The best golfers in the world will go head to head at Augusta National this week for the 2020 Masters. ANDRE HUISAMEN identifies the players the bookies back to win.
As has often been the case in the past, a couple of surprise contenders will no doubt be putting up their hands up on golf’s biggest stage this week.
But, there are a couple of big-name players who will deservedly start Thursday’s action as some of the favourites to don the coveted Green Jacket by Sunday.
All odds are accumulated via the William Hill Plc bookmakers.
Bryson DeChambeau 17/2: Can he overpower the famous Augusta National course? That’s the big question this week. DeChambeau proved that he is more than just a big hitter at Winged Foot when he won the US Open but a similar and maybe even greater test will await him on the greens in Georgia.
Jon Rahm 10/1: The Spaniard’s search for a maiden Major title will intensify this week in what will no doubt be quite the breakthrough for Rahm should he triumph. His consistency will be added value, especially given the valiant push he made at the event last year. A victory on Sunday would make Rahm the third-youngest winner ever of the Green Jacket.
Rory McIlroy 11/1: The Masters remains the missing prize in his illustrious trophy cabinet, in what will complete a full house of Major titles for the Northern Irishman. His T4 at the 2015 edition is still his best finish at the Masters, which could have a very determined McIlroy go at it this week. McIlroy managed a T8 at the September US Open and 2020 has proven to be a rather quiet year so far, despite his run of top-five finishes at the start of the year.
Justin Thomas 12/1: Thomas will definitely be a safe option to place some money on for this week and his recent form makes him a dangerous contender for his opponents. The American is set for a massive couple of days and could emerge as a new unsung hero in the world of golf with a good performance in Georgia.
Dustin Johnson 12/1: The world No 1 made a welcome return to action at the past weekend’s Houston Open and he looks quite ready to deliver a masterclass at the Masters. Johnson’s second step to world dominance is undoubtedly a second Major victory – and a win at Augusta will be a statement of note. The FedEx Cup champion will be eyeing another consistent showing and being contention is definitely something fans across the world can expect to see come Sunday.