My 2015 Masters tournament prediction; best foursome, holes

Looking at this year’s first golf major, always the Masters, always Augusta GA, I again present my top foursome, based on two major stats that I evaluate golfers by: Scrambling (the ability to score well after getting into trouble) and ball striking (command of ball), essentially the combo of Greens In Regulation A% and Total Driving stats as measured by the PGA Tour.  These are golfers you want in your fantasy majors foursomes, or at least fantasy leagues:
Henrik Stenson 4 4 I rank best overall among the four.  World #2 has never done better than 14th, last year’s result, at Augusta National. Probably the best golfer yet to win a major, finishing as well as 2nd in the 2013 British Open. Survived 6 cuts in 9 straight appearances at The Masters. Best ever round was the 4th in 2013 with a 69.
Top 10s this year in the following categories: GIR %, Strokes Gained: Total (1), Holes per Eagle, Scoring Average, Clubhead Speed, approaches from 125-150, approaches from the rough at 175-200, Scrambling, total putting, average distance of putts made, putts from various length as long as 15’, scoring averages in rounds 1 and 4 and also back 9, par3 and par4 scoring average.
Best holes at Augusta:  2  8  13   14   15
Worst: 4 5 7 10 11 12 16 17 18
Hideki Matsuyama had a stellar amateur career winning low amateur title at Augusta in 2011, and has done well on the Japan Golf Tour. This is his 2nd year on the PGA Tour.  He’s finished in the top 30 in all four PGA majors. Best finish in the Masters was 27th in 2011.  He’s making his 4th appearance after surviving 2011 and 2012, and then cut in 2014.
Top 10s this year: Strokes gained (total), holes per eagle, total driving (1), ball striking, all-around, approaches 100-125 yards and 175-200, scrambling from fringe (1), front 9 and late scoring average, par 4 scoring, par 4 birdie or better, consecutive birdies/eagles streak.
Best holes at Augusta:  2 3   8   13  15 16
worst 1 4 6  7  9  10  11 12 17 18
Webb Simpson is on his 8th year on tour, on several national teams as both amateur an pro. Winner of the 2012 US Open. 3 appearances at Augusta, tied for 44th, cut twice.
Top 10s:
Strokes gained tee to green, birdie and scoring average, ball striking, approaches 75-100 and 125-200 yards; scrambling, par breakers, early scoring average, par 5 scoring,
Best 2 3 8 9 13 15
Worst 1  4  5 7 10  11  12 16 17 18
Jason Day  is another who’s done very well in majors yet has yet to win a major. He’s been 2nd in the Masters the US Open (both in 2011). 7 wins lifetime.  Survived 14 of 17 cuts in majors.
World rank: 5th. 4 appearances at Augusta National, tied 2, 3rd, 20th, withdrawn.
Top 10s:  Driving distance, GIR%, Birdie average, scoring averagee, sand save %, all-around (1), going for the green (birdie or better), approaches from 50-125 yards, scrambling from 20-30 yards, putting average, putting from 4’, from 8’, par breakers (1), round 4, early and back 9 scoring averages, par 3 and par 4 scoring, birdie or better % (1), bounce back (1),

Best holes at Augusta:

best 2 3 8 9 13 14 15 16
worst 1 4 6 10 11 17 18
I’d side with Jason Day here, who has about as many great holes as terrible ones.
Overall the 4 golfers all seem to do their best on the 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 13th, 15th holes.  Worst ones, and certainly the holes to watch most: 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th 12th (all 3 on Amen Corner),17th, 18th.

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