2022 Masters Player AnalysisWe've trawled through all the player press conferences and picked out the most notable quote from each player.  Here's everything you need to know about the top 30 in the betting:

Tiger Woods
Hasn't played a solo professional event since the Masters in November 2020.  Ben Hogan famously won the 1950 US Open 16 months after a near fatal car accident.  Could Tiger do the same? We can't back him at the available odds (50/1) but you can never write him off and could well make the cut.
Notable Quote - "I don't have any qualms about what I can do physically from a golf standpoint. It's now walking is the hard part."

Jon Rahm
Hasn't been outside the top 9 in his last four starts at Augusta and comes into this week with much better preparation than last year (his wife had just given birth). He'll have a point to prove now he's lost his world number 1 ranking.
Notable Quote - "I know I can play good here. Hopefully, like you just said, I get to the back nine on Sunday a little bit closer, not needing a crazy back nine to get the win."

Justin Thomas
Will Bones on the bag be the missing piece of the Masters jigsaw?  Perhaps but too short in the betting for us at 14/1.
Notable Quote - "I definitely feel like I've putted a lot better than the stats would show, something like that out here, just in holing putts. But I know what they're doing. It's just a matter of matching the speed and everything like that up consistently."

Scottie Scheffler
Another man with a relatively new caddie (Ted Scott) who knows how to win at Augusta.  Three win this season have propelled him to world number 1, but the market has caught up with him and 16/1 is about right
Notable Quote - "My game feels like it's in a pretty good spot, but I'm just going to go through my usual preparation and approach the weeks just like I always have."

Cameron Smith
Like Scheffler, having a career season and lowest price he's ever been for the Masters.  Feels too short though.
Notable Quote - "Game feels good. The course is probably the best I've seen it. Yeah, it's unreal. Hopefully we don't get too much rain this afternoon. I think that, you know, may ruin the condition of it and the playability of it I think a little bit."

Dustin Johnson
The 2020 champion has a great chance this year, but a win wouldn't be the biggest thing that happens to him this year.  Wouldn't be a surprise to see him win and wear the green jacket as he ties the knot with fiancee Paula Gretzky later this year.
Notable Quote - "I feel like it's (his game) definitely trending in the right direction. Starting to see a lot more consistency with shots. I feel like I'm starting to control the golf ball a little bit better. The swing is starting to feel a lot better."

Rory McIlroy
Played last week in an attempt to keep his mind off Augusta.  The plan somewhat backfired when he missed the cut.  Has all the talent to win but perhaps needs to take a leaf out of Scottie Scheffler's book and seek out a bag man who has been there and done it.
Notable Quote - "I would say my game's in -- it feels in good shape. I think it's felt better than the results have maybe suggested the last few weeks. Like the big key here, you look at all the previous winners, especially over the last five to ten years, their iron play and their approach play has separated them from the field. That's a really important part of your play this week."

Collin Morikawa
Since turning pro has won as many Majors as the six players above him in the betting this week.  Would have preferred the course firm to maximise his advantage with the irons.
Notable Quote - "I mean, look, the first one I played was in November, and it wasn't -- I think we can all agree it wasn't like the best and tiptop of what Augusta really wanted or what we could have seen."

Brooks Koepka
First time in a long time he doesn't seem to have off course distractions and quietly gone about his business this season.  One to watch this week.
Notable Quote - "I'm worried about myself and I'm sure everybody else is worried about themselves."

Viktor Hovland
Scottie Scheffler has stolen Hovland's limelight, but three wins in his last 11 starts is still mightily impressive.  Two solid Masters efforts so far, but his short game remains a worry.  
Notable Quote -  "I would definitely say I feel more comfortable (at Augusta). It's a major championship. It's a place like none other. The course is hard. It's kind of made to make you feel uncomfortable, but I feel like I'm just through other experiences, I think playing the Ryder Cup was very helpful for me to just kind of handle new experiences better."

Xander Schauffele
Only one top 10 so far in 2022 but excellent Masters record marks him out as one to watch.  Yet to win a Major but he's been in contention enough that he's due.
Notable Quote - None yet.

Jordan Spieth
The Golden Child hasn't yet benefited from The Nappy Factor but he can never be written off around Augusta.  His current pre-shot routine is ungainly, but backers won't complain if he gets the job done this week.  He will need to overcome problems with the putter this week to contend.
Notable Quote - "I love this place. I feel good right now about my game.Like I said, if I'm just myself on these greens, then the rest of the game is coming around really nicely."

Patrick Cantlay
Comes into this week very much under the radar.  Two top 20s at Augusta are balanced out by two missed cuts, but his game has went up a notch or two this year and ticks a lot of boxes for us this week.
Notable Quote -  "I think I really like the golf course, and, you know, I think it's really good for my game."

Will Zalatoris
Chased home Matsuyama last year to confirm the theory that special talents can thrive here on their debut.  You'll need to watch his short putts with one eye closed, but everyone finds the short putts at Augusta tough and he took well to the greens last year.  
Notable Quote - None yet.

Daniel Berger
10th on his Masters debut but downhill from there.  Priced up at 40/1 he could well be someone worth keeping an eye on this week, especially if he's taking a drop from the water.
Notable Quote - "Every time you come back, it feels like you're kind of playing it for the first time again, so it's just part of the process like any other year."

Bryson DeChambeau
Famously said Augusta should be a par 67 to him but has only broken 70 three times in five appearances.  Injury problems, poor form and no green reading books make Bryson an unattractive prospect this week.
Notable Quote -  "I'm probably around 80, 80 percent right now. I can't go all-out. I can't do any speed training sessions. I can't practice for excessive hours like I have to figure stuff out."

Hideki Matsuyama
Defending champion withdrew from Texas Open last week and has been battling neck and back problems.  Given the problems defending champions have at Augusta already, we can't see him repeating last year's heroics.
Notable Quote - "I've had, again, a lot of treatment the last couple of days. I just came from the practice range and really felt good. It's probably the best I felt in a long time. So I'm looking forward to Thursday, and hopefully I'll be 100 percent by then."

Louis Oosthuizen
A sound player in match bets or in the top Rest of the World market but he's yet to win a tournament in the USA and we don't see it being this week.
Notable Quote - None yet.

Sam Burns
Making his Masters debut but three wins in 12 months mark him out as a special talent and see Will Zalatoris for how those type of players may thrive on their first visit to Augusta.
Notable Quote - "I think for this week it's about trying to learn the golf course as much as I can. There's a lot of nuances to this place, and for me it's trying to gain information from guys who have been here a bunch or guys that have played well in the past here. So just trying to take all of that in and kind of process it."

Joaquin Niemann
Third trip to Augusta and likely to better last year's 40th place finish.  Could be an outside contender this week but pairing with Tiger Woods won't help.
Notable Quote - "Game is pretty good. It's pretty similar to how I was feeling in Riviera. I just need to have a good week on the greens. I know it's tough here, but, yeah pretty good.."

Shane Lowry
Two consecutive top 25 finishes and solid form this year make Shane a popular option in the betting this week but his price of 40/1 seems plenty short enough.
Notable Quote - None yet.

Adam Scott
Past champion who has only posted one top 10 at the Masters since his win in 2013.  Aside from a missed cut at the Players Championship, his form in 2022 has been encouraging.
Notable Quote - "I'm not a bookmaker, but I think I've been playing generally well, and I really like playing here. I'm comfortable here. I've addressed a few things in my golf game that are moving in the right direction. At top level anything, it's fine lines between contending, winning, and being one of the top players in the world. There's no reason why, if I find a nice rhythm out on the golf course this week, I can't be right there at the end on Sunday."

Corey Conners
Two top 10 finishes at Augusta emphasise just how much weight is placed on quality ball striking.  The Canadian is well fancied but holds little appeal in the outright market given how little he wins.
Notable Quote - "I feel like I've prepared really well the last number of years and have some good memories, some good notes. I'll definitely draw on those times in my preparation this year and feel like I've got a pretty good handle on the course."

Tyrrell Hatton
Failed to crack the top 20 in his first four attempts here but an 18th place finish last year showed promise.  Recent form this year has been good, but question marks remain over his temperament.
Notable Quote - None yet.

Matthew Fitzpatrick
Form this season has been exceptional and was unlucky to be knocked out the WGC Matchplay by eventual winner, Scottie Scheffler.  Has made his last six Masters cuts and a player to keep onside in match bets.
Notable Quote - None yet.

Marc Leishman
There's a lot to like about the Aussie this week given how well he's played Augusta the past few years when not been in the best of form.  The 13th place finish in 2020 was particularly notable.
Notable Quote - "I'm not really a nervous person, so I just enjoy the week. Especially the lead-up to it, the practice rounds."

Tony Finau
Hasn't had the best of years but stats at last week's Texas Open were encouraging. Three top 10 finishes in his four starts at Augusta mark him out as a potential contender.
Notable Quote - "It (game) feels a lot better now than it has the last couple of months. I'm happy about that. Major season is here, and I've played some nice golf around this place, so it's nice to be back here and feeling good about the week."

Tom Hoge
Winner of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier in the year, he's making his Masters debut. Has gone off the boil recently and not one of interest.
Notable Quote - "I love it that that's (good iron play) kind of one of the real important parts of Augusta National is your iron play and hitting it into the right spots of these greens, and that's always been strength of mine, so I feel like I'm swinging it pretty well right now, and hopefully we can keep that going."

Cameron Young
Excellent driver of the ball, this may be a year or two too early in his development.  However, one to watch in future.
Notable Quote - "I feel pretty comfortable out here. I love the golf course. So, I mean, I think we'll have a really nice week."

Paul Casey
Wasn't able to play any of his three matches at the WGC Matchplay due to back spasms.  Will he be fit?
Notable Quote - None yet.

Sungjae Im
Second on his debut in 2020 but missed the cut last year.  Feels like he has gone off the boil recently but can't be written off.
Notable Quote - None yet.

Talor Gooch
Another making his Masters debut but has stated he wanted the course firm.  Nonetheless, has a decent chance of top debutant.
Notable Quote - "It's in great shape. It's a great test. Like I said, hopefully the rain stays away a little bit, so we can get maybe not quite Arnold Palmer firmness (on the greens), but something that's going to make it challenging."

Webb Simpson
Has struggled with injuries this year but seems to have cracked the code around Augusta in recent years.  The rain probably doesn't play into his hands but he's found a way to compete the past two years.
Notable Quote - "I feel good. I had seven weeks off, a little rusty at THE PLAYERS, but each week I've seen the game get a little stronger. This is always a week where I feel really comfortable despite how challenging it is and the weather and wind we're going to have. But I love being here. It's my favorite week of the year. I've had a good last three years, so I'm playing better here. I figured out how to play it a little bit better. For Paulie and I, it's being as smart as possible, no short-siding, and take care of the par-5s."

Billy Horschel
Like Simpson, hasn't played well here yet but has made his last three cuts and appears to be intimating he's figured out a few things.
Notable Quote - "So now the last couple years I finally have gotten comfortable with just trying to hit the golf shot that is called for, the shot I'm trying to hit. If I hit a bad shot and it ends up in a spot that it shouldn't be or ends up somewhere I don't want it, then I'll take it."

Patrick Reed
Was in scintillating form when beating Jon Rahm on day 3 of the WGC Matchplay.  Back with old coach, Kevin Kirk, who was coaching him for his Masters win in 2018.  Could be a dark horse.
Notable Quote - None yet.

Abraham Ancer
Pulled out of his home event last week but no mention of any problem at his press conference.  Solid finishes of 13th and 26th mark him out as one to keep onside in match bets and 3 ball betting.
Notable Quote - "I just love this place. I feel like it's so challenging and you have to have just a good imagination around the greens and be extremely accurate with your iron play. Obviously, you've got to be in the fairway first, and I feel like the holes really fit my eye off the tee. I like target golf. I like to hit my spots. Sometimes I love not even looking at the pin and playing some of the slopes out here. So I just enjoy this kind of golf."