NFL games and The Masters in the same week, these are weird times
Every year the best golfers from around the globe gather at Augusta National Golf Club to play one of the most iconic tournaments of all time, the Masters. Augusta National Golf Club located in Augusta, Georgia and it is widely regarded as one of the hardest golf courses in the world.
With the prestige surround the Masters, there is no qualifying tournament or tournaments to participate, the only way to plat is to get invited.
The tournament spans four days, and this year the tournament features 96 players. The purse for the 2020 Masters Tournament will be a hefty $11.5 million paid out to golfers who make the cut. To make the cut golfers must be in the top 50 places, this includes ties as well as those who are within ten strokes of the leader. The winner of the tournament will take home $2.07 million and win the highly coveted Green Jacket.
Among the 96 golfers competing in the tournament, 14 players playing have won the tournament before. This includes Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods. However, none of these players are considered the favorite to win the tournament.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Bryson DeChambeau is projected to win the tournament, after a stellar performance at the US Open at Winged Foot. DeChambeau separated himself from his fellow opponents winning the tournament by six strokes or six under par. The runner up Matthew Wolff finished his tournament at even for par.
Other golfers projected to compete for the title including Dustin Johnson, John Rahm, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. Johnson who is currently the number one golfer in the world, tied for second with Hideki Matsuyama last week in the Houston Open. Rahm is currently ranked the second-best golfer in the world behind Johnson.
Thomas, who tied Rahm for second at the Zozo Championship is also one of the top golfers in the tournament. Thomas is ranked the third-best in the world.
The Masters has been traditionally played in the first week of April, but due to the, you know, worldwide pandemic, it was pushed back this year to November.