Dustin Johnson Odds to Win the 2014 Masters with Picks and Predictions
by George Monroy - 3/25/2014
Dustin Johnson, the 29-year-old golfer, has the most Top-5 finishes on the PGA Tour over the last two seasons with eight, but he has yet to break through and win a major during his seven-year career as a professional. Johnson has a Top-15 finish in all four of the year's most prestigious tournaments since 2010 and came agonizingly close during The Open Championship in 2011 with a second-place finish.
The American-born golfer is another one of those young and talented players that keeps threatening to take over the tour and push golf's old guard into the background as distant reminders of how the game used to be played. Johnson is powerful driver and is ranked in the Top 3 in driving distance during his first three years on the PGA Tour. Let's take a closer look at Johnson's 2014 Masters odds with picks, analysis and predictions.
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Dustin Johnson 2014 Masters Story Lines
Johnson has already produced a solid start to the year with a couple of second-place and multiple Top-10 finishes to his credit. The powerful driver is playing some of his best golf heading into the first major of the season and is ranked first in birdies per round and second in eagles and driving distance during the first part of the 2014 PGA season.
Johnson played well during the Cadillac Championship and was in contention to win the tournament heading into the back nine during the final day of the event. He stumbled during the 18th hole with a double bogey and ended up finishing fourth in the tournament and four shots behind eventual-winner Patrick Reed.
Johnson currently has a win in seven straight PGA Tour seasons and is the first player since Tiger Woods to win a tournament seven consecutive years after college. Phil Mickelson is the only golfer on the tour with a longer active win streak than Johnson's. In recent interviews the golfer has mentioned that winning at Augusta National would hold a special place in his heart since he lived an hour away from the course as a child.
Dustin Johnson 2014 Masters Odds and Key Stats
Johnson is receiving the seventh-best 2014 Masters' odds at +2500, according to Sportsbook.ag. The 29 year old has five Top-10 finishes in six events played this year and is ranked No. 2 on the PGA Tour's yearly money list with $3,345,150 in earnings through the first quarter of the of 2014.
Johnson is averaging 68.9 strokes per round with an average drive of 333.9 feet. The golfer recently finished fourth during the Cadillac Championship at Doral with an even par and individual rounds of 69-74-73-72. He also has a pair of second-place finishes at the Northern Trust Open and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Dustin Johnson 2014 Masters Picks and Predictions
Johnson is one of golf's young stars that is zeroing in on a major, and he will probably have a title or two on his resume over the next few seasons. The question is, will it be at the 2014 Masters? At +2500 odds, Johnson has as much value as any other player, and adding the fact that he is familiar with course-he has a 13th-place finish-may be just the reason why he is a solid pick to win this year's Masters.
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