This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
The PGA Tour heads to Augusta this week for the first major of the season. As with every year, there are plenty of storylines leading up to the Masters. Rory McIlroy is in top form entering the week, but is this the year he finally picks up a Green Jacket? Unlike a year ago, Tiger Woods seems to have enough game to win another major; what about another Masters title? Jordan Spieth has been well off of his game most of the season, but he plays so well at Augusta, can he put four rounds together in his favorite spot? What about Dustin Johnson? He was the heavy favorite heading into the 2017 Masters, then he slipped on the stairs. Does he have the right game for this course?
Those are just a handful of items we'll talk about endlessly in the days leading up to the Masters, but there's an interesting angle with just about everyone in the field. Hey, that's what you get when you haven't had a major in seven months.
This week: The Masters – Augusta National, Augusta, Ga.
Rory McIlroy (7-1)
On the surface, McIlroy looks like the favorite. He already has a big win under his belt at the Players and his overall record this season is about as good as it gets. The only issue with McIlroy is the intangibles, the