The 84th edition of the most prestigious tournament in golf is set to commence in just 36 hours with defending champion Tiger Woods attempting to join Jack Nicklaus as the only six-time Masters champions.
Here are our picks as well as a sleeper and a longshot to take home the fabled green jacket and be named champion at Augusta.
Our Top Golf Picks to Win the Masters
Bryson DeChambeau (USA) +750
Bryson DeChambeau has been one of the most in form golfers in the world over the past year. Since the PGA Tour’s return to play in June, DeChambeau has notched seven top 10 finishes including his first major championship at the U.S. Open.
Being the favourite at Augusta rarely results in a green jacket, with Tiger Woods the last pre tournament favourite to win the Masters back in 2005. However, it would be no surprise if the confident, hard-swinging DeChambeau proved the bookmakers right and won the 2020 Masters.
Dustin Johnson (USA) +850
The number one ranked player in the world, Dustin Johnson will be looking to improve on his runner up performance at the 2019 Masters and claim his first green jacket.
Historically, Johnson plays the course well, having placed in the top 10 in his past four starts at Augusta. Certainly a big chance of claiming his second major championship at the 2020 Masters.
Jon Rahm (SPN) +1000
The 26-year-old Spaniard is one of the most talented young golfers on the tour. Like Johnson, Rahm is a proven performer at Augusta having finished in the top 10 in his past two Masters starts.
Coming into the tournament Rahm recently tied for second place at the Zozo Championship only two weeks ago and will be returning to Augusta looking to claim his first major championship.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 10, 2020
Our Best Value Golf Picks
Xander Schauffele (USA) +1400
One of the best temperaments on the tour, Schauffele does not focus on being excellent at any particular facet of his game, but rather being good across the board.
Being a well-rounded player is key to success at Augusta which suits Schauffele who finished in a three-way tie for runner-up at the 2019 Masters. The 27-year-old Californian is entering the tournament in good form having finished in the top 10 in seven of his last 13 career starts.
Tiger Woods (USA) +5000
No Masters preview would be complete without mention of the five-time champion at Augusta and the greatest golfer of the past 30 years. Tiger. Admittedly, Tiger’s form in 2020 gives little to no indication that he is prepared to defend his title at Augusta, with his T37 at the PGA Championship his best finish since the PGA Tour’s return to play. However, you can never count Tiger Woods out. Coming into the 2020 Masters, Woods is looking to tie Jack Nicklaus as the only six-time Masters champions.
Tiger Woods’ career finishes at the Masters:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 10, 2020
Top 10 Favourite to Win the Masters
- Bryson DeChambeau (USA) +750
- Dustin Johnson (USA) +850
- Jon Rahm (SPN) +950
- Justin Thomas (USA) +1150
- Rory McIlroy (IRE) +1200
- Xander Schauffele (USA) +1400
- Brooks Koepka (USA) +1600
- Patrick Cantlay (USA) +2500
- Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) +2800
- Bubba Watson (USA) / Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) / Patrick Reed (USA) +3000
*Odds correct at time of publication.
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