The Masters: 10 Vital Statistics


10. Defending Masters champion Adam Scott has finished in the top eight in three of his five PGA Tour events this year. The Australian is 12.00 to win a second successive title at Augusta.

9. Scott has finished eighth or better in seven of his last 12 majors, stretching back to a tied second at Augusta in 2011. The 33-year-old is 3.50 to place 1-5.

8. Masters favourite Rory McIlroy finished tied second at the Honda Classic in February but his best result at a major in 2013 was tied eighth at the PGA Championship. McIlroy is 11.00 to win.

7. 2013 Open champion Phil Mickelson has missed three cuts from seven tournaments this year yet tied 12th at the Houston Open on Sunday. The five-time major winner is 13.00 to claim the Masters.

6. Three of the last four PGA Tour titles this spring have gone to Australians (John Senden in Florida, Steven Bowditch in Texas and Matt Jones in Houston). Jason Day is 15.00 to win at Augusta.

Watch Adam Scott’s winning putt in the play-off with Angel Cabrera at the 2013 Masters: 

5. Matt Jones will play his first Masters event after the 33-year-old won last weekend’s Houston Open on a tie-break over Matt Kuchar. The debutant is 26.00 to place 1-5.

4. Matt Every claimed his maiden PGA Tour win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last month. The American finished on -13 to qualify for the Masters and is 26.00 to place 1-5.

3. Bubba Watson has claimed a top-10 finish in four of five PGA Tour events in 2014, including the title at the Northern Trust Open, yet missed the Arnold Palmer cut on his most recent outing. The 2012 Masters winner is 26.00 to reclaim his crown.

2. Englishman Justin Rose also missed the Arnold Palmer cut and his best finish since October was a tied eighth at the Valspar Championship in March. The 2013 US Open champion is 7.00 to place at Augusta.

1. Lee Westwood will play his 57th major at Augusta this week. The 40-year-old has placed in the top 10 on 16 occasions, four at the Masters, yet he has never won a major championship. Westwood is 46.00 to claim the title.