Dark Horse Picks to Win the 2020 Masters

Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler at The Masters - Preview Day 1. | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

After a long delay, the 2020 Masters is quickly approaching. Players will be teeing off tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 12 and be fighting for the most coveted jacket in sports.

While we have already gone over the odds, and some players to consider when putting together your fantasy team, now we will take a look at some potential dark horse picks to win the 2020 Masters.

1. Jason Day (+4000)

Jason Day
Jason Day at The Masters - Preview Day 2. | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Jason Day has come close at the Masters a handful of times. In his last seven starts here, he has finished in the top-10 three times and in the top-20 five times, which includes a fifth-place finish last year. He is also coming into this event fresh off a great performance at the Vivint Houston Open, where he came away with a T-7 finish. If he can continue that trend at a place he's performed well at in the past, we could very well see his name atop the leaderboard come Sunday evening.

2. Tiger Woods (+4200)

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods at The Masters - Preview Day 3. | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Tiger Woods hasn't done much to impress on the golf course since winning the 2019 Masters, his 5th career Masters and 15th career major tournament win. However, Tiger has never finished outside the top-30 in a major tournament that he was the defending champion in. He clearly loves Augusta and knows the course better than anyone else participating this year. He even acknowledged in a Tuesday interview that his body is feeling better than it did entering last year's event. And if Tiger is feeling physically great, look out, because as of the last few years, that was the only thing that has ever hindered him.

3. Rickie Fowler (+6500)

Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler at The Masters - Preview Day 2. | Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Rickie Fowler made an appearance in our fantasy picks article, and he's another great option here too. Coming in tied for the 21st-best odds to win, he could be a huge value play here. While Fowler has yet to win a major in his career, talent has never been a question with the Oklahoma State product. He has also been knocking on the door at Augusta for a while now. In his last six starts at The Masters, Fowler has never finished worse than T-12, which includes a second-place finish two years ago. He might not be in the best form coming into this event, but after some time off and coming to a place he's played so well at consistently, he should definitely be in your consideration set.

4. Francisco Molinari (+10000)

Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari at the Vivint Houston Open - Round One. | Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Molinari had taken some time away from the game, and it seems to have made people forget that he almost won this event last year. He held the lead for a period on Sunday before somewhat of an implosion and being caught by what looked like a vintage Tiger Woods. If Molinari being back at Augusta can cause him to capture some of that magic from last year, then he's worth a flyer at a price like this. He is, after all, coming off a solid T-15 finish at the Vivint Houston Open last week.

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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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