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Masters 2024: Ranking Top 5 PGA Tour Pros as Per Their Chance of Winning the Green Jacket

Published 04/01/2024, 10:30 AM EDT

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The 2024 Masters Tournament is inching closer with every second passed. And in the field at Augusta National, there will be many past champions like Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, and Tiger Woods; rookie faces from the PGA Tour like Ludvig Aberg and Nick Dunlap; and players who’ve recently earned their maiden victory on the PGA Tour, Stephan Jaeger, Matthieu Pavon, and more. All in all, the field will be packed with talented golfers. However, not everyone will be able to win the Masters and its prestige.

As per how the year has been lately, there are top five golfers from the PGA Tour who have better chances to win the green jacket this year.

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1. Scottie Scheffler: Unless one is living under the rock, the world’s number one’s form isn’t a hidden fact from anyone. So far in the 2024 season, Scottie Scheffler has played eight events, won two back-to-back (the Arnold Palmer Invitational and THE PLAYERS Championship), was a runner-up at the Texas Houston Open, and finished T3 at the WM Phoenix Open.

Notably, his worst performance so far was when he tied for 17th spot at the American Express. Looking at the pace at which Scheffler is moving, there is no doubt that he could win the green jacket once again!

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2. Wyndham Clark: He is the 2023 U.S. Open winner and triumphed his third title at the 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. In the last three performances, Wyndham Clark has finished runner-up twice. Once at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and not to forget the cruel lip-out at the PLAYERS Championship, that could’ve forced a playoff between him and Scheffler. After his finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Clark replaced Viktor Hovland and became the latest world no. 4 on the OWGR. Will he win his second major, probably the most illustrious one? The chances truly are better than ever.

3. Xander Schauffele: Though Xander Schauffele has not had a win yet in the 2024 season, the 30-year-old has had a close call. At the PLAYERS Championship, he could’ve won his eighth title but stayed short of one stroke for a playoff against Scheffler. Nonetheless, he has shown his prowess as he acquired six top-10 finishes in the eight games he played. The Jo Lolla native does have what it takes to win the major, and he may do so at the 2024 Masters.

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4. Patrick Cantlay: Currently ranked at the 7th in the world, Patrick Cantlay has had a consistent performance. Over 8 events played, he has had three top 15s with a T4 finish at the Genesis Invitational. Cantlay is also one of the two pros on the list without a major, and if he follows through with a with a better finish, then that can surely change.

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5. Rory McIlroy: The former world number one is missing only the green jacket to achieve the Grand Career Slam. McIlroy’s dream to wear the illustrious jacket has been unfulfilled for quite a while now despite giving it his all. In 2022, Rory McIlroy was closer to winning the Masters, and he shot the lowest round at the Masters in the final round of 6 under 64.

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However, despite shooting a bogey-free round, he remained second at the 2022 Masters leaderboard, carding his best score. It should be noted that McIlroy hasn’t finished any better at the PGA Tour in 2024 as he has been out of the top-10 for the events he has played. On the contrary, on the DP World Tour, he won the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, and was T2 at the Dubai Invitational. Despite being ranked last, the Northern Irishman can change his streak of never winning at the Augusta National this time.

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If not these five pros, which player do you think can win the 2024 Masters? Tell us in the comments.

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Khambe Huda Imran

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Huda Khambe is a Golf Writer for EssentiallySports. Growing up watching Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam bag one major after the other, Huda Khambe set herself on a path to becoming a sports writer early on. With a year of prior experience in writing, Huda now brings the greens to life with her unique insights on her favorite storylines, such as Jack Nicklaus's record rivalry with Tiger Woods and its impact on both stars.
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