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Al Jazeera looks at the top contenders for the green jacket at Augusta this year.
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Woods has won the Masters four times, in 1997, '01, '02 and '05. The world number one finished in joint 40th place at Augusta last year and will be looking to do much better as he chases Jack Nicklaus record of 18 major titles.
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This is Lee Westwood's 14th time at the Masters and his 60th major tournament. Westwood has never won a major; his best finish at Augusta was second in 2010 when he missed out to Phil Mickleson.†
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Rory McIlroy arrives at Augusta searching for the third major win of his career, the world number two has played at the Masters four times and will be looking to do considerably better than his best finish of joint 15th in 2011.
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Favoured by many, one of England's best golfing talents Justin Rose seeks to be the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996 to win a major. The world number three's best finish at Augusta came in 2007 when he finished joint fifth.
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Three times a Masters winner, Phil Mickleson last won the title in 2010 and finished joint third at last yearís tournament. To stay fresh 'Lefty' broke his usual routine this year and travelled straight to Augusta, rather than competing in the Texas Open.
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This is Louis Oosthuizen's fifth appearance at Augusta; the South African 2010 Open winner looked sure to win last year's tournament but was denied in a play-off with Bubba Watson. Last year's second place finish is the South African's best placing at the Masters.†
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Keegan Bradley is playing for the green jacket for only his second time - he finished 27th last year, but is no stranger to successfully competing on the big stage. The American won the PGA Championship in 2011 on his first ever appearance at the tournament.
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South African Charles Schwartzel won a green jacket in 2011 on his second appearance at Augusta. His win in 2011 remains his sole major victory, the world number 15 finished a disappointing 50th last year.
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Bubba Watson's dramatic comeback last year ensured he recorded his first Masters victory.†The American appeared emotional in a press conference before his fifth appearance at Augusta, but will have to be at his composed best if he is to successfully defend his title.†
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Woods has won the Masters four times, in 1997, (***)01, (***)02 and (***)05. The world number one finished in joint 40th place at Augusta last year and will be looking to do much better as he chases Jack Nicklaus record of 18 major titles.;*;This is Lee Westwood(***)s 14th time at the Masters and his 60th major tournament. Westwood has never won a major; his best finish at Augusta was second in 2010 when he missed out to Phil Mickleson.†;*;Rory McIlroy arrives at Augusta searching for the third major win of his career, the world number two has played at the Masters four times and will be looking to do considerably better than his best finish of joint 15th in 2011.;*;Favoured by many, one of England(***)s best golfing talents Justin Rose seeks to be the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996 to win a major. The world number three(***)s best finish at Augusta came in 2007 when he finished joint fifth.;*;Three times a Masters winner, Phil Mickleson last won the title in 2010 and finished joint third at last yearís tournament. To stay fresh (***)Lefty(***) broke his usual routine this year and travelled straight to Augusta, rather than competing in the Texas Open.;*;This is Louis Oosthuizen(***)s fifth appearance at Augusta; the South African 2010 Open winner looked sure to win last year(***)s tournament but was denied in a play-off with Bubba Watson. Last year(***)s second place finish is the South African(***)s best placing at the Masters.†;*;Keegan Bradley is playing for the green jacket for only his second time - he finished 27th last year, but is no stranger to successfully competing on the big stage. The American won the PGA Championship in 2011 on his first ever appearance at the tournament.;*;South African Charles Schwartzel won a green jacket in 2011 on his second appearance at Augusta. His win in 2011 remains his sole major victory, the world number 15 finished a disappointing 50th last year.;*;Bubba Watson(***)s dramatic comeback last year ensured he recorded his first Masters victory.†The American appeared emotional in a press conference before his fifth appearance at Augusta, but will have to be at his composed best if he is to successfully defend his title. Daylife ID:
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Masters Galleryhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-GalleryHere are our top contenders for the green jacket at Augusta this year.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:24:30 GMTWed, 10 Apr 2013 18:27:52 GMTThe Masters - Preview Day 3http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=0dwd6383gl842

Woods has won the Masters four times, in 97, 01, 02 and 05. The world number one finished in joint fortieth place at Augusta last year and will be looking to do much better as he chases Jack Nicklaus record of 18 major titles.

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=0dwd6383gl842Andrew RedingtonGetty ImagesGetty Images

Woods has won the Masters four times, in 97, 01, 02 and 05. The world number one finished in joint fortieth place at Augusta last year and will be looking to do much better as he chases Jack Nicklaus record of 18 major titles.

The Masters - Preview Day 3
The Masters - Preview Day 2http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=05kRawl9Ig9Jf
This is Lee Westwood’s fourteenth time at the Masters and his sixtieth major tournament. Westwood has never won the competition; his best finish was second in 2010 when he missed out to Phil Mickleson. 
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=05kRawl9Ig9JfAndrew RedingtonGetty ImagesGetty Images
This is Lee Westwood’s fourteenth time at the Masters and his sixtieth major tournament. Westwood has never won the competition; his best finish was second in 2010 when he missed out to Phil Mickleson. 
The Masters - Preview Day 2
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during a practice round in preparation for the 2013 Masters golf tournament in Augustahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=0gQMgKBbiJ3sF

Rory McIlroy arrives at Augusta searching for the third major win of his career, the world number two has played at the Masters four times and will be looking to do considerably better than his best finish of joint fifteenth in 2011.

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=0gQMgKBbiJ3sFPHIL NOBLEREUTERSReuters Pictures

Rory McIlroy arrives at Augusta searching for the third major win of his career, the world number two has played at the Masters four times and will be looking to do considerably better than his best finish of joint fifteenth in 2011.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during a practice round in preparation for the 2013 Masters golf tournament in Augusta
Justin Rose of England hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during a practice round in preparation for the 2013 Masters golf tournament in Augustahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=012i92P8nq5xr

One of England's best golfing talents, Justin Rose seeks to be the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996, to win a major tournament. The world number three’s best finish at Augusta came in 2007 when he finished joint fifth.


Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=012i92P8nq5xrMIKE SEGARREUTERSReuters Pictures

One of England's best golfing talents, Justin Rose seeks to be the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996, to win a major tournament. The world number three’s best finish at Augusta came in 2007 when he finished joint fifth.


Justin Rose of England hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during a practice round in preparation for the 2013 Masters golf tournament in Augusta
Phil Micklesonhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=07VacRM821aD5

Three times a Masters winner, Mickleson last won the title in 2010 and finished joint third at last year’s tournament. To stay fresh “Lefty” broke his usual routine this year and travelled straight to Augusta, rather than competing in the Texas Open

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=07VacRM821aD5Evan VucciAPAP Photo

Three times a Masters winner, Mickleson last won the title in 2010 and finished joint third at last year’s tournament. To stay fresh “Lefty” broke his usual routine this year and travelled straight to Augusta, rather than competing in the Texas Open

Phil Mickleson
World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship - Final Roundhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=05r04yI0qLaBo

This is Oothuizen’s fifth appearance at Augusta; the South African looked sure to win last year’s tournament but was denied in a play off by Bubba Watson. Last year’s second place finish is the South African’s best placing at the Masters. 

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=05r04yI0qLaBoWarren LittleGetty ImagesGetty Images

This is Oothuizen’s fifth appearance at Augusta; the South African looked sure to win last year’s tournament but was denied in a play off by Bubba Watson. Last year’s second place finish is the South African’s best placing at the Masters. 

World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship - Final Round
Shell Houston Open - Round Twohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=0ari9iz7Cd0dB

This is only Keegan Bradley’s second appearance at Augusta, he finished twenty seventh last year,  but is no stranger to successfully competing on the big stage. The American won the PGA Championship in 2011 on his first ever appearance at the tournament.

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=0ari9iz7Cd0dBScott HalleranGetty ImagesGetty Images

This is only Keegan Bradley’s second appearance at Augusta, he finished twenty seventh last year,  but is no stranger to successfully competing on the big stage. The American won the PGA Championship in 2011 on his first ever appearance at the tournament.

Shell Houston Open - Round Two
Northern Trust Open - Round Twohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=01eD4zi0Eigt4

South African Schwartzel won a green jacket in 2011 on his second appearance at Augusta. His win in 2011 remains his sole major victory, the world number 15 finished a disappointing fiftieth last year.

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=01eD4zi0Eigt4Stephen DunnGetty ImagesGetty Images

South African Schwartzel won a green jacket in 2011 on his second appearance at Augusta. His win in 2011 remains his sole major victory, the world number 15 finished a disappointing fiftieth last year.

Northern Trust Open - Round Two
The Masters - Preview Day 1http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=09jw2EF6SocoS

Watson’s dramatic comeback last year ensured he recorded his first Masters victory. The American appeared emotional in a press conference before his fifth appearance at Augusta, but will have to be at his composed best if he is to successfully defend his title.

 

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Masters-Gallery?image_id=09jw2EF6SocoSHarry HowGetty ImagesGetty Images

Watson’s dramatic comeback last year ensured he recorded his first Masters victory. The American appeared emotional in a press conference before his fifth appearance at Augusta, but will have to be at his composed best if he is to successfully defend his title.

 

The Masters - Preview Day 1


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