Although the US Masters’ roll of honor is embroidered with the biggest names in the history of golf, the tournament does throw up a surprise winner from time to time.
Over the last couple of decades, Zach Johnson, Trevor Immelman and Danny Willet have all been big price winners of the tournament.
Here is a look at three men who may have been underestimated in the betting and should be backed to cause a surprise.
Kevin Kisner (100/1)
At the age of 36, Kevin Kisner has a lot of experience on the PGA Tour, where he is a three-time winner. His most recent success came last year at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
The American is still bidding for his maiden major title – however, we have seen many players come out on top in their late 30s in golf’s biggest four tournaments. Kisner showed he has the game for the big events when he finished in a tie for second place at the Open Championship in 2019 behind Francesco Molinari.
The popular player on the PGA Tour has featured at Augusta on four occasions and has made the cut in each of those tournaments. He is far too big in the golf betting on the Masters at 100/1 to claim the Green Jacket.
Brandt Snedeker (100/1)
Former world number four Brandt Snedeker has had a fantastic career so far, with the highlight being his win in the 2012 FedEx Cup following his victory in the Tour Championship at East Lake.
Snedeker has had a few near misses in the Major Championships. He was third in the Masters in 2008, while he also finished in that same position at the 2012 Open Championship.
Augusta is a course which can really catch you out if you attack in the wrong areas. Snedeker has played the course really well throughout his career so that is unlikely to happen to him.
The 39-year-old is a 100/1 outsider in the outright market for the tournament. You can do far worse than backing the man from Tennessee, who should give you a good run for your money at the very least.
Charl Schwartzel (125/1)
It’s hard to believe that as a former winner of the event, Charl Schwartzel is 125/1 to repeat his feat of 2011 when he returns to Augusta next month.
The South African has not won a tournament since he beat Bill Haas in a play-off in the 2016 Valspar Championship. Given what he is capable of, though, he should not be written off at the Georgia course.
Schwartzel was a big price of the Masters in 2017 but he proved his class again to finish third behind Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. We only have to cast our minds back to 2019 when Tiger Woods reproduced his magic at Augusta to remind us of what quality players can do at this course. This year could be Schwartzel’s turn to produce a spectacular comeback.
The 2020 US Masters takes place from the 12-15th November in what will be the 84th edition of the most famous golf tournament in the world.