The Masters Odds & Betting Tips
The Masters takes place November 12-15 2020.
Masters Betting Odds
Find the latest Masters betting odds right here. See the bookies favourite to win The Masters, as well as other players who are hotly tipped, including Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm. The below odds are just for the outright winner, but further down the page you’ll find expert tips in other markets.
History of The Masters
Established in 1934 by golf legend Bobby Jones, The Masters has become one of the biggest events in world sports, attracting over 37 million viewers in 2019.
In its illustrious history the tournament has witnessed some of the most iconic moments in sport; 1997 saw a young Tiger Woods burst onto the scene to win his first major, beating the field by a record breaking 12 shots.
The event is renowned for honouring unique traditions and is the only major championship to reward the winner with a coveted green jacket, enforce a dress code for the caddies and ban the use of phones or cameras. However, its most storied tradition is the annual return to Augusta National, the home of The Masters.
How to Bet on The Masters
Comparable to the global appeal of the Grand National, betting on The Masters is enjoyed by a wider audience than just golf fans. Whether you’re a golf betting veteran or looking to make your first wager, read our guide on the best ways to bet on The Masters.
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Masters Betting Tips
For a tournament which has so many twists and turns, it’s only right that you can bet on most of them. To see the full range of Masters betting lines, be sure to check your selected sportsbook, but here are some expert Masters betting tips and picks from us.
Traditionally, betting on the favourite for The Masters won’t get you the best value, but there are some exceptions. Brooks Koepka was favourite for every major at the start of 2020, with odds floating around 11/1. A bet on him winning his first green jacket is a strong one and if you’re feeling more conservative, an E/W bet is even safer. Most sportsbooks will pay around 5-7 places for the tournament and Koepka has finished 5th or better in every major since July 2018.
Tony Finau has history in Augusta, not for winning the tournament, but for dislocating his ankle during the par-3 contest in 2018. He opened with a 68 that year and finished T5, a testament to his character. As an aggressive golfer, Finau shot a first round in the 60s 14 times last season. We’re not saying he’ll go wire-to-wire, but Finau as first round leader is a strong bet this year.
Back at Augusta for the first time since 2017, Lee Westwood is playing some of the best golf of his career. He followed a T4 in 2019’s Open Championship with a win in Abu Dhabi to kick off 2020. He’s finished T2 and T18 in his last two Masters appearances, and many believe Westwood’s putting has stopped him winning a major before; this season his Putts Per Round average is as its lowest since 2005.
The Sunday pin position on the 16th has actually been branded too easy by many, with the right distance, line and spin simply funnelling the ball to the hole. DeChambeau made his first ever ace here last year and given the way he analyses the game, backing him to add to the 21 aces on this hole in Masters history might just be a stroke of genius.
Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth have been chasing their grand slams for a while now. McIlroy needs to win at Augusta and Spieth a PGA Championship title, but Brooks Koepka requires a green jacket and claret jug to trump them both. At 80/1, we love this futures bet for Koepka to complete his grand slam before them both.
About Augusta National
Augusta National has hosted all 83 editions of The Masters Tournaments to date and is what makes The Masters so special. Based in Georgia, the course is widely considered to be the most beautiful in the world, while the exclusivity of the club means no amount of money can buy you a membership. There is so much history on every hole at Augusta and while easy on the eye, the course provides some of the trickiest challenges in golf, especially when it comes to the speed of the greens. As a bettor, the more you know the course, the greater chance you’ll have at predicting who will play well in the tournament – so keep reading for some more insight and tips.
There is so much history on every hole at Augusta and while easy on the eye, the course provides some of the trickiest challenges in golf, especially when it comes to the speed of the greens. As a bettor, the more you know the course, the greater chance you’ll have at predicting who will play well in the tournament – so keep reading for some more insight and tips.
Keys to Winning The Masters
To win The Masters you don’t just have to turn up and beat the rest of the field. It’s essential to putt well, it helps if you can draw your drives into position and you absolutely must take your chances on the Par-5s.
However, there are also some standout holes at Augusta National which can make or break a player’s chances of winning. Every hole is renowned for posing a particular challenge but as the tournament progresses the pins will move into more threatening positions, leaving players with no choice but to play risk-reward golf.
Here are six holes which you should be looking at when making bets on The Masters.
The opening tee shot at The Masters will set the pace for the tournament for any player. Spectators line up either side of the tee box to create an electric atmosphere, while a bunker about 300 yards down the fairway is the first of many hazards at Augusta National. There’s no doubt anyone walking off that first green with a par or better will breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Amen Corner is the name given to the 11th, 12th and 13th holes at Augusta. The term was coined by Herbert Warren Wind in 1958 following Arnold Palmer’s maiden major victory. It has since become an iconic section of the golf course which is notorious for making or breaking a player’s round.
Following what is arguably the hardest hole on the course, the 11th hole is the first of Amen Corner’s three extremely different challenges. With length added in recent years, bringing all hazards into play, the average score on this hole in Masters history is over par at 4.3. Traditionally those who draw the ball have success at Augusta, but a fade will be necessary to position well for a tough second shot, where the greenside pond poses a huge threat.
The shortest hole on the course is the one which causes the most problems, just ask Jordan Spieth. The then defending champion was leading by 5 shots before the 10th hole, but hit his tee shot in the water, his dropped shot in the water and carded a quadruple bogey to relinquish his lead to Danny Willett. The water in front of the very narrow green (front to back) is the main hazard, which can still be found if you hit the wrong part of the lightning quick greens. This hole is the definition of risk-reward golf, and so many fall short (literally).
One of the many par-5s which is reachable in two by almost all golfers in the field. However, they have to navigate a dogleg, the famous Rae’s Creek and a severely undulating green. The famous white bunkers which sit behind the green are rarely in play but add to the beauty of the hole. Phil Mickelson failed to cut his tee shot enough in 2010, leaving him an awful lie to the right of the fairway right behind a tree. He managed to draw it round the tree, make it past the creek and land the ball just a few feet below the hole.
While the final par-3 at Augusta is a fascinating hole Thursday thru Saturday, it’s not until Sunday that it really comes into its own. Everyone knows the final day pin position on the 16th is going to hug the left side of the green, which is massively sloped from the right. Perhaps the most famous shot in golf was played at this hole, when Tiger Woods chipped in for a birdie on route to victory in 2005.
Success at the 18th is almost solely dependent on a precise tee shot. The narrow, uphill fairway is best found on the left to give the best approach to an elevated green, and the bunkers on the left are essential to avoid. However, the most famous shot on this hole came from the back bunker in 1988, when Sandy Lyle recovered brilliantly to close out for his second major.