Before 2003, lefties were abysmal at majors. Sir Bob Charles of New Zealand won the 1963 Open Championship, but other than that, no major in history was won by a lefty.

But in 2003, Mike Weir became the first lefty to win the Masters, and lefties followed with seven more major victories -- five for Phil Mickelson, two for Bubba Watson -- in the next 15 years.

Of these eight major wins, six came at Augusta National: Weir (2003), Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010) and Watson (2012, 2014). Why such a surge for lefties?

"You can analyze it as much as you want, but I think the fact that the equipment has allowed fades to go longer (and) has allowed us to get to the bottom of the fairway, the bottom of the hill on 10 and get it out there far enough on (the par-5) 13 with a cut and still be able to reach it, where we're able to control that a little bit better," Mickelson said in 2015. "But you're talking about fractions of a stroke difference."

Trend or coincidence? Maybe we need a little bit more data.

Like getting a win at Augusta this year from Brian Harman, who went to University of Georgia and says of The Masters, "all the other courses set up for right-handers."

But not Augusta, Brian. Not Augusta.

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