Bookies back Phil for title

Phil Mickelson (AFP)
Phil Mickelson (AFP)
Cape Town - Phil Mickelson will don his fourth green jacket at this year's Masters at Augusta - if bookmakers are to be believed...

According to leading SA bookies BetFlash, if there’s one course where Mickelson looks forward to playing more than any other, it must be Augusta National.

He's been victorious on three occasions to date (2004, 2006 and 2010) and there’s no reason why he can’t make it four come Sunday.

With more first-timers (24) in this week’s 97-man field than past champions (19), being able to rely on memory recall down the stretch could prove to serve as an important commodity.
 
Mickelson will enter this week’s tournament armed with that knowledge as he chases Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods to become the third player ever with four Masters titles, tied for second behind Jack Nicklaus.

Past 10 winners at Augusta:

2013 - Adam Scott (Australia)
2012 - Bubba Watson (USA)
2011 - Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)

2010 - Phil Mickelson (USA)
2009 - Angel Cabrera (Argentina)
2008 - Trevor Immelman (South Africa)
2007 - Zach Johnson (USA)
2006 - Phil Mickelson (USA)
2005 - Tiger Woods (USA)
2004 - Phil Mickelson (USA)
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