From Jon Rahm to Lee Westwood, here are the six to watch at Augusta

The timing could be just right for World No 2 Jon Rahm, but you can’t rule out Lee Westwood given his fine record at the Masters… here are the six players to watch out for at Augusta

  • Tiger Woods won his first major since 2008 at Augusta National last year
  • Now Augusta will host the final major of 2020 with a delayed tournament 
  • Here, Sportsmail looks at the favourites and outside contenders this year 

Augusta National will host the final major of this calendar year with the Masters getting underway on Thursday.

Tiger Woods captured the imagination of golf fans last year by winning his first major since 2008 and his first win at Augusta National in 14 years.

Now ahead of this year’s showpiece, Sportsmail looks at the favourties and contenders for the delayed tournament this time round. 

Tiger Woods was joyous after he won his first major since 2008 at Augusta National in 2019

Brooks Koepka

Fit for the first time in 18 months and looked to be firing again over the final two rounds in Houston last week.

Justin Thomas

You cannot win the Masters if you are not on-point with your irons — and the American is perhaps the best approach shot player in the game.

Jon Rahm

Turned 26 on the eve of the tournament — the age the writer F Scott Fitzgerald once described as the ‘very acme’ of a young man’s life.

Jon Rahm turned 26 on the eve of the tournament and the Spaniard is currently World No 2

Three outsiders

Bubba Watson

Twice a winner of the Masters, the American lefty appears revitalised after finding medication for his anxiety attacks.

Paul Casey

The runner-up to Collin Morikawa at the US PGA in August considers Augusta to be his best shot at winning a major.

Lee Westwood

You can get wonderful odds for a man with a fine Masters record and still playing superbly at the ripe old age of 47. 

Westwood has a fine Masters record and is still playing superbly at the ripe old age of 47




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