The Masters Tournament is one of the most prestigious competitions in professional golf. To win The Masters is to become an instant legend in the golf world. The 2014 Masters will take place in April at the Augusta National Golf Course. Who will win the fabled green jacket this year and take home the top share of the $8 million prize pool? Here are the top ten contenders.
10: Lee Westwood
After coming so close on so many occasions, Lee Westwood will be desperate to win his first major in 2014. But can he edge out the competition this year?
9) Brandt Snedeker
The American was one of the PGA Tour’s best players last year and could have a chance in this year’s Masters.
8) Charl Schwartzel
2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel shocked the world when he stormed past Rory McIlroy three years ago to win the title, and the South African has the game to win again.
7) Jason Day
Aussie youngster Jason Day has come painfully close to winning the Masters before, and there are many who believe the 26-year old could be a contender with Betfair in April.
6) Justin Rose
After winning his first major title at the U.S. Open last year, Justin Rose will be another player heading to Augusta full of confidence.
5) Rory McIlroy
Despite a dismal 2013 in which he won just one title, Rory McIlroy will head into this year’s Masters second in the golf odds. The Northern Irishman put together some promising performances towards the end of the year and is more than capable of challenging for the title at Augusta.
4) Adam Scott
Aussie Adam Scott shocked many by winning last season’s Masters, although after another impressive season of progression, it would be less surprising to see Scott in contention again this year.
3) Phil Mickelson
With three of his five major titles coming at Augusta, Phil Mickelson will begin the 2014 Masters right up there with the favourites for the title. The lefty is coming off a sensational Open-winning season and will be hoping to continue his form into 2014.
2) Henrik Stenson
2013 Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson will be arguably one of the in-form players at the Masters, and the Swede looks to be in a great position to win his first major.
1) Tiger Woods
With four Masters titles to his name, it’s hardly any surprise to see Tiger Woods heading into the first major of the season as the favourite with Betfair. The 14-time major winner is coming off the back of a hugely-successful 2013, where he won the Cadillac Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational. Without a major title since 2008, Tiger will be desperate to end that drought in 2014.