- Dustin Johnson has +900 short odds to win the Masters 2021 Golf.
- Jon Rahm’s +1200 longshot odds are appealing.
- Patrick Reed has +1800 long odds to win the Masters.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – There is a lot of action being placed n who will win the 2021 Masters event at the Augusta National Golf Course.
Most of the action is being placed on Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau to win. Johnson is the current reigning Masters Tournament Champion, winning in 2020.
There are a few dark horse golfers that golf betting fans should be looking towards, with potential major wins available if upsets occur.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 5, 2021
Currently, sports betting fans are leaning heavily in favor of Dustin Johnson, the defending champion, to successfully retain his title in the 2021 Masters. Most of the action is being placed at legal sports betting sites.
Odds To Win The Masters 2021
- Dustin Johnson +900
- Bryson DeChambeau +1100
- Justin Thomas +1100
- Jon Rahm +1200
- Jordan Spieth +1200
- Rory McIlroy +1800
- Brooks Koepka +2200
- Patrick Cantlay +2200
- Xander Schauffele +2200
- Collin Morikawa +2800
- Patrick Reed +3300
- Tony Finau +3300
- Viktor Hovland +3300
- Cameron Smith +4000
- Daniel Berger +4000
- Lee Westwood +4000
- Paul Casey +4000
- Sung-Jae Im +4000
- Webb Simpson +4000
Should Johnson win this year’s Masters, he would join a shortlist including Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, and Tiger Woods to have gone back-to-back on Masters wins. Despite this feat being rare, sports betting fans are still leaning in favor of the champ to defend.
Outside of just winning the championship in 2020, Dustin Johnson has also been one of the best golfers in the PGA Tour for the last five years. Johnson has defeated 96% of competitors in that stretch, out of 447 golfers.
In his last five Masters, Dustin Johnson has lost to just 18 of 447 competitors. He's beaten or tied 96% of the field across those five Masters. Insane (and underrated) run.
— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) March 22, 2021
Betting on Johnson has so far been a safe bet, and golf betting fans are expecting this to continue into the Masters.
In addition to Johnson, sports betting fans are leaning in favor of Bryson DeChambeau to win. DeChambeau has been a professional since 216 where he came T21 in the 2016 Masters Tournament.
Since then, he has accumulated eight wins in the PGA Tour, two wins in the European Tour, and one win the Korn Ferry Tour. He is also the 2020 US Open Champion.
His unorthodox style of play has caused some doubt over the years by experts but golf betting fans seem to trust his strength. After all, Bryson DeChambeau is the longest player on the field, constantly hitting long drives.
An up-close look at Bryson's driver. 😳 #TheMasters
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 7, 2021
Dark Horses To Look Out For
With this Masters event, however, bettors may want to pay close attention to some longshot golfers to take the win. John Rahm’s +1200 long odds for example should be appealing to underdog betting fans.
Rahm came in fourth at the 2018 Masters event. The pro golfer also managed to rank in the top 10 in the last three Masters Tournaments.
Rahm is one of only three golfers who manage to gain two or more strokes per round since February, and he could carry this momentum into the Masters event.
Rahm’s odds are long now but could shorten if he performs well in the first round of the tournament. Betting fans may want to lean in on these odds sooner than later.
Another underdog that betting fans should be looking towards is the +1800 odds on Rory McIlroy, who has six top 10 appearances in the last seven years.
McIlroy has won the PGA Championship twice (2012, 2014) the US Open (2011), and the Open Championship (2014). The only thing he is missing is the Master’s Tournament win to complete the career Grand Slam. This could be added motivation for the pro golfer.
The thing is, McIlroy has not scored within six strokes of the eventual Champion in the Masters Tournament, being exactly six strokes down in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
While betting fans not be fully confident in the veteran golfer in this Masters event, he has still proven throughout his career that he is indeed a winner and lucky betting fans may be able to cash in big should he finally pull it off.
The 2021 Masters event kicks off on Thursday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m EST broadcasted on CBS and ESPN.
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