BallTalk TV: Everything you need to know about the Masters 2016

Irish Examiner sports editor Tony Leen poses the questions to sports journalist Denis Hurley and former European Tour golfer John McHenry as the panel discuss The Masters 2016.

Leen, Hurley and McHenry provide a fascinating insight into who may shine at Augusta this week and why.

Irish Examiner golf columnist McHenry, of course, spent 12 years on the European Tour from 1987 to 2000 and also won three Challenge Tour events during his professional career.

The panel evaluate the following questions:

  • Has golf, at the level in question, ever been more competitive than at this very time? People often tend to reflect with rose-tinted glasses, but the standard at present is exceptional.
  • Which of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott, players most expected to challenge, is in the right place in terms of their game and mentality at present, to potentially prevail?
  • What sets the likes of Day, Spieth and McIlroy apart from the rest currently?
  • Of the others in the field, who do you see as a player or players capable of exceeding expectations at Augusta? And why?
  • What about the current state of Irish golf? Could the likes of Shane Lowry pack a punch?
  • Why is Augusta National and The Masters so unique?
  • Finally, who will win?

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