The 85th Masters Tournament takes place over the next four, and a number of golf’s greats will be hoping to come out on top and get their hands on a green jacket.
Some of the best come a cropper at the Augusta National Golf Course, but it is also a place where legends are made.
More than a handful of players will fancy their chances, but who are they?
The reigning champion will hope to become the first to win it in consecutive years since Tiger Woods did just that in 2001 and 2002. Currently the No.1 golfer in the world, and has finished in the top 10 on the last five occasions he has competed at Augusta.
He keeps improving in the Masters, and finished in fourth last year and can be one of the best in the world when in form, which he is right now. In September he made it into the top 10 of the US Open, and is constantly improving.
A decade after blowing a big lead in the final round, he’s returning to Augusta still searching for a green jacket. After coming so close in recent years, and finishing in the top 10 on six occasions from his last seven tournaments, the Northern Irishman is one to watch.
Back in form, he’ll want to repeat his 2015 success and came away with the Texas Open in the lead up to the Masters, which may mean he is back on the up. That said, his last two showings at Augusta have seen him finish outside the top 20.
Having undergone surgery in March, he’s not coming into this in the best position, but he finished second in 2019 and seventh last year. If he were to put on the green jacket come Sunday evening, it would be one of golf’s true fairytales.
Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, Webb Simpson, Cameron Smith, Tony Finau, Sungjae Im, Abraham Ancer, Paul Casey and a host of others will also back themselves to triumph at Augusta this week.
Who won the Masters in 2020?
Dustin Johnson came out on top in the 2020 Masters, setting a new tournament scoring record as he won by five shots.?Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im were behind him. Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Dylan Frittelli were next up.