KEVIN NA | THE MASTERS
History suggests that there’s a certain favourite for this year’s Masters – and it certainly isn’t one of the people you’d expect it to be.
Step forward, Kevin Na. But how on earth have we come to that conclusion, you’re probably asking.
Well, for two simple reasons. One: The average age of all Masters winners is 32.5. Na is 32 and seven months as of Masters week. Two: The average attempts before a player’s first victory is six. Na is making his sixth start in 2016.
He has finished T12 twice – in 2012 and last year – and after missing cuts in his first two starts and finishing a lowly 59th in 2013, he thinks he’s now well used to the Augusta National course.
“The first few years it's a learning curve,” said Na after his best round ever around Augusta – a six-under-par 66 – on Friday last year. “You can't expect to play well out here the first years.
“You don't know how to play some of the putts to these pins. And after the first few years I was like, oh, you know, I get it, I see how to play this golf course. After that, I've played better.”
If the American, who currently has odds of around 100/1, ends up putting on that Green Jacket come Sunday, don’t say we didn’t tell you.
The Masters :: Who will win?
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