The Masters 2021 – GLENN DAY’s guide

All eyes on the Augusta National Golf Club this week for The Masters as world number one Dustin Johnson bids to retain the title. Star’s golf expert GLENN DAY has cast his experienced eye down the entire field and his thoughts are below. Alongside each preview is the latest live price with starsports.bet – just click to bet, also check out our BIRDIE BONUS promotion and don’t forget to enter our MASTERS MASTER competition – free entry for the chance to win a £500 FREE BET with Star!


Dustin Johnson

DJ really has got the hang of Augusta in recent visits, culminating in a near fautless display when victorious in November, setting a new tournament record low score in the process. He will encounter a different Augusta in April but the biggest concern for the World number 1 is surely his form with the driver. A club that was his biggest weapon (he has 4 times at Augusta ranked no.1 in driving distance) has become his achilles heel and he has in recent weeks got the ‘lefts’. If that trait continues he will find a lot of bother here. If he has sorted it out he is worthy of his place at the front of the market. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Bryson DeChambeau

Possibly the most talked about player in golf in recent times and not always for the right reasons! It is only a couple of seasons ago that he was the subject of much debate because of his slow play but now that talk has turned to his power due to bulking up in lockdown last year. He is threatening to change golf to the extent that a local rule was imposed at the Players to prevent him playing the 18th hole in, shall we say, an unorthodox manner! One thing not in doubt is ‘The Scientist’ has his own approach to the game and can certainly get the job done as 8 PGA Tour wins (including last years US Open) & 1 European Tour win testify. Four visits to Georgia have not been too succesful but there were definitely positive signs in November when only a lost ball on a short par 4, resulting in a triple bogey, derailed his tournament. Was quoted as saying Augusta National is a par 67 to him (so he should at least be equaling the tournament record) so lets see how he performs this week. Rock solid claims. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Jordan Spieth

Twelve wins, three majors, FedEx Cup winner and world number one, all by the age of 23. Jordan Spieth had the golfing world at his feet but the last four years things have not quite gone as planned. Problems with all areas of his game, it has been a long road back. The last five or six weeks have seen a huge improvement and he has contended regularly without getting over the line but that changed on Sunday evening when he kept a charging Charley Hoffman at bay to win the Texas Open. He is driving it much better, his iron play is solid and his biggest weapon, the putter, is behaving as it used too. He was compiling an enviable record at Augusta, T2-W-T2-T11-3 in his first five visits and if carrying on where he left off in Texas he will be a threat to all. Against that, only two players have previously have won the week before winning The Masters, Phil Mickelson in 2006 and Sandy Lyle in 1988…… (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Jon Rahm

Was always going to be a star in the golfing world after finishing t5th at the 2015 Phoenix Open as an amateur while still in his junior year. Has the record for most weeks spent as no.1 amateur (60). After turning pro finished t3rd in his first start and a further high finish earned him a special temporary membership to the PGA tour, he has not let the opportunity slip. He has 5 PGA wins to his name (one of those with Ryan Palmer at the New Orleans Classic) and his record in events sanctioned by the European tour is exceptional. In 19 starts he has won 6 times and had 5 further top 5 finishes. Reached the golfing summit in 2020 after his victory at Memorial and surely it is only a matter of time before he adds a major win to the list. Has 5 top 10 finishes in his last 11 major starts, 3 here at Augusta, and has a good fit for this course. Would undoubtedly have gone close last year until a error in judgement on a par 5 in round three derailed his charge. Will surely be involved again this week. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Justin Thomas

Can call himself one of the game’s best now, including a US PGA Championship, two WGC’s and most recently a Players Championship among his 14 tour wins. All by the age of 27. His final two rounds at Sawgrass recently showcased all his talents and he will enter this week full of confidence at the peak of his powers. Major and Augusta records improving year on year and finished 4th here in November. Deserves his place near the front of the market. Big chance. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Rory McIlroy

6 top 10s in his last seven visits to Augusta suggest it is only a matter of time before he pulls on the coveted green jacket and completes the career grand slam. But it has only been a matter of time since he threw away a golden opportunity when leading going into the final in 2011. A lot has changed in McIlroy’s life since then. He is now married, become a father and seems generally content with life. But has that blunted the desire to win? Whatever the reason something is missing from his game at the moment and he hasn’t won in nearly 18 months. A player of his calibre should not be that long without wins. A missed cut at The Players was followed by failure to get out of his group at the match play. It would be folly to say he can’t win but his chance is not as obvious as perhaps it has been. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Patrick Cantlay

Former World number 1 amateur and former silver medal winner on his first appearance at Augusta. Has overcome plenty of adversity in his career, a back injury costing him a large chunk of 3 years out of the game and in 2016 his caddie and best friend was tragically killed in a car accident. Has three victories to his name and is a match for any when on his game. A 20 birdie weekend and 11 under par final round saw him just miss out on the American Express Championship after making the cut on the mark. Missed the cut at The Players and failed to get out of his group at the match play after playing some good golf. Solid chance. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Xander Schauffele

Schauffele seemed to come from nowhere and won the Tour Championship in his first full season. He quickly turned himself into one of the most consistent players out there and all course/challenges seem to come alike. Has added two further victories in the WGC HSBC Champions and Sentry Tournament of Champions and only lost out in a play off on both occasions when defending both. Has compiled a superb majors record in a short career, in 14 appearances he has managed 5 top 5s, 10 top 20s and only missed one cut. 2nd to Tiger here in 2019 and 2nd at the Farmers & Phoenix Open this year. Strong contender. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Brooks Koepka

Three wins in less than two months on the Challenge Tour fast tracked Koepka to the European Tour and he took to it like a duck to water. Spurned a glorious opportunity at the European Masters at Crans but got that first win at the end of season Turkish Open. Wasted no time in joining his home tour and took only two months to add a PGA Tour win to his CV. Now seems to reserve his best for the big occasion and has four majors on his roll of honour winning back-to-back US Open and PGA Championships in a golden two-year-spell as well as a WGC event at the St Jude Invitational. A superb driver, long and straight and a very underrated putter, he has always looked a good fit for Augusta. Was not going to be too far away in the 2019 version until he, like Finau, put one in the water at 12. He did rally to miss out by just a shot. Recent seasons have been blighted by a few injuries most notably a back problem. Did win at Phoenix in February but has not teed it up for five weeks now and may lack a bit of sharpness. If he is able to turn up in A1 condition ‘Mr Major’ must have a good chance. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Collin Morikawa

The 24yo from Los Angeles has taken the golfing world by storm in his short but fruitful career. It’s less than two years since he turned pro, having already finished 2nd in his first start on any tour when second in the Korn Ferry Air Capital Classic, t35th in the 2019 US Open and reaching number 1 in the world amateur rankings. It took only six starts as a pro to earn that first win at the Barracuda Championship and he has added three more in the last nine months including a first major at the US PGA and first WGC event at the Concession. A young man who seems to have no flaws in his game. Has a cool head, never looks under pressure. Is a quality ball striker, ranking in the top 7 in driving distance in 5 of his last 6 events and 2nd in g.i.r in 3 of his last 5 events. Also pretty good with the putter ranking number 2 twice for putting attempts in his last 5. Finished 44th back in November but I am sure it won’t be long before Collin Morikawa starts to build an impressive Augusta record. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Hideki Matsuyama

Won one of Japan’s biggest events, the Taiheiyo Masters, as a 19yo amateur and soon proved he could perform on the biggest stage when finishing t6th in The Open less than two years later. Success on the PGA Tour came his way soon after and he had five wins to his name by the age of 25 including two WGC’s. Enjoyed a glorious run of form starting at the backend of 2016 winning four times in eight starts but has not won anywhere since the last of those victories at the 2017 Phoenix Open. Performances on the greens can often dictate his tournaments and he has run hot and cold with the flat stick over the last few seasons. Been a bit hit and miss with driver recently as well and despite a couple of good appearances at Augusta it is hard to see him contending this week in his current form. 30th in Texas last week ranking a lowly 68th in driving accuracy and 33rd in p.p.r. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Patrick Reed

‘Captain America’ gained his sole major victory with success at Augusta in 2018. Has all the tools, a good short game and scrambling skills and a great putter. A few indiscretions saw his popularity wane for a while, but he remains a hugely talented golfer and has an appetite for competition and winning. Regular visitor to Europe in his quest to be seen as a ‘global’ player. Winner of the Farmers Open in January. Good chance. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Daniel Berger

First came to prominence when coming from nine shots back in the final of the Honda Classic to make it to a play-off with Padraig Harrington, which he lost. Won the following seasons FedEx St Jude Classic to register a first tour win and defended that title successfully the following year. Suffered a bit of a dip in form after that but hit the ground running after last year’s three month enforced hiatus when defeating Collin Morikawa in a play off at the Charles Schwab Challenge in the first event back. Has continued in a rich vein of form ever since and picked up a fourth tour win when successful at Pebble Beach with a quality ball striking week ranking 3rd in g.i.r. Has not really got to grips with Augusta in three previous attempts but did manage a 10th place finish on debut. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Another former world no 1 ranked amateur, US amateur champion and silver medal winner at the 2013 Open Championship. Has been in a rich vein of form in the last year or so winning a second DP Tour World Championship in November. Accuracy off the tee, solid iron play and a great short game allow the Sheffield to come against the game’s best but there is a feeling his lack of distance off the tee will prevent him from really contending at Augusta. Has won six times as a pro and four of those victories carried the word ‘Masters’ in the title. Just saying! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Sung Jae Im

The young Korean has made huge strides since joining the PGA tour. Famous for living out of a suitcase in his first year he would literally travel from tournament to tournament, staying in hotels. He has now bought a house, aided no doubt with the funds of his maiden tour title at the Honda Classic last year. Produced an excellent 2nd place finish behind Dustin Johnson at last year’s Masters where he ranked 6th in driving accuracy, 5th in scrambling, 1st in putting attempts and 1st in p.p.r. Has been in decent form the last couple of months most notably when 8th defending his Honda Classic title. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Tony Finau

Sadly, when Tony Finau is mentioned in conversation it is usually his lack of winning rather than his undoubted talent that is the main theme. Since winning his only PGA tour event at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open he has finished second on 9 occassions, most recently three of them, frustratingly, in consecutive events at The Farmers, Saudi International and Genesis Invitational. Three of those near misses coming in playoffs. It must all be very frustrating for a hugely talented and likeable guy. He has a very healthy bank balance, i’m sure, but as a top sportsman you are judged on your ability to win and at the moment there is a question mark over the Americans’ head. Wins apart he is extremely consistent and has a major record to back that up with 8 top 10s & 4 top 5s from just 18 appearances. His Augusta record isn’t too bad either and he may have spoiled Tiger’s last Masters if he hadn’t dinked one in the water on the 12th on Sunday. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Vitkor Hofland

One of the games young stars who actually has a European flag beside his name! Although obviously he did college over the pond. Former world number 1 amateur he has been a model of consistency on the PGA Tour already picking up two victories, both not on U.S soil, The Puerto Rico Open and The Mayakoba Classic. Form figures from Dec of 1-3-31-2-6-5-2-49-MC-Grp. Would possibly have beaten Collin Morikawa in the WGC @ Concession but for a final hole disaster on day 3 and seems not to have recovered from that episode. Won the silver medal as low amateur when shooting 3 under in 2019 and finishing 32nd. Can surely improve on that in his quest for a spot-on Padraig Harrington’s Ryder Cup team. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Cameron Smith

Australian Smith highlighted his talented when winning his national PGA championship in late 2017 and went back to defend it successfully the following year. Sandwiched between those wins was a success on U.S soil at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans alongside swede Jonas Blixt (what happened to him?). A maiden stroke play title came his way last year in tough conditions at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Like most Aussies he plays well in tough conditions and if not hard enough makes it tougher on himself, three of those four victories have come in play offs! Has two top finishes at Augusta in four previous visits and carved out his own piece of history last year when becoming the first player ever to shoot four rounds in the 60s. Unfortunately, Dustin Johnson shot a tournament low to defeat him. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Lee Westwood

What is there to say about Lee Westwood that hasn’t already been said? 25 European Tour wins, 3-time OOM winner, 2 PGA Tour wins, 4 Japan Tour wins including 3 consecutive Taiheiyo Masters (more than 20 years ago!), 8 Asian Tour wins, Sunshine Tour victories, an Australian Open and a Match Play victory. Oh, and just the 10 Ryder Cups, winning 7! Just one thing missing, a major, and it is not for want of trying. Has 19 top 10s and 12 top 5s and one can’t help but feel if he had a better putting record he would have got one. Not that he is a bad putter, just not as consistent. His Masters is pretty decent as well counting 5 top 8 finishes in his last eight appearances. Comes here in very good form (last tournament aside when I think fatigue had taken over) having gone head-to-head with Bryson DeChambeau at Bay Hill & Sawgrass on the final day. I have backed Westy at Augusta many times in the past and he has played some awesome golf here but I can’t help but feel his best chance has gone. I would love to see him prove me wrong by pulling on a green jacket on Sunday evening! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Paul Casey

The Surrey lad with the ‘Popeye’ arms has had a very good career and perhaps, like many before, is only a major short from completing his C.V. 15 European Tours and 2 PGA Tour wins are a fine return and the Englishman thrives when accuracy off the tee is called upon. Few in the game are straighter. Underrated putter and has a good record at Augusta having finished in top 6 on four occasions. Been in good form since the turn of the year finishing in the top 12 in all six stroke play events he has contended. No reason why he won’t be a player this week. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Scottie Scheffler

Hugely talented 24yo Texan was a Korn Ferry tour player two years ago. After two victories and leading the standings, he advanced to the main tour and has taken his game to another level. In just 34 starts despite not yet winning he has achieved 8 top 5s, 10 top 10s, finished 4th in the US PGA (playing in the final group), recently finished runner up at the Dell match play and risen to number 22 in the OWGR. The 6ft 3in Scheffler has all the tools and regularly ranks highly in all the main statistical categories. Finished 19th in his first Masters last year and although it is a big ask to win your first event in a major I wouldn’t be totally surprised. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Webb Simpson

Turned himself into one of the games best players. His victories, rather surprisingly, have come at tracks where the scoring has been low, but not surprisingly won a US Open when the winning score was over par. Probably just shows his versatility. Usually solid off the tee, he still uses a long putter and wields it well. Recent form suggests he is coming to terms with Augusta National with form of 20-5-10 on his last 3 visits. Current form decent enough to think he will have another solid week. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Tommy Fleetwood

Five European victories, two in Abu Dhabi against the best, are a good return by the age of 30 but so much more is expected of the Southport man. His form is dotted with top 5 finishes, in top events but again it is about winning. And he has never done it stateside, spurning a golden opportunity at last year’s Honda Classic hitting his approach to 18 in the wet stuff. His main asset is his driving and iron play and although he has his moments on the greens he can be a bit iffy. Has the game for Augusta, but as of yet, has not threatened the leaders. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Tyrell Hatton

Featured in a recent European Tour video about angry golfers, which has definitely been a theme through his career to date. Does though, have the ability to get adversity out of his system very quickly. A rare trait. Has in the last couple of years become a major force in the golfing world and can now claim victories on both sides of the pond after a polished performance in last year’s edition of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in tricky conditions. Went head-to-head with Rory McIlroy for his latest win in Abu Dhabi and the Northern Irishman could not keep up the superb ball striking of the Englishman. His major form is very patchy, he missed all 3 cuts last year, something he needs to improve upon. Four previous Masters attempts very ordinary but definitely has the tools to do well here. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Jason Day

Got to grips with Augusta National very quickly finishing 2nd and 3rd in his first three attempts and also had a 5th place finish in 2019. Once gaining a first PGA Tour win the Australian quickly rose to the pinnacle of golf reaching the number 1 spot in 2015. He also picked up a first major when winning the PGA but has been beset by injuries in more recent times, most notably suffering from vertigo at Chambers Bay when contesting for the US Open and also back problems brought about possibly from a shortening of his swing. If a fully fit Day turns up this week, he can contend for that Green Jacket again. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Sergio Garcia

he hugely popular Spaniard seems to have been around forever having signed a mega deal with Nike when only 19. One of the best drivers the game has ever seen if his skill at the other end of the fairways was as good, we could be talking of him as one of the greatest ever. That has not however stopped him winning numerous events all over the world and he finally won a well-deserved and long overdue major championship when putting on the green jacket in 2017. He won an eleventh title on US soil at the Sanderson Farms in October and has continued in good form recently finishing 9th at The Players and reaching the quarter finals of the Dell match play. As a previous champion we know he has the guile to win. Can he become one of the multiple Masters champs? (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Joaquin Niemann

One of bright young talents on the PGA circuit at the moment who gained a breakthrough victory at The Greenbrier aged just 21. Lost out to Harris English at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in a playoff at the beginning of the year. Also finished 2nd the following week at the Sony Open but has not quite regained that form since. Only previous visit to Augusta resulted in a missed cut in 2018. Outside chance. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Bubba Watson

The 42yo Floridian is a dual Green Jacket winner and is always to be feared at Augusta. Has the perfect game for Augusta as he likes to shape the ball and can do it both ways. Five of his PGA victories have come via a playoff, add a Dell Match Play and you can see he can deal with the pressure when a tournament is on the line. Form a bit indifferent recently. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Louis Oosthuizen

For many years it looked as if the South African was one of those players who couldn’t get over the line. But he achieved it in 2010 at The Open de Andalucia and wasted no time in adding a second victory when going wire-to-wire and cantering to success in the same years Open Championship, winning by 7 strokes. Has enjoyed a lot of his success on home soil but has also gone close to adding to his major haul when losing out to Bubba Watson in the 2012 Masters (when he famously holed his second shot for an albatross on the 2nd hole on the final day) and three years later when losing out in a four man play off at the 2015 Open. That one near miss at Augusta is the only worthwhile form he has shown here but there is no reason why he should perform well. Finished 23rd in November. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Adam Scott

Owner of one of the best swings in golf, although not a frequent winner has managed to win at least once a year most years since his first victory in 2001. Many of those wins by multiple shots. Only one of his 8 European tour wins was by a single shot but conversely, he has a 100% playoff record (Europe and U.S) having won all four he has been involved in including the 2013 Masters when seeing off Angel Cabrera at the second extra hole. Famously spurned a four-shot lead with four holes to play at the 2012 Open at Royal Lytham. Until recently had a really good Augusta record. Has always been a quality ball but it is on the greens where the Australian struggles and at Augusta that never going to help. Bizarrely he ranked 5th in p.p.r in November when finishing 34th, only the second time he has ranked inside the top 20 in all previous visits. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Abraham Ancer

Australian Open in 2018 showed he has the tools to win but to date is still a maiden on the PGA tour. Has had three second place finishes since and played well here in November on debut. Decent outing in Texas finishing t23. Has been driving it well but needs to find something on the greens. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Corey Conners

Conners has one of the best long games on tour. He dines out on fairways and greens. Fired 10 final round birdies when winning his only tour title at the 2019 Texas Open ans has competed in some of the top events since. Third at the Arnold Palmer was followed by seventh at The Players, and fourteenth in Texas Open on Sunday showed his game in good nick again after a poor week at the match play. Ranked 3rd in driving accuracy and 6th in g.i.r. Tenth on debut in November and no reason why he can’t improve on that but will need to have a vastly improved week on the greens. He has not ranked in the top twenty in p.p.r since the Sony Open in 2019! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Justin Rose

Famously holed out at the last as a 17yo amateur at The Open to finish in a tie for 4th and win the silver medal. Then turned professional and missed 21 consecutive cuts! It’s fair to say he hasn’t looked back since, winning multiple times on the European and U.S circuits and also a sole major at Merion C.C in 2013 at a very tough golf course. Has a very good record at Augusta, 5 top 10s, 3 top 5s and 2 runners up built on the back of his accuracy off the tee. Lost out to Sergio in a play off in 2017 but has been in the doldrums lately and he will need Augusta National to ignite the spark if he is to compete this week. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Will Zalatoris

The 24yo Californian has been on a remarkable run since the start of 2020 when he was plying his trade on the Korn Ferry tour. 16 starts yielded a win and ten top 10 finishes. He carried that form onto the PGA Tour finishing 6th in the US Open, 8th at Corales and 5th at the Shriners. Despite not quite reaching those heights this year he continues to perform with credit and is a regular feature on the leaderboard. He just doesn’t seem to do anything wrong! Making his Augusta National debut but no reason why he should not again showcase his ability. A big talent going places. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Billy Horschel

Recently crowned Dell match-play champion is in a good run of form. Former FedEx Cup champion was a bit of a headcase in his early days on tour but displays a much calmer demeanour now when going about his business. That recent win was his sixth in total and for player who is desperate to play in the Ryder Cup a good week will go a long way to helping achieve that goal. His ball striking and short game are in good shape at the moment and if he gets it rolling on the dancefloors he can improve on a, to date, ordinary Masters record. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Harris English

It came as no surprise to anyone when English won a third tour title in Hawaii at the start of year, he had been consistently playing quality golf for the eighteen months prior. The surprise was that it had been eight years since his last win. Consistently ranks highly in driving accuracy and g.i.r and therein lies the secret to his success. Having gained that win his form has regressed and he comes here with questions to answer. Did finish 4th in last year’s US Open, his best major performance to date. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Jason Kokrak

Another of those players that took far too long to gain his first win on tour. Came to my attention many years ago at a time when the channel covering the golf got the players to grade various aspects of their own game. Kokrak was hitting it a country mile, and relatively straight but his self-assessment graded his putting as A+. Combine the two and he is a dangerous player I thought. Unfortunately, it took him ten years to prove it! He did though indeed putt lights out when successful at the CJ Cup in November, looking very composed in the process. He definitely belongs in the top events and has performed consistently well this year finishing 9th-8th-8th in his last 3 stroke play events. Missed the cut in his only Masters outing in November but has the necessary skill set to play well here. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Matt Kuchar

Has two tour wins to his name following a playoff success over Tony Finau at the Genesis Invitational. A decent long game is backed up by his prowess on the greens and has become comfortable competing against the games best. His best years are yet to come you feel. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Brian Harman

A feisty competitor, Brian Harman has carved out a solid career which includes two victories and seen him rise to 49 in the world rankings. Finished second in the US Open at Erin Hills behind Brooks Koepka in 2017 and comes here on the back of a 3rd place finish at Sawgrass and a quarter-final spot at the recent Dell match play. Two previous efforts here don’t amount to much but is in good form and you never know! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Marc Leishman

Like most Australians Leishman seems to thrive in tough, windy conditions. His final round when winning the Farmers Open last year was quality. Can also go low and was near faultless when sauntering to success in the 2015 Nedbank Challenge beating Henrik Stenson by 6 shots. His best weeks usually come when he is rolling it well on the greens. Eight visits to Augusta have produced two top 10 finishes and in both those he ranked in the top 10 for p.p.r. Lost out in a four man play off for the 2015 Open at St Andrews, his best effort in a major to date. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Matt Wallace

It is only five years ago that Wallace won six times in a season on the Alps tour (one of those from Victor Perez) to earn promotion to the challenge tour and he wasted no time winning a co-sanctioned event with the main tour when successful in the 2017 Portugal Open. Added another three wins in double quick time the following year. Has not won since but finds himself competing in the top events on both sides of the water these days. Im sure it won’t be long before this fierce competitor (another who featured in the angry golfer video) wins again. Has a top 3 finish in a major at the 2019 PGA in his short career. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Victor Perez

A shock victory at the Dunhill Links in 2019 was followed by a playoff loss (albeit 6 players) at the Turkish Open and provided the springboard to a massive rise up the golf ladder. Despite no further success the Frenchman’s OWGR (now 30) affords him the luxury of dining at golfs top table! Since that victory he has posted 6 top 5s, 8 top 10s and competed in the game’s best events. 2nd in the BMW PGA, 9th at The Players and most recently 4th at the Dell match play. A superb ball striker he can sometimes be let down by his failings on the dancefloors. At only 28 he has time to learn and who is to say he cannot become a top 10 in the world player? First appearance here in November nothing to write home about but only 6 months later he is, in my opinion, a better player. I wouldn’t put you off. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

26yo South African announced himself to the golfing world when winning the 2019 Andalucia Masters by six strokes, in tough conditions, seeing off Jon Rahm, among others. Arguably threw away the Desert Classic last year when holding the lead down the last put his approach to 18 in the water and lost out in a playoff. Went back-to-back on home soil at the end of 2020 winning by four and five strokes shooting eight rounds in the 60s. Has continued in fine form this year and in better grade, his last four starts have all been in the U.S including two WGC’s. Made his debut in November, more than capable. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Dylan Frittelli

The 30yo from Johannesburg has now firmly established himself on the PGA Tour since victory at the 2019 John Deere Classic. Currently OWGR 44 his second appearance at Augusta National saw him place 5th after missing the cut in 2018. Has posted some solid finishes more recently including at the recent Dell Match Play. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Francesco Molinari

The mercurial Italian hit a rich vein of form in 2018 winning the Quicken Loans National by 8 shots, shooting 62 in the final and followed up later in July by winning The Open Championship on a tough final day. Is an infrequent visitor to the winners circle and did not hit the fairways again after lockdown until October. Two outings each month so far this year have produced 3 top 10s and have got the competitive juices flowing again. This quality ball striker should be a player around Augusta although has just one top 10 to his name. Has four times ranked in the top 10 here for driving accuracy and when finishing 5th in 2019 ranked no.1 in p.p.r. If he can match that putting performance with a good ball striking week, he can again at least make the frame. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Gary Woodland

2019 was the defining year in Woodland’s career when he added the US Open title to the 3 tour victories he had won previously. Known for his power off the tee all aspects of his game were in A1 condition at Pebble Beach and he got his just rewards. Has not really got close to that level of form since, only six top 10s in the near two years since and has missed three of his last four cuts. Struggling to keep it on the short stuff off the tee currently and that will be a recipe for disaster at Augusta. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Ian Poulter

Former European tour rookie of the year, Poulter is a fierce competitor, never more so than when competing in match-play (won the Dell match play in 2001) and especially in the Ryder Cup where his exploits have earned him the nickname ‘The Postman’, because he always delivers! Came close to losing his PGA tour card in 2017 but having got it by the skin of his teeth he won in Houston the following year to secure his future. Has complied a decent if unspectacular Masters record which includes three top 10 finishes and his guile on and around the greens will always serve him well here. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Phil Mickelson

3 time Master champion, there isn’t much Mickelson hasn’t achieved in the game. Won his first two starts on the champions tour but has developed a different approach to the game and i dont think it works at 50 years of age against the battalion of bombers around these days. His ‘grip and rip it’ approach may work against the round bellys but he is no Bryson! 6 runner up finishes in the US Open prevented a personal grand slam but I think it takes a leap of faith to believe he will be pulling on a 4th green jacket on Sunday. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Robert MacIntyre

Tried all tours to try to get a card, MENA, China, Challenge, Sunshine, Australian. But once he got on the European circuit he wasted no time in showing his talent with back-to-back 2nd place finishes at the British Masters & Made In Denmark, in his 9th & 10th appearances, on his way to being crowned rookie of the year. Gained a first success when winning the Cyprus Showdown last year and more recently finished 3rd in the Dubai Desert Classic and made it out of the groups in the Dell match play. A very good driver of the ball, and he is not short, he possesses a more than adequate short game and can roll it on the greens. All the attributes to compete at Augusta. Can he do it this week on debut? (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer has not won a stroke play event for 11 years. Amazing! He seems to be high on the leaderboard every week and that has been the case for the last few years. He simply does not seem to do much wrong. Loves playing in Hawaii in the windy conditions and seems to thrive in tougher conditions. A solid ball striker with a good short game he can be really good with the short stick. Should be competitive at Augusta, was 10th in 2011 on one of his 5 visits and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in contention on Sunday. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Shane Lowry

Burst onto the scene when victorious an as amateur in the 2009 Irish Open. The current Open champion possesses a potent short game which is a very useful asset at Augusta National but the rest of his game is not in sync currently and he has shown only glimpses of form in the time since that victory at Royal Portrush. Did manage a 9th place finish at The Players last month. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Si Woo Kim

First came to prominence when losing out to Aaron Baddeley at the Barbasol Championship. Didn’t take long to improve on that when he won the Wyndham Championship six weeks later giving a putting clinic! Won The Players the following year and in January held off a charging Patrick Cantlay to claim The American Express. Good, solid player who has shown he can win, his short game skills will be an asset around here. Two top 25s his best Augusta finishes to date and was recently 9th at The Players. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Cameron Champ

With a surname like his was always destined for good things! Took him only four months after a first web.com tour win to repeat the feat on the main tour, seeing off Corey Conners down the stretch to register a four-stroke victory at the Sanderson Farms (known for producing plenty of first time winners). One of the games longer hitters, won a second title at the Safeway Open in 2019 and was in contention at last years PGA Championship until deep into Sunday eventually finishing in a tie for 10th spot. Has a game to fit Augusta but recent form not great, missing 5 of his last 6 cuts going into the Texas Open. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner possibly thought that elusive tour win would never come after numerous near missed and three play off defeats in 2015. But in the November of that year he got the monkey off his back with a resounding six shot victory at the RSM Classic. Two further victories have followed including a WGC event when taking down the worlds best at the 2019 Dell match play, no mean feat given the nature of the course and the way plays the game. Course management is definitely his main strength and he is another you would think will struggle at Augusta through lack of length. A best place 21st finish would appear to back that up. Did finish second at the 2018 when it played tough on the final day, much more his bag. He hasn’t managed to improve his play off record, that now stands at 0-5! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Carlos Ortiz

Three wins on the Web.com tour (as it was called then) in 2014 at the age of 21 suggested a lucrative career on the PGA Tour was in the offing for the young Mexican but he found it tough going in the early days, only occasionally displaying a glimpse of his undoubted talent. That first on the main tour came in some style at the Houston Open in November when he was being chased down by the world’s best, Dustin Johnson. Some quality iron play down the stretch the highlight. Became the second Mexican to earn an invite to The Masters after his younger brother, Alvaro, who played in 2019 as an amateur. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Danny Willett

When Jordan Spieth put the green jacket on Danny Willett’s shoulders in 2016, it was more a surprise than a shock. He entered the week ranked 12 in the world and was in no small part aided by the defending champs brain freeze on the 12th hole on Sunday. His two wins since however have come totally out of the blue, both at big tournaments. Firstly the world DP World Tour Championship in 2018, having had only three top 10 finishes all year and in 2019 he won the European Tours flagship event the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, having posted only two top 10s all year. His form hasn’t picked up since then either and he has really struggled, his 8th place finish in the Dominican Republic recently was only his third top 10 since that last victory. Backers of the Sheffield man will be hoping a return to the scene of his biggest success can spark some magic. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Matthew Wolff

Was only 18 when he won on the Asian Tour for first time and since enjoyed a good career in the states. 5 wins is a good return for a solid player possibly more famous now for how he retrieves the ball from putts, almost taking it out before it gets there! Has couple of good recent effort at Augusta and is in good form. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Matt Jones

Two Australian Open wins and a recent Honda Classic title highlight the sort of challenge Matt Jones thrives on. Major record nothing to get excited about and missed the cut on his only Masters appearance in 2014. At least he is in form! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Sebastian Munoz

Improving Colombian gained a first tour succes when beating Sung Jae Im in a playoff for the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship. Maintained a decent level of consistency in better events since. Good iron player and has good weeks on the greens. Played well here in November on first try but couldn’t keep double bogeys off his card. If he manages that then could sneak into a place. Another who seems to figure early on in tournaments quite regularly so could be one for the 1st round leader players. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Lanto Griffin

Lanto Griffin will always have a special place in my punting memory after his victory at the 2019 Houston Open, where a superb 65 in round 3 in tough conditions provided the catalyst for victory. Since securing his card he has put in some solid performances and now ranks inside the worlds top 60. A quality ball striker who has decent length off the tee he can be deadly on the greens and has some excellent weeks with the putter, which can be a useful tool at Augusta. Missed the cut in November but capable of better. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Zach Johnson

The Masters has only twice been won in a score over par. The last time being in 2007 when Zach Johnson was successful, which probably explains why he was the victor. He cannot compete with the bombers of the game these days, being one of the shortest off the tee, but course management and being a great putter allow him to compete at courses that suit. Augusta is not one of those and beside that victory Johnson can count only two efforts in the top 25 in sixteen visits to Georgia. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

CT Pan

The diminutive Pan made his breakthrough on the PGA Tour when winning the 2019 RBC Heritage by a shot from Matt Kuchar. Played with credit at the 2019 Presidents Cup losing out to Patrick Reed in his singles match. A maiden Masters start last November produced a tremendous 7th place finish ranking 1st in scrambling. A third place finish at The Honda Classic gives him hope of another good show. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Mackenzie Hughes

The 30yo Canadian has one tour win to his name, the 2016 RSM Classic, coming through a five-man playoff for victory. A solid performer who can be red hot with the putter. Has missed the cut in five of the six majors he has played including his sole appearance at Augusta. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Charl Schwartzel

The 36yo from Johannesburg reeled off a string of victories once he worked out how to win but there was always the feeling he was beating up lesser players in weak events as eight of his 11 European Tour victories have come on home soil in those end of year/start of season tournaments. His final four wins were by a combined 28 strokes and he even sandwiched in an eleven-stroke victory in Thailand! He did though prove himself against the very best when getting it all right at the 2011 version of this event beating Jason Day and Adam Scott by 2 strokes. A superb iron player he has been out of the limelight for far too long, only occasionally these days showing a glimmer of his true ability. Still has time on his side. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Henrik Stenson

Has slipped alarmingly from golfs top tier in recent times but at his best could be imperious. Who can forget his final round in winning The Players in 2009 or his final day duel with Phil Mickelson when winning his sole major at Royal Troon in 2016. No reason why he should not do well at Augusta but has only broken into the top 10 once in fifteen visits. One for the romanticists. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Martin Laird

Four wins on the PGA represent a good return for the Scot who seems to spread them accordingly to keep his card! His latest victory at the Shriners in October built on the back of a solid week with big stick. No real major form to speak of and a tie for 20th is his best attempt in three visits to Augusta. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Michael Thompson

he 34yo Arizona native won for the second time last year at the 3M Open, seven years after his first victory at the Honda Classic. Not really got the game for Augusta and has a best finish of 25th in two previous visits. Does tend to show up early so could be one for first round leader players? (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Hudson Swafford

33yo Swafford gained a second tour win when successful at the Corales Puntacana Championship last year but has had no success in his four major championship attempts to date missing the cut in all of them including here in 2017. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Stewart Cink

Ended an 11-year drought when winning the Safeway Open in 2020. His previous victory was the 2009 Open Championship when he defeated 63yo Tom Watson in a playoff. A solid performer who is a fairways and greens kinda guy. This is a big ask. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Jimmy Walker

It took Jimmy Walker until the age of 34 to gain his first win on tour, way too long for a player of his talent, but he quickly added five more victories in less than three years, also bagging a US PGA. Finished 8th in 2014 on his first visit here but has been unable to improve on that effort. Diagnosed with Lyme’s disease in 2017 with which he battles constantly. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Robert Streb

Two tour victories have come in the same event, although under a different title, at Sea Island, where a different skill set is needed to that of Augusta. Recent form littered with MC’s but throws in a solid effort every now again. One for the pin stickers! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Brian Gay

I think Gay can be described as a journeyman but he has managed to carve out 5 victories on that journey, all after the age of 35! Two of those victories in 2009 were by 10 shots and 5 shots! Qualified for Augusta this year by winning the Bermuda Championship in November. Two previous visits resulted in a missed cut and 38th in 2013. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Jim Herman

Gained his first win in the co-sanctioned Moonah Links Classic on Australian soil at the age of 32. Has since won three times on the PGA Tour and usually does when least expected and at very juicy prices, as when winning last years Wyndham Championship at 500/1 from recently crowned Match Play champ Billy Horschel. He is a ‘juicy’ price this week. Surely not? (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Bernhard Langer

The evergreen German is still a fierce competitor at the age of 63. More than 40 European Tour wins to go with his 2 Masters victories and more recently 41 Champions Tour victories which sees him sit second on the all-time list. Not bad for someone that battled the yips for a lot of his career! Played well here in November. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Fred Couples

‘Boom Boom’ gained his sole major victory at Augusta National way back in 1992. Continued to perform well here until as recently as 2013 where a 13th place finish followd a 12th-15th & 6th. At 61 his powers are definitely waning and he has not won on the Champions Tour for four years. Making the cut must be his aim. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Tyler Strafaci

One of three amateurs here competing for the Silver medal courtesy of his victory in the U.S Amateur Championship. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Charles Osbourne

One of the three amateurs playing this week courtesy of finishing second to Tyler Strafaci in the U.S Amateur Championship. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Joe Long

The third amateur competing this week courtesy of becoming the 125th Amateur Champion. Enjoy the experience, Joe! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Vijay Singh

Fijian Singh had a new lease of life after the age of 40 and won 22 of his 34 PGA Tour events after that age. Can count 3 majors among his wins including the first Masters of the new millennium. Doesn’t often contend on the Champions Tour. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Jose Maria Olazabal

Former dual winner and Ryder Cup winning captain in 2012. Quality player in his day and a superb putter. No wins of any description since 2005. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Ian Woosnam

Boozy Woosy’ as he was affectionately known back in the day, won his Major in a glorious run for the Brits when he became the fourth on the bounce when winning the Masters in 1991. His only other PGA Tour win came 3 weeks earlier. Like Sandy Lyle he is now 63yo and is here solely as a former winner. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Larry Mize

It is now 34 years since Larry Mize took down Seve Ballesteros & Greg Norman in a playoff to claim his green jacket. Plenty of reminiscing in the locker room with the other 60 somethings I’m sure! (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)

Sandy Lyle

Has his place in history as the first Brit to win at Augusta, in 1988, when did he ‘the jig’! A further 17 European Tour & 4 PGA Tour wins amount to a good career but at 63 he is only making up the numbers. Time to call it a day Sandy. (Latest Star Price  ? Click to BET NOW)


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