The most prestigious golfing tournament, The Masters, is just one day away and we have the latest betting odds!
The Masters takes place in April every year at the world-famous Augusta National Golf Club. However, last year due to the global break in sports, it took place in November. This year though we are back to normal, with the action set to start from April 8th.
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 eight places on The Master and we will look into each of the five favourites below.
Bryson DeChambeau – 17/2
The current world number five goes into the biggest major of the year in fine form. DeChambeau has had one hell of a year and is there or thereabouts in most tournaments now. 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. In November he struggled as he tried to attack everything and finished T34, which he will have learnt a lot from. 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 won his first Masters last time out, finally. DJ finished on 2o under par, five shots ahead, in what was a fantastic performance. In the 2021 season, he has had four finishes in the top ten, but struggled at the Players Championship recently.
Dustin Johnson hasn’t finished outside the top ten at Augusta since 2014. He is a consistently good player and will be full of confidence having won here only five months ago. If he plays as well as he can do there’s no way his odds will be as generous as 8/1 after the first day so it could be worth acting now!
Jordan Spieth – 10/1
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this mans name amongst the favourites at a golfing major. Spieth is looking like he is slowly getting back to his best when he was challenging for every major back in 2015. He won The Masters back in 2015 and should have had a second in 2016, but horror back nine on Sunday took it away from him.
Spieth is currently ranked 54th in the world but this will come down very quickly. He has four top-ten finishes this season, his best being T3 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. Spieth has experienced the highs and lows of Augusta which will be extremely valuable next week.
Justin Thomas – 10/1
Thomas comes into this one in good form. He has just won the Players Championship, playing some of the best golf we’ve ever seen him play on the last two days. The world number two has had five top-ten finishes in the 2021 season and is looking at the top of his game.
His best-ever finish in The Master is tied 4th with a score of -12 in November, which shows he is up to the challenge of Augusta. 10/1 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.
Jon Rahm – 11/1
One man still on the hunt for his first-ever major win is Jon Rahm. The world number three has become one of golfs elite over the past two years but hasn’t been able to cement it with a major win. 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 had six top ten finishes so far in the 2021 season and we think he is in with a chance next month, 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 – 16/1
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 just four top-ten finishes, however, his best being T5 at the Masters in November. 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!