- Dustin Johnson leads the Masters betting odds at +900 to win it all.
- Prop bets on the Masters allow for golf betting fans to find value in wagers.
- A previous Masters winner has underdog odds of +300 to win the green jacket again.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – With The Masters beginning on Thursday, all eyes on the potential green jacket winner. While betting on the Masters winner is the most common bet, there are also a few Masters prop bets that can land bettors in better situations.
Most of the favorites are listed just above the +1000 range, with last year’s winner Dustin Johnson (+900) leading the field.
Nobody since Tiger Woods (2001-2002) has won back-to-back green jackets and sportsbooks are fully aware of this. Still, they offer a golf betting line that floats a wide-open playing field.
2021 Masters Odds – Big 6 Vs. The Field
- D.Johnson, J.Spieth, B.DeChambeau, J.Thomas, J.Rahm Or R.McIlroy To Win +110
- Any Other Player To Win -140
To no surprise, the majority of these Big 6 golfers are the favorites to win the Masters. As Jon Rahm (+1200), Justin Thomas (+1200) and Rory McIlroy (+1200) are the next in line, online sportsbooks seemed fine to jump Brooks Koepka as a “Big 6” member.
In March, Koepka had to undergo knee surgery, which could be the reason for his absence among his peers. Even still, Koepka sits at +1200, tied for second as far as the futures odds are concerned.
After the quad-group, Bryson DeChambeau (+1400) is just slightly behind. However, the real surprise comes with Jordan Spieth, who is +2200 and well behind the group of favorites – so much so, that Xander Schauffele (+1600) has shorter betting odds and young star Collin Morikawa (+2200) is positioned right beside him.
While bettors can entertain the idea of picking the exact winner, the odds for the best golfers to win the Masters still comes with underdog odds.
The elite golfers are in a class of their own and online sportsbooks even offer if the list of Masters winners will remain the safe after this year’s event.
Will A Previous Masters Winner Win In 2021?
- No -450
- Yes +300
With insanely long odds for a Masters winner to take the honor again, it is important to know just which players this references. The five-time Masters winner in Tiger Woods, the “master” himself in Jack Nicklaus, the 2009 champion in Angel Cabrera, the 2008 winner in Trevor Immelman, as well as about a dozen other Masters winners from the 70s, 80s, and 90s will be absent.
Past Masters Winners Playing In 2021
- 2020 Dustin Johnson +900
- 2018 Patrick Reed +3300
- 2017 Sergio Garcia +5000
- 2016 Danny Willet +20000
- 2015 Jordan Spieth +1100
- 2012, 2014 Bubba Watson +6600
- 2013 Adam Scott +6600
- 2011 Charl Schwartzel +30000
- 2004, 2006, 2010 Phil Mickelson +12500
- 2007 Zach Johnson +20000
- 2003 Mike Weir +100000
- 2000 Vijay Singh +100000
- 1994, 1999 Jose Maria Olazabal +250000
- 1985, 1993 Bernhard Langer +75000
- 1992 Fred Couples +75000
- 1991 Ian Woosnam +250000
- 1988 Sandy Lyle +250000
- 1987 Larry Mize +250000
While Dustin Johnson is able to bet on in the Big 6 group or on his futures odds, he is also a part of the former winners prop bet. Still, after Johnson, only Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed sit with any reasonable odds to win the Masters.
All of the others should be considered by their longshot futures odds instead.
Of the last Masters prop bet, online sportsbooks ask if the 2021 Masters winner will be a first-time major winner. Yes is the underdog, but not by much, as a new star in the rising comes with +120 odds.
Seeing a former Major winner put on the green jacket comes with -155 odds.
Of the top-25 golfers leading the Masters oddsboard, 15 of them have failed to win a major yet.
Among the favorites, Rahm and Schauffele looked like the two that could mess up this prop bet for chalk bettors. Young golfers looking to mix it up are also seen in Viktor Hovland (+3300), Cameron Smith (+4000), and Daniel Berger (+4000).
Another notable golfer is Lee Westwood (+4000), who has the second-most starts in a major without a victory (84).
No matter which way one will be betting on the Masters, be sure to shop lines and find the best betting value before laying a golf wager.
Michael spends most of his time betting on over/unders and analyzing algorithms in attempts to beat the book. His focus on statistics comes from an early understanding of mathematics as well as knowledge of opportunity costs. Michael enjoys playing basketball and reading about the NBA whenever he has the free time. When he is not writing, he can be found in Mississippi hitting the sportsbooks and enjoying a margarita… on the rocks, no salt.