2020 Masters Favorites To Win

With the 2020 Masters Tournament finally being held we should get to see some awesome golf! Most of the favorites for the Masters have been playing fairly regularly and we could be set up to see some of the best golf at Augusta ever. If you are going to bet on the Masters this week, odds makers have many of the favorites at pretty low prices. Simply put, there is no clear projected winner this week and therefore more of the big names in the world of golf are in play.

The guys below are the names that you will hear all week leading up to the tournament. They are the best in the world right now and each of them has a legit shot at winning. I’ve broken down the reason why I think each of them will win (and why they may not win) but you’ll have to decide who to bet on that you think will be the one to put on the green jacket on Sunday.

Favorites To Win The Masters

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Dustin Johnson

He is the #1 ranked golfer in the world. He has finished in the Top 10 at the Masters his last 4 times playing including a T2 last year. He is on a streak of five Top 10 finishes in tournaments entered which includes two majors…in fact he has four Top 2 finishes with 2 wins and two 2nds in his last 5 tournaments. Surprisingly he isn’t the top betting favorite heading into the Masters this week but many will look at DJ to finally put on a green jacket on Sunday.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

He hasn’t played since the US Open which is almost 2 months (he is in the field for the Houston Open) and was laid up with the Covid virus so he may be a bit rusty. Also, as we’ve mentioned in our US Masters Betting Tips…no number one golfer in the world has won the Masters since 2002 when Tiger did it. For some people, stats like that are meaningful.

Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau is the betting favorite to win at sites like Intertops this week. His record at Augusta is pretty average with 3/3 cuts made but he is a completely different golfer since the Covid break having beefed up considerably. He now mashes the golf ball but still has a good enough short game that makes him a dangerous player at Augusta. The par 5’s will all be eagle putts this week and if the short stick is working for him he could win just on those holes alone. He just won the US Open, came in 4th at the PGA Championship and has been racking up Top 10 finishes since June. He is just playing a different game right now and all eyes will be on him this week to win.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

Hard to find a reason for him not to win. He needs to improve his drive off the tee. At the US Open he kept missing the fairway and hitting the rough but muscled his way out. Augusta won’t have as much rough to worry about but water and trees could come into play. Needs to keep his drives straight this week and keep up his putting.

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Justin Thomas

The number 3 ranked golfer in the world is coming in hot with three Top 12 finishes in a row (4 if you include the Tour Championship). Thomas has improved each time out at Augusta and seems to be playing really focussed golf. His overall game is perfect for the course and having won a major already he is one to look for this week.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

Hard to find a good reason. His history at Augusta isn’t as good as many others on this list which just shows he hasn’t mastered the golf course yet. 

Rory McIlroy

Rory famously lost the Masters on the back 9 many years ago and still keeps chasing his career slam win at Augusta. Up until last year he had a streak of five Top 10 finishes and was always near the top of the leaderboard. Rory has the talent that in any given tournament he can dominate and win. With how good he plays at Augusta he should be looked at a definite favorite to win.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

Before Covid Rory was on fire having finished in the Top 5 in SEVEN straight tournaments. When golf returned he had cooled down and has been pretty average since. He also had a newborn in August (his wife did, not Rory) and new father golfers seem to regress a bit after the birth usually before they eventually return back to their form. Rory just isn’t playing like Rory right now. 

Patrick Cantlay

Cantlay may be on an upswing having just won three weeks ago and is ripe to win at Augusta. Before the golf shutdown Cantlay was playing really well and then regressed when golf returned. He finished in 9th last year and him winning a green jacket this week wouldn’t be a shock to anyone.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

Limited history at Augusta is a negative to golfers. He has the talent to overcome it but it should be noted.

Xander Schauffele 

Schauffele always seems to play well in majors and if it wasn’t for a slow start to last year’s Masters, Schauffele could be the defending champion this year instead of finishing in 2nd. He is playing really good golf right now and is going to be in the mix come Sunday.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

Hard to really come up with one so I will simply say he won’t have played for 3 weeks heading into Augusta so there could be a few specks of rust on him.

Jon Rahm

Rahm seems to be a contender in every big event nowadays and seems to have learned to control his temper. Almost won two weeks ago at the ZOZO and his game just seems to be on right now. He is 3/3 at Augusta with two Top 10’s his last two times playing there. Ranked number 2 in the world a major is in his future, it’s now just a matter of which one.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

I just think there are guys with more experience playing this week that are also playing well that will beat him. 

Brooks Koepka

A four time majors winner and was at one point unbeatable. Finished in 2nd last year at Augusta and has always played there well. Has been a bit under the radar as of late and skipped the US Open because of injury but he knows how to win and Augusta isn’t that tough a course for him.

Reason He Won’t Win The Masters

Something is off with Koepka. Either his injury is causing his game to suffer, or just not getting into a rhythm because of missed time. Regardless he isn’t at his peak this week and it will possibly keep him from winning.

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