The Masters is the most prestigious event in all of golf that warrants respect like no other. Winning the Masters solidifies golfers into a place in the history books.
The favorites have a shot at winning this year, but which one will it be? Check out below to see which betting favorite is expected to perform well this year.
Date: Apr 7–10, 2022
Course: Augusta National Golf Course
Watch on: CBS, ESPN
Top Betting Favorites at Play
Betting on the Masters is like finding a needle in the haystack, whereas any top golfer can succeed in a field of other top golfers. However, there are some that stick out compared to others.
Below are the top 10 golfers for potential favorite odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:
- Jon Rahm +1100
- Justin Thomas +1200
- Cameron Smith +1400
- Dustin Johnson +1600
- Scottie Scheffler +1600
- Jordan Spieth +1800
- Rory McIlroy +1800
- Viktor Hovland +1800
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Collin Morikawa +2000
*odds could change at any time
When playing at the Masters, driving accuracy is important but not the most demanding stat that bettors should rely on. If a golfer is a good scrambler and can consistently hit greens in regulation, this makes a huge difference for a betting favorite to succeed.
In the past, there have been outliers to win this event that have strong driving and not-so-great putting averages. If a golfer can capitalize on one or two particular strengths against the field, then this is the best bet.
Scottie Scheffler is the most dangerous player in the world right now and is on a hot streak like no other. He has won three events total this season and has placed within the top 10 several times.
This course is not one to “catch up” on, meaning golfers have to assert dominance early or gain an early lead. With someone that has that much confidence and his game on an upward trend, he is definitely a favorite to come out early to take the lead.
Viktor Hovland has one of the more appealing odds for a betting favorite to succeed. So far, he has two victories and a runner-up finish in a 12 month period. This should bode well for his game entering this event, despite having issues with his iron play in a few events this year.
In addition, he has a handful of top 10 finishes this season. Looking at those finishes, he has averaged the third-best strokes gained approach, and it could be a difference-maker.
Most Likely Favorite to Succeed
Justin Thomas has one of the best betting trends for the Masters. His progression has improved tremendously each time with his T39, T22, T17, T12, and a fourth-place finish.
Last year, he was three shots off the lead but had one terrible hole that eventually put him back 21st. If not for that reason, he would be last year’s winner and not Hideki Matsuyama.