- Betting odds for the return of The Masters sit at +500 for a September tee time.
- The Masters was originally supposed to be held from April 9 to April 12.
- The coronavirus has caused it to be postponed.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — With the continuous spread of the coronavirus, the Masters Golf Tournament has been postponed in an effort to help prevent the virus from spreading. Sportsbooks have released odds on when the Masters could possibly return to action.
The Masters were originally supposed to be held from April 9, 2020 and were to be played until April 12, 2020. Unfortunately for golf fans, the PGA TOUR announced that the event was going to be postponed on March 13 so that they can help prevent spreading the coronavirus even more.
“Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, in a statement.
This statement was released shortly after the PGA had announced that they were canceling the remaining events on the PGA Tour including the Players Championship.
Masters Postponement Odds
Odds for the Masters postponement have been released on legal sports betting sites. The chance that it will be played in October or later on in 2020 leads the odds board at -140.
There have not yet been any reports or speculation as to when they could be played but this is a good sign. Following that option is for the Masters to not even be played in 2020 which has +250 odds.
The remaining odds for when The Masters will take place are:
- September +500
- August +750
- July or early 2020 +750
While this pandemic is going on, it would be safe for bettors not to bet on it returning in September, August, July or earlier. Also, even though October or late 2020 leads those odds, not being played in 2020 sounds like more of a realistic option as no one knows how long the pandemic will last.
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