Will Green Jacket Change Hands?
The Masters is the tournament every golfer wants to win, and golf lines have an extremely close market framed for this week’s tournament.
Augusta hosts arguably the best tournament of the year, packed with nostalgia, PGA Tour vs. LIV, beautiful course conditions, and drama.
Scottie Scheffler eyes consecutive titles, but standing in his way are a host of top chances at the sportsbook, including Rory McIlroy, who seeks his first major win since 2014.
Scheffler’s Time of the Year
The American hasn’t won on the PGA Tour outside February to April, so he’s worth betting on while he’s hot.
The world number one has been in excellent form in 2023, including wins in the WM Phoenix Open and the Players at Sawgrass. All six of his PGA Tour wins have come at this time of the year, which is an incredible stat.
The 26-year-old looks to defend his Masters title by grinding away as usual, according to the latest golf news.
“So, as I’m approaching the Masters, I’m not going to think of myself as the defending champion,” Scheffler said.
“Everybody starts at even par. Doesn’t matter if I’m defending champion or not, they don’t give me any shots.”
Online gambling markets have Scheffler as the equal +700 favorite with McIlroy. It’s a fair price for the defending champion, who loves Augusta and hasn’t shown bettors anything but superb golf lately.
Spieth Eyes Second Masters
Golf odds this week have Jordan Speith on the fourth line of betting, but we shouldn’t be surprised.
The 29-year-old American might not be at his brilliant best, which saw him win nine tournaments in a three-year span, but he’s close.
His last victory was in 2022 when winning the RBC Heritage, and although his last major victory came at The Open Championship in 2017, he has been working away at his game and improving with every tournament.
Augusta holds a special place in his heart, winning the Masters in 2015 by four strokes over Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose. Since then, he has always played well on the course, so he’s a logical wager.
He has won on Easter Sunday for two straight years, which is an interesting statistic.
Spieth is a +1600 chance to win this week, so we’re locking him in.
Well, That’ll Be the Day
Buddy Holly sang it best, but Sunday could be the day for Jason Day, who has battled through injury to get to this position.
The former wolrd number one didn’t look like he’d have much of a career a couple of years ago, but he has come through the fire, and we believe he can win the 2023 Masters.
We can’t leave the Australian out of our golf picks because his recent form has been impressive. He finished T5 at the World Match Play, which followed a T10 at The Players.
He also posted a fifth at the Phoenix Open, T7 at the Farmers Insurance Open, and a T10 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Given sport betting markets have Day at +2500, we’re forced to include him as a value pick. He loves Augusta, having posted three top-five finishes, including a T2 result in 2011.
LIV Golfer to Come Out Strong
Bettors can wager which LIV will shoot the lowest score on Thursday. Our pick is Joaquin Niemann, who has been vocal with golf news outlets.
The Chilean is a +1100 chance to be the lowest LIV golfer in the opening round, which is worth a nibble.
It’s not an easy field of LIV golfers to beat, including former world number two Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, and recent LIV winner Brooks Koepka.
They have agreed to surround the 18th green if a LIV golfer is in contention on Sunday, which would make for some excellent viewing.