3 players no one is talking about going into The Masters

3 under-the-radar players going into The Masters.
Rickie Fowler - Valero Texas Open
Rickie Fowler - Valero Texas Open / Raj Mehta/GettyImages

The Masters is finally upon us. A tradition unlike any other, as some say. There are plenty of great storylines going into this year's event, but there are also a number of players who are being overlooked coming into the tournament.

3 players no one is talking about going into The Masters

Of course, a lot of attention is being placed upon some of the world's top players coming into The Masters. World number one Scottie Scheffler has looked unbelievable the last month or so. Rory McIlroy will take another shot at the career grand slam. Jon Rahm is now on LIV but he is still the defending champion.

However, it would be wise of golf fans to not overlook some names that may initially fly under-the-radar. These players may just make a run at Augusta National this year.

No. 1: Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler is coming off a resurgence in 2023 that saw him get back into the winner's circle for the first time since 2019. He also had the 54-hole lead at the U.S. Open last year before a rough final round took him out of contention.

So far, 2024 has been a bit rougher for the 35-year-old Fowler. He has played in 9 events and made 6 cuts, but he has not yet recorded a top-25 on the season. That is probably a big reason why most people are not talking about him entering the year's first major.

His best career finish in The Masters was a runner-up in 2018. He knows the golf course so perhaps if he can just make a tweak to his swing or find something in his game ahead of the tournament he could get himself into contention.

No. 2: Jason Day

Like Fowler, Jason Day got his first win in a long time in 2023. He had not won since 2018. It was great to see the Australian find his game again after injury struggles dogged him for so long.

He has had a little better of a season than Fowler has in 2024, though. In 8 events Day has made 6 cuts and has recorded 3 top 10's. Day has gotten himself into the mix at Augusta before, with his best finish coming coming in 2011 when he tied for second place.

His best days may be behind him as a 36-year-old, but the 2015 PGA Championship winner could catch lightning in a bottle and win The Masters this week.

No. 3: Keegan Bradley

Yet another veteran who got back in the winner's circle in the past few years, Keegan Bradley could be a player to watch.

He has struggled as of late, missing his last two cuts. Plus, he has never really contended at Augusta before with his best finish coming in 2015 with a T-22 finish.

However, we saw him play well enough last season to warrant serious consideration for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. And we have seen plenty of players struggle only to find something in their game that flips the switch and makes them play great.

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All three of these dark horses are similar, and while it would be a bit of a surprise to see any of them put on the green jacket on Sunday, it should not come as a surprise if at least one of them gets their name in the mix as all three are great players capable of making a run.