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April 03, 2018

Masters 2018: Is greens in regulation the key stat to success at Augusta National?

Now that Masters Week is upon us, we felt compelled to point out that nine of the past 11 Masters champions have ranked in the top six in greens in regulation for the week that they won.

As such, we take a look at the top five in greens in regulation for the 2017-’18 PGA Tour season and the irons they use (note that No. 1 on this list is not in the Masters field). Choose wisely when you're filling out your Masters pools and making bold predictions this week.

Houston Open - Round One

Houston Open - Round One

HUMBLE, TX - MARCH 29: Kevin Streelman hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on March 29, 2018 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Photo by: Stacy Revere

Stacy Revere

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Round Three

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Round Three

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 03: Brian Harman of the United States plays his second shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at the Club de Golf Chapultepec on March 3, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Photo by: David Cannon

David Cannon

Valspar Championship - Round One

Valspar Championship - Round One

PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 08: Gary Woodland plays his shot from the 13th tee during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 8, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Photo by: Sam Greenwood

Sam Greenwood

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Final Round

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Final Round

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 04: Pat Perez of the United States plays his tee shot on the par 3, 17th hole during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at the Club de Golf Chapultepec on March 4, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Photo by: David Cannon

David Cannon

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Round Two

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship - Round Two

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 02: Kyle Stanley plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec on March 2, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Photo by: Gregory Shamus

Gregory Shamus

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