Masters: Dustin Johnson has rekindled his appetite for winning but who is Sportsmail backing? 


2020 champion Dustin Johnson has rekindled his appetite for winning, while Olympic Gold medalist Xander Schauffele’s slow start to the season could heat up at Augusta… so who is Sportsmail backing for the 86th Masters?

  • The 86th Masters tees off on Thursday as players play for the Green Jacket
  • Dustin Johnson won the tournament in 2020 and could look to win his second
  • Meanwhile, Xander Schauffele could back up his Gold medal with a Masters win
  • Sportsmail’s Derek Lawrenson reveals his picks for the first major of the year 

The 2022 Masters tournament is anticipated to be a sporting spectacular with golf’s sporting stars set to tee it up for the coveted Green Jacket.  

With Tiger Woods confirming he will play and play to win, the five-time champion is naturally dominating the headlines. 

But does the miracle man make Sportsmail’s picks for the 86th Masters? Here, Derek Lawrenson reveals his three to win and three each-way. 

Five-time champion Tiger Woods is dominating the headlines on his return to the Masters

Who are the three to win and three each-way to follow Hideki Matsuyama to the Green Jacket?

Who are the three to win and three each-way to follow Hideki Matsuyama to the Green Jacket?

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THREE TO WIN

Brooks Koepka (18-1)

Built a trophy room in his new house ‘for majors only’. Time he added to it.

Dustin Johnson (14-1)

Five wins out of five at the Ryder Cup seems to have rekindled his appetite.

Patrick Cantlay (20-1)

Showed his liking for golf in Georgia with his FedEx Cup win last September.

2020 champion Dustin Johnson appears to have rekindled his appetite after the Ryder Cup

2020 champion Dustin Johnson appears to have rekindled his appetite after the Ryder Cup

THREE EACH-WAY  

Kim Si-Woo (80-1)

There’s not so much pressure on the Asian players after Hideki Matsuyama’s breakthrough win.

Xander Schauffele (25-1)

Slow start to season means decent odds for a man with two top-threes in last three appearances. 

Thomas Pieters (100-1)

Great value for a gifted ball-striker who can be hit and miss but playing well and finished fourth here in 2017.

Olympic Gold medalist Xander Schauffele has decent odds after a slow start to the season

Olympic Gold medalist Xander Schauffele has decent odds after a slow start to the season

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