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Nov 3rd, 2020

Masters 2020: Who’s in the Field?

All eyes on the last men's major of the year

In unprecedented times, we have one more men’s golf major to look forward to this year. The Masters at Augusta is scheduled in November for the first time, after the cancellation earlier in the year. It has thrown the plans of golfers into the air, but we have seen events running every week for some time now, so there can be no claims of rustiness or a lack of practice.
The Masters will bring the curtain down on what has been a strange year for golf, but one where we have seen some great stories. The emergence of Bryson DeChambeau has been the highlight, and he looks to win his second major title here. In contrast, Brooks Koepka has injury problems to overcome if he wants to land his fifth overall major and first at Augusta.
The field is ready and barring anyone pulling out due to injury or worst still testing positive for COVID; there are several leading contenders.
The Masters 2020 Field
Bryson DeChambeau is looking to win his second major of the season and he is the early favourite to win the green jacket from Tiger Woods with fellow Americans Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele amongst those chasing him down.
The title went to America last year, who can forget the victory that Tiger Woods pulled off, cheered on by an unbelievable following on the final day in 2019. He couldn’t do it again, could he?
Nonetheless, Tiger Woods will be hosting the annual Masters Champions Dinner with Betway Golf doing a summary of the most popular dinner choices to date.

Brooks Koekpa has looked a Masters winner in waiting for the past three or four years but the injuries as mentioned earlier have troubled him this season and that looks set to cost him his chance. The bookmakers clearly don’t fancy him as he is a big price to make a splash this year despite being the runner up to Woods back in 2019. 
As far as the European challengers go, there are perhaps just two or three with a realistic chance of winning bar an unforeseen upset. However, this is an event where we are accustomed to seeing are Europeans players do well.
The best hope for Europe is probably Spaniard Jon Rahm, who at 25 years of age is a man in form. He has yet to win a major, his third at the US Open last year was his best result thus far. His best performance at Augusta was a fourth-place back in 2018, which shows he has a liking for the course that will stand him in good stead. 
Tyrrell Hatton also warrants a mention after he followed up his win at the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour with a tied third place in the CJ Cup in mid-October.
Finally, you can never rule out Rory McIlroy. The man from Northern Ireland has won four major titles with the one that has eluded him thus far being The Masters, who can forget the final round nightmare of 2011. A fourth-place finish in 2015 is the best we have seen from McIlroy around Augusta in recent times, but perhaps he can break that duck and win in 2020?
The field as ever is excellent and many of the top names will come here feeling good about their game. Playing in November may change things a little, but it should not take away from the quality of golf we are going to see. 

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