Survey reveals Rory McIlroy will not win the Masters

According to the results picked up by an survey of 103 golf professionals, 21 of whom were major champions, just 27 percent of them think the world number 1 Rory McIlroy will finish the career grand slam by prevailing the Masters this week.

But the 25-year-old has to look at the bright side that he is far more favored than defending champion Bubba Watson, who cannot depend on too much help if he gets into a fight at Augusta National.

The pool of 103 golf professionals anonymously answered questions on a wide range of topics.

When asked if McIlroy would be sporting a green jacket on Sunday, 28 players answered yes, 72 answered no and 3 abstained.

When asked which player they would not help in a car park fight, Watson received double the number of responses (22.6 percent) of second-place finisher Patrick Reed (11 percent). Rory Sabbatini was third and Robert Allenby came fourth.

Other topics raised in the survey involved recreational drugs and slow play. 40 players think the Tour should stop testing for marijuana. While Kevin Na was given a verdict in need of the first one-shot penalty in 20 years on the PGA Tour, barely ahead of Ben Crane.

As for Tiger Woods under discussion, only 7 percent believed he would not win another major before the start of the season. But after Woods failed to take the cut in Phoenix and pulled out from his next event after 11 holes, the numbers befell 50/50.




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