Rahm ponders Augusta options

04 April 2018 04:08:39 EST

Spaniard Jon Rahm insists there is no perfect way to play the Augusta National, you just have to find an approach which works if you are to win the Masters title.

The 23-year-old tied for 27th place on his Masters debut 12 months ago and goes into the first Major of 2018 again highly fancied to do well, having already claimed a victory at the CareerBuilder Challenge this year.

You don't need to play perfect to win at Augusta National just because there are so many ways to do it.

Jon Rahm

And Rahm, who has been taking tips from a couple of former champions, is aware that making the right calls and choosing the right option at the right time are crucial to enjoying success at Augusta.

He told Reuters: "If there's 5,000 ways to play one regular course, there's probably about 50,000 ways to go around Augusta National, that's the beauty of it.

"Because each shot, you can have so many ways to hit it - there's no perfect way.

"You don't need to play perfect to win at Augusta National just because there are so many ways to do it. You just need to find the way that's maybe best for you at the moment.

"The margin of error is so small, but if you play smart, you can manage it. People who have won here numerous times, it's because they know that."

Rahm, 25/1 to win the Masters, has been paired with Rory McIlroy and 2013 champion Adam Scott for the opening two rounds at Augusta.

He is 13/8 to win their opening round three-ball, with Scott priced at 11/4 and McIlroy available at 5/4.

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