2019 US Masters Power Rankings
The US Masters is the first major of the golf year and it takes place every season at the Augusta National in Georgia. The famous course isn't for everyone and many a famous player has fallen by the wayside in this opening major, although others tend to raise their game when the possibility of wearing that green winners' jacket rolls around.
When considering a bet on the US Masters, it is worth checking which players thrive or wilt under the pressure of Augusta and we have come up with a handy betting guide profiling all of the leading 'runners and riders' at this year's tournament below...
The Latest US Masters Power Rankings
- Recent Form:
- Masters Best:
- Justin Thomas
- T22 in 2017
Justin Thomas tied 22nd on debut at Augusta in 2017 and he went on to win his maiden major title at the US PGA Championship. Victory at the Honda Classic in February was his seventh tournament win since the start of 2017. Could be ready for a proper crack at Augusta.
- Dustin Johnson
- T4 in 2016
Dustin Johnson would have been the bookmakers' favourite to win the US Masters last year but an injury saw him miss out on the trip to Augusta. Comes back fresh this time and has been quietly going about his business in 2018, winning the Tournament of Champions at the start of the year. Tied 4th at Augusta in 2016.
- Rory McIlroy
- 4th in 2015
Rory McIlroy has gone so close to winning that famous green jacket in the past few years, going 8-4-10-7 in his past four visits and it remains the only major he is yet to win. The Northern Irishman arrives in confident form after a couple of near-misses at the beginning of 2018 before winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
- Tiger Woods
- Winner 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
Tiger Woods is a four-time winner of the US Masters and he returns to Augusta with a great chance of winning a fifteenth major title. The American has been rolling back the years on the PGA Tour of late and punters are backing him for glory.
- Jordan Spieth
- Winner in 2015
Jordan Spieth won the Masters in 2015 but he endured a horrible meltdown in 2016 and it remains to be seen whether he can ever don that green jacket again. Has endured a mixed bag of results in 2018.
- Justin Rose
- 2nd in 2017
Justin Rose came oh so close to claiming his first Masters title when he lost out to Sergio Garcia in 2017. There was a brief hangover after that result but he has been in fine touch since November, winning three titles and picking up six top-tens in his last eleven starts worldwide.
- Bubba Watson
- Winner in 2012 and 2014
Bubba Watson is another veteran who has been rolling back the years following a tough period. The two-time Masters champion has picked up two titles during 2018 alone, including his recent success at the WGC Match Play.
- Phil Mickelson
- Winner in 2004, 2006, 2010
You can never write 'Lefty' off when he tees up in Georgia as Phil Mickelson is a three-time winner of the Masters and he does have a tendency to raise his game whenever a major tournament comes around. He has produced some strong efforts this year, not least when winning the WGC Mexico Championship, and he is a real threat at Augusta.
- Paul Casey
- T4 in 2016
Paul Casey has finished in the top-six in each of his past three appearances at Augusta (6-4-6) and there have been few more consistent players in world golf than the Englishman, who won his first PGA Tour event since 2009 when landing the Valspar Championship in March.
- Sergio Garcia
- Winner in 2018
Sergio Garcia returns to his title defence with some solid form for the season behind him, with the Spaniard picking up top-tens in Mexico and at the Valspar Championship. Could Garcia be the first back-to-back winner of the Masters since Tiger Woods in 2002?
- Rickie Fowler
- T5 in 2014
A first major win continues to elude Rickie Fowler and he has yet to hit the heights that saw him top-five in all four majors during the 2014 season. The exuberant American keeps on producing the goods on the PGA Tour though and that first piece of major silverware is surely going to come.
- Jason Day
- T2 in 2011
Jason Day finished runner-up at the US Masters in 2011 but he has won the USPGA Championship (2015) since then and he continues to churn out the results at the highest level, with the Australian winning the Farmers Insurance Open earlier this season.
- Jon Rahm
- T27 in 2017
Jon Rahm is a rising force in the world of golf and he tied 27th on his debut at Augusta in 2017. A future major winner in the making, Rahm's form has cooled since landing the Career Builder Challenge title in January but he looks to have managed his workload nicely ahead of another crack at Augusta .
- Hideki Matsuyama
- 5th in 2015
Hideki Matsuyama tends to enjoying playing Augusta as his last three visits have yielded finishes of 5-7-11. The Japanese star hasn't quite hit the heights in 2018 but he is a classy performer and will be a threat in conditions he clearly enjoys.
- Adam Scott
- T4 in 2004
Adam Scott won the US Masters in 2013 and this is a tournament he really enjoys. Six top-20 finishes in his last eight appearances at Augusta is testament to how well this course suits his game and he appears to be enjoying playing golf again after a difficult 2017 campaign.