The Masters is known for the quality of its champions. The two greatest golfers of all time, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, won it 11 times in total. Analysts will find that the course favors certain types of players, but almost anyone who plays well can win here. Small players (Mike Weir, Zach Johnson) and big ones (Dustin Johnson). Right-handed and left-handed. Those with years of experience on the pitch and those without (like Woods 1997). Long hitter and short (like Zach Johnson). Of the last six champions, the only one who could easily have been predicted to be Dustin Johnson last year has been.
The course rewards greatness capitalized and greatness packed into a week.