5 Dark Horses who could win The Masters in 2024

Harris English - The Masters
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4. Sungjae Im (+10000)

Sungjae Im certainly hasn't had the season he would have been hoping for up to this point and while the South Korean has recorded just one Top 20 finish since January, it hasn't been all bad for the two-time PGA Tour winner.

Like English before him, Sungjae had a solid showing to begin the year at this season's Sentry Tournament where the talented 26-year-old recorded a T-5 finish. The Top 5 in Hawaii came after Im had secured a T-12 at last year's ZOZO Championship in October, an event that Masters champions Hideki Matsuyama and Tiger Woods have both won in their careers.

The 2021 Shriners Children's Open champion will make his fifth Masters start this week. He has made the cut in three of his previous four visits to Augusta National and finished T-16 or better in all of them, including his runner-up finish at the 2020 Masters.

Sungjae may not be playing his best golf coming into this year's Masters, but neither was Phil Mickelson before his sensational runner-up finish here last year.

Mickelson is one of the all-time greats of the game and a multiple Masters champion, but if anything, his showing last year proves that previous success at Augusta can sometimes result in good showings regardless of form coming in. The bottom line is the South Korean's odds have drifted drastically making him an attractive Dark Horse at this year's Masters at a venue that he clearly has a fondness for.

3. Shane Lowry (+6000)

Shane Lowry doesn't win often but when he does it's come at some of the game's biggest events. The 2019 Open Champion last won in 2022 at one of the DP World Tour's flagship events, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth where he beat both McIlroy and Rahm for the title.

Since then the Irishman has been in contention on multiple occasions, including at this year's Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches where he had a great chance to win before struggling a bit in the final round en route to a T-4 finish. The result at the Cognizant was part of a solid stretch through Florida for Lowry who also accumulated a T-3 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a T-19 result at the 50th PLAYERS Championship.

Shane has made the cut in each of his last four appearances at the Masters and has finished T-25 or better on each occasion, including a T-3 at Augusta National at the 2022 Masters Tournament. The major champion has been playing solid golf in 2024, has a good track record around Augusta National, and enters the week with odds beyond +5000.

Could he be next in line to follow in the footsteps of Matsuyama, Reed, and Willett, as longshot winners of the Masters in recent years? He certainly has an excellent chance and we know he is more than capable of winning the big event when at his best.