2020 Masters predictions, picks, favorites: One of these nine golfers will win at Augusta National

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The eve of the biggest tournament of the year is finally here, and everybody is getting their final picks in place. The majors are always impossible to predict because you’re essentially just throwing darts at 25 different guys who are either playing well or have great form at a given course. This is especially true at Augusta National where history matters more than most.

Yet over the years, we have seen the Masters select its winners based on who is the best from tee to green and who makes the fewest big mistakes. It rewards the best ball-strikers — always. That’s why Augusta National is one of the greatest places in the world and why you see champions like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth.

Yes, you have to putt it as well, but consider this incredible stat from Justin Ray about how well the past few champions have hit their irons throughout the week at Augusta National.

After rolling through the entire field and also making my pick based largely on that statistic above, I’ve come up with a list of nine players that I would take against the rest of the field. The green jacket could go to somebody from outside this list, of course, but I don’t think it will. Here are the nine in no particular order. Odds via William Hill Sportsbook.

2020 Masters predictions, picks

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