US Masters 2021 Odds and Betting Tips
The Masters takes place April 8-11 2021.
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 Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, 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.
Favourites to Win The Masters
Dustin Johnson - 10.00
The defending champion is the worthy favourite going into the usual springtime Masters. Johnson's performance in November was so dominant and capped off an incredible 2020 season; perhaps a stretch of results that never quite got the respect it deserved. DJ will be looking to join an elite club of three former champions who have successfully defended their green jacket.
Bryson DeChambeau - 11.00
The big-hitting DeChambeau splits opinion every time he steps on the course, but no one can doubt his ability to win golf tournaments. He built on his PGA Championship win last year with a victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in early March. Leading the Tour for strokes gained off-the-tee means only so much at Augusta, as he found in November. That said, DeChambeau will have learned from his misfortune in November and will likely be there or thereabouts come Sunday evening.
Jordan Spieth - 11.00
Fresh off his first win since the 2017 Open Championship, Spieth's run of performances in 2021 hint at a return to major championship contention. The American has been a wire-to-wire winner here before, so a fast start could be all it takes to put together a strong charge. With the greens set to be back to their best in regards to firmness and speed, there aren't many players outside of Tiger Woods who have managed them so well in recent years.
Jon Rahm - 13.00
Up until last weekend, Jon Rahm's appearance at the 2021 Masters was in doubt. However, with his wife giving birth to his first child ahead of schedule, the Spaniard will be looking to secure his first major at Augusta this week. In four appearances at The Masters, Rahm has managed three top 10 finishes. He's one of the many players whose power is matched by finesse, making him a serious challenger for the coveted green jacket.
Justin Thomas - 12.00
After showing huge character to take charge of The Players Championship just a few weeks back, it feels like JT could be looking to drawing inspiration from the injured Tiger Woods to bring magic to Augusta this year. A poor weekend at the WGC Matchplay shouldn't discourage the American who now sits at Number two in the Official World Golf Rankings. It's hard to find any holes in Thomas' game, which is why we think he'll put it all together for a historic major win.
Rory McIlroy - 17.00
Going into the 2020 Masters, everyone was backing Rory to make the most of the softer conditions. He started with a disappointing 75, which led to a really strong weekend and a T5 finish on 11 under. At The Masters, you can't afford to start slow and you absolutely can't tail off, which he's done several times before too. The Northern Irishman has been incredibly inconsistent off the tee this year and has missed some big cuts. That elusive grand slam seems to be out of his reach for at least one more year.
The Masters Contenders
Brooks Koepka - 26.00
The former world number one had surgery on his knee just three weeks ago and hasn't played competitively since 28th February. Koepka has said he wouldn't turn up at Augusta if he thought he'd finish second, so anyone doubting his confidence can stop. The four-time major winner is relentless when leading in the big tournaments, so if we're to believe his recovery has gone as smooth as he says, we could be looking at a return to the top for Koepka this weekend.
Xander Schauffele - 23.00
As the highest non-major winner in the odds table, Schaufelle will be keen to build on a T2 in 2019 and T17 in November. It only feels like a matter of time before the 27-year-old gets his first major title, but has had issues with closing out tournaments in the past 18 months, so will need to be laser-focused if he is to contend.
Collin Morikawa - 29.00
The 2020 PGA Championship winner will believe in himself after a relatively strong start to 2021, including a win at WGC-Workday Championship in late February. His finish in 44th in the last Masters event will be a benchmark he hopes to storm past. Big off the tee, one of the purest iron strikers on tour, and with a major already under his belt at 24, Morikawa is a serious challenger in 2021.
Lee Westwood - 29.00
Age must be just a number because Lee Westwood is 48 and is still competing at the very top. He was unfortunate not to leave Florida with a title after narrowly missing out at Bay Hill and Sawgrass, but will take huge confidence into a tournament he part-led back in November. Mentally stronger than ever before and enjoying every minute he spends on the course, Westwood is looking at his best opportunity to win a major since he was world number one 11 years ago.
Patrick Reed - 29.00
The 2018 champion is never too far away from the headlines, but behind the controversy is a seriously dangerous competitor. Reed's one win this season came at The Farmers Insurance Open but he also played some fantastic golf at WGC-Workday, where he finished T9. Looking to add to his one major title, Reed could potentially fly under the radar a little bit heading into the first major of 2021, something he hasn't been able to do for a while.
Outsiders to Win The Masters
Cameron Smith - 34.00
Maybe if it wasn't for Dustin Johnson, we'd be talking about Australia's second-ever major winner in Cameron Smith. Finishing T2 was thoroughly deserved and Smith can count himself unlucky as the only player to score four rounds in the 60s and still lose by 5 shots at Augusta. Tougher conditions await in 2021 as we're back to the regular scheduling, but if the Australian can learn from his experience last Autumn, he'll have a chance of a good finish.
Jason Day - 51.00
Class is permanent and Jason Day has it in abundance. He's hit a few highlight reels in 2021 and will have caught the eye of bettors going into the event. Day's spot just inside the world top 50 is a fair reflection of his form over the past 12 months, but in truth, belongs in contention at major championships.
Tyrrell Hatton - 41.00
With just three tour wins and a combined score of 25 over par in four Augusta appearances, you wouldn't be judged for dismissing Tyrell Hatton's chances this week. That said, the Englishman has the game to challenge anyone with an iron in their hand. If Hatton can start well and keep his emotions in check then steps towards breaking into an elite player may be made at Augusta.
Abraham Ancer - 67.00
Ancer shared the 36-hole lead in November, much to the surprise of many. Without a tour win to his name, it would be an incredible achievement to win for the first time on the biggest of stages. The Mexican ranks 2nd for driving accuracy on the tour this season, but Augusta National demands much more than a solid tee shot. Putting it all together over the four days is what so many elite golfers struggle with, but he will take a lot of confidence from last year.
Si Woo Kim - 81.00
Si Woo Kim is still the youngest ever winner of The Players Championship. This propelled him into the spotlight, but he's struggled to live up to the potential. Since the 2020 tournament, he has one win and three missed cuts, as well as a withdrawal after a dismal start at the Arnold Palmer invitational. Bouncing back with a top 10 finish in March at Sawgrass, Kim will look to compete in a packed field once again.
2021 US Masters Betting Tips
For a tournament that has so many twists and turns, it's only right that you can bet on all of them. To see the full range of Masters betting lines, be sure to check your selected sportsbook, but here are some of our Masters betting tips from the most popular markets.
The Players Champion will be relishing the opportunity to break more records this weekend. Compare each part of his game to any other favourite and you'll struggle to place him far behind any of them. Golf is a confidence game and he will be full to the brim after Sawgrass.
When it comes down to it, Reed has the mentality to challenge on the biggest stage and that's half the challenge at Augusta. He might not have enough to be in the final pairing on Sunday but won't be far behind.
Something has to give for Westwood soon. He'll be chuffed with his recent form, but taking that into a major is another story. We back him to be right in the mix on Sunday but maybe just lose out to the younger competitors.
If it wasn't for a 77 on the final day, Wallace would have been knocking on the door of the top 20 in November. In 2019, he won the 'cursed' par-3 contest, but with that cancelled again in 2021, he will be fully focused on getting as high up the leaderboard as possible.
Betting on whether there will be a hole in one might seem strange, but with the Sunday pin position on the 16th, anything is possible. The position changed in 2020 to a more conservative spot, but if the standard pin returns, we're fairly sure we'll see an ace over the weekend.
Jordan Spieth is always going to be linked to the spoils at The Masters given his history, but for a while now the performances haven't been guaranteed. His best form in four years has come at the right time and just three years ago Spieth shot a 31 on the front nine. A repeat of that would set him up perfectly this week to lead after 18.
This market is usually only valuable if you pick a favourite to miss the cut. Of the favoured golfers, Rory McIlroy jumps off the page as the player most likely to miss the weekend. He's been out of sorts for a while now and this isn't a course that forgives erratic play.
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.
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.
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.