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Masters 2019: 5 ways to pick a winner at Augusta

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Horses for courses? What should you look for when searching for this year's winner? Credit: Getty Images

The Masters is unique among golf's four major championships by returning to the same course every year.  Augusta National presents distinctive challenges, with some players enjoying repeated success among the lofty pines and blooming azaleas. 

What do those players have in common and what attributes should be prize when looking for a Masters winner. 

1. The importance of turning left - still relevant?

A left-hander has won with six of the last 16 Masters. Canadian Mike Weir was an unlikely champion in 2003, big-hitting Bubba Watson prevailed in 2012 and 2014 while Phil Mickelson has three green jackets.

Employ Ocham’s Razor, and the simplest explanation is that Watson and Mickelson are two exceptional...

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