The Masters 2021 Betting Odds Preview
After being relegated to the fall last year due to the pandemic, the Masters returns to its usual date this week as golf’s best head to Augusta National.
Last year in November, Dustin Johnson won his first green jacket after shooting 20 under par. That was good enough for a five-stroke victory over second-place finishers Sungjae Im and Cameron Smith.
Not surprisingly, Johnson is the favorite to repeat as champion at Bovada Sportsbook this week at +900.
Favored Johnson always in the mix at Augusta National
Johnson has been well off the top of the leaderboard in his last two tournaments, but he’s still the No. 1 player in the world and has been in the hunt at Augusta regularly. Including last year’s win, Johnson has cracked the top 10 in his last five Masters.
Following Johnson on the odds list at Bovada are Bryson DeChambeau and Jordan Spieth, both at +1100, while Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are both listed at +1200.
DeChambeau looking to reverse fortunes at Masters
In his last two tournaments, DeChambeau has a win in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a third-place finish in the Players Championship. He hasn’t had much luck at Augusta so far in his career. In four appearances in the Masters, his best finish was tying for 26th as an amateur in 2016.
After a lengthy stretch of inconsistent and disappointing play, could Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, be back? Last week at the Valero Texas Open, Spieth posted his first PGA Tour win since the 2017 British Open. The three-time major champion struggled at Augusta last year when he tied for 46th place, but he posted four top-three finishes in five years between 2014 and 2018.
Rahm, Thomas share fourth spot on oddsboard
Both Rahm and Thomas are looking for their first green jacket, but both have challenged for the top of the leaderboard in recent years. Rahm has finished in the top 10 in the last three Masters, with his best finish coming in 2018 when he placed fourth. Thomas posted his best finish at Augusta last year when he finished fourth.
The odds on a few other notables this week include Rory McIlroy at +1800, a now-healthy Brooks Koepka at +2200, Xander Schauffele, also at +2200, and Collin Morikawa at +2800.
Along with Johnson and Spieth, there are several former Masters champions in the field this week, including 2018 winner Patrick Reed (+3300), 2017 winner Sergio Garcia (+5000), 2016 winner Danny Willett (+20000), 2012 and 2014 winner Bubba Watson (+6600), 2013 winner Adam Scott ( +6600), 2011 winner Charl Schwartzel (+30000) and three-time winner Phil Mickelson (+12500).