Who will Win the Masters golf?

Author: Published: April 8, 2024
Scottie Scheffler celebrating his victory

A brilliant sporting week includes the first golfing Major of the year. From April 11 to 14, all eyes will be on Augusta for the 2024 Masters tournament. Just who should you be backing to win this historic event?

Not since 2002 has a player managed to retain their Masters title. It was Tiger Woods who won two years in a row and now Spain’s Jon Rahm bids to repeat that feat. Now playing on the LIV tour (despite his previous criticisms).  The 2021 US Open champion has finished in the top ten at the Masters in five of the last six years. He’s 11/1 at William Hill to retain his title.

Scheffler in great form

The current world number one is Scottie Scheffler. He won this title in 2022 and is 4/1 at BetVictor to win a second Green Jacket. The American has had an excellent year so far and recently won the Players Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

His putting has shown great improvement this year and that’s being reflected in the consistency of his results. Scheffler has had seven top ten finishes in 2024 and been in the top three in four of the last six. Last year saw him tie for tenth at Augusta and he’s well worth a bet this week.

Last year saw Wyndham Clark win the US Open. He’s ranked fourth in the world and is having a good 2024. The American won at Pebble Beach and was second in both the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Players Championship. This is his first time at Augusta and if he can handle the course, then odds of 25/1 at William Hill look worth taking.

UK challengers

Before Danny Willett eight years ago, you have to go back to 1996 for an English winner of the Masters. That was Nick Faldo but could we see an English winner in 2024?

When will Rory McIroy win another Major? He hasn’t won once since 2014 and is still trying to complete winning all four Majors. He has won the Hero Dubai Desert Classic this year but has a strange recent Augusta record. In two of the last four years he’s missed the cut. However, the other two appearances saw him finish tied fifth and second. He’s 11/1 at bet365 to finally win the Masters.

Matt Fitzpatrick has an outside chance of following in his footsteps. The 2022 US Open champion finished tied for tenth place at Augusta last year. That was the second year in a row he’s finished in the top 15 so is worth an each-way wager. Bet365 have him on offer at 35/1.

Tommy Fleetwood is 40/1 at William Hill. He’s won the Dubai Invitational this year but has never finished higher than 14th at Augusta.

Tyrrell Hatton is another recent LIV recruit and has won in the US. He’s 80/1 at BetVictor but has never previously been challenging for the title on the final day.

Brooks Koepka is never a player to rule out of contention. The American won three titles on the LIV golf tour last year. He’s won the US Open twice and the PGA on three occasions, including last year. 

Koepka was tied for second at Augusta last year and had three top ten finishes in the past five years. He’s 18/1 at bet365 and an excellent each-way proposition.

Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters three years ago. 2024 has already seen him win the Genesis Invitational and he’s 18/1 at BetVictor to win a second title at Augusta. Seven times he’s had a top 20 finish in this tournament. If he can get himself in contention, then his experience of winning at Augusta will do him nothing but good.

Others to consider include Will Zalatoris (28/1 at William Hill) who is back fit again after back surgery. He loves Augusta with two top ten finishes in his only appearances. Jordan Spieth is 22/1 at BetVictor. He’s a former winner and finished in the top four twice in the past three years.

The Masters is always a great tournament to watch. Another great four days lies ahead of us and bets on Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka look profitable.

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