The 2020 Masters will be the 84th edition of the Augusta classic and it will be the first golf major of 2020. It is scheduled for April 9-12 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Tiger Woods is expected to defend his 2019 Masters title next year. Other past Green Jacket holders who are expected to play in 2020 are Ángel Cabrera, Fred Couples, Sergio García, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson, Larry Mize, José María Olazábal, Patrick Reed, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Mike Weir and Danny Willett.
Aside from the past champions, the Masters field will also include the last five winners of the PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship and British Open Championship. Likewise, the previous three years winner of The PLAYERS Championship are invited are among those to be invited. The Masters field remains the smallest among the four majors as it is still officially an invitation-only event.
Here are the current odds to win the 2020 Masters golf tournament. Odds taken from Betonline.ag as of 5/17/19:
Tiger Woods is no question the favorite right now. He won the 2019 Masters last month and is the golf betting favorite in all futures golf bets. Tiger’s win last month was his first Major win in 11 years and his first win in Augusta since 2005. It was Woods’ 15th major triumph putting his just three behind Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major titles. Since Tiger fell out of the rankings, he’s made an incredible climb to world #6 as of May 17, 2019. Among the past Masters champions, Woods has won the most Masters tournament with a total of five.
Rory McIlroy is a four-time Major winner and is one of only four golfers to win three Majors before the age of 25. McIlroy hasn’t won the Masters yet but he’s finished in the Top 10 in each of the last five years. He was 5th in the 2019 Masters last month. McIlroy finds his name high on the list because he has 8 Top 10 finishes already this season including a victory at THE PLAYERS
Dustin Johnson is the world #1 ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Ratings. DJ has only won one Major so far and that was the 2016 U.S. Open. Johnson finished 2nd in the recent 2019 Masters and has finished in the Top 10 in Augusta in his last four starts. He is one of the most consistent player on tour on a week-to-week basis and is no doubt one of the favorites to win at Augusta next year.
Jordan Spieth is among the former champions looking for a chance to wear the Green Jacket again. Spieth is a three-time Major winner and the 2015 FedEx Cup champion won here at Augusta in 2015. Including his 2015 win, Spieth has four Top 3 finishes in Augusta during the past five years.
Brooks Koepka is the world’s #3 ranked golfer. The 29-year old is a three-time Major winner. He won the 2017 U.S. Open and defended the title in 2018 and added the 2018 PGA Championship to his collection. Koepka didn’t play here last year and has started just thrice in August, finishing T11 in 2017.
It’s way too early to tell who wins the 2020 Masters Tournament because there’s still a very long way to go before we get there. But if you insist on making an early futures bet on the 2020 Masters Tournament, you’ve got to take a look at the list of former champions that are playing because these are the guys who have been there and done that.
Of course, the main man right now is Tiger Woods given his recent Masters win and the fact that among the past champions who will be playing next year, he’s the one with the most victories with five. McIlroy and Koepka are also playing well right now so aside from Woods, these are two guys who are currently in excellent shape right now.
If you ask me, I’m not betting on these futures bet because not only will my bet be stuck for a year or so, there’s also no guarantee that these players will be playing in Augusta next year. But if you force me to pick for you, I would say Brooks Koepka has excellent value at +1400. Prediction: Brooks Koepka