The Masters is the most wagered on golf event of the year and the tradition of it makes it the most anticipated major of the year. It is largely considered a bunker-down time for golf betting fans from Thursday through Sunday, and everyone has waited a grueling 19 months since Tiger Woods won his fifth major at Augusta last year.
Spring is the season all the players are used to playing this major, so we will see what kind of changes this will bring to the golf course. The holes have not been changed this year, but it seems that the 7,475-yard, par-72 Augusta National may play longer this year than it already has a reputation of, due to the season.
This may bring an even bigger premium to long hitters that you should consider when making your golf bets based on sportsbook odds this year. Another downside to this pandemic (like we need anymore) is the winner of the 2017 Masters, Sergo Garcia, had to withdraw due to a positive Covid-19 test.
Some of the players you may think qualified due to great play this summer might not be in the 2020 Masters, because they confirmed the field earlier this year. Make sure you check BetUS.com for your golf odds to make sure your guy is entered.
Woods is looking to be the only person in Masters history to win in consecutive years twice as the defending champion. Tiger repeated in 2001-2002, and the only other golfers to do that were Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo.
This will be the fifth attempt by Rory McIlroy to join the career Grand Slam club after winning the British Open in 2014. He definitely has the distance and accuracy to contend here, and it is a surprise he hasn’t been victorious yet.
The victor in the last major is Masters favorite by online sportsbook odds at BetUS.com, Bryson Dechambeau. He won his first major in the US Open earlier this year, and everybody is sick of hearing about how much distance he has put on his drives. But it is 100% true!
Xander Schauffele has an all-around game that is one of the tops year-round on the PGA Tour and seems to thrive even more in majors. He has an amazing streak of achievement currently, finishing in the top-10 in six of the last 10 majors he has played in.
This major is known for a few key categories that winners are consistent at when they play Augusta National each year. The greens are so fast and undulated that players need to know where to place the ball to leave them with a fighting chance at that green jacket!
Key Statistic: the last 5 Masters
One of the most important categories for these PGA Tour players at Augusta is strokes gained on approach because of limited targeted places to leave your approach for birdie chances on those slick greens. The leader in this category the last five years has won The Masters three times with a second and a third place finish, so yeah it really matters.
The leaders in this category the last few months & current golf odds to win at BetUS:
Dustin Johnson (15-2)
The most confident bet on the board is Johnson on a course that his length and skill should have him in the mix to add to his US Open major. He has three wins this year so far including the TOUR Championship and just finished in a tie for second place last week at the Vivint Houston Open.
Brooks Koepka (13-1)
In last year’s Masters, Koepka finished one shot back of winner Woods to tie for second place with DJ and Schauffele. He appears to have recovered after a slow process from injury and is close to his form when he won four majors in an epic string of professional golf. He finished in a tie for fifth place in last week’s Vivint Houston Open.
Zach Johnson (140-1)
The 2007 Masters winner has not been on his game as much the last few years since his 2015 British Open Championship, but he has shown flashes of brilliance. He finished in a tie for eighth place at the U.S. Open in September, and his solid play at Augusta can not be discounted.
Bubba Watson (26-1)
Bubba Watson has been coming into form at the right time for the two-time Masters winner. He has a tie for seventh place and a tie for fourth place in his last two PGA Tour events in October and has all the bends and turns in his bag that Augusta National can bring him.
Sungjae Im (80-1)
Sungjae seems to play in every PGA Tour event and finished the 2020 season No. 11 in the FedExCup standings with seven top-10 finishes. He is a great player, but he comes into Augusta ranked 134th in strokes gained putting this year and could be his downfall.
Get ready for the best watching experience of the year this week, because nothing beats the tradition of the Masters at Augusta every year. You will also not find a place with more golfing bets available for odds to win, proposition bets and player matchups than BetUS.com.