Ranked Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy three to beat at Masters

Sherman has all 94 golfers listed to win, meaning there is no field bet, and Hadwin was first posted at 100-to-1 and is now 80-to-1.

Wang earned his ticket to Augusta National by being in the top-50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. And Tiger Woods isn't playing, as you might have guessed.

Weather is always something to keep an eye on for this tournament.

A lot has changed for Dustin Johnson since he last played in the Masters.

It is asking a lot of a 22-year-old rookie to win a Green Jacket but Rahm is a man in a hurry. Collectively, he is 25 under par over a three-year Masters career. His length can overpower this course. Nobody hates losing more than Spieth. He's going for a fourth and a second major this week.

Spieth, who melted down in his title defense past year by squandering a five-stroke lead on the back nine at Augusta National in the final round, is tired of having to talk about it.

"Last year was a odd year being back with all the emotions of the one-year anniversary since (Audrey's illness)", Leishman told AAP. It was truly painful to watch.

Rory McIlroy, who has finished in the top 10 in his last three visits, will be hoping to complete the career Grand Slam by triumphing this week. He does have the confidence of winning past year, even though Spieth's collapse greatly helped. Willett is a +6600 long shot to go back-to-back.

"I think it's really most people's favorite golf event for the season". Three wins already this season, would love to see JT in the green on Sunday afternoon.

Spieth was so dominant in 2015, winning five times on the PGA Tour, that even claiming four titles since has somehow made it appear that he was struggling, but there is no question that the 2016 Masters is on his mind. He followed that the next week with a sixth-place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.

On Tuesday, players will work their way around the course, trying to get the lay of the land before Thursday's first round.

The storm that swept through Atlanta and north Georgia is expected to reach Augusta National Golf Coure around 3:00pm. Gates open to patrons at 8:00 a.m. and close approximately at 6:30 p.m. "We're very, very pleased to be able to get through this stage and hopefully she can live a long while".

Fleetwood was on the cusp of the top 50 when he was runner-up in the Mexico Championship, moving him up to No. 35 in the world and securing that Masters invitation.

The first major of 2017 is just around the corner - the US Masters at Augusta National Country Club.

"These (majors) are the important tournaments and I still feel it's an advantage to have Steve caddie for me".

Adam Scott says he has the ball striking - and with it the confidence - to make a huge play for a second Masters title. A three time victor, runner up once and third on another five occasions...that's some sort of record at Augusta.

"A guy like Jon Rahm, obviously he has been playing great golf". He has never missed the cut in 11 trips to Augusta and has four Top 10s, including co-second in 2015.

  • Salvatore Jensen