5 Dark Horses who could win The Masters in 2024

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2. Cameron Young (+5000)

Cameron Young is on the verge of breaking through. Could it come in a major? If previous major results are anything to go off of it just might.

Young missed the cut in his Masters debut in 2022 and then proceeded to finish T-3 at the PGA Championship and runner-up at the 150th Open at St. Andrews that same year. His second trip around Augusta National resulted in a T-7 finish last year. Young would then go on to add a T-8 finish at The Open at Hoylake later in the summer.

The talented 26-year-old keeps knocking on the door of that first win without much success thus far. He perhaps had his best chance to notch that first win since turning pro in his last start at Valspar Championship where he fired four consecutive sub-70 rounds before eventually settling for a runner-up finish, again.

The runner-up finish at the Valspar was part of a stretch of four finishes of T-16 or better in his last six starts on tour. Young enters this year's Masters ranked 7th in the field in SG: Approach and 11th in Strokes Gained: Tee to green over his last 20 rounds. While frustrating for Young and his fans that the win hasn't come already, there is no denying that it is coming eventually. He is too talented.

Could that be this week? Perhaps. Cam is certainly a Dark Horse with real potential to spring a surprise at the year's first major.

1. Sahith Theegala (+5000)

The talented Theegala will make his second Masters start this year. He finished T-9 in his debut at Augusta National last year.

Following numerous close calls, including his unforgettable heartbreak at the WM Phoenix Open in 2022, Sahith finally earned that first PGA Tour win at last year's Fortinet Championship. He followed up that special win at the Fortinet with a T-19 result at the ZOZO Championship before adding a T-2 to the collection at the season-opening Sentry Tournament.

He enters this year's Masters having finished T-9 or better in three of his last five starts, including a T-6 finish at Bay Hill last month. Theegala has been exceptional off the tee and with the putter since The Sentry in January, gaining strokes in each department on all but two occasions. The 26-year-old ranks 8th and 5th respectively over the last 20 rounds amongst this week's field in each department.

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Sahith can be a bit erratic with his approach play from time to time, but if he can get hot with his irons this week in combination with the other solid aspects of his game, he could make a surprise run at this year's Masters. He wouldn't be the only player to follow his first PGA Tour win with a win in a major (looking at you Wyndham Clark).