World ranking: 6
Best result in a major: 2nd (Masters, 2020)
Masters played: Five (5 cuts made)
Why he can win: A two-time PGA Tour winner already this year and bidding to join Tiger Woods as only the second man to complete the Players Championship-Masters double in the same season. Throw in three-top 10s from his past four Masters starts and it's no surprise he's among the favourites on a course where a silky short game like Smith's is gold. Huge chance.
Odds: $15
Tee Time: 12:23am (AEST)

World ranking: 36
Best result in a major: champion (2013 Masters)
Masters played: 20 (18 cuts made)
Why he can win: Australia's only ever Masters champion returns to Augusta National optimistic about claiming a second green jacket after building nicely for the season's first major. Says he's rarely hit the ball better from tee to green – a frightening prospect for the rivals of one of the game's sweetest swingers – and boasts five top-10s and 10 top-25s already. Perennial contender and Masters champions contend here long into their career. Putting well. Don't count out.
Odds: $51
Tee Time: 12:56am (AEST)

World ranking: 43
Best result in a major: T2 (The Open, 2015)
Best Masters finish: T4 (2013)
Masters played: Nine (6 cuts made)
Why he can win: Somewhat flying under the radar for a player boasting three top-10s at Augusta National, including a tied fifth last year. Has all the shots, the putting prowess and knowledge to contend again on a course notoriously famous for favouring players familiar with the many nuances. Leishman started the wraparound season well, and his Players missed cut can be forgiven on a course that doesn’t suit well. Leish’s chances hinge on the driver, if he drives it well, exceptional ball striking and good putting gives him a chance. More than capable.
Odds: $67
Tee Time: 2:57am (AEST)

World ranking: 44
Best result in a major: T31 (U.S. Open 2020)
Best Masters finish: Debut
Why he can win: The first Aussie to win PGA and European Tour events in the same calendar as Scott rightfully has equally lofty ambitions as the country's only player in possession of a green jacket. Hopes to contend at his maiden Masters just like Scott did with a top-10 on debut. Knowledge and experience, though, trumps confidence around Augusta National. Drives the ball an extremely long way, which helps here, and can launch irons high to stop in the right spots. Grew up playing plenty of Sandbelt golf so the greens won’t phase him. Coach Dom Azzopardi on site which always helps Lucas. Fearless.
Odds: $201
Tee Time: 2:24am (AEST)

World ranking: 59
Best result in a major: MC (The Open, 2021)
Best Masters finish: on debut
Why he can win: The other half of world golf's most talented brother-sister act secured his Masters debut with a top-50 year-end ranking following a steely come-from-behind win at last year's Scottish Open, his second DP World Tour title. No doubting his potential but no player has won his maiden Masters since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. Like Herbert, long off the tee and with imagination in spades. Played practice round with Scott who will have given him a bit of the Augusta 101, and who told the West Australian of his own first Masters where he managed a top-10. Could surprise, but first goal will be to make the weekend.
Odds: $251
Tee Time: 10:55pm (AEST)

World ranking: 96
Best result in a major: T39 (The Open, 2018)
Best Masters finish: Debut
Why he can win: Hasn't looked back since running down former World No.1 Jason Day to win the 2017 Australian Open. Arrived at Augusta for his first Masters on the back of two missed cuts but enjoyed a strong start to the year in successive PGA Tour events in Hawaii and must surely have drawn inspiration from playing practise holes with five-time champion Tiger Woods on Sunday. Davis is a PGA Tour winner and the sort of player who will consistently plod along during the year then pop up with a chance to win. Proved he isn’t afraid to win when claiming the Stonehaven Cup when few expected him to do so. A better chance than odds suggest to play well this week, grew up learning to putt on some of the quickest and slopiest greens in Sydney, so nothing new for this debutant in that regard.
Odds: $201
Tee Time: 1:40am (AEST)