Bryson DeChambeau’s victory on Sunday rocketed him up the betting boards, making him the new favorite to win the Masters. DeChambeau, who had odds as high as 30/1 at the start of the year, is now the top pick at two sportsbooks. He’s also a co-favorite with Rory McIlroy at Circa to win the major championship.

Bryson DeChambeau Masters favorite
Bryson DeChambeau is now the favorite to win the Masters at a couple of sportsbooks after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday. (Image: Getty)

While the 26-year-old is favored to win the Masters at two sportsbooks, McIlroy is still the overwhelming pick. The world’s No. 1 golfer is the top pick at several US sportsbooks, including MGM, DraftKings.

Bryson DeChambeau’s Masters Odds

Sportsbook DeChambeau’s Odds Favorite to Win
Westgate 10/1 DeChambeau
DraftKings 8/1 McIlroy 7/1
Circa 12/1 DeChambeau, McIlroy
Caesars 10/1 DeChambeau
BetMGM 12/1 McIlroy 7/1
William Hill 10/1 McIlroy 7/1
Ladbrokes 12/1 McIlroy 7/1
Bovada 12/1 McIlroy 15/2
BetOnline 12/1 McIlroy 15/2

McIlroy has even stronger odds at the UK and offshore facilities. He’s favored at every sportsbook in England, including at Ladbrokes and BetFair. At Ireland’s Paddy Power in McIlroy’s home country, he has the lowest odds anywhere at 6/1.

Trendy Pick or Solid Masters Favorite?

DeChambeau’s victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday closed the gap between him and McIlroy. With four months until the tournament tees off, it might get even closer. DeChambeau has been the better golfer of the two over the past two months.

During the 12-week break because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, DeChambeau spent the time transforming his body. He showed up at May’s Charles Schwab Challenge with 30 pounds more muscle, and a mindset to overpower every golf course he plays.

“I think the most important thing is that I’ve shown people that there’s another way to do it,” DeChambeau said on Sunday.

The change is working for him. DeChambeau hasn’t finished outside of the top 10 in the four events he’s played since the tour resumed. McIlroy’s best finish in three events is 11th.

DeChambeau vs. McIlroy

Tournament DeChambeau McIlroy
Charles Schwab Challenge T3 T32
RBC Heritage T8 T41
Travelers Championship T6 T11
Rocket Mortgage Classic 1 Did not play

DeChambeau, who is now ranked No. 1 in driving distance with an average of 323 yards, says his game will translate to the majors.

“It’s really exciting to be able to get the job done here and it’s a lot of momentum for the majors,” DeChambeau said. “I feel like it’s a good test run for me hitting drives in some tight areas.”

DeChambeau Tops at PGA Championship, US Open

While McIlroy is favored at most sportsbooks for the Masters, DeChambeau has a lock on the other two majors. He’s the 10/1 selection at the Westgate to win the PGA Championship and the US Open. He is also the favorite at DraftKings for the PGA Championship, and the co-favorite with McIlroy at the US Open.

DeChambeau says it’s satisfying to see his work pay off, and hopes it continues.

“This is a little emotional for me because I did do something a little different. I changed my body, changed my mindset in the game and I was able to accomplish a win while playing a completely different style of golf,” DeChambeau said. “And it’s pretty amazing to see that and I hope it’s an inspiration to a lot of people that if they set their mind to it, you can accomplish it.”

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