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Here's who we're picking to win the 2015 Masters

April 08, 2015

Every time a major rolls around a team of Golf Digest editors conduct a standard, four round snake draft. The winner is bathed in infinite glory for a few months, while the loser receives merciless taunting.

Our time-honored tradition (one unlike any other) of picking names out of a hat produced the following order:

1. Luke Kerr-Dineen 1. John Strege 1. Alex Myers 1. Ryan Herrington 1. Steve Hennessey 1. Sam Weinman

And so begins our 2015 Masters fantasy draft!

Pick 1: Rory McIlroy

Rory, obviously. Best player in the world will win the Masters at some point, probably soon. - Luke Kerr-Dineen

Pick 2: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth. This is too predictable so far, isn't it? - John Strege

Pick 3: Jason Day

I'll throw a curveball and take Jason Day. OK, so that's NOT a curveball. - Alex Myers

Pick 9: J.B. Holmes

__Hot hand is my man. I'm taking J.B. Holmes. #backtoback - RH

Pick 10: Henrik Stenson__

__With the 10th pick in the draft, I'll take the No. 2 player in the world, Henrik Stenson. - AM

Pick 11: Martin Kaymer

Stunned that Alex didn't take Wake Forest's own Bill Haas. I won't, either. I'll take Martin Kaymer. - JS

Picks 12 and 13: Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose

Recent form has been a slight concern for both, but I'm banking on their good course form. I like how they're cruising-in under the radar, too. - LKD

__Pick 18 and 19: Tiger Woods and Hideki Matsuyama

Because playing it safe gets you nowhere, I'll take Tiger Woods which is easily the most obvious pick or the dumbest pick depending on your perspective. And then I'll pick Hideki Matsuyama. - SW

Pick 20: Brooks Koepka

Tiger this the Par-3 Contest fantasy draft? Bold pick there. I'm going with Brooks Koepka. A rookie hasn't won since 1979. But not many rookies have elite distance and putting touch like Koepka. If his rib injury has improved, he'll be a factor on the weekend. - SH

Pick 21: Zach Johnson

Local knowledge and good memories of Masters past are the intangibles that breed success at Augusta. Zach Johnson has both of those, so I'll take the 2007 champion. - RH

Pick 22: Louis Oosthuizen

Does coming agonizingly close to winning a green jacket count as a good memory? I'll take Louis Oosthuizen - AM

Pick 23: Charley Hoffman

Good ball striker. Crazier things have happened. - JS

Pick 24: Russell Henley

The Georgia boy finished fourth last and week and can beat anybody when he gets hot. - LKD