The Masters are finally upon us, and this year should not disappoint. Many have wondered if a betting favorite will succeed or an underdog from out of nowhere will take the victory.
Date: Apr 7–10, 2022
Course: Augusta National Golf Course
Watch on: CBS, ESPN
Top Betting Underdogs at Play
Since the Masters are heavily stacked with the best players in the world, the ranking does not carry the same weight. However, it could show that one golfer is a lot more dominant than another.
Below are just outside the top 10 for potential underdog odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:
- Jordan Spieth +2200
- Patrick Cantlay +2500
- Will Zalatoris +3500
- Russell Henley +3500
- Hideki Matsuyama +3500
- Daniel Berger +4000
- Tiger Woods +4000
- Louis Oosthuizen +4500
- Bryson DeChambeau +4500
- Sam Burns +5000
One quick note is to stay away from Bryson DeChambeau. The Masters is an event where you need to be in top form. With lingering injury concerns and landing a triple bogey to open in the Valero Texas Open (that led to an MC), it would be wise to put your money on another golfer.
It would be a monumental moment in golf if Tiger Woods plays and actually wins his sixth Masters. This would tie him with Jack Nicklaus for all-time wins at six. However, he is a game-time decision and a risky bet.
Hideki Matsuyama is the defending champion of this event and is a solid choice to repeat. However, he did not play at the Valero Texas Open due to recovery from an injury. It is also rare for a golfer to repeat at the Masters, which has not been done since Woods did it back in 2001 and 2002.
Louis Oosthuizen has a runner-up finish back in 2012. If course history serves him well, he has a solid opportunity to land a win.
Jordan Spieth has had a decent year of golf this season but will look to add another green jacket to his collection. He won here in 2015 and nearly in 2016 when he came in second. He is coming off of a T35 finish at the Valero Texas Open, so he has some momentum heading into this one.
Most Likely Underdog to Succeed
Patrick Cantlay is currently the fifth-ranked golfer in the world and has excellent odds compared to other betting favorites. It is weird to consider him an underdog, but he has not played since missing the cut at The Players back in early March.
His best performance this year was a playoff loss to Scottie Scheffler back at the Phoenix Open. He missed the cut last year here but was T9 the year that Tiger won. Maybe he needs Tiger to play this time around to try and win.