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Hunter Mahan is streaky. He'll go through stretches where he looks like he's ready to be a top-five golfer and then suddenly he will fall off.
Mahan got off to a strong start, and he looked like he was getting ready to dominate as he finished eighth at the Northern Trust Open. He followed that up by being the runner-up in the Accenture Match Play Championship.
He then recorded a 25th- and 21st-place finish, which isn't terrible, but it was definitely a step in the wrong direction.
The wheels later came off the bus at the Houston Open as he fired a 74 and 71 to miss the cut.
Mahan, who is typically a solid putter, has lost confidence on the greens.
Despite his recent woes, however, I wouldn't count Mahan out at Augusta. He is a wonderful ball striker and has a good game for Augusta. If he can get his putting stroke ironed out, he can contend.