This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.
| 1. Jason Day |
Note: Re-emerged as World No. 1 after consecutive wins heading into Augusta, where he's knocked on the door twice. Solid favorite this week.
| 2. Jordan Spieth |
Note: Defending green jacket owner after tying scoring record last season. Recent struggles but should be more than solid during Masters week.
| 3. Rory McIlroy |
Note: Seeking to complete career grand slam of majors with a win at Augusta.
| 4. Bubba Watson |
Note: Two-time champ has won two of last four green jackets and his game fits Augusta National perfectly.
| 5. Adam Scott |
Note: Green Jacket owner from 2013 now has a short putter but has found his form with back-to-back wins at the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac.
| 6. Rickie Fowler |
Note: Seeking first major but has all the game to breakthrough at Augusta.
| 7. Phil Mickelson |
Note: Three green jackets, great form heading in. Lefty won two years after his first Masters, four years after his second, and this year marks six years after his third.
| 8. Dustin Johnson |
Note: Long driver with elite ballstriking, Johnson still seeks his first major breakthrough but will need his putter to hold up at the slick Augusta greens.
| 9. Justin Rose |
Note: A proven major champion, Rose holds seven top-25s in his last eight Masters, including a career best finish T2 at last year's Masters.
| 10. Louis Oosthuizen |
Note: Lost in 2012 Masters playoff with Bubba Watson. Hot form recently with three top-15s including a runner-up at the WGC-Match Play.
| 11. Charl Schwartzel |
Note: Won 2011 Masters with four straight birdies to finish; notched his second PGA Tour victory at Valspar just one month ago.
| 12. Henrik Stenson |
Note: Average history at Augusta and yet to win a major but loaded with talent and finished second last week at the Shell Houston Open.
| 13. Hideki Matsuyama |
Note: Young Japanese sensation is an elite ballstriker who notched a top-5 at last year's Masters. Earned second PGA Tour at Phoenix Open in February.
| 14. Brandt Snedeker |
Note: Consistent ballstriker with elite putting, Snedeker has twice contended for the green jacket. Would be no surprise to see him contend again.
| 15. Patrick Reed |
Note: Augusta State alum followed up a missed cut at his first Masters with a T22 last year. Form has been solid dating back to late 2015.
| 16. Danny Willett |
Note: Tied for 38th in first Masters last year. Recently tied for third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
| 17. Sergio Garcia |
Note: Now in his mid-thirties, Garcia is among the best players to have not won a major yet. Spotty record at Augusta and has never truly contended.
| 18. Paul Casey |
Note: Posted tie for sixth at 2015 Masters in revival year. Enters with solid form and could surprise for another top-10 if putting holds up.
| 19. Marc Leishman |
Note: Aussie surprised with top-5 finish in 2013 and contended for the 2015 British Open, losing to Zach Johnson. Could prove to be a risk-reward option.
| 20. Brooks Koepka |
Note: Immense length off the tee; tied for 33rd in first Masters last year and decent form heading in which includes a recent quarterfinal appearance at WGC-Match Play.
| 21. Branden Grace |
Note: Three European Tour victories since start of 2015. Contended for U.S. Open and PGA Championship last year, finishing top-5 in both.
| 22. Justin Thomas |
Note: Youthful talent with all the game to navigate Augusta. Making first Masters appearance.
| 23. Zach Johnson |
Note: 2007 Masters champ has been mediocre at the Masters since his triumph. Could contend if poor weather forecast becomes a reality at Augusta next week.
| 24. Matt Kuchar |
Note: Three top-8s the last four years at the Masters; a major is the only thing not yet on his resume. Has quietly posted three top-11s in the last seven weeks.
| 25. Jimmy Walker |
Note: Two Masters appearances, two made cuts, including a T8 in 2014. An underrated option with length, great putting, and mediocre form heading in.
IN THE HUNT
| 26. J.B. Holmes |
Note: Missed cut at 2015 Masters after winning previous week at Houston Open. Long off the tee and making his third Masters appearance.
| 27. Bill Haas |
Note: Has been mostly absent at majors in his career, but in solid form with recent playoff loss at Valspar Championship in March.
| 28. Shane Lowry |
Note: Irishman collected his first PGA Tour victory at WGC-Bridgestone in 2015. Two straight years with top-10 in a major, missed cut at first Masters last year.
| 29. Jason Dufner |
Note: Mediocre Masters record (4-of-5 cuts, best finish T20) but did win the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge in dramatic fashion.
| 30. Billy Horschel |
Note: 2014 FedEx Cup champion regressed in 2015 with only two top-10s, but re-emerging with two top-10s already in 2016.
| 31. Ian Poulter |
Note: Lengthy history of above average play at Augusta but the outspoken Englishman has yet to find himself in the mix on Sunday.
| 32. Kevin Kisner |
Note: Capped a breakthrough 2015 season with a victory at the RSM Classic to earn his first invite to the Masters.
| 33. Ryan Moore |
Note: Strong recent form but has failed to truly contend at a major in 14 years on PGA Tour.
| 34. David Lingmerth |
Note: Entering maiden Masters after winning the 2015 Memorial Tournament.
| 35. Victor Dubuisson |
Note: Frenchman earned second career European Tour victory in 2015, but has missed the cut in first two Masters appearances.
| 36. Hunter Mahan |
Note: Good ball striker with jekyll-and-hyde history at the Masters; has four top-12s but three missed cuts in his nine year history
| 37. Byeong-hun An |
Note: Twenty-four year old is making his second Masters appearance after adding two international victories to his resume in 2015.
| 38. Kevin Na |
Note: Two T12 finishes at Augusta, but two missed cuts as well. Has one PGA Tour win and will need a brilliant short game display to contend Sunday.
| 39. Andy Sullivan |
Note: Playing in first Masters after pouncing onto the golf scene with three European Tour victories in 2015.
| 40. Martin Kaymer |
Note: Went wire-to-wire to win 2014 U.S. Open by five shots. Has missed 5-of-8 career cuts at Masters, his best finish a T31.
| 41. Harris English |
Note: Young talent missed cut at maiden Masters in 2014 but returns for a second go in 2016.
| 42. Angel Cabrera |
Note: 2009 Masters champ also nearly won in 2013, losing in a playoff to Adam Scott. Now 315th in official world golf rankings.
| 43. Bryson DeChambeau (A) |
Note: Sky's the limit for the youngster who won both the 2015 NCAA Championshi and U.S. Amateur. May surprise in his first Masters appearance.
| 44. Kiradech Aphibarnrat |
Note: Thai is making first Masters appearance on the heels of two European Tour victories in 2015.
| 45. Emiliano Grillo |
Note: Earned first drive down Magnolia Lane with playoff win over Kevin Na at Frys.com Open late last year.
| 46. Rafael Cabrera-Bello |
Note: Recent third place effort at WGC-Match Play pushed him inside top-50 in world ranking to earn a Masters Invite.
| 47. Danny Lee |
Note: Notched first PGA Tour victory at The Greenbrier in 2015, and road the coattails of that victory to finish ninth in FedEx Cup standings.
| 48. Bernd Wiesberger |
Note: Was first Austrian to play in Masters last year, finishing T22. Six international victories to his name, with a European Tour victory in 2015.
| 49. Matthew Fitzpatrick |
Note: Won 2015 British Masters on European Tour; made Masters debut as amateur in 2014, missing the cut.
| 50. Jamie Donaldson |
Note: Forty year old had top-15 effort in 2014 Masters; solid ball striker who most notably sealed the Ryder Cup in 2014.
| 51. Graeme McDowell |
Note: Four missed cuts the last six years at Augusta.
| 52. Lee Westwood |
Note: Formidable record at Augusta with seven career top-11 finishes; still seeking first major breakthrough but now 42 years of age and chances dwindling.
| 53. Webb Simpson |
Note: Won the 2012 U.S. Open by closing a four-shot gap to win outright. Poor Masters history with best finish a T28 last year.
| 54. Keegan Bradley |
Note: Game is a good fit for Augusta but has descended to 98th in the official world golf rankings. Best finish a T22 at Augusta last year.
| 55. Ernie Els |
Note: Past his prime at 46 but a strong history at Augusta and highly capable of making the cut.
| 56. Russell Knox |
Note: Breakthrough victory at WGC-HSBC Champions to earn first Masters invite.
| 57. Robert Streb |
Note: Strong 2015 saw Streb earn nine top-10 finishes. Missed cut in first Masters last year.
| 58. Chris Kirk |
Note: His right-to-left ball flight fits Augusta as evidenced by T33, T20 finishes in first two Masters appearances. Solid form last two starts.
| 59. Charley Hoffman |
Note: Surprised for top-10 finish at 2015 Masters, which could have been much better. In good form with a trio of top-20 finishes since the start of March.
| 60. Kevin Streelman |
Note: Tied for 12th at 2015 Masters. Recent third place effort at 2016 Farmers Insurance Open.
| 61. Thongchai Jaidee |
Note: Has 15 international victories but now in his mid-forties with limited upside to contend.
| 62. Anirban Lahiri |
Note: Won twice on the European Tour in 2015 and earned top-5 at 2015 PGA Championship. Tied for 49th at Masters last year.
| 63. Fred Couples |
Note: Fifty-six year old fan favorite finally missed the cut last year after top-20s the previous five years.
| 64. Davis Love III |
Note: Fifty-one year old 2016 Ryder Cup captain turned back the clock to win the 2015 Wyndham Championship. Making 20th Masters start.
| 65. Sammy Schmitz (A) |
Note: Won 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship after acing a par-4 late in the 36-hole title match.
| 66. Soren Kjeldsen |
Note: Returns to Augusta for first time since 2010 after a revival year on European Tour that included a victory and eight top-10s.
| 67. Scott Piercy |
Note: Earned his first Masters appearance after winning 2015 Barbasol Championship.
| 68. Chris Wood |
Note: Euro posted his second career European Tour victory in 2015 to make his first Masters appearance since 2010.
| 69. Smylie Kaufman |
Note: Earned first Masters invite through breakthrough victory at 2015 Shriners Open.
| 70. Daniel Berger |
Note: Earned 2015 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors after six top-10s including runner-ups at Honda Classic and BMW Championship. First Masters appearance.
| 71. Fabian Gomez |
Note: Parlayed a surprise St. Jude Championship into a second victory at the 2016 Sony Open to earn an invite to his first Masters.
| 72. Jim Herman |
Note: Punching the last ticket to Augusta with a breakthrough victory at the Shell Houston Open last week, the 38-year-old journeyman will make his first Masters appearance.
| 73. Troy Merritt |
Note: Won 2015 Quicken Loans National at a record score of 18-under. Has contended in a couple more events in the last year but little major experience.
| 74. Steven Bowditch |
Note: Won 2015 Byron Nelson Championship for second win in two years. Tied for 26th in first Masters last year.
| 75. Vaughn Taylor |
Note: Rallied for first PGA Tour win in over 10 years at the 2016 Pebble Beach Pro-Am to earn his fourth Masters invite.
| 76. Cameron Smith |
Note: Talented youngster made a splash with T4 at 2015 U.S. Open in first major championship, followed it up with top-25 at 2015 PGA Championship. First Masters appearance.
| 77. Vijay Singh |
Note: Won the Masters in 2000 and has made his last four Masters cuts despite being north of 50 years old.
| 78. Darren Clarke |
Note: Won the 2011 British Open by three to become the oldest major champion since Ben Crenshaw at the 1995 Masters.
| 79. Romain Langasque (A) |
Note: Won 2015 British Amateur to earn a Masters Invite.
| 80. Jin Cheng (A) |
Note: Won Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship after a third-round 69 put him in the lead, and a fourth round cancellation gave him the win.
| 81. Mark O'Meara |
Note: Ended a streak of eight straight missed Masters cuts with a surprise T22 last year at the age of 58.
| 82. Mike Weir |
Note: Canadian became the first left-hander to win the Masters back in 2003, but has struggled mightily with his game and injuries in recent years.
| 83. Bernhard Langer |
Note: Timeless Champions Tour staple and former Masters champion is 58 but a made cut wouldn't surprise any patrons.
| 84. Trevor Immelman |
Note: Won 2008 Masters but has fallen to 1,666 in the world rankings since.
| 85. Sandy Lyle |
Note: Became the first Brit to win the Masters when he earned the green jacket in 1988. Now 58 and no longer a contender.
| 86. Larry Mize |
Note: Chipped in on the second playoff hole in 1987 Masters to beat Greg Norman in dramatic fashion. Now 57 and has made just one cut since 2010.
| 87. Ian Woosnam |
Note: Won the 1991 Masters but has made just one Masters cut since 2001.
| 88. Derek Bard (A) |
Note: Runner-up to Bryson DeChambeau at 2015 U.S. Amateur to earn first Masters appearance.
| 89. Paul Chaplet (A) |
Note: Won 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship to earn his Masters invitation; first Central American player to play in Masters.