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Five to watch at Augusta National – No. 4, Justin Rose

Shane Bacon
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These days it seems that the entire field, give or tack a past champion or two, have a chance at the green jacket. Gone are the days of Tiger, Vijay and Phil being the only contenders, but instead of listing them all, we've picked five we think have the best shot at the 2013 Masters.

No. 4 -- Justin Rose

Major Championships -- 0

Masters appearances -- 7

Best Masters finish -- T-5 (2007)

Best Finish on the PGA Tour in 2013 -- 2

What he has to do to win -- It you look at Rose's stats this season you see two glaring issues with his golf game; driving accuracy and putting, two things he needs at Augusta National.

Rose has become one of the top names on a list of players without a major that most think will snag one in 2013 and what better place for it to happen than on a golf course that he has played very well at the last few years (since '06, Rose has finished in the top-20 in four of five trips to Augusta National)?

We've seen the putter get hot for Rose in the past, and if it happens this week, with the way he has seemed to find confidence in his golf swing over the last three years it seems that he will definitely be in the hunt come Sunday.

Last season was only the second time in his career that Rose had two top-10s in majors, and his T-3 at the PGA Championship showed that he is starting to get comfortable in the big four and I think this week could be a special one for Rose.

The last time we saw him out on the golf course was at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he finished solo second to Tiger Woods, his third top-eight finish in a row. His confidence is high, as it should be, and I feel his mojo could propel him to his first major championship win.

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