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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is the Premier League's all-time top scorer with 260 goals and a leading TV pundit from the BBC's flagship football programme Match of the Day. Euro '96 Golden Boot winner Alan will be sharing his thoughts on all things football every week throughout the 2016/17 season.

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Shearer says: “We could be in for a great Masters this year.”

Premier League legend is at Augusta this week

I am out in Georgia at the moment and the atmosphere is really starting to build towards the start of the tournament.

I had a walk around the course yesterday and as always it looks in great shape.

There seems to be a real sense of anticipation this year that this could be a great Masters tournament because all the big hitters are in form.

Listening to them in the interviews and speaking to people over here, you get the impression they all fancy it.

I will be cheering on the British lads, as I always do.

Hopefully one of them can come away with the Green Jacket at the end of the weekend.

Danny Willett obviously won the tournament in 2016, while Justin Rose went very close 12 months ago where he unfortunately lost in a play-off.

There were a few hole-in-ones yesterday, one of which was made by Jack Nicklaus’ grandson which the crowd absolutely loved.

Let’s hope it is a great tournament and I am really looking forward to the next few days.