Three Men Who Could Cause A Big Shock at the US Masters

The US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club is arguably the most special golf tournament anywhere in the world. It is every golfers’ dream growing up to play at the beautiful course in Georgia and win the Green Jacket which is presented to the winner.

The honours board at Augusta features some of the biggest names to ever play the game. When you look through the years though, there has been the odd surprise winner that many could not have predicted.

Here is a look at three men who could cause a big surprise this year in the tournament.

Paul Casey

After 20 years as a professional, Paul Casey is still looking for his maiden Major Championship in golf. The Englishman is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, but he’d love to win one of the sport’s four big tournaments before he retires.

There were signs at the US PGA Championship, which was won by Collin Morikawa, that Casey was returning to form. The 43-year-old was in contention for the trophy on the back nine of the final round. In the end, however, he had to settle for a tie for second place, his best ever performance at a Major.


Casey is very experienced in the game. He is set for his 14th appearance at Augusta this year. He has five top-10 finishes in the tournament so it is a course he knows very well. The bookmakers make Casey an outsider in their betting at 50/1 for the 2020 US Masters.

Scottie Scheffler

Many of the young golfers who have just broken into the professional game will take a lot of confidence out of Morikawa’s success at TPC Harding Park. The American was able to prevail on just his second appearance in a Major Championship.

Scottie Scheffler is just a year old older than Morikawa and he too has shown signs that he has a big future in the game. In 2019, Scheffler had two wins on the Korn Ferry Tour. He is now looking for his opening success on the PGA Tour.

Only three players in the history of the Masters have won the tournament on their debut. Scheffler is looking to add his name to that list this year where he is 66/1 in the golf betting to lift the trophy. Although he would be a surprise winner to many, those who have followed him recently will have seen he has the game to win big events.

Matthew Wolff

Another rookie who is looking to have immediate success in the Major Championships is Matthew Wolff. The 21-year-old won the 2019 NCAA Division 1 individual championship and later that year was victorious on the PGA Tour in the 3M Open.

Wolff is a huge hitter of the ball so his game looks suited to Augusta, particularly on the par-five holes where there are eagle opportunities.

The American was part of the US team which won the Palmer Cup in 2018. He has been tipped to be a future world number one.

Wolff is 90/1 to win on his first appearance at Augusta. One thing is for sure, the confident youngster will not be fazed by the occasion or if he is paired up with one of the biggest names in the sport.

This year’s US Masters will take place at a very different time of the year as the tournament is scheduled to take place between the 12th-15th  November.

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