Patrick Reed silenced his critics when he finished on top of the leaderboard last week at the WGC-Mexico Championship. It was Reed’s eighth-career PGA Tour victory, and he now trails only Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth for the most wins of any player currently under the age of 30. The 29-year-old will now enter the 2020 Masters confident he can secure his second green jacket.
However, the 2018 Masters champion will have plenty of competition at Augusta National Golf Club, especially with a loaded 2020 Masters field that features former champions like Spieth, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. According to the latest 2020 Masters odds, Reed is going off at 36-1 to lift the trophy. However, it’s Rory McIlroy, who’s never finished on top of the leaderboard at Augusta National, who’s going off as the Vegas favorite at 15-2. Before locking in any 2020 Masters picks of your own or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to check out the predictions and projected 2020 Masters leaderboard from the team at SportsLine.
SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has nailed two of the last three majors entering the weekend. It predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The result: Woodland held off a late charge from Brooks Koepka and won by three strokes. The model also called Koepka’s historic victory at the 2019 PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch.
In all, their advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. And already this season, the model called Justin Thomas winning the CJ Cup and Rory McIlroy taking down the WGC-HSBC Champions. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
The model’s top 2020 Masters predictions
Now with the field for the 2020 Masters taking shape, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. One huge shocker the model is calling for: Woods, a five-time champion and one of the top Vegas favorites, doesn’t even crack the top 10.
2020 Masters odds
Rory McIlroy 15-2
Tiger Woods 10-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Brooks Koepka 12-1
Dustin Johnson 14-1
Justin Thomas 14-1
Patrick Cantlay 22-1
Xander Schauffele 22-1
Jordan Spieth 27-1
Tony Finau 29-1