These Dark Horses are worth monitoring at the 87th Masters

Keith Mitchell, 2023 ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am,(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Min Woo Lee, The Masters, Augusta National, (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) /

Min Woo Lee (+5500)

Another potential Australian winner of the Masters not named Cameron Smith, Jason Day, or even Adam Scott. Min Woo Lee could become just the second Australian in Masters history to win at Augusta National.

Many may not have known who Min Woo Lee was prior to his recent charge at the Players Championship where he found himself in contention heading into the final round at TPC Sawgrass. Lee went on to finish 6th following a Sunday-76 but still had an impressive week which saw him playing in the final group alongside eventual winner, Scottie Scheffler.

Famously, no debutant has won the Masters in his debut since Fuzzy Zoeller did in 1979, Min Woo Lee will be playing in his second Masters this week. The 24-year-old finished an impressive T-14th in his Masters debut last year.

In addition to his T6 finish at this year’s Players Championship, Min Woo has added an additional five top 5 finishes to his resume over his last twelve starts on both the DP World and PGA Tours. He also has experience winning having previously won the ISPS Handa Vic Open in 2020 and the abrdn Scottish Open in July of 2021 on the DP World Tour.

The Australian is gaining strokes from off the tee and with his short game across his last 10 weighted PGA Tour rounds. Again, a bit of previous positive experience at the Masters and a nice run of form heading into the first major of 2023, make Min Woo an attractive longshot pick for the 87th Masters.

Still not convinced? Check out Min Woo’s awesome video of him receiving his Masters invite.