The Masters 2020 Picks

Here it is… MASTERS WEEK!

Given that this is the biggest golfing event of 2020, let’s dive straight in with the picks.

Here we go:

  1. Bryson Dechambeau
  2. Tyrrell Hatton
  3. Patrick Cantlay
  4. Dustin Johnson
  5. Brooks Koepka
  6. Jordan Spieth (Outsider)

Introduction

Although Augusta National needs no introduction, there are a few things we should note here. The Masters will be taking place in November which sets the scene for a completely different course and new conditions (that we civilians will see at least). We also note that there will be little to no fans at the course this week which sets the scene again as a completely different type of competition. The ruckus of noise around holes 12 and 16 for example, always made it so interesting and ramps up the pressure, this time it will be different. Then you throw in the level of competition and scary number of potential winners and we have a Masters Tournament like no other. Although it is a new type of Masters for all of us, we still love this week and we feel certain our picks will make it all the more interesting for you.

The Picks

1. Bryson Dechambeau

Let us kick it off with the favourite, yes it may be the most obvious but we are here to pick winners. Bryson has been in significantly good form recently and has shaken the golf world a bit with his crazy distance gain. As Spieth recently acknowledged in a podcast, Bryson is hitting it a mile but it goes unnoticed how well he is rolling the flat stick right now. Combine that with his excellent wedge play and serious distance off the tee, it makes him a serious threat around Augusta. Not to mention the mental fortitude he has proven with his victory at the US Open earlier this year. Overall, Bryson has the formula to create some mayhem out there… keep your eye out.

2. Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell is an absolute contender for the Masters and a must have pick, with a bunch of top ten’s this year and victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the BMW Championship, it’s fair to say that Hatton has had a great year and this would be the icing on the cake. The gent can get fiery but he has the game to back it up and he hits everything so straight, add a world class putting game to that mix and you’ve got a serious competitor that knows how to get the job done. He is a must have pick come Sunday at Augusta!

3. Patrick Cantlay

Here we go, with decent form leading up the ZOZO championship, Cantlay took the victory by overtaking Rahm and Thomas with some stellar and also clutch golf.  He has a strong head and never gets fazed so he won’t be backing down from a challenge and will not even look twice at Bryson hitting it over 360 yards. This guy plays his own game and does it well, he putts incredibly well and rarely misses the green. Coming off the back of a victory will give this guy some confidence to have a go at the Masters this year. Look out for him!

4. Dustin Johnson

The bounce back king right here. I have never seen a player (with the exception of Dufner) capable of hitting some incredible shots but also some very questionable shots… and he doesn’t care about either. He’s super relaxed on the course and he has been around Augusta many times so he knows what to expect, he isn’t afraid of the crunch time with his 26 total wins including a major. There isn’t really much more to discuss with DJ, he bombs it off the tee and hits wedges next to the flag like he’s hitting a lag putt. All DJ needs is the putter to gain a little bit of heat on the last couple days and this guy will certainly be near the top of the leader board come Sunday. Coming off the back of a T2 at the Houston Open last week, we think DJ will be feeling good when he tee’s it up on Thursday morning.

5. Brooks Koepka

A similar player to DJ in terms of hitting the ball a mile and hitting irons pure, they just need the putter to gain traction and go. He hasn’t really dominated quite like last year but he is only human after all, with a bit of a hot and cold run of late we saw last week that Brooks had placed T5 which could mean he is coming into form at the right time. Unfortunately, injury caught up with brooks toward the back end of last year but he still had solid results this year including:

  • T2 at the WGC St Jude Invitational
  •  7th at the RBC Heritage
  • Last week’s T5 at The Houston Open

Overall, we know Brooks has the game but like the rest of our picks here, it all needs to come together this week. The solid finish last week should give him the pep in his step to play some serious golf and contend on Sunday.

The Outsider (Kind of…)

6. Jordan Spieth

So here is our outsider who isn’t really an outsider… Jordan Spieth and the Masters go hand in hand, we know his relationship with that course is one that has granted him success. Similar to the past couple years he hasn’t really looked like a winning threat but he can never be written off, with a T3 in 2018 and T21 last year it shows even when he isn’t at his best he can still shoot a low score around Augusta. Could this be the start of the Jordan Spieth comeback? We can certainly see it… Although he isn’t a true outsider his odds are still higher than they should be for a guy with his form at Augusta. Pick Him!

The Picks once again:

  1. Bryson Dechambeau
  2. Tyrell Hatton
  3. Patrick Cantlay
  4. Dustin Johnson
  5. Brooks Koepka
  6. Jordan Spieth (Outsider)

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