The Masters has returned to its rightful place during the first full week of April and players are making their final preparations in hopes of conquering Augusta National.
There were a lot of weird things about 2020 and the PGA Tour calendar was no exception. The 2020 Masters was actually held in November and Dustin Johnson won at 20-under with the best winning score of all-time. The course played different, but still looked as beautiful as ever with the fall conditions.
A smattering of patrons will be allowed on the grounds this time around as life gradually returns towards normal around the country. It still won’t feel the same at Augusta National, but with the azaleas in bloom and the usual sights, sounds, and smells of golf’s most iconic major back and better than ever, it should be a great weekend of golf April 8-11.
With the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play going on and the Valero Texas Open left prior to the first tee balls at Augusta, let’s take a look at the odds to win the tournament from DraftKings Sportsbook.
2021 Masters Odds:
|Si Woo Kim||+12500|
|Erik van Rooyen||+15000|
|Jose Maria Olazábal||+200000|
Dustin Johnson’s five-shot win at The Masters last November didn’t leave us with a whole lot of drama. It was the first time since 1997 that the Masters was decided by a margin of five or more strokes. That win for Tiger Woods was the first of five for Big Cat. Unfortunately, he will not be on hand as he recovers from his car accident.
DJ is the 7/1 favorite to repeat as champion. If he does, he’ll be the first player since Tiger in 2002-03 to wear a green jacket in consecutive years. Nick Faldo also did it in 1989-90.
Other Short Prices
After the favorite in Johnson, we’ve got Bryson DeChambeau at +1000, which is the same price as Justin Thomas, who just won the PLAYERS Championship in emotional fashion not long after the passing of his grandfather.
Jon Rahm is +1100 with Rory McIlroy at +1200. Jordan Spieth’s price will not be +1400 when the tournament rolls around, but these odds seem to have sat a little bit dormant without a lot of action thanks to March Madness and everything else going on. Brooks Koepka is +1600, but he likely won’t tee it up due to injury.
The +2000s and +3000s crowds are most interesting. Xander Schauffele is going to win a major sooner rather than later and he leads a strong crop of players in the 20s. He is +2000, followed by Tony Finau at +2200, Patrick Cantlay and Lee Westwood at +2500, and then Collin Morikawa at +2800.
Patrick Reed is a past Masters champ at +3000. Daniel Berger seems to be in pretty fine form these days at +3300 along with young guns Viktor Hovland and Sungjae Im. Always reliable Webb Simpson is also +3300 along with big hitter Hideki Matsuyama.
Anything +4000 to about +6000 is what I would consider a mid-range price. Guys in this group include a lot of Europeans and Englishmen, like Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, and Tyrrell Hatton at +4000. Matthew Fitzpatrick could be a popular name at +5000.
Bubba Watson has the right shot shape for Augusta National, as evidenced by his two wins. He’s listed at +4000 as well. Upstarts like Cameron Smith and Scottie Scheffler join proven veterans like Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen in this price range as well.
There are a lot of long shots at Augusta National. The persistence, poise, and consistency that it takes to win at this course are unparalleled. Just look at the list of winners. You don’t see a lot of long shots that got to the window. You have to outlast far too many good players to win a green jacket.
That being said, there are some pretty big names at big numbers here. A guy like Will Zalatoris probably has some big wins in him as his career progresses. He’s +6600 here with Francesco Molinari, a past major winner. Corey Conners is having a big year and has improved in all facets of his game with a price tag of +10000. The same can be said about Sebastian Munoz, who is also 100/1.
You will see some long shots make runs. Danny Willett won in 2016. The price was not short on Angel Cabrera in 2009 or Trevor Immelman in 2008.
With the technological improvements to the golf clubs, the balls, and the players from a strength standpoint, it is hard to see any long shots making it through, but you never know and that is the beauty of golf.
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