The 2019 Masters is upon us as golf’s greatest descend on Augusta National looking to get their hands on a legendary Green Jacket.
The first Major of the year is always a special event with the Georgia course providing the perfect backdrop to all the drama.
It’s one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and to mark the occasion, talkSPORT has fired up its famous Super Computer to predict who will make up the top ten come Sunday evening.
This year’s tournament is one of the most unpredictable in years with a host of star names in contention.
Here’s how our Super Computer sees the final leaderboard of The Masters.
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10. Brooks Koepka
Koepka won two of the four Majors in 2018 but is yet to produce his best at Augusta. We have the 28-year-old from Jupiter, Florida making the top ten this year but only just.
9. Tiger Woods
The four-time Masters champion is a legend around the famous old course and is looking for glory again this year. A top ten for the golfing icon looks good but the stacked field could scupper his chances.
8. Jon Rahm
The 24-year-old Spaniard will be one of golf’s biggest stars for years to come and already has a top-four finish at the Masters on his CV. He could go close again this year but may have to wait for his first Major title.
7. Francesco Molinari
Few golfers have ever had a better year than Molinari did in 2018. Unfortunately for the Italian, Augusta just doesn’t seem to suit his game with his previous best being T19. While he could improve on that this year, a Green Jacket looks set to elude him.
6. Justin Thomas
JT is another young man set for a glittering career but is also yet to show what he can do at the Masters. The Kentucky man will be a threat but a top five could just be too much.
5. Justin Rose
The English Rose somehow still has only one Major title to his name. A mixed start to this season could mean he’ll come up short again following his second place finish two years ago.
4. Dustin Johnson
One of the top ranked players in the world, DJ is another man with just one Major going into this week’s tournament. He’ll be eager to add to that tally in 2019 but the Masters looks set to just pass him by.
3. Jordan Spieth
The champion from 2015 will be right in the mix yet again this year but his poor form so far this season could mean he’ll have to wait for another Green Jacket.
2. Rickie Fowler
Second last year and on a course that suits his game well, Fowler will yet again be near the top of the leaderboard. Still without a Major title, the 30-year-old may have to wait until later in the summer to claim his first.
1. Rory McIlroy
McIlroy has had to wait since 2014 to claim his career Grand Slam but he could be set to achieve that remarkable feat this week. The northern Irishman has a chequered past at Augusta but he could lay his old demons to rest with a stunning win in 2019.