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6 Outsiders to Watch at The Masters 2024

By: | Tue 09 Apr 2024

Looking forward to the 88th Masters Tournament, most eyes heading into the first major of the year have been fixed on world number one Scottie Scheffler, defending champion Jon Rahm and perennial career grand slam hopeful Rory McIlroy, but could we see a relative outsider triumph at Augusta National?

Now, it's a challenge to uncover those who can genuinely be considered a long-shot here, as the limited field at the Masters is top-heavy - being populated by the world's elite alongside a motley crew of past champions and amateurs.

However, looking at the odds on Betway, we have picked out six players who have been priced at 50/1 or more who might threaten the leaderboard this week.

Corey Conners (50/1)

The Canadian - a two-time Texas Open champion - posted three successive top-ten finishes at the Masters between 2020 and 2022, which was built on the quality of his iron game. Ranking fourth on the PGA Tour this season for his approach play, Conners has the potential to put together another solid week at Augusta National.

Russell Henley (50/1)

A native of Georgia, Henley finished in a tie for fourth at the Masters last year, and he's been putting together a decent campaign to date, including good finishes in Texas, at Bay Hill, and in Hawaii in January. Renowned for getting on streaky runs on the greens, the 34-year-old is the sort of player who can put himself into position early this week.

Patrick Reed (66/1)

The champion of 2018, Reed has recorded three top-ten finishes in the last four years and is coming off his best LIV Golf result of 2024 at Doral. It's fair to say that the American divides opinion, but there is no doubt that he has the quality and battling skills required to contend once more at the Masters.

Adam Scott (80/1)

Adam Scott

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It's time for another former winner, who hasn't missed the cut here since 2009 and reliably shows his class when he takes that drive down Magnolia Lane. His year hasn't been spectacular - but it's not been dismal either, suggesting that it's not completely out of the realms of reason that he could turn back the clock.

Si Woo Kim (66/1)

A sixth-place finish at Sawgrass was the South Korean's best outing in what has been a consistent season of decent finishes, and he has made the weekend in five consecutive Masters Tournaments since his debut in 2017. That year he won the Players Championship and could yet have another title charge in a significant event. 

Tiger Woods (80/1)

Now, this is the most fanciful name on this list, as there is surely no chance that Tiger Woods can contend this week, given his physical limitations and lack of competitive play. Making the cut would be considered a leap for most players - but that is exactly what I expect him to accomplish this week. The five-time champion has never missed the weekend here as a professional and I believe that run will continue. But could he find himself on the leaderboard on Thursday and Friday? That would be fun, if unlikely.

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