2022 Master’s Odds Not Favoring World Number One

  • Despite recent success and rise in rankings, Scottie Scheffler has the eighth shortest odds to win The Masters.
  • Strong finishers of previous Masters headline some of the top odds to win a green jacket in the tournament this year.

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Scottie Scheffler has been the hottest golfer in the world, winning three of his last five starts. Despite that, and becoming the new number one ranked golfer in the world, he has tied for the eighth shortest odds to win the 2022 Masters.

Golfer: Odds To Win The 2022 Masters: World Golf Ranking:
Jon Rahm +1000 2
Collin Morikawa +1200 3
Jordan Spieth +1200 17
Justin Thomas +1200 7
Cameron Smith +1400 6
Dustin Johnson +1400 8
Rory Mcllroy +1400 9
Brooks Koepka +1600 19
Patrick Cantlay +1600 5
Scottie Scheffler +1600 1

Scheffler's Rise Not Effecting His Odds

With wins at the Dell Technologies Match Play, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and the Phoenix Open in three of his past five starts, online sportsbooks Scheffler may not be getting the respect from oddsmakers that he deserves. In fact, Jon Rahm is the favorite to win and potentially reclaim his status as the world’s number one.

Over the past five years, the World Golf Rankings have given a strong baseline of who has a chance to win The Masters. Every winner has been ranked in the top 25 players in the world coming into the tournament.

Year: Champion: Ranking Prior To The Masters:
2021 Hideki Matsuyama 25
2020 Dustin Johnson 1
2019 Tiger Woods 12
2018 Patrick Reed 24
2017 Sergio Garcia 11

The average ranking of the Masters champion before the tournament over the past five years is 14.6. It is a four-day event, and anyone can win, but it is advantageous to be ranked highly. It has only been two years since then world number one Dustin Johnson won the 2020(played in 2021 due to COVID) Masters.

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The betting odds and world rankings are not in lockstep, which may mean that Scottie Scheffler's odds make him amongst the best bets of the tournament.

Former Top Finishers Available At Valuable Odds

In a competition amongst the best golfers in the world, betting on players that have shown an ability to not only handle it, but thrive under the pressure, is a common strategy when betting on the Masters. Some previous winners, and runner-up’s, have some of the best odds in the field:

  • Dustin Johnson (+1400) has a history at the Masters rivaled by few in this year's field. The 2020 champion has finished inside the top ten in five of his last six appearances, with last year's failure to make the cut the one outlier. Johnson has the second shortest odds of any previous winners to claim another green jacket.
  • Jordan Spieth (+1200) is the previous winner with the shortest odds to win the Masters. His resume at the tournament includes winning once, two second-place finishes, and two third-place finishes. The 28-year-old has a history of dominating the tournament, and online sportsbooks give him a strong chance to win again.
  • Xander Schauffele (+1800) was two shots behind Hideki Matsuyama through the 15th hole in the final round of last year's Masters before a triple bogey on 16 effectively ended his hopes at his first major championship. He has two top-three finishes in the last three years and has been a strong player on the tour this year (ranked 10th).