Augusta, GA– One of the fan favorites this year is Jason Day- he’s as hot as any one coming into the Masters.
And while Jason Day is a popular pick, the Masters odds are better for someone like defending champion, Jordon Spieth.
Because when it comes to Masters Champions, 60% of the time, the green jacket goes to a repeat winner.
We asked repeat champion Gary Player why he thinks that’s the case– he says it’s talent.
“Why do people repeatedly win here it’s talent it’s ability it’s talent it’s hard work it’s sacrifice and dedication that’s the only way that I know how to answer that there are no giveaways in golf you got to earn it.”
The odds are really long for winning the masters on your first time, That honor belongs to Fuzzy Zoeller, who won the first tournament he played here, back in 1979.
The Masters is saying good bye to one of its greats this year.
Two-time champion Tom Watson says the 2016 tournament will be his last.
Watson will hang it up 39 years after winning his first green jacket.
He says he has a lot of great memories.
“To be able to play in the Masters when I was a kid watching Arnold Palmer play here beating my friend Jack Nicklaus in those early Masters there being able to come here and actually compete and win the tournament go to the champions dinner be around the likes of Gene Sarazen and Byron Nelson Sam all the old guys now I’m one of the old guys.”
Watson says his hope in his last Masters is to make the cut so he can play the weekend.