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A look at 96 likely to play in Masters

By Wes Reynolds  () 

The Augusta National Golf Club has rescheduled the Masters for the week of Nov. 9-15. “Provided that (favorable counsel and direction from health officials) occurs and we can conduct the 2020 Masters, we intend to invite those professionals and amateurs who would have qualified for our original April date,” Chairman Fred Ridley said. A total of 92 players have qualified. But four others — No. 44 Collin Morikawa, No. 45 Scottie Scheffler, No. 47 Christiaan Bezuidenhout and No. 49 Graeme McDowell — were inside the OWGR top 50 when PGA Tour play was suspended. Any PGA Tour winners who are not exempt when play resumes would now qualify for the 2021 Masters. 

 

Here are the Masters qualification criteria:

— Masters champions (lifetime exemption)

— U.S. Open champions (last five years)

— British Open champions (last five years)

— PGA champions (last five years)

— Players champions (last three years)

— Current U.S. Amateur winner and runner-up

— Current British Amateur champion

— Current Asia-Pacific Amateur champion

— Current Latin America Amateur champion

— Current U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

— Top 12 and ties from 2019 Masters

— Top 4 and ties from 2019 U.S. Open

— Top 4 and ties from 2019 British Open

— Top 4 and ties from 2019 PGA Championship

— Winners of PGA Tour events that offer full FedEx Cup points

— 2019 Tour Championship qualifiers

— Top 50 from OWGR at end of 2019

 

Here are capsules for all 96 players expected to compose  the 2020 Masters field and their current odds to win at Circa Sports.

 

Rory McIlroy 37/4

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 11/10

Best Career Finish: 4th (2015)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 5

Top 25s: 9

The world No. 1 has yet to win in 2020. But he has seven consecutive top-5 finishes dating to the Zozo Championship in late October, including a win the next week at the WGC: HSBC Champions in China. McIlroy also won the Tour Championship 10 weeks earlier and tied for second the next week, losing in a five-way playoff at the Omega European Masters, so the form is obviously present. McIlroy also tops the PGA Tour in Scoring Average (68.44), Scrambling (70.4%) and Round 1 Scoring Average (67.50). He ranks second in SG: Tee-To-Green (+ 2.40) and Driving Distance (320.2) and third in SG: Approach (+ 1.22). The one hiccup has been his recent performances on Sundays. McIlroy has been averaging 70.17 in Round 4 Scoring Average, ranking just 79th. He will be the betting favorite every week he tees it up, and the Masters will be no exception. This is the one major championship that prevents him from completing the Grand Slam.

 

Jon Rahm 13/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/3

Best Career Finish: 4th (2018)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 2

Rahm was my preseason pick to win the Masters, and I bet him accordingly. The current world No. 2 has missed just one cut, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, since last May. Besides that, he hasn’t finished worse than a T17 at the Genesis Invitational. In that span, Rahm has three victories (Irish Open, Spanish Open and DP World Tour Championship at Dubai), four runners-up (Andalucia Masters, BMW PGA Championship, Hero World Challenge and Farmers Insurance Open) and three thirds (U.S. Open, the Northern Trust and the WGC Mexico Championship). Rahm is one of the select few who is a legitimate threat to win every time he tees it up. He has been in the top 10 the last two times at Augusta and has a very good chance to win here. Just 25, he already has 10 worldwide wins as a pro. 

 

Dustin Johnson 16/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 9/8

Best Career Finish: T2 (2019)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 4

Top 25s: 5

The other half of golf’s “Bash Brothers” with Brooks Koepka, Johnson is still ranked No. 5 in the world, so he’s not too far gone. He won twice last year, in Saudi Arabia and at the WGC Mexico. He also was runner-up at the first two majors but never contended again, save for a runner-up in Saudi Arabia in February. Like Koepka, Johnson had knee surgery in September before returning to play in the Presidents Cup in December. He was briefly in contention Sunday at Riviera but started uncharacteristically pulling wedge shots in the final round on a course where he had won and had two runners-up. He started the season more slowly than usual, but the 2016 U.S. Open champion came close last year at Augusta with a T2 finish. Johnson also has four top-10 finishes in the last five years here, missing 2017 with an injury when he was the pre-tournament favorite. 

 

Justin Thomas 17/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 4/4

Best Career Finish: T12 (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 3

The 2017 PGA champion is ranked No. 4 in the world and already has a victory in 2020, winning the opener at Kapalua in a playoff over Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele. Thomas has been the literal definition of hit or miss in 2020. He has a win (Sentry Tournament of Champions), a third (Waste Management Phoenix Open) and a sixth (WGC Mexico Championship) to go along with two missed cuts (Sony Open in Hawaii and Genesis Invitational). Thomas is still looking for his first top-10 finish at Augusta National. 

 

Brooks Koepka 17/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 4/4

Best Career Finish: T2 (2019)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 3

After missing the 2018 Masters while recovering from wrist surgery, Koepka came back last year and contended for his first green jacket but ended up tied for second. The world No. 3 has won three of the last seven majors and is the defending PGA champion, but he started 2020 after surgery on his left knee and probably came back too soon. Koepka said he had recovered from the patella injury suffered in October but looked out of form. While he has made four of five cuts this season, his best finish is a T17 in Saudi Arabia. Perhaps this is just rust or he’s still bothered by the injury, but Koepka is nowhere near last year’s form. In 2019, he rated fourth in Scoring Average (69.39), but this year he is 182nd (71.79). This unexpected break in the schedule could be good for him, allowing more time to recover from his knee injury. 

 

Patrick Cantlay 26/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/2

Best Career Finish: T9 (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 1

Cantlay got his first experience at leading a major on Sunday here last year with an eagle on the 15th. However, that was uncharted territory, and he drove it into the trees at 16, where a bogey took him out of contention and led to a T9 finish. Cantlay didn't let that get him down, as 2019 was the best season of his young career. He won the Memorial Tournament, was runner-up twice (Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and BMW Championship) and had two thirds (RBC Heritage and PGA Championship). Last year he cemented himself as a top-10 player in the world, and he currently sits at No. 7. Cantlay looks like he is here to stay as a major contender, at least for a while, and he is one of my selections already in pocket. 

 

Tiger Woods 27/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 22/21

Best Career Finish: 1st (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019)

Top 5s: 12

Top 10s: 14

Top 25s: 18

Woods has teed it up only twice in 2020 and hasn't played since early February at the Genesis Invitational. He skipped all the Florida events and pulled out of The Players Championship with a back injury. In the weeks leading up to the Masters, we were all questioning when he would re-emerge. Now it's likely a non-story, as Woods should be good to go for a fall event at Augusta. At 44 and with his track record, the Masters will continue to be the major that Woods is most likely to win. He has played at Augusta 22 times and finished fifth or better on 12 occasions. He hasn't missed a cut here since 1996, his only one ever at Augusta. Woods is always lurking here and did exactly that last year before a birdie at 15 gave him the lead for good. He will always take money in majors, especially at the Masters, and this price looks as high as it will likely get. 

 

Xander Schauffele 27/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 2/2

Best Career Finish: T2 (2019)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 1

Schauffele has finished third or better in three of the last six majors, including a T2 here last year. His last win was at the opening event in 2019 at Kapalua. Since then he has garnered four runner-up finishes (Masters, Tour Championship, WGC-HSBC Champions and 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions). Schauffele recently acknowledged that he has lost a sense of purpose with no golf to play, but he's certainly not alone. His form indicates he should absolutely be a contender here, but he's still a relatively young player. So the bigger question is mental: Will he be able to adjust to coming back and playing golf after such a long layoff? 

 

Tony Finau 30/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 2/2

Best Career Finish: T5 (2019)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 2

Finau looked as if he would finally get his first full-field PGA Tour win this year in Phoenix, leading by two with two holes to play. But Webb Simpson birdied the last two holes, then did the same on the first playoff hole to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Finau has 23 top-10 finishes since his lone victory at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open but just can't seem to get across the finish line. He was in Sunday's final pairing last year at Augusta before finishing T5. Finau had three finishes of sixth or better to start 2020 and looks to be close. Eventually the breakthrough should happen, but predicting when has been quite a chore for his backers. 

 

Patrick Reed 30/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 6/4

Best Career Finish: 1st (2018)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 2

Reed's victory in February at the WGC Mexico propelled him to his highest OWGR of No. 7, where he sits presently. His 2018 Masters victory didn't exactly come out of nowhere, considering he tied for second at the 2017 PGA Championship, but he had never finished in the top 20 in four appearances at Augusta. He also finished a disappointing T36 in his defense last year. The break could work in two ways for Reed. It could halt the momentum of his recent stellar play, but it could also provide some potentially needed time away from the cheating allegations at the 2019 Hero World Challenge that followed him during the Presidents Cup in December. 

 

Tommy Fleetwood 33/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/2

Best Career Finish: T17 (2018)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

Fleetwood’s worldwide cuts-made streak was snapped at 48 last time out at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. Last year was supposed to be the year he cemented himself as one of the game’s true stars. It wasn't a bad year, as Fleetwood finished second at the British Open at Royal Portrush and got back into the winner’s circle with a November victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. He never missed a cut all of last season, but everyone was still expecting more, including Fleetwood himself. Nevertheless, he is ranked No. 10 in the world and has to be considered a threat in every major. 

 

Bubba Watson 35/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 11/10

Best Career Finish: 1st (2012, 2014)

Top 5s: 3

Top 10s: 3

Top 25s: 5

Watson’s wins seem to come out of nowhere, as he's not always in good form coming in. Nevertheless, he does have two top-6 finishes in 2020, with a T3 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and a T6 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Those could be positive signs since he mustered only three top-10s in all of 2019. Last year was one of Watson’s more disappointing seasons, considering that he won three times (Genesis Open, WGC-Dell Match Play, Travelers Championship) in 2018. Despite missing the cut at Riviera for the Genesis Invitational this season, he has won there three times, and a correlation always seems to exist between Riviera and Augusta. Watson, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Mike Weir are all multiple winners at Riviera who also have green jackets.

 

Adam Scott 35/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 18/16

Best Career Finish: 1st (2013)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 5

Top 25s: 10

Scott has won two of his last four worldwide starts. He won the Australian PGA Championship in his homeland in December and followed with a triumph in his first start of 2020 at the Genesis Invitational. He has moved back into the OWGR top 10 for the first time since 2016. Scott won the Masters in 2013 but has been moved down to 35/1 to take a second green jacket. I bet him earlier in the season, and he looks like he has found his game again. Scott has nine top-5s in majors and 19 top-10s, and he has been in the top 10 in three of the last five majors. 

 

Hideki Matsuyama 35/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 8/7

Best Career Finish: 5th (2015)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 4

Matsuyama is on a winless streak dating to 2017, and August would mark three years since his last victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. After finishing second in the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, he was ranked No. 2 in the world. However, he is now just outside the top 20. His ball striking has continued to be among the world's best, though the putter has held him back. But that seemingly turned the corner a bit as he equaled the course record of 63 at The Players Championship and led by two strokes after Round 1 before the event was canceled due to COVID-19. Matsuyama has finished sixth or better in all four majors. He doesn't win nearly as often as he should for a player of his caliber, but perhaps that start at The Players can give him some confidence. 

 

Bryson DeChambeau 37/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/3

Best Career Finish: T21 (2016) Low Amateur

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

Winless in 2020, DeChambeau is likely to get to the winner’s circle sooner rather than later. He came into The Players with three consecutive top-5 finishes (T5 Genesis Invitational, second WGC Mexico and fourth Arnold Palmer Invitational). DeChambeau’s recent emphasis on his length off the tee has paid off, as he ranks first in Driving Distance (321.3) and third in SG: Off The Tee (+ 1.009). He also ranks fifth in Scoring Average (69.27). He hasn’t won since January 2019 at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour, but he did win four times in five months in 2018 (Memorial, Northern Trust, Dell Technologies Championship, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open). His best finish at Augusta came in 2016, when he finished T21 and was the low amateur. DeChambeau has yet to finish in the top 10 at a major. He made this field by finishing in the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup standings and reaching the Tour Championship.

 

Rickie Fowler 40/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 9/8

Best Career Finish: 2nd (2018)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 3

Top 25s: 5

In late 2019, Fowler fell out of the world top 20 for the first time since 2014. He is now at his lowest world ranking (No. 27) since 2013. This looked like a year when he might finally nab that elusive first major — and it still could be — but his play has lacked consistency and he’s not regularly contending in tour events, let alone majors. His T5 finish in a 34-player field at Kapalua to begin 2020 was his first top-5 since the Wells Fargo last May. Fowler also missed the cut this year at the Honda Classic after tying Brooks Koepka for second a year ago. Fowler is in this field for finishing in the top 12 last year at Augusta. He has top-3 finishes in every major, so he has been close, but his supporters are starting to wonder not whether it's a matter of when but that it's a matter of if. Those worries are still premature, considering he is only 31. 

 

Sungjae Im 44/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

No golfer on the planet is more active than the 22-year-old Im, who played in 69 events combined in 2018 and ‘19. He won his first PGA Tour event at the beginning of March at the Honda Classic and followed with a third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Im is the current FedEx Cup points leader and No. 2 on the PGA Tour money list. He was last season’s PGA Tour rookie of the year and went 3-1-1 last December in Presidents Cup matches. He lacks major championship experience but certainly doesn't lack talent, and the heavy workload is reminiscent of 2000 Masters champion Vijay Singh. 

 

Justin Rose 48/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 14/13

Best Career Finish: 2nd (2017), T2 (2015)

Top 5s: 3

Top 10s: 5

Top 25s: 11

Rose's last win was well over a year ago at the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open. He qualified for this field with his T3 finish at last year’s U.S. Open. Rose has a top-4 finish in a major in four of the last five seasons. Nevertheless, he has fallen from the world top 10 for the first time since 2017. The break may serve him well, as he was struggling out of the gate in 2020 with missed cuts at the Farmers Insurance Open, the Honda Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

 

 

Webb Simpson 48/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 8/5

Best Career Finish: T5 (2019)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 2

Simpson hasn’t missed a cut in over a year (2019 Valspar Championship). In that period he has a win (Waste Management Phoenix Open), four second-place finishes (RBC Canadian Open, WGC: FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Wyndham Championship, RSM Classic) and a third at the Sony Open. He also posted his first top-5 at a major championship since his victory at the 2012 U.S. Open when he tied for fifth at last year’s Masters. He looks to have the confidence and form to win a major for the first time in a long time. Simpson's primary exemption into this field is his 2018 victory at The Players Championship. 

 

Jason Day 54/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 9/8

Best Career Finish: T2 (2011)

Top 5s: 3

Top 10s: 4

Top 25s: 7

Injuries and constant swing changes have thwarted Day. Like Jordan Spieth, he has fallen out of the top 50 in the OWGR. Day continues to be plagued by injuries and had to withdraw midway through the Arnold Palmer Invitational several weeks ago. He finished fourth at Pebble Beach, but that was his first top-10 since the Travelers last June. Some analysts believe that his back problems are due to his attempt to shorten his swing. Day was the No. 1 player in the world at the end of 2016 but has been nowhere near that form lately. The 2015 PGA champion has a good record here with three top-5s, including a T5 last year. Day’s health is an ongoing concern, but the pedigree and ability are certainly still there. 

 

Jordan Spieth 58/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 6/6

Best Career Finish: 1st (2015)

Top 5s: 4

Top 10s: 4

Top 25s: 6

The layoff could benefit the 2015 Masters champion. Spieth has struggled with his ball striking for a couple of years, and constant tinkering with his swing hasn’t helped, but his acumen on the greens has always bailed him out. Last year he finished second on the PGA Tour in SG: Putting (+ 0.862) and first in Putting Average (1.69). This year he ranks 90th in SG: Putting (+ 0.14). He is still losing strokes everywhere on the course except on or around the greens. Spieth has not won since the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale. He had three majors to his credit before he turned 24. If there is a place to turn his career trajectory around, it could be here, where he has never finished outside the top 25 and has a win, two runners-up and a third in just six appearances. He’s still a boom-or-bust candidate, but this price will attract support for a guy who obviously knows his way around Augusta National. 

 

Marc Leishman 60/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 7/4

Best Career Finish: T4 (2013)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 2

No. 15 in the OWGR, Leishman already has had a terrific year in this shortened season. He won the Farmers Insurance Open, shooting a 65 in the final round to overtake one of the world’s best in Jon Rahm. Leishman also was runner-up at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which had the toughest wind conditions on tour. He has had a couple of close calls in majors. In 2013, he was the first-round co-leader at the Masters before finishing T4. In 2015, he lost a four-hole aggregate playoff to Zach Johnson in the British Open at St. Andrews. Leishman is without a doubt one of the best players without a major championship win. More often than not, Augusta requires a top-10 on your resume before you finally break through, and he has that. 

 

Louis Oosthuizen 70/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 11/7

Best Career Finish: 2nd (2012)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 5

Oosthuizen is always a popular pick at majors among sharp golf bettors because he is a major champion (2010 British Open) and is only one of seven players — joining Craig Wood, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Dustin Johnson — with runner-up finishes in all four majors. He is usually a fairly good medium-type long shot who is attractive to bettors due to his obvious pedigree in big events like majors and WGC events. His last win was in late 2018 at the South African Open in his homeland. He has been consistent enough to often rank from 15th to 25th in the world, but the wins are infrequent enough that he always looks to be a good price. After losing a playoff to Bubba Watson at the 2012 Masters, he hasn’t really contended at Augusta since. Nonetheless, he will always attract money in majors. 

 

Tyrrell Hatton 80/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/2

Best Career Finish: T44 (2018)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The break couldn’t have come at a worse time for Hatton, who was arguably one of the hottest players in the world this year. He has won twice in the last four months, taking the Turkish Airlines Open and his first PGA Tour win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. This is an even more impressive feat considering he was out three of those four months recovering from wrist surgery. Hatton leads the PGA Tour in a wide variety of categories, including SG: Approach The Green (+ 1.42), SG: Tee-To-Green (+ 2.61) and Total Strokes Gained (+ 3.08). He is unproven at Augusta but does have top-10 finishes in every other major. The question is whether the extended time off has halted his momentum. 

 

Paul Casey 85/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 13/9

Best Career Finish: T4 (2016)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 5

Top 25s: 8

Casey has always had a good under-the-radar record at Augusta with five top-10s. He won twice in 2019 at the Valspar Championship and at the Porsche European Open on the European Tour. Casey, like Matt Kuchar and Lee Westwood, has had an excellent career with 20 worldwide wins but has never been able to break through at a major. He is ranked just outside the OWGR top 20 and exempt into this field by reaching last year’s Tour Championship, where he finished third. 

 

Henrik Stenson 90/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 14/10

Best Career Finish: T5 (2018)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 7

Stenson won the Hero World Challenge in late December but hasn’t been in top form lately. He is in this field on the exemption for winning the British Open in 2016 at Royal Troon. Stenson has multiple top-5s and top-10s in every major with the exception of the Masters. His T5 in 2018 at Augusta is his only top-10 finish in 14 appearances. Stenson is deadly accurate off the tee with his “old trusty” 3-wood, and his ball striking is still elite even at 44. But he has always been shaky on the greens, especially at Augusta. 

 

Gary Woodland 90/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 7/4

Best Career Finish: T24 (2011)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

Woodland finally broke through as a world top-15 player by winning the 2019 U.S. Open. He hasn’t won since but does have five top-10s since that win at Pebble Beach. Woodland was always a good, steady player but had never had strong finishes in majors. His T6 at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive was his first top-10 in a major, and he followed with another top-10 (T8) at the 2019 PGA at Bethpage Black. He’s never been a contender at Augusta, but he has the look of a player with some confidence who has learned how to prepare for majors.

 

Phil Mickelson 90/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 27/24

Best Career Finish: 1st (2004, 2006, 2010)

Top 5s: 11

Top 10s: 15

Top 25s: 19

Mickelson will have turned 50 by the time they tee it up at Augusta. He has finally fallen out of the world top 50, where he had held residence since 1993. Mickelson has regressed and has missed 10 of 20 cuts since the 2019 Masters. But with three green jackets, he always has to be looked at as a factor at Augusta. Mickelson knows how to attack this course and still shows signs of life at places where he’s comfortable, as evidenced by his third at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He also tied for third the week before in Saudi Arabia. The best course for Mickelson is one where he doesn’t have to hit his driver, which is still long but not as accurate at this stage, or where he has extensive knowledge of the course, such as at Augusta National. You would expect Mickelson will take money at a big price despite his erratic form of late. 

 

Matt Kuchar 100/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 13/12

Best Career Finish: T3 (2012)

Top 5s: 3

Top 10s: 4

Top 25s: 8

Kuchar and Lee Westwood are probably the best players never to win a major. Kuchar returns for his 12th consecutive Masters appearance, having finished in the top 12 last year. He has had top-10 major finishes in eight of the last 10 seasons, including four at the Masters. He already has won in 2020 with a victory at the Singapore Open on the Asian Tour, and he tied for second at the Genesis Invitational. This is a fairly big price for a player with such talent. Players have won their first majors in their 40s, but the opportunities to do so are fleeting. 

 

Matthew Wolff 120/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: 1st Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

For Wolff, who’ll turn 21 next week, 2019 was a magical year. He not only won the NCAA Division I championship, he also won the 3M Open on the PGA Tour to earn a two-year exemption when he had zero status and was playing on sponsor exemptions after turning pro. Wolff became the third player in history to win the NCAA championship and a PGA Tour event in the same year, joining Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw. Wolff has failed to post a top-10 finish since, so it is premature to anoint him as the next big thing. 

 

Abraham Ancer 130/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: 1st Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Ancer emerged in 2017 with three runner-up finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour to earn his PGA Tour card. In 2018, he posted six top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour, but his first big tour victory came on the PGA Tour of Australasia at the Emirates Australian Open. Ancer, who has dual Mexican and American citizenship, has continued to knock on the door for his first PGA Tour win with runners-up at the 2019 Northern Trust and the 2020 American Express. He is now ranked in the top 30 in the world and earned his spot here by finishing in the top 30 of the FedEx Cup standings and reaching the Tour Championship. 

 

Francesco Molinari 135/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made:8/6

Best Career Finish: T5 (2019)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 3

Last year Molinari was leading the Masters on Sunday before his tee shot on the 12th went into Rae’s Creek. That led to a double bogey and brought the field, including eventual champion Tiger Woods, back into play. Ever since, Molinari has failed to post a top-10 finish. He changed caddies this year, going with Justin Rose’s old bagman Mark Fulcher, and has been dealing with a back injury that caused him to withdraw at Bay Hill, where he was defending champion. The break may benefit Molinari as he has been battling injuries, poor form and lack of confidence.

 

Lee Westwood 140/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 18/15

Best Career Finish: 2nd (2010), T2 (2016)

Top 5s: 3

Top 10s: 6

Top 25s: 10

Westwood won this year in Abu Dhabi and got back into the top 30 in the OWGR for the first time since 2014. He has 44 worldwide professional wins and is arguably the best player in terms of longevity to never win a major. Westwood has three runners-up, six thirds, 12 top-5s and 19 top-10s in majors, including two runners-up at Augusta. With his track record and seemingly finding his best form in several years, Westwood could be worth a shot here. 

 

Sergio Garcia 140/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 21/14

Best Career Finish: 1st (2017)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 4

Top 25s: 6

After Garcia’s breakthrough major win in 2017 at Augusta, he was mired in inconsistency over the next 18 months. In his return as champion, he shot 81-78 at the ‘18 Masters and missed the cut. In that event, he tied the highest score ever on a hole at the Masters with a 13 on No. 15. Garcia regained a bit of form last season, but controversies dogged him. He was disqualified from the 2019 Saudi International for purposely damaging greens. Next, he swiftly raked a putt that lipped out at the WGC Dell Match Play against Matt Kuchar, eventually losing. At the 2019 British Open, he threw his driver at his caddie after a poor drive. Later that month, he gouged a tee box at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He won the KLM Open in September and has posted four top-10s since that event. He is very much a boom-or-bust candidate. 

 

Kevin Kisner 150/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 4/4

Best Career Finish: T21 (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

Kisner has never contended here, but he has never missed the cut either, and his form has gotten progressively better with more course experience. He returns for his fifth Masters by finishing top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and making the Tour Championship. Kisner tends to fare better on shorter courses, and Augusta National is a little over 7,400 yards in length. 

 

Ian Poulter 165/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 14/13

Best Career Finish: T6 (2015)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 3

Top 25s: 8

Poulter returns to Augusta after finishing in the top 12 in last year’s tournament. While he has never really had any close calls at the Masters, he has a solid under-the-radar record and has missed the cut just once. Two years ago, Poulter finally won his first standalone PGA Tour event at the 2018 Houston Open. He has won a couple of WGC events and is entrenched as a European Ryder Cup stalwart, but the one thing he has yet to accomplish is to really knock on the door at a major. 

 

Byeong-Hun An 170/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/1

Best Career Finish: T33 (2017)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

An looked destined to be a star when he became the youngest winner of the U.S. Amateur at 17 in 2009. However, he has won just once on a major tour, taking the 2015 BMW Championship on the European Tour. But he started playing some of his best golf late last summer and had six top-10 finishes from August to March. This form has propelled An back into the OWGR top 50 to get him back into the Masters field for the first time since 2017. 

 

Joaquin Niemann 170/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/0

Best Career Finish: MC (2018)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Niemann gained his spot in the field by winning his first PGA Tour event in September at the Greenbrier but has struggled since then, with the exception of a T5 in the 2020 opener at Kapalua. He also went 0-3-1 in December at the Presidents Cup. However, he is a very talented player who is only 21 and became the youngest non-American to win on the PGA Tour since 1923. 

 

Matthew Fitzpatrick 170/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 5/4

Best Career Finish: T7 (2016)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 2

Fitzpatrick makes his fifth straight appearance at the Masters due to his OWGR finish in the top 50 last year. He is the No. 25 player in the world and has garnered six top-10 finishes in his last 11 worldwide events. He turned pro at 19 and has a top-10 Masters finish to his credit with a T7 in 2016. Fitzpatrick has five European Tour wins and made all four cuts in the majors last year. He could be a dark horse here, as his form has been consistent.

 

Collin Morikawa 180/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Morikawa, only 23, already is one of the PGA Tour’s best ball strikers. He won the 2019 Barracuda Championship, which doesn’t provide a Masters invitation because it is an alternate event. Morikawa is ranked No. 44 in the OWGR so would be inside the top 50 to procure a spot in the event. He locked up his PGA Tour privileges for this season before he even won that event in Reno. The talent is clearly there, but can it overcome a lack of major experience? 

 

Jazz Janewattananond 180/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The 24-year-old from Thailand will make his first Masters appearance after finishing in the OWGR top 50 to conclude 2019. He won back-to-back events in December on the Asian Tour in Indonesia and in his homeland. Last year was his breakthrough, as he won four events on the Asian Tour. Janewattananond doesn’t have a ton of experience in majors but was T2 at last year’s PGA after 54 holes before the difficult Sunday conditions took him out of contention. 

 

Brandt Snedeker 185/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 11/8

Best Career Finish: T3 (2018)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 3

Top 25s: 5

Snedeker has a decent record at Augusta and returns to the field having finished top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and making the Tour Championship last year. He tied for third at the Farmers Insurance Open for his best finish in 16 months. 

 

Rafa Cabrera Bello 190/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 4/3

Best Career Finish: T17 (2016)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

Cabrera Bello will make his fifth straight appearance at the Masters via finishing in the top 50 of the OWGR for 2019. Last season was a down year for the Spaniard, who slipped from inside the top 30 to just outside the top 40. His last victory was the 2017 Scottish Open. 

 

Shane Lowry 200/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 4/1

Best Career Finish: T39 (2016)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

It is pretty rare to see a proven player and a current major champion (2019 British Open) at such a big price, but Lowry hasn’t really shown much in his four trips to Augusta. He has top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open (runner-up in 2016) and the PGA Championship, though. After getting over an admitted hangover following his first major triumph, Lowry has played solid golf, but his only contention for a win was in Hong Kong this year. 

 

Cameron Smith 230/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/3

Best Career Finish: T5 (2018)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 1

Smith gained entry into this year’s field by winning the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii in a playoff over Brendan Steele. Smith tied for fifth at the 2018 Masters. While he didn’t contend in any majors last season, he did make all four cuts and looks to be gaining confidence and slowly proving that he can compete with the world’s elite. He showed he could do just that in match play by defeating one of the world’s best, Justin Thomas, in Sunday singles last December at the Presidents Cup. 

 

Lanto Griffin 230/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Griffin regained his PGA Tour card in 2019 with a win on the Korn Ferry Tour and by finishing sixth on the regular-season money list, and he hit the ground running. After starting with four top-20 finishes last fall, Griffin won his first PGA Tour event at the Houston Open. He has continued his solid form in 2020 with two top-10 finishes (T7 Sony Open in Hawaii, T9 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am). The Masters will be Griffin’s first major championship. 

 

Kevin Na 275/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 8/5

Best Career Finish: T12 (2012, 2015)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 2

Na is coming off a career year with wins at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He seems in a better place mentally with the birth of his second child last summer and is playing the most inspired golf of his career. Na’s struggles at times have been between the ears. He has only two top-10s in majors, and that’s the next step the No. 30 player in the world needs to take. 

 

Billy Horschel 300/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 5/3

Best Career Finish: T17 (2016)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

Horschel is a steady player and will appear in this year’s Masters due to his solid world ranking well inside the top 50. He has two top-10 finishes in 2020 with T9s at the WGC Mexico and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. But he has rarely contended in majors, with only one career top-5 in a major with a T4 at the 2013 U.S. Open. 

 

Bernd Wiesberger 300/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 4/4

Best Career Finish: T22 (2015)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 2

While Brendon Todd was the comeback kid stateside, Wiesberger was the comeback player of the year across the pond. He had three European Tour wins (Made in Denmark, Scottish Open, Italian Open) to finish the season ranked No. 22 in the world and well inside the OWGR top 50. He is in good position to make his first European Ryder Cup team and is looking to contend in his first major. 

 

Corey Conners 300/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 2/1

Best Career Finish: T46 (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Conners earned the final spot in last year’s Masters field by not only winning the Valero Texas Open the week before, but winning a six-man playoff in Monday qualifying just to get into that tournament in San Antonio. He is in this year’s field due to finishing in the FedEx Cup top 30 and reaching the Tour Championship. Conners is one of the PGA Tour’s best ball strikers but has yet to solve his struggles on the greens. 

 

Erik van Rooyen 300/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Van Rooyen has opened eyes with some top finishes against some of the world’s best fields, with a T8 at last year’s PGA Championship and a T3 this year at the WGC Mexico. He had been knocking on the door for his first major tour win with a couple of runner-up finishes before finally breaking through at the Scandinavian Invitation late last summer in Sweden. He is in this field via finishing 2019 in the OWGR top 50. 

 

Max Homa 300/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

One of professional golf’s best tweeters got into this field by gaining his maiden win at the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship. Before the break, Homa was in fairly good form, with four top-10 finishes in his last eight events dating to the Japan Tour’s Dunlop Phoenix event in November. He garnered three top-10s (Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, Genesis Invitational) against some very good fields. 

 

Shugo Imahira 300/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/0

Best Career Finish: MC (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Imahira missed out on the top 50 for last year’s Masters but got an invitation anyway, though he missed the cut. He is back, but this time he finished the year ranked in the OWGR top 50 due to his two wins on the Japan Tour last season. He is still seeking his first made cut in a major. 

 

Zach Johnson 300/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 15/9

Best Career Finish: 1st (2007)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 3

Johnson won the 2007 Masters with a score of + 1 (289) in very windy conditions. He joined Sam Snead in 1954 and Jack Burke Jr. in 1956 as the only Masters champs to shoot over par. His last victory was in 2015 at the British Open at St. Andrews, and his last top-5 finish was in 2017 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Despite being a former Masters champion, he really hasn’t contended here very often. 

 

Cameron Champ 375/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The long-hitting Champ’s victory in September at the Safeway Open cemented his entry into this year’s Masters. Champ is another youngster, 24, who has tasted early success on the PGA Tour, but this will be his Augusta debut. 

 

Brendon Todd 400/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/0

Best Career Finish: MC (2015)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Yips in Todd’s swing nearly caused him to quit. He missed 37 of 41 cuts from 2016-18. At the end of 2018, he ranked No. 2,006 in the world. Nevertheless, he went back to the Korn Ferry Tour and regained his PGA Tour card. After missing his first four cuts back on the tour, he followed with a T28 in Houston that propelled him to become the best comeback story in golf in 2019. Todd won back-to-back starts at the Bermuda Championship and the Mayakoba Golf Classic and finished 2019 at No. 63 in the world. He is riding a made-cut streak of 10. But did the break in play come at the wrong time for Todd, who is playing his best golf in several years?

 

Chez Reavie 400/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 4/1

Best Career Finish: 53rd (2018)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Reavie earned his spot in this field by finishing in the top 4 at last year's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He then went across the country to win the Travelers Championship in Connecticut the next week. That was Reavie’s first PGA Tour victory in nearly 11 seasons (2008 RBC Canadian Open). He went on to finish T5 at the Tour Championship and T10 at the Genesis Invitational against high-quality fields. Reavie reached a career high last season, ranking No. 26 in the world after his Travelers win, and is still solidly in the top 50 at No. 37. 

 

Charl Schwartzel 400/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 10/6

Best Career Finish: 1st (2011)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 3

Schwartzel won the Masters in 2011 and finished that year as a top-10 player in the world. He stayed in the top 40 for several seasons but now is ranked in the 200s. His game has slipped, but he also missed several months in 2019 with a wrist injury and played in only 12 events last year. He returned late last season and has struggled but did show some signs of life with a T5 at Pebble Beach and then a solid T17 at the Honda Classic. Schwartzel was still short of 100% when play stopped around, so this break could give him some needed time to recover. 

 

Danny Willett 400/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 5/2

Best Career Finish: 1st (2016)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 1

Willett won the Masters in 2016 in only his second Augusta appearance. Then his game fell off and he fell out of the top 100 in the world. He has been hit-or-miss the last two seasons and still misses his fair share of cuts, but when he hits, he hits big against top-quality fields. In 2018, he won the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on the European Tour in Dubai and then won the next year at the BMW PGA Championship in September. He has missed the last three cuts at Augusta since his ‘16 triumph, but his game looks in better shape over the last several months. 

 

Sung Kang 400/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Kang earned entry into the Masters with his maiden PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson in May. The next week he finished T7 at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, his best career major finish. He already has two top-10s in 2020 with a T2 at the Genesis Invitational and a T9 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

 

Scottie Scheffler 400/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Scheffler is among the multitude of young players who look destined for stardom. He led the points list on the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour for the regular season and the finals events and garnered two victories to win Korn Ferry Tour player of the year and earn fully exempt status in his rookie season on the PGA Tour. Since getting his card, he has earned four top-10 finishes. This will be his first appearance at Augusta, but he does have some major championship experience and finished as the low amateur (T27) at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Scheffler would be in the present Masters field as he sits inside the top 50 at No. 45 in the OWGR. 

 

Matt Wallace 400/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/0

Best Career Finish: MC (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Last season was supposed to be Wallace’s breakout year after he won three times on the European Tour in 2018. He had a solid 2019 but didn’t quite live up to expectations with the step up in class. He has slipped No. 30 to No. 43 in the OWGR rankings but has a spot in this field via finishing in the top 4 at last year’s PGA Championship. 

 

Nate Lashley 450/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Lashley failed to make the field of the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic last June but gained entry as an alternate and was the last man in the tournament. He made the most of his opportunity, winning by six strokes. That victory not only got him his PGA Tour card but a spot in the Masters as well. He has had some glimmers of good play since then with T3s at the Greenbrier and this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. He had shoulder and foot surgery in the offseason, so he started with some rust. This extra recovery time could be welcome for his game. 

 

Christiaan Bezuidenhout 500/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The 25-year-old South African would be in the field, as he is just inside the OWGR top 50 at No. 47. He has been playing the best golf of his career over the last several months. His first European Tour victory at the Andalucia Masters in Spain in late June earned him an entry into the British Open at Royal Portrush, his first major, where he missed the cut. However, he has continued his solid play with a runner-up at the Dubai Desert Classic and a victory at the Dimension Data Pro-Am on the Sunshine Tour in his homeland in February. 

 

Victor Perez 500/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Perez will be a Masters rookie in 2020 after earning his first major professional victory in September at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour. The Frenchman continued that form with a T4 in his first WGC event at the WGC Champions in China. He followed with T2 finishes at the Turkish Airlines Open and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It’s hard to know what to expect from a player making his first major start, especially at Augusta. But Perez finished 2019 ranked top 50 in the world, which earned him an invitation. He is currently ranked No. 40. 

 

Adam Hadwin 550/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 2/2

Best Career Finish: T24 (2018)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

The Canadian was not in the field last year but returns as he was No. 50 in the OWGR at the end of 2019 — and 50 is the cutoff for an invitation. His runner-up finish at the Safeway Open and a T4 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas late last fall essentially clinched his spot in the top 50. 

 

Justin Harding 550/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/1

Best Career Finish: T12 (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

The South African is trying to find his form from 2018 and early 2019, when he won four times worldwide (two Asian Tour, two Sunshine Tour) and then took the Qatar Masters in March 2019 for his maiden European Tour win. Harding returns to Augusta by virtue of finishing T12 here last year, as the top 12 finishers and ties are invited back to the Masters the next year. 

 

Jimmy Walker 550/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 6/6

Best Career Finish: T8 (2014)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 3

Walker has a spot here due to his 2016 PGA Championship win. That triumph is Walker’s last victory. He contracted Lyme disease in April 2017 and has been unable to find championship-level form since. Nevertheless, he has never missed the cut here in six trips.  

 

Nick Taylor 550/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The Canadian earned his first Masters invite with a wire-to-wire win in February at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. 

 

Si Woo Kim 550/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 3/2

Best Career Finish: T21 (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 2

The South Korean is in this field on the third and final year of his exemption for winning the 2017 Players Championship, which is his last PGA Tour win. Kim has missed four of six cuts in 2020 and missed 14 in 31 events in 2019, so he’s a boom-or-bust candidate pretty much every week. 

 

Charles Howell III 600/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 9/6

Best Career Finish: T13 (2004)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 2

The Masters always holds a special meaning for Howell, especially since he was born and raised in Augusta and is a member of the Augusta Country Club, which is adjacent to Amen Corner at Augusta National. Howell returned last year to Augusta National for the first time in seven years with a T32 finish. He earned a spot in this year’s field by finishing in the top 30 of the FedEx Cup standings and reaching the Tour Championship. 

 

C.T. Pan 600/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Pan got his spot in this field by earning his maiden PGA Tour victory at the 2019 RBC Heritage. He has made only one cut in five events in 2000, with his best finish a T63 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

 

Graeme McDowell 600/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 9/3

Best Career Finish: T12 (2012)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 2

McDowell would be in the field as of now because he is just inside the OWGR top 50 at No. 49. He won this year at the Saudi International on the European Tour and earned a victory on the PGA Tour last season, taking the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic. But that was an alternate tour event that doesn’t provide a Masters invitation to the winner. 

 

J.T. Poston 600/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Poston is in this field by virtue of his maiden victory at the Wyndham Championship in August. That week, Poston became the first player since 1974 to win a PGA Tour event while going bogey-free for the whole tournament. He has maintained some consistency by making 12 of 15 cuts since that win but has yet to contend for a second one. 

 

Tyler Duncan 600/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Duncan earned his invite by winning his first PGA Tour event in November at the RSM Classic in a playoff over Webb Simpson. He has missed five of eight cuts since that victory. 

 

Andrew Landry 625/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/1

Best Career Finish: T46 (2019)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Landry returns to the Masters this year, having locked in his spot with a win in January at the American Express in Palm Springs, Calif. Before that win, he had missed seven of eight cuts. 

 

Jason Kokrak 625/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Kokrak has been a mainstay on the PGA Tour since 2012, but he is still seeking his first win there. He tied his best career finish with a T2 at last year’s Valspar Championship. Kokrak earned his first Masters spot by finishing in the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and reaching the Tour Championship. He’s off to a slow start this year, missing three of six cuts after missing only two in 24 events in 2019. 

 

Andrew Putnam 675/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Putnam made the Masters field by finishing inside the OWGR top 50 at the end of 2019. His lone PGA Tour win is at the 2018 Barracuda Championship. He has made only two of five cuts in 2020, with his best finish a T10 at the American Express in Palm Springs. 

 

Dylan Frittelli 700/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/0

Best Career Finish: MC (2018)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The South African earned his invitation by winning the 2019 John Deere Classic in July. He has made five of seven cuts this year, and his T18 finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in his last competitive event is his best finish in 2020. 

 

Lucas Glover 700/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 7/4

Best Career Finish: T20 (2007)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 1

Glover hasn’t won since the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship, but did have a bit of a comeback year last season with seven top-10 finishes. The 2009 U.S. Open champion earned his invite by being one of the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings and making the 2019 Tour Championship field. 

 

Andy Ogletree (a) 1000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The senior at Georgia Tech earned his invitation by winning the 2019 U.S. Amateur and is currently the No. 12 amateur in the world. He was also a member of the winning 2019 Walker Cup team. 

 

Vijay Singh 1000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 26/19

Best Career Finish: 1st (2000)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 6

Top 25s: 11

Singh has made the cut here in six of the last eight years since reaching 50. He still plays a hodgepodge schedule of events on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions, but he missed the cut in all three PGA Tour appearances this season. 

 

Fred Couples 1500/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 34/30

Best Career Finish: 1st (1992)

Top 5s: 5

Top 10s: 11

Top 25s: 20

Couples turned 60 in October but has maintained very good form, having made seven of his last nine cuts here with six top-20s He still plays on the PGA Tour Champions but has reduced his schedule. 

 

Angel Cabrera 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 20/13

Best Career Finish: 1st (2009)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 6

Top 25s: 11

Cabrera turned 50 in September but hasn’t yet sunk his teeth into the PGA Tour Champions. He played only 13 events last year, mainly across the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and the Korn Ferry Tour, and made only three cuts. 

 

Abel Gallegos (a) 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The big 6-foot-3 player from Argentina is just 17 but earned his invite by winning the Latin America Amateur Championship in January. 

 

Bernhard Langer 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 36/26

Best Career Finish: 1st (1985, 1993)

Top 5s: 3

Top 10s: 9

Top 25s: 15

The two-time Masters winner has made the cut here three of the last four years. He continues to win tournaments even at 62 with three PGA Tour Champions wins in the last 18 months, including the Senior Open last summer, which was his record 11th PGA Tour Champions major victory. 

 

John Augenstein (a) 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The senior at Vanderbilt earned a Masters invite as the runner-up at the 2019 U.S. Amateur. He was also a member of the victorious U.S. Walker Cup team last year.

 

James Sugrue (a) 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The Irishman won the British Amateur Championship in June. Only two winners of this event, Matteo Manassero in 2009 and Romain Langasque in 2015, have made the cut at Augusta in this century. Sugrue was a member of last year’s Britain/Ireland Walker Cup, which is the Ryder Cup for amateurs. 

 

Lukas Michel (a) 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Last September, the Australian became the first foreign-born player to win the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which is for amateurs 25 or older. 

 

Lin Yuxin (a) 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 1/0

Best Career Finish: MC (2018)

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

The 19-year-old amateur from China will be making his second Masters appearance in three years after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship for a second time. 

 

Sebastian Munoz 2000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 0/0

Best Career Finish: First Masters Appearance

Top 5s: 0

Top 10s: 0

Top 25s: 0

Munoz qualified for this field by defeating Sungjae Im in a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship in September. Munoz has made five of eight cuts this year, with a best finish of T14 at the WGC Mexico Championship. 

 

Mike Weir 3000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 20/11

Best Career Finish: 1st (2003)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 6

Weir won the Masters in 2003 and remains the only Canadian to win a major. He missed 14 of 19 cuts last year playing PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour events and hasn’t made the cut at Augusta since 2014. 

 

Trevor Immelman 3000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 17/10

Best Career Finish: 1st (2008)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 2

Top 25s: 5

The 2008 Masters champion played predominantly on the European Tour and made eight of 16 cuts, including a T51 at last year’s Masters. But he hasn’t played in 2020 and has been transitioning to television as part of CBS’ PGA Tour coverage. 

 

Jose Maria Olazabal 5000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 30/18

Best Career Finish: 1st (1994, 1999)

Top 5s: 5

Top 10s: 8

Top 25s: 13

The two-time green jacket winner last made the cut here in 2014. 

 

Larry Mize 5000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 36/20

Best Career Finish: 1st (1987)

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 3

Top 25s: 11

The 1987 Masters champion is the only player born in Augusta, Ga., to win the tournament. He did make back-to-back cuts in 2016-17. 

 

Sandy Lyle 5000/1

Total Appearances/Cuts Made: 38/17

Best Career Finish: 1st (1988)

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 1

Top 25s: 6

The 1988 champion won the Par 3 Contest at Augusta last year but hasn’t made the Masters cut since 2014. 

 

 

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