The top of the 2020 Masters leaderboard shouldn’t be much of a surprise to those who were paying attention before the tournament began. The betting favorite had the best first round at Augusta National Golf Club, and players who were considered contenders heading into Thursday are hovering around first place.

Dustin Johnson leads the field as of early Friday afternoon at eight-under-par. Johnson entered Friday’s second round tied for first place after shooting a 65 Thursday. Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau entered the Masters as the co-favorites.

Only a few golfers had better odds than Paul Casey to win this year’s green jacket. Casey was tied with Johnson atop the leaderboard at the end of the first round at minus-7.

Cameron Smith is looking to surprise the golf world with a run at Augusta. Starting the tournament with 150/1 odds at some sportsbooks, Smith shot a 67 in the first round and is off to a good start Friday.

Bernhard Langer is in the mix after shooting a 68 in the first round. At 63 years old, Langer is trying to become the oldest golfer in history to win the green jacket. Langer won the Masters in both 1985 and 1993.

Jack Nicklaus became the oldest Masters winner at 46 years old in 1986.

DeChambeau shot two-under in the first round. He’s just shy of the top 30 in the early part of Friday’s second round.

Tiger Woods was four-under-par in the first round. Woods is near the top 10, seeking the 16th major championship of his illustrious career.

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Rory McIlroy of N.Ireland stands with Dustin Johnson of the U.S. on the 10th green during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Nov. 13, 2020, in Augusta, Georgia. Jamie Squire/Getty Images