Masters champion

Lee Westwood ends major drought with dramatic victory at Augusta

Jim Furyk punches Hall of Fame ticket with Master-ful performance

Bjorn’s beauty, the 43-year-old Dane comes back to claim The Masters

 

Of the top nine players heading into the final round of The 2014 Masters, only Bubba Watson and Jim Furyk are major champions.  Several players will have an opportunity to capture the headlines with their first victory in a major.

The outright favorite is third round co-leader Bubba Watson (-5).  He won the Masters in 2012, and can take advantage of the setup at Augusta National with his absurd length off the tee.  If Watson can find more back nine magic today, then he will be a two-time Masters champion.

Co-leader Jordan Spieth (-5) and Rickie Fowler (-3) represent the talented youth of America, while an experienced core of international players are poised for a major victory.

Spieth would become the youngest champion in Masters history at 20-years-old.  Countless commentators, including myself, are amazed by the level of maturity he exhibits.  His ability to stay composed will be crucial in the biggest day of his life.

Rickie Fowler (-3) rocketed into contention with a third round 67.  The 25-year-old won the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship for his first and last win on the PGA Tour.  Fowler’s potential is great, and a win at Augusta would jumpstart his promising career in professional golf.

Of the international players, Lee Westwood (-2) is the favorite.  He is three shots behind co-leaders Spieth and Watson, and has accomplished everything in his career besides winning a major championship.  Westwood is in his prime, and the time is now.

Matt Kuchar (-4) of America is in a similar position.  He is in his prime, and one of the few accomplishments that would elevate his status in the game is a major championship.

Jonas Blixt (-4) is on the fast-track to becoming one of the game’s best players.  This is his first trip to The Masters, so he can only be thinking positive thoughts of what might happen this afternoon.

Miguel Angel Jimenez (-3) would become the oldest major champion in history at 50-years-old.  He is known for his old-school ways, bypassing the health and fitness craze for the finer things in life, wine and cigars.  A win at Augusta by the Spaniard would certainly be intriguing.

Thomas Bjorn (-2) is back on the top of his game, and he’s probably thinking, “why not me.”  Bjorn has 15 European Tour victories, and the experience to get it done.

Jim Furyk (-2) should not be forgotten.  He is attempting to secure his place in golf history, and still has the game to compete with anyone on Tour.

Will history repeat itself with a Watson win, or is it time for a new champion at Augusta?

Final round update: Fred Couples is making a move with birdies on the first two holes to get to three-under, two shots behind the co-leaders.

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  • http://twitter.com/kumerle Kenneth Kumerle

    Spieth

  • Bernie D’Amato

    One day Spieth will win, just needs to make a few more putts.