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2024 Masters Tournament Preview & AI Predictions

Dates and Location

  • Dates: April 11 – April 14, 2024
  • Location: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
  • Course Par/Yardage: Par 72, 7,475 yards

Tournament Highlights

  • The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf and the first major of the season.
  • Augusta National Golf Club, known for its pristine beauty and challenging layout, features iconic holes like Amen Corner (holes 11-13) and the closing stretch.
  • The Green Jacket is awarded to the winner, a tradition dating back to 1949. The jacket is a symbol of membership at Augusta National and victory at the Masters.
  • Champions Dinner: Held on the Tuesday before the tournament, the previous year’s winner hosts a dinner and selects the menu for past champions.

Favorites and Odds

  • Scottie Scheffler: +430 (Last year’s winner, strong form)
  • Rory McIlroy: +1100 (Seeking to complete the career Grand Slam)
  • Jon Rahm: +1300 (Defending champion, solid form coming into the tournament)
  • Brooks Koepka: +1900 (Previous major winner with potential for a strong showing)
  • Jordan Spieth: +2100 (Excellent course history, strong short game)

Sleepers and Longshots

  • Cameron Smith: +3500 (Strong Masters record, suited for Augusta)
  • Will Zalatoris: +4500 (Elite ball-striker, good track record at Augusta)
  • Corey Conners: +5000 (Consistent top 10 finishes in past Masters)
  • Patrick Reed: +8000 (2018 Masters champion, recent good form)
  • Si Woo Kim: +9000 (Good performances at Augusta, potential dark horse)

Key Insights

  • Driving Distance and Short Game: These are crucial skills for success at Augusta.
  • Course History: Past performance at the Masters is often a strong indicator of future success.
  • Weather Conditions: Rain showers could add an element of unpredictability to the tournament.

Notable Predictions

  • Rory McIlroy is projected to struggle to complete the career Grand Slam.
  • Xander Schauffele, a 24-1 longshot, is predicted to make a strong run at the title.

How to Watch

  • Broadcast: CBS and ESPN

Stay tuned.

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