The Masters 2021: Your major championship form guide ahead of Augusta National

The Masters at Augusta National: The much sought-after Green Jacket
What every pro golfer wants? A coveted Green Jacket from Augusta

Will the Americans continue their recent dominance of major championship golf this week? Check out our form stats compiled by Andy Swales...

"With Americans the dominant specie right now, especially on home soil, US golfers certainly hold the upper hand as the circus returns to Georgia. Since Sergio Garcia was presented with his much-deserved Green Jacket in 2017, all 11 majors staged in the United States have been won by home pros."

There's never a bad moment to enjoy a good run of form in golf's majors but there surely can't have been a better time than now.

Starting with last year's American PGA in August, through to this July's Open Championship at Royal St George's, golf fans the world over will have witnessed seven major championships in the space of 49 weeks.

This week's Masters Tournament at Augusta National represents the mid-point in this bumper 12-month period, with Dustin Johnson defending the title he won in autumn of last year.

And with Americans the dominant specie right now, especially on home soil, US golfers certainly hold the upper hand as the major circus returns to Georgia.

Since Sergio Garcia was presented with his much-deserved Green Jacket in 2017, all 11 majors staged in the United States have been won by home pros.

Americans have also won 11 of the most recent dozen WGC events and, just a few weeks ago, Justin Thomas maintained his country's recent domination of prestigious titles by lifting the Players Championship at Sawgrass.

Only three of the 15 PGA Tour events staged this calendar year have been claimed by non-Americans.

It's almost a throwback to the pre-1990s, despite an extremely cosmopolitan look to the current World Ranking.

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Is this the shape of things to come, or merely a peculiar phase in world golf?

Either way, who are the likely contenders this week, both Americans and non-Americans?

Bryson DeChambeau: Destroyed the opposition at Winged Foot last September to win the US Open by six strokes. Anyone who can conquer traditionally tight US Open venues by driving the ball long distances must certainly be in with a great chance to take advantage of Augusta's wider fairways. The world No 5 won at Bay Hill five weeks ago.

Sung Jae Im: The 23-year-old Korean is sixth in the Total Putting category this season and to win at Augusta you certainly need to be confident on the greens. Tied-second on his Masters debut last November.

Dustin Johnson: After a wait of almost four and a half years, finally claimed his second major title at Augusta last November. He has stood on the podium in five of the last 10 majors.

Brooks Koepka: Hasn't competed since the end of February because of injury but is still among the list of Masters' entries. And if the four-time major winner tees-up, don't write him off this weekend. Winner in Phoenix earlier this year and joint-second in the opening WGC event of 2021. Has already arrived at Augusta, around three weeks after needing surgery for a dislocated knee cap.

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Jon Rahm: Will tee-up this week just days following the birth of his first child - a baby boy. This could work both ways for the world No 3 Spaniard who has posted top-10 finishes at Augusta in each of his last three visits.

Patrick Reed: The 2018 Masters champion currently enjoys a high ranking in many PGA Tour putting tables this season. Winner at Torrey Pines in late January and played pretty well in all three majors during 2020.

Jordan Spieth: Returned to form earlier this year with back-to-back top-four finishes at Scottsdale and Pebble Beach. The 27-year-old from Dallas is an Augusta specialist, with four podium finishes to date. When winning the 2015 event, Spieth averaged less than two putts per green (per GiR) for his 72 holes - the only golfer to achieve this in the last eight editions (2013-20). Winner in Texas on Sunday, and hoping to follow in the footsteps of former champs Phil Mickelson (2006) and Sandy Lyle (1988) who both won the PGA Tour event staged the week before the Masters.

Lee Westwood: Just weeks away from turning 48, the world No 20 is playing some of his finest golf in years. A victory at Augusta would make him the oldest ever Masters champ, the second oldest major winner, and the oldest first-time winner of a major. Three times on the Masters' podium.

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Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Last 10 Majors Key: M (Masters); U (US Open); B (The Open (British)); P (PGA Championship)

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Last 10 Weeks / Last 10 Majors

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5
Dustin Johnson 28 48 54 8 1
Justin Thomas 42 1 15 MC 13
Jon Rahm 5 9 32 5 13 7
Collin Morikawa 56 41 1 43 68
Bryson DeChambeau 42 3 1 22 MC 18
Xander Schauffele 18 MC 39 15 2 2
Patrick Reed 28 22 MC 9 66 1
Tyrrell Hatton 56 MC 21 22 6 22
Webb Simpson 28 MC 6 42
Patrick Cantlay 18 MC 15 3
Rory McIlroy 28 MC 10 6 MC 13 16
Brooks Koepka 2 38 1 MC
Tony Finau MC 28 MC 14 2 2 2
Viktor Hovland 42 MC 49 2 5 6 2
Daniel Berger 18 9 35 1 MC
Matt Fitzpatrick 18 9 10 11 5 17
Jordan Spieth 1 9 48 4 15 3 4 MC
Billy Horschel 1 58 MC 2 53 MC
Sung Jae Im 42 8 17 21 28 17 32
Paul Casey 28 5 10 5 12 1
Lee Westwood 18 MC 2 2 61 50 17
Harris English 42 26 66 MC MC
Scottie Scheffler 54 2 MC 5 20 7 MC
Matthew Wolff 28 Wd 64 36 Wd
Tommy Fleetwood 5 MC 10 44 26 17
Hideki Matsuyama 30 42 MC 18 15 MC 42 53
Ryan Palmer 17 17 17 54 42 2
Louis Oosthuizen 61 41 6 11 29
Joaquin Niemann 18 25 29 28 43
Adam Scott 13 48 54 38 10
Victor Perez 4 9 68 52 4 MC
Abraham Ancer 23 18 22 18 MC 53
Cameron Smith 28 17 11 4 MC
Jason Kokrak 42 9 8 9 32 41 29
Kevin Na 42 Wd 43 11 38 21
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 56 41 7 32 53 22
Kevin Kisner 18 MC 36 41
Max Homa 18 MC 10 22 1 7 42 18
Marc Leishman 28 MC MC 39 32 18
Justin Rose Wd 54 2 35
Sergio Garcia 5 9 32 MC 12 6
Corey Conners 14 61 7 3 MC 17 37
Shane Lowry 42 36 8 MC 48 29 27
Matt Kuchar 12 3 MC 44 MC 42
Robert MacIntyre 9 MC 36 61 29 3
Will Zalatoris 28 21 10 22 15 55 17 7
Carlos Ortiz 42 MC 15 MC 4 29
Bernd Wiesberger MC 42 MC 31 59 53 6
Jason Day 42 35 31 18 7 MC MC
Matt Wallace 3 28 MC 18 MC MC 51
Brian Harman 5 3 43 39 36
Mackenzie Hughes 9 36 MC 44 32 MC
Si Woo Kim 23 56 9 Wd MC MC 50 MC
Brendon Todd 42 35 57 18 MC 22
Matt Jones 1 55 MC 8 34 30 48
Lanto Griffin 34 61 35 21 22 26 7
Bubba Watson 9 MC 54 MC 22 MC
Gary Woodland 6 MC 43 MC MC 48
Ian Poulter 9 MC MC 26 35 18 MC
Sebastian Munoz 9 61 MC 49 22 43 MC
Dylan Frittelli 9 MC 22 MC MC MC 53
Danny Willett MC 8 31 63 44
Cameron Champ 34 MC MC 48 MC MC
Martin Laird 30 69 43 MC MC MC
Michael Thompson 19 48 MC 34 MC
Francesco Molinari MC MC 8 59 10
Phil Mickelson MC 25 35 MC 53 53
Zach Johnson MC 8 41 49 42
Henrik Stenson MC MC MC MC MC MC
Robert Streb 13 MC MC MC MC MC
Jim Herman 53 MC MC MC MC
Stewart Cink 19 MC MC MC 58
CT Pan 3 MC MC 20 65 MC
Hudson Swafford 6 MC MC MC MC
Brian Gay MC 46 MC MC 60 34 MC
Charl Schwartzel 69 53 MC MC 62 MC 18
Jimmy Walker 59 58 MC MC MC MC MC
Bernhard Langer
Mike Weir
Fred Couples
Jose Maria Olazabal
Vijay Singh MC
Sandy Lyle
Larry Mize
Tyler Strafaci Wd MC
Ian Woosnam
Joe Long
Ollie Osborne
Player 20M 20U 20P 19B 19U 19P 19M 18P 18B 18U
Dustin Johnson 1 6 2 51 35 2 2 27 MC 3
Justin Thomas 4 8 37 11 MC 12 6 MC 25
Jon Rahm 7 23 13 11 3 MC 9 4 MC MC
Collin Morikawa 44 MC 1 35
Bryson DeChambeau 34 1 4 MC 35 MC 29 MC 51 25
Xander Schauffele 17 5 10 41 3 16 2 35 2 6
Patrick Reed 10 13 13 10 32 MC 36 MC 28 4
Tyrrell Hatton MC MC MC 6 21 48 56 10 51 6
Webb Simpson 10 8 37 30 16 29 5 19 12 10
Patrick Cantlay 17 43 43 41 21 3 9 27 12 45
Rory McIlroy 5 8 33 MC 9 8 21 50 2 MC
Brooks Koepka 7 29 4 2 1 2 1 39 1
Tony Finau 38 8 4 3 MC 64 5 42 9 5
Viktor Hovland 13 33 12 32
Daniel Berger 34 13 49 71 12 MC 6
Matt Fitzpatrick 46 MC MC 20 12 41 21 MC MC 12
Jordan Spieth 46 MC 71 20 65 3 21 12 9 MC
Billy Horschel 38 38 43 MC 32 23 56 35
Sung Jae Im 2 22 MC MC MC 42 MC
Paul Casey 38 17 2 57 21 29 MC MC 51 16
Lee Westwood 38 13 4 MC 61
Harris English 4 19 58
Scottie Scheffler 19 4 MC
Matthew Wolff MC 2 4
Tommy Fleetwood 19 MC 29 2 65 48 36 35 12 2
Hideki Matsuyama 13 17 22 MC 21 16 32 35 MC 16
Ryan Palmer MC 43 MC MC
Louis Oosthuizen 23 3 33 20 7 60 29 28 16
Joaquin Niemann 23 MC MC MC 71
Adam Scott 34 38 22 MC 7 8 18 3 17 MC
Victor Perez 46 MC 22
Abraham Ancer 13 56 43 MC 49 16 MC
Cameron Smith 2 38 43 20 72 64 51 56 78 MC
Jason Kokrak MC 17 MC 32 23 19 MC
Kevin Na 13 MC MC MC MC 46 19 51
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 38 55 MC MC
Kevin Kisner MC MC 19 30 49 MC 21 12 2 MC
Max Homa MC MC MC 64
Marc Leishman 13 MC MC MC 35 MC 49 71 60 45
Justin Rose 23 MC 9 20 3 29 MC 19 2 10
Sergio Garcia MC MC 67 52 MC MC MC MC MC
Corey Conners 10 MC MC MC 64 46
Shane Lowry 25 43 66 1 28 8 MC 12 MC MC
Matt Kuchar MC MC MC 41 16 8 12 MC 9 MC
Robert MacIntyre 56 66 6
Will Zalatoris 6 MC
Carlos Ortiz MC 52
Bernd Wiesberger 58 43 43 32 76
Jason Day MC 38 4 MC 21 23 5 19 17 MC
Matt Wallace 46 43 77 51 12 3 MC 19 MC MC
Brian Harman 38 58 MC MC 71 MC 36
Mackenzie Hughes MC 58 MC
Si Woo Kim 34 MC 13 MC MC MC 21 MC 67 MC
Brendon Todd MC 23 17 MC
Matt Jones MC MC MC MC MC
Lanto Griffin MC 43 19 MC
Bubba Watson 57 31 71 51 MC MC 12 MC MC MC
Gary Woodland MC MC 58 MC 1 8 32 6 67 36
Ian Poulter 25 MC 22 MC MC MC 12 31 MC 25
Sebastian Munoz 19 59 MC MC
Dylan Frittelli 5 33 32 MC 31 MC MC
Danny Willett 25 MC MC 6 12 41 MC MC 24 MC
Cameron Champ 19 MC 10 54
Martin Laird
Michael Thompson 48 MC MC
Francesco Molinari MC 11 16 48 5 6 1 25
Phil Mickelson 55 MC 71 MC 52 71 18 MC 24 48
Zach Johnson 51 8 MC MC 58 54 58 19 17 12
Henrik Stenson MC MC MC 20 9 48 36 MC 35 6
Robert Streb
Jim Herman MC 77
Stewart Cink 20 MC 4 24
CT Pan 7 MC MC MC MC
Hudson Swafford
Brian Gay Wd 79 20
Charl Schwartzel 25 58 MC 42 MC MC
Jimmy Walker 60 MC MC MC MC 23 36 42 MC 56
Bernhard Langer 29 62 24
Mike Weir 51 MC MC
Fred Couples MC MC
Jose Maria Olazabal MC MC
Vijay Singh Ret MC 78
Sandy Lyle MC MC MC
Larry Mize MC MC
Tyler Strafaci MC
Ian Woosnam MC
Joe Long
Ollie Osborne

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