The most prestigious golfing tournament, The Masters, is just around the corner and we have the latest betting odds!
The Masters usually takes place in April every year at the world-famous Augusta National Golf Club. However, due to the global break in sports, it is now taking place on November 12th.
The worlds best golfers all take part in the tournament that first started in 1934. It is one of four golfing majors across a calendar year, the other three being The US Open, The Open and The PGA Championship. Whoever wins the event is awarded the famous green jacket. Past winners of the tournament include Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer to name a few.
Paddy Power are paying ten places on The Master and we will look into each of the five favourites below.
Bryson DeChambeau – 15/2
The current world number six goes into the biggest major of the year as the favourite. DeChambeau has had one hell of a year and it could be about to get a whole lot better. He came back from the break in a completely different shape and is now hitting the ball further than we have ever seen before. This lead to him winning his first major, the US Open, back in September. Bryson’s best finish at The Masters is T-21 back in 2016, but we expect him to do a lot better this year. With four par fives on the course, Bryson will be confident of shooting low scores with his distance and pushing for a first green jacket.
Dustin Johnson – 9/1
The current world number one has never been awarded the green jacket. His best finish is a second-place where he finished -12, one shot off of Tiger Woods. In 2021 season, he has had two finishes in the top ten, one being sixth place in the US Open.
Dustin Johnson hasn’t finished outside the top ten at Augusta since 2014. He is a consistently good player and surely it is only a matter of time before he wins his first Masters. If he plays as well as he can do there’s no way his odds will be as generous as 9/1 after the first day so it could be worth acting now!
Jon Rahm – 10/1
One man still on the hunt for his first-ever major win is Jon Rahm. The world number two has become one of golfs elite over the past two years but hasn’t been able to cement it with a major win. Like DJ, he is consistently there or thereabouts in majors, but just doesn’t quite get it over the line.
Rahm’s best finish at The Masters in fourth back in 2018. He has only had one top ten finish so far in the 2021 season but we think he is in with a chance this week, even if it is each way! Rahm is a man who rises to the big occasions, going about his work quietly. At 25 he will have many more appearances at The Masters, but he is certainly good enough to win it this year.
Rory McIlroy – 11/1
As with every major, McIlroy is always one of the favourites. Even though he isn’t in the best of form lately, you wouldn’t bet against him winning it. McIlroy has won every major there is, bar this one. In 2011 it looked nailed on for him to win it leading by four shots but he collapsed on the final day finishing T-15! This is the one he really wants to win and don’t be surprised to see him in the final pairings on Sunday.
In 2021 he has had just one top-ten finish, however, that was at The US Open. McIlroy needs something to get his game back to the very best. His last major win came in 2014, but his next one could well be a lot sooner!
Justin Thomas – 12/1
Thomas comes into this one in good form. The world number three has two top ten finishes in the 2021 season and is looking at the top of his game. He came T-8 in The US Open and then second in the ZOZO Championship. His best ever finish in The Master is tied 12th with a score of -8, which shows he is up to the challenge of Augusta. 12/1 odds is an exciting bet for the fairly young golfer who could really propel his career to the next step with a first Masters win.
Tiger Woods – 35/1
The legend that is Tiger Woods had a remarkable comeback last season and one that saw him win The Masters for the fifth time. He is currently number 32 in the world. Woods has played in The Masters 22 times and has won the tournament four times. The first time he won it was in 1997 and then back to back in 2001/02.
This year he is yet to make a top ten finish. He may not be as highly ranked as the other golfers around it but you wouldn’t bet against the five times winner. He knows this course better than anyone and no one saw him winning it last year and he did!