The overall shot average for the 2017 Masters Tournament is reportedly liable to be shortened considerably by wet weather in Augusta, Georgia.
That’s according to Kyle Porter of CBS, who wrote that the combination of sunny conditions and an overbearing drizzle could lead to “seemingly perfect” scoring conditions, which may see favourites such as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy thrive.
Historically, a score of around eight under par has been sufficient to win the Masters, but Porter has warned this year’s necessary winning score could float out to 10 under due to the conditions:
“This year, I expect that to flip. I expect a return to the recent binge of birdies and eagles and for golfers to have to shoot 10 under or better to even have a chance.”
Tickets for this year’s Masters Tournament are still available online.