Tiger Favourite For US Masters

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Tiger Woods last won the US Masters in 2005. Source: Getty Images/bleacherreport.com
Four time US Masters champion Tiger Woods  will go into the US Masters at Augusta National this week with high hopes of earning another green jacket, after winning for the first time since 2009 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last month. Phil Mickelson  has won the tournament on three occasions and will be bidding for another success on the famous course, as will 2011 winner Charl Schwartzel .

Young gun Rory McIlroy  held a four shot lead going into the final round last year before shooting 80 on Sunday to fade out of contention. His heads a strong European contingent that also contains world number one Luke Donald , Lee Westwood  and 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell .

Jason Day  and Adam Scott  finished in a tie for second at Augusta last year and will head a strong Australian assault on the tournament.

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