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The Masters 2024: Major form stats ahead of this week's showdown at Augusta National

90 years ago last month the first Masters Tournament was staged at Augusta National
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With the Masters teeing-off in Georgia this Thursday, Andy Swales identifies 12 leading candidates hoping to win the opening major championship of 2024...


Ludvig Aberg 22/123.00: If the 24-year-old Swede wins this week, it will be one of the most amazing sports' stories of the past decade - or any decade for that matter. This time last year he wasn't even ranked inside the world's top 900. Since then there's been victories on both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, as well as being catapulted into Europe's Ryde Cup team. He is not only making his Masters debut this week, it is also his first-ever major championship. He finished eighth at Sawgrass last month and is now ranked 9th in the world.

Wyndham Clark 20/121.00: With the exception of Scottie Scheffler, the reigning US Open champion is probably the hottest performer of 2024 so far. The Colorado-born pro has stood on three podiums in his last six starts, which included a victory at Pebble Beach. Similar to Aberg, he is hoping to become the first Masters debutant to wear the Green Jacket since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

Dustin Johnson 25/126.00: Many might consider the 39-year-old a surprise selection for this list, but the 2020 Masters' winner has enjoyed a promising start to the year. The former world No 1 tasted victory in Las Vegas, which was the LIV Tour's second tournament of 2024 and staged in early February.

Brooks Koepka 14/115.00: The most prolific Major player of the current generation. Form going into majors rarely seems important when it applies to Koepka, as witnessed by his five titles to date. His starts on the LIV Tour this year read: 5-12-12-28-45. But don't let that fool you, as he remains a leading contender this week. He has twice finished second at Augusta, most recently 12 months ago behind Rahm.


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Hideki Matsuyama [14/1]: Appears to have found top gear again in recent weeks. The 2021 Masters champion won the Signature Event at Riviera in February, and tied-seventh in Texas on Sunday.

Rory Mcilroy 8/19.00: After a slow start to his American schedule in 2024, the 34-year-old finally posted a PGA Tour top-10, thanks to a podium slot in San Antonio over the weekend. Maybe finding his sharpness just at the right time. The Masters remains the only major McIlroy has never won.

Joaquin Niemann 18/119.00: This may appear to be a surprise inclusion in the list, but the 25-year-old Chilean has opened 2024 in excellent form on the Saudi-backed LIV Tour. He has won two of the opening five events and, on Sunday, tied-ninth in Miami. This will be his fifth Masters appearance, and he has a best Augusta finish of tied-16th from last year.

Jon Rahm 10/111.00: The defending champion who opted to jump ship last autumn when he joined the LIV Tour. The Spaniard is currently second in the LIV standings for 2024 thanks to five top-10 finishes from five starts.

Xander Schauffele 11/112.00: 'Mr Consistent', with regards to current form, as well as major history. A seven-time winner on the PGA Tour, the 30-year-old has had 11 T10s in majors, including a brace of podiums at Augusta. And in eight starts during 2024, has finished inside the top-five on four occasions.

Scottie Scheffler 10/34.33: The dominant world No 1 heads to Augusta in roasting hot form thanks to victories at Bay Hill and Sawgrass. He rarely fails to contend, whenever he tees-up. The 2022 Masters' champion looks more than ready to claim the second major title of his career.

Cameron Smith 25/126.00: Will have hopefully shaken off the illness which led to his withdrawal from the latest LIV Tour event in Miami last week. Has a best finish of tied-2nd this year. Twice on the podium at Augusta.

Will Zalatoris 22/123.00: Still a relatively new pro, the 27-year-old from San Francisco has enjoyed a remarkable run of top-10s in majors. Has finished second three times, and posted six T10s from his last nine major starts. And he missed all four majors of 2023 due to injury.

*All above odds are in Betfair's outright winner market whcih is paying out on 12 places for each-way bets.


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Stroke Averages


Lowest 12 in The Four Majors (Since January 1st, 2020 )
Average .... (Rounds)
69.89: Scottie Scheffler (54)
70.18: Rory McIlroy (56)
70.23: Jon Rahm (60)
70.43: Xander Schauffele (56)
70.45: Will Zalatoris (31)
70.56: Collin Morikawa (54)
70.69: Viktor Hovland (51)
70.70: Cameron Smith (56)
70.84: Brooks Koepka (50)
70.93: Cameron Young (28)
70.98: Dustin Johnson (52)
70.98: Hideki Matsuyama (56)
Min. No. of Rounds = 20
Only those entered this week are included in table


Each-Way Odds at The Masters


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Last 10 Majors

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player 23 BO 23 UO 23 PG 23 MS 22 BO 22 UO 22 PG 22 MS 21 BO 21 UO
Scottie Scheffler 23 3 2 10 21 2 MC 1 8 7
Rory McIlroy 6 2 7 MC 3 5 8 2 46 7
Jon Rahm 2 10 50 1 34 12 48 27 3 1
Wyndham Clark 33 1 MC 76 MC MC
Xander Schauffele 17 10 18 10 15 14 13 MC 26 7
Viktor Hovland 13 19 2 7 4 MC 41 27 12 Wd
Patrick Cantlay 33 14 9 14 8 14 MC 39 MC 15
Brian Harman 1 43 MC MC 6 43 34 MC 19 19
Ludvig Aberg
Max Homa 10 MC 55 43 MC 47 13 48 40 MC
Matt Fitzpatrick 41 17 MC 10 21 1 5 14 26 55
Tommy Fleetwood 10 5 18 33 4 MC 5 14 33 50
Brooks Koepka 64 17 1 2 MC 55 55 MC 6 4
Cameron Young 8 32 MC 7 2 MC 3 MC MC
Hideki Matsuyama 13 32 29 16 68 4 60 14 26
Sahith Theegala MC 27 40 9 34 MC
Collin Morikawa MC 14 26 10 MC 5 55 5 1 4
Russell Henley MC 14 MC 4 62 MC 60 30 MC 13
Tyrrell Hatton 20 27 15 34 11 56 13 52 MC MC
Keegan Bradley MC MC 29 23 MC 7 48 MC
Jordan Spieth 23 MC 29 4 8 37 34 MC 2 19
Sam Burns MC 32 MC 29 42 27 20 MC 76 MC
Tom Kim 2 8 MC 16 47 23 MC
Jason Day 2 MC MC 39 55 MC
Cameron Smith 33 4 9 34 1 MC 13 3 33 MC
Matthieu Pavon MC
Nick Taylor MC MC MC MC
Tony Finau MC 32 72 26 28 MC 30 35 15 MC
Chris Kirk MC MC 29 23 42 5 MC
Joaquin Niemann MC 32 MC 16 53 47 23 35 59 31
Justin Thomas MC MC 65 MC 53 37 1 8 40 19
Denny McCarthy MC 20 29 7 48
Sepp Straka 2 MC 7 46 MC MC 78 30
Will Zalatoris 28 2 2 6 Wd MC
Min Woo Lee 41 5 18 MC 21 27 MC 14 MC
Shane Lowry MC 20 12 16 21 MC 23 3 12 65
Akshay Bhatia 57
Rickie Fowler 23 5 MC 23 53
Lucas Glover 23 30 MC
Emiliano Grillo 6 MC MC MC 12
Nicolai Hojgaard 23 50 53 MC
Eric Cole 39 15 MC
Sung Jae Im 20 MC MC 16 81 MC 8 35
Harris English MC 8 MC 43 MC 61 46 3
Kurt Kitayama 60 MC 4 MC 72 MC MC
Byeong Hun An 23 26
Stephan Jaeger 50
JT Poston 41 MC 40 34 MC 40
Si Woo Kim MC 39 MC 29 15 MC 60 39 40
Adam Hadwin 59 40 7 71 MC 40
Corey Conners 52 MC 12 MC 28 MC MC 6 15 MC
Jake Knapp
Ryan Fox 52 43 23 26 MC MC 54 67
Austin Eckroat 10
Adam Scott 33 MC 29 39 15 14 MC 48 46 35
Taylor Moore MC MC 72 39
Grayson Murray 63
Adrian Meronk 23 MC 40 MC 42 MC
Justin Rose MC MC 9 16 37 13 MC 46 MC
Adam Schenk MC MC MC 24 41
Cameron Davis MC 4 48 46
Erik van Rooyen MC MC MC MC MC
Dustin Johnson MC 10 55 48 6 24 MC 12 8 19
Luke List MC MC MC 41 MC
Patrick Reed 33 56 18 4 47 49 34 35 MC 19
Peter Malnati MC
Nick Dunlap MC MC
Thorbjorn Olesen MC MC MC
Lee Hodges MC 55
Ryo Hisatsune
Sergio Garcia 27 MC 68 MC MC 23 19 19
Gary Woodland 55 49 MC 14 MC 10 34 MC MC 50
Phil Mickelson MC MC 58 2 MC MC MC 62
Camilo Villegas
Bryson DeChambeau 60 20 4 MC 8 56 MC 33 26
Zach Johnson 55 58 34 MC MC MC MC
Danny Willett 68 MC MC 53 12 33
Charl Schwartzel MC 50 60 10 19
Tiger Woods Wd MC Wd 47
Fred Couples 50 MC
Jasper Stubbs
Christo Lamprecht 74
Santiago De la Fuente
Mike Weir MC MC
Bubba Watson MC 30 39 50
Stewart Hagestad 64 MC
Jose Maria Olazabal MC MC
Vijay Singh MC MC
Neal Shipley

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