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2020 Masters odds, predictions: Golf insider breaks down field, reveals surprising picks

Consummate golf stats expert Sal Johnson was all over Tigers Woods in his 2019 best bets for the Masters
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It's finally time for the 2020 Masters, and an elite field let it fly on Thursday at Augusta National. Bryson DeChambeau is the favorite at 8-1 in the latest 2020 Masters odds from William Hill Sportsbook, with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson right behind at 9-1. Before you make any 2020 Masters picks, you MUST see who Sal Johnson is backing.

A media legend and consummate golf insider, Johnson knows exactly what it takes to win at Augusta National. Before last year's Masters, he featured Tiger Woods in his best bets despite the four-time winner coming off back surgery. Johnson noted Woods' tee-to-green game looked almost as sharp as it did in his prime, "and this will be the reason for him winning." The result? Woods shot 13-under, edging Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele to earn his fifth green jacket.

Johnson has been spot-on all year. He pegged Sungjae Im as a top contender before his first Tour win at the Honda Classic in March and touted surging Tyrrell Hatton before his breakthrough at the Arnold Palmer the following week.

At the St. Jude Invitational, he said 100-1 longshot Phil Mickelson would contend, and the 50-year-old tied for second. And before their epic duel at Olympia Fields, the stats expert had Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson listed as his top two golfers.

Now Johnson, the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer who worked with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman, and the founder of the world's top golf stats database, has released his highly confident 2020 Masters picks, and they will surprise you.

We can tell you Johnson is fading Bryson DeChambeau even though he won the last major and comes in as the favorite! The tour's big bopper doesn't have a solid history at Augusta National, where he has never finished in the top 20, and a driver change could hurt more than help. The golf insider suggests you steer clear of the U.S. Open champ this week.     

Instead, Johnson is all over a shot higher than 30-1 who has been playing well at Augusta for many years! This veteran enters the week on fire, so his game could be peaking at just the right time. Anyone who backs this underdog could cash in BIG!

Who wins the Masters? Where do Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas finish? And which MONSTER long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's full leaderboard and picks for the Masters, all from the insider who nailed Tiger Woods' improbable win last year!

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