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As for Woods, Johnson said “he’s playing well and he knows this golf course, but the talent is so deep.”

Johnson said just because a player isn’t in great form coming into the Masters doesn’t mean he can’t win this week.

“There’s no cycle to it, there’s no rhythm to it,” said Johnson, who was ranked 56th in the world when he won the 2007 Masters. “You’re involving expectations, and I think that’s ridiculous. Because I think on any given week anybody can win.”

That is what happened in 2007 when Johnson won.

“Exactly, that’s a perfect example, or Trevor Immel­man the next year,” Johnson said. “The list goes on and on.”

“I think it’s very rare when the favorite wins any tournament,” Keegan Bradley said Sunday after a practice round. “It’s so random sometimes. Anybody can win any given week. But here especially, the guys who have been here a bunch are tough to beat.”

Last year, Woods was the Masters favorite for the first time in three years, alongside Rory McIlroy, who had won the Honda Classic in early March. Woods had won the Ar­nold Palmer Invitational two weeks before the Masters.

What happened? They tied for 40th place, with only McIlroy shooting a round in the 60s.

Just because Woods has won three times this season doesn’t make him a shoo-in for that fifth green jacket.

The last player to have won three times in the first leg of the PGA Tour season leading into the Masters was Woods, in 2003. He shot 76-73-66-75 and tied for 15th place.