Will Zalatoris ($8,200)
To say Zalatoris has been good at the Masters would be an understatement.
He lost by one stroke to Matsuyama coming 2nd in 2021 and followed that up with a 6th place finish here last year.
2023 hasn’t gone as well for Will Z. He did have a 4th place finish at the Genesis but has struggled recently, especially with the putter.
There’s a lot of speculation that his struggles could be from swing changes that he’s made due to two herniated discs in his back.
Sungjae Im ($8,100)
Sungjae has two great finishes at the Masters with a missed cut in between. He came 8th at Augusta last year and came 2nd in his debut in 2020.
Im has made eight of nine cuts so far this year. He has top 20 finishes in 56% of his starts this year. He also has three top 10 finishes including a 6th place most recently at the PLAYERS.
Matt Fitzpatrick ($8,000)
Fitzpatrick missed the cut at the Masters in his debut back in 2014. He’s made the cut in seven straight appearances since.
He hasn’t been overly impressive at Augusta with an average finishing position of 27th, however. His two best finishes are a 7th in 2016 and a 14th last year.
Fitz was in great form at the end of last year but the same can’t be said for this year. He started off with a 7th at the Sentry TOC but has struggled since. He’s missed four of seven cuts.
Matt has no semblance of an iron game losing strokes on approach in all but one tournament.
He’s had a nagging neck injury but has continued to play so it’s hard to know how much of a concern it is.
Shane Lowry ($7,900)
Lowry has mixed results at the Masters but has played much better recently.
He missed the cut three of his first four times at Augusta but has three straight top 25 finishes since. He finished tied for 3rd place last year.
Outside of a 5th place finish at the Honda Classic and a 14th at the Genesis, Lowry hasn’t been great. He came 35th at the PLAYERS, 67th at API, and missed the cut at the Waste Management.
He’s struggled with the putter only gaining strokes on the green in one event this year.
Tyrrell Hatton ($7,900)
Hatton said last year that he hates the course after finishing at Augusta. It’s understandable considering his best finish is 18th place but otherwise, 44th is his best performance. He’s also missed the cut at the Masters twice.
He is in some of the best form coming in finishing 2nd at the PLAYERS and 4th at the Arnold Palmer. He gained an impressive 8.4 strokes on approach at the PLAYERS.