1. Dustin Johnson
This was an easy call. As hot as some of these other golfers have been leading up to the 2017 Masters, nobody comes close to this tall drink of water.
Johnson is now the No. 1 golfer in the world, which he recently discussed and provided a very quotable quote on the subject (more on that here).
The lanky American has won his last three events and finished in third place four events ago. More than that even, in seven total this season he’s been a top-10 finisher five times. That’s scorching-earth hot.
On top of that, Johnson has been a force in major championships recently, finishing in the top 10 six times in the last eight majors (including two top-six finishes in the past two Masters) and finally winning his first last year at the U.S. Open.
On top of all that, Johnson’s extreme length off the tee and his ability to spin the ball with his irons makes him an easy favorite to win this year’s Masters.