Golf legend Gary Player tips Jason Day for Augusta Masters

"There are a host of players that can win [The Masters], but I loved Jason Day's swing long before he won [the USPGA] and I've always loved Jason Day's game. At the moment, I would say Jason Day."

Jason Day holds the trophy after winning the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at the Austin Country Club in Texas.   -  AP

Golf legend and Laureus Academy Member Gary Player, one of only five men to win golf’s Grand Slam, has tipped Australian Jason Day to win next week’s Masters at Augusta.

"There are a host of players that can win [The Masters], but I loved Jason Day's swing long before he won [the USPGA] and I've always loved Jason Day's game. At the moment, I would say Jason Day," said Player.

"Jordan Spieth's game is suited to Augusta. He's the best putter. If you said to me, would I like to be the best driver of a golf ball or the best putter; I'd take the best putter every day."

Talking about Jordan Spieth being nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, Player said, "I think it's a great honour [for Spieth] to be in there with people like Djokovic and Usain Bolt and Hamilton and Messi, all these fantastic sportsmen. So it's going to be very interesting to see who wins."