Masters heat index: Who to pick at Augusta National?

Lance Ringler
·3 min read

Looking for a player to pick in your office pool? One strategy is to consider players who have had the most success in the months leading up to this week’s Masters Tournament.

The entire Masters field is broken down below according to the Golfweek/Sagarins and the Official World Golf Ranking. The left column, or the “heat index,” is a player’s ranking based on his play the past four months. That can help you pick a player who is trending.

So far in the 2020-21 Tour season, the average ranking of the winner heading into the week in which he won a PGA Tour event has been 92.7 in the Golfweek/Sagarins and 100.0 in the OWGR.

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Player

Heat Index

GW/Sagarin

OWGR

Paul Casey

1

17

18

Jon Rahm

2

1

3

Joaquin Niemann

3

13

26

Jordan Spieth

4

43

38

Tony Finau

5

8

13

Max Homa

6

63

37

Patrick Cantlay

7

6

10

Daniel Berger

9

4

15

Will Zalatoris

11

10

46

Matt Jones

12

36

55

Zach Johnson

13

12

107

Ryan Palmer

14

26

27

Corey Conners

15

30

43

Viktor Hovland

16

5

14

Brian Harman

17

18

19

Bryson DeChambeau

18

7

5

Xander Schauffele

19

3

6

Dustin Johnson

20

2

1

Sergio Garcia

21

34

40

Sungjae Im

22

24

19

Adam Scott

23

15

32

Webb Simpson

25

11

9

Matt Fitzpatrick

26

27

16

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

28

49

35

Cameron Smith

29

29

30

Tyrrell Hatton

32

22

8

Collin Morikawa

33

31

4

Tommy Fleetwood

34

38

24

Brendon Todd

35

53

56

Jason Kokrak

36

41

33

Billy Horschel

37

37

17

Matthew Wolff

38

35

23

Lanto Griffin

40

54

57

Kevin Kisner

42

48

36

Scottie Scheffler

43

33

22

Abraham Ancer

44

20

31

Justin Thomas

45

9

2

Louis Oosthuizen

47

21

28

Michael Thompson

48

76

105

Rory McIlroy

49

16

12

Jason Day

50

64

52

Patrick Reed

51

19

7

Kevin Na

53

44

34

Robert MacIntyre

55

61

45

Carlos Ortiz

56

86

47

Victor Perez

61

133

29

Harris English

68

23

21

Francesco Molinari

69

98

108

Bernd Wiesberger

71

72

54

Lee Westwood

79

74

20

Hideki Matsuyama

80

39

25

Si Woo Kim

84

47

49

Shane Lowry

88

87

44

Brooks Koepka

89

51

11

Marc Leishman

95

153

39

Danny Willett

96

172

77

Mackenzie Hughes

100

45

51

Matt Kuchar

112

89

42

Phil Mickelson

115

122

115

Justin Rose

118

97

41

Matt Wallace

125

99

48

Stewart Cink

147

93

149

Bubba Watson

152

83

58

Dylan Frittelli

154

108

68

Charl Schwartzel

155

157

211

Robert Streb

156

260

110

Ian Poulter

157

73

64

Martin Laird

159

144

100

Sebastián Muñoz

173

101

63

Gary Woodland

175

127

53

C.T. Pan

185

120

155

Brian Gay

189

292

209

Jim Herman

219

237

132

Hudson Swafford

281

347

175

Jimmy Walker

299

405

528

Cameron Champ

310

190

86

Henrik Stenson

343

419

117

Vijay Singh

N/R

483

1507

Fred Couples

N/R

N/R

1834

Bernhard Langer

N/R

N/R

739

Joe Long

N/R

N/R

1834

Sandy Lyle

N/R

N/R

1834

Larry Mize

N/R

N/R

1834

José María Olazábal

N/R

N/R

1834

Ollie Osborne

N/R

N/R

1834

Tyler Strafaci

N/R

N/R

N/R

Mike Weir

N/R

N/R

808

Ian Woosnam

N/R

N/R

1834

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