GlobalGolf’s Expert Picks for The Masters

generalleeOur expert PGA professionals from have each made their pick for who they think will win The Masters. Along with their pick, we’ve also asked them to comment on why they think their player will win the coveted green jacket.

Todd Benware, PGA Professional

“After much thought, I have chosen Dustin Johnson as my choice to win the 2014 Masters tournament. The TaylorMade 10.5 SLDR driver he carries (LOFTED UP to achieve 15.5 of launch and 2230 rpm of backspin) with the Fujikura Fuel 2.0 X, tipped an inch, will bring down all of the par-5’s this week. In fact, I would like to go on record as saying he not only will lead the field in driving distance, fairways missed, and par-5 scoring, but he will also lead in going for the green and approaches from the rough from 150-175 yards (even though there is no rough at Augusta)!”

Knox Sullivan, PGA Professional

“My pick to win The Masters is Rory McIlroy. I think he will break through and hit his Nike irons with increased accuracy which is needed on the tough Augusta greens.”

Ashley Young, PGA Professional

After some thought, my pick is Bubba Watson based on several things…Bubba’s longer than Dustin Johnson, pink and green go well together, Bubba and Georgia are synonymous, and he’s won there before. Oh yeah, I forgot the most important reason why Bubba will win…..the General Lee will look good driving up Magnolia Lane!”

Alan Unruh, PGA Professional

“I believe Canada will get their hands on a 2nd green jacket this year through the great play of Graham DeLaet.  He has a lethal combination of bombing the ball and pure ball striking. His phenomenal ball striking places him among the tour leaders in greens in regulation and birdies per round. Graham is really coming into his own and it’s time he shines on one of golf’s grandest stages. Speaking of big time stages, did you see his play during last years President’s Cup?!?!”

Ryan Spaziani, PGA Professional

“I believe the 50/1 Vegas Odds player, Patrick Reed, will make his stamp on this year’s Masters with his Odyssey Metal X-Milled #6 putter.  He is ranked 14th in total putting which may be the most important club needed to tackle the famed Augusta National.”

Sam Brown, PGA Professional

“I’m going with my fellow lefty, Phil Mickelson. Not only because the man looks good in black, but because of his flat stick (the Odyssey Versa #9 WBW) and his wedges (Callaway Mack Daddy 2). He is a short game wizard and can carry a hot putter.”

Alan Unruh

Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.