The first major of the year and the golf tournament that every pro golfer and golf fan alike wait for…The Masters! This is your first look at the Masters Tournament with our preview and our picks to consider if you are looking for a second opinion on who will win at Augusta. The perfectly manicured course, Amen corner, the Hogan Bridge, holes named after trees and shrubs and the winning trophy of a Green Jacket …’A Traditional Unlike Any Other’ is how the Masters is best described!
For golf bettors and fantasy players it is an opportunity to cash in with large Fantasy Golf Contests starting up and for bettors it is a chance to make picks on a tournament that most avid golf fans know better than their own backyard.
Masters First Look
Date: November 12 to 15, 2020
FedEx Cup Points: 600
Prize Pool: $11,500,000
First Place: $2,070,000
Field Size: 90 to 100
2020 Masters Tournament Preview
The world was turned upside down for the 2020 Masters with the postponement of the tournament until November. Rest assured, you will still see a big turnout of golfers for the biggest of the four golf majors and the quest for the green jacket.
With the Masters being held in November, it will be interesting to see if the late year weather and course conditions make the tournament much different than the past or will it be just the same as it would have been if played in its usual April schedule slot.
Augusta Golf Course
Location – Augusta, Georgia
Yards – 7475
Par – 72
Course Design – Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones
The tee boxes and fairways at Augusta are Bermuda grass and the greens are bentgrass which gives them a smooth roll and a quicker putting surface. The greens at Augusta average about 6,150 sq./feet in size which is around the average for courses on the PGA Tour. On five holes water comes into play but on the back 9 of the course and there are 43 bunkers to avoid.
Last Five Winners at Augusta
2019: Tiger Woods
2018: Patrick Reed
2017: Sergio Garcia
2016: Danny Willett
2015: Jordan Spieth
See which under the radar golfers we are targeting this year with our Sleeper and Longshot Picks Post.
Horse For The Course at Augusta
There are lots of guys that you can throw into the discussion of Horse for the Course for the Masters: Rory, Tiger, Phil but the one guys I like at Augusta is Jordan Spieth. He has a win and two 2nd place finishes and probably should have won 3 green jackets by now with how he plays there. His golf for the last two years has been off but he gets up for Augusta and I feel can win any year that he’s playing there. Last year was his worst finish (T21) but that juts means you get better betting odds if you take him to win!
Quick Stats for Jordan Spieth
– 1 Win
– Four Top 5 Finishes
– No Missed Cuts
Want Masters Stats For Every Single Player?
See course history stats for every golfer at the 2020 Masters Event at Golfstats.com. Full career logs for every player at Augusta in a clean, sortable view.