The Covid-19 pandemic won’t stop the world’s top golfers from gathering at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia this weekend as the 2021 Masters tournament is scheduled from April 8th to 11th.
This has been an annual PGA major championship since 1934 and bettors are as anxious as ever to see the 85th edition tee off.
This year’s field features most of the world’s best pros and several hopeful amateurs and fans are hoping for an epic event starting Thursday.
Last year’s Masters’ champion Dustin Johnson is aiming to become just the fourth golfer to capture the famous green jacket back-to-back while Rory McIlroy is still looking to slip his arms into the sleeves for the very first time.
There’s going to be plenty of competition though from the likes of Justin Thomas, the winner of The Players Championship, and Jordan Spieth who recently won the Valero Texas Open for his first PGA Tour triumph in almost four years.
Picking the winner of this prestigious event is never really easy, so let’s take a look at the recent Bet365 odds to see who’s favoured this spring and who’s looking like a longshot.
Dustin Johnson is currently the favourite at 9/1 followed by Bryson De Chambeau and Jordan Spieth at 11/1, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas at 12/1, Rory McIlroy at 18/1 and Patrick Cantlay at 20/1.
Those in the middle of the pack when it comes to the Bet365 oddsmakers are Cameron Champ and Danny Willett at 200/1, Lanto Griffin and Zach Johnson at 225/1 and C.T. Pan and Brendon Todd at 250/1.
This year’s longshots on the par-72 course include Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Jose Maria Olazabal and Ian Woosnam who are all listed at 4000/1.
Dustin Johnson 9/1
While Johnson may not win the event, it’s highly likely that he’s going to place in the top-10. He’s ranked the number one men’s golfer in the world at the moment and of course is the defending Masters’ champion. He’s finished in the top 10 five straight times at Augusta including runner-up in 2019 and should make it six this year even if his putting could use some improvement. Johnson won the event last year with a 20-under par score of 268-which was five strokes better than anybody else and two strokes better than the previous Masters’ record.
Jordan Spieth 11/1
Spieth’s on a roll at the moment with last week’s Texas Open tucked under his belt and his history at Augusta is quite good. He knows how to play the course and finished as runner-up in 2014 and 2016 and won it in-between in 2015. He tees off as the 53rd-ranked golfer in the world.
Brooks Koepka 25/1
There’s not many golfer’s this weekend with more majors’ experience than Brooks Koepka and he won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona in February by overcoming a five-shot deficit in the final round. However, he underwent surgery on his right knee in March and hasn’t had a lot of time on the course to prepare for such a big event. But remember, he finished as runner-up in 2019 and he’s currently ranked 12th on the globe.
Sergio Garcia 50/1
Sergio Garcia could be a sleeper as he’s been in fine form since February. However, he’s missed the cut in nine major championships since taking the Masters back in 2017. He’s currently ranked 40th in the world.
Phil Mickelson 125/1
Three-time Masters’ champion Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010) recently dropped out of the top 100 according to the Official World Golf Rankings and sits at number 106. In addition, he hasn’t finished in the top-10 at the Masters since 2015. Still, his knowledge of the course definitely won’t hurt him.
Jose Maria Olazabal 4000/1
It might be hard to believe Jose Maria Olazabal is one of the field’s longest shots at 4000/1. This is a guy who won the Masters in 1994 and 1999 and finished as runner-up in 1991 and made the top-10 eight times. Olazabal hasn’t won a PGA tournament since 2002 though and his last European victory came in 2005. He’s also currently ranked number 1,829 in the world and placed 88th at last year’s Masters.
For all the Bet365 odds on the outright winner of the 2021 Masters check out bet365.
Don’t forget, there are plenty of other Masters’ golf wagering options at Bet365. These include bets such as: 1st round leader; 1st round top player; top finishes; to make the cut; winning margin; the lowest round; handicap betting; match-ups; group betting; top debutant and nationality of winner etc.
For a complete list of 2021 masters betting lease visit bet365.