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Who will win the 2020 Masters? Who knows! But we at GolfWRX are as happy as anyone else to offer our prognostications.

If you want to see what a professional statistician is saying, check out Richie Hunt’s “The 21 players who can win the Masters,” but if you’d like Masters picks from the rest of us lunatics, read on!

Richard Audi: Owner, GolfWRX

Win: Bryson DeChambeau: “The Masters is his to lose. BAD is a modern-day cannon.”

Place: Dustin Johnson: “DJ has nerves of steel and the distance to separate him from the field.”

Show: Patrick Reed: “because he’s Reed…been there, done that, and he performs well under pressure.”

Ryan Barath: Host of “On Spec”

Win: Tyrrell Hatton: “Been playing well, and difficult colder conditions don’t bother him, he proved that by winning the European PGA.”

Place: Hideki Matsuyama: “He’s coming in hot with a near win in Houston and to be honest being near the top is much better than winning the week before. The putter is always the issue with him but with how well he strikes it, he will get lots of chances.”

Show: Bryson Dechambeau: “He will be close to the lead all week but he won’t ever put himself into contention caused by one or two big mistakes.”

Johnny Wunder: Host of “The Gear Dive”

Win: Tommy Fleetwood: “He’s due to win a major. Ball striking been there but Putter has not. Hear whispers that part is sorted.”

Place: Tiger Woods: “The cold and length actually play into his hands, scores will be higher and I think if he can get to Saturday with 3 or 4 of the leaders it will get very interesting.”

Show: Jimmy Walker: “JW is finally healthy and it’s a good track for him. I definitely see a Top 10 here. Augusta isn’t super penalizing off the tee which has been the thorn in his side. I think he squares it away this week.”

Brian “BK” Knudson: Host of “TG2”

Win: Rory McIlroy: “It is his time. The demons are locked away and he will go out and use his length off the tee to set up aggressive approach shots. Putter might even catch a little fire.”

Place: Justin Thomas: “I don’t know if there is a player with more passion chasing that Green Jacket. One of the few who doesn’t have a real weakness in his game and even enough power to keep up with the big guns.”

Show: Adam Scott: “The 2013 Champion hasn’t missed the cut at The Masters since 2009 and his swing is the definition of perfection. If the putter can get warm he will be in the mix on Sunday.”

Gianni Magliocco, Assistant Editor

Win: Bubba Watson: “Bubba has been striping it lately. Over his previous 12 rounds, the left-hander ranks first in this week’s field for Strokes Gained: Approach, Tee to Green and Ball Striking. At a course tailor-made for his game, it’s time for Bubba to notch green jacket number three.”

Place: DJ: “In blistering form and is trending at the venue. Sure to feature.”

Show: Adam Scott: “Perfect game for Augusta and last week had his best iron performance since his win at Riviera earlier this year. However, his putting will let him down.”

Ben Alberstadt: Editor-in-Chief

Win: Jon Rahm: “Something of a forgotten man in the lead up to November Masters (which is odd, considering he’s the No. 2 golfer in the world) Rahm has the tools—from soaring ball flight to mastery around the greens—to get it done this week.”

Place: Hideki Matsuyama: “I fear the Japanese standout may never break through and win a major, but he’s shown a penchant for ANGC from his first playing and is in form after a near-win in Houston last week. Matsuyama should spend plenty of time on the first page of the leaderboard this week.”

Show: Bubba Watson. “In a better place mentally, I see Watson playing well at course he loves and has a pretty decent track record at…”

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Johnny Wunder is the Director of Original Content, Instagram Manager and Host of “The Gear Dive” Podcast for GolfWRX.com. He was born in Seattle, Wash., and grew up playing at Rainier G&CC. John is also a partner with The Traveling Picture Show Company having most recently produced JOSIE with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. In 1997 Johnny had the rare opportunity of being a clubhouse attendant for the Anaheim Angels. He now resides in Toronto, On with his wife and two sons. @johnny_wunder on IG

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