It’s Day vs Spi­eth vs McIl­roy

The Economic Times - - Sports -

Top-ranked Ja­son Day, de­fend­ing cham­pion Jor­dan Spi­eth, ca­reer Grand Slam seeker Rory McIl­roy and a host of elite ri­vals have sparked an ex­cep­tional level of ex­cite­ment for the 80th Masters. A field of 89 will tee off Thurs­day morn­ing at Augusta Na­tional in quest of the green jacket awarded a Masters cham­pion, but only one will slide their arms inside the sleeves come Sun­day. Aus­tralia's Day comes off tri­umphs at Bay Hill and the WGC Match Play. North­ern Ire­land's McIl­roy has found his form at just the right mo­ment and Amer­i­can Spi­eth's record-ty­ing wire-to-wire win from last year still res­onates in the Ge­or­gia pines. Add Aussie Adam Scott, twice a win­ner last month, plus fourth-ranked Bubba Wat­son, a two-timeMasters cham­pion, 2015 Play­ers win­ner Rickie Fowler and five-time ma­jor win­ner Phil Mick­el­son and the stage is set for a show­down on golf's most ac­claimed course.

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