Featured in this article:
  • The 86th edition of the Masters tees off on Thursday
  • Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are golf betting co-favorites
  • Tiger Woods plans to play at Augusta National
  • Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama is trying to overcome a neck injury
  • You can follow the action on ESPN and CBS

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Tiger Woods practices on the driving range before the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The 86th edition of the Masters is set to tee off this Thursday at venerable Augusta National in Georgia. There is nothing like Augusta National: the sights of the azaleas, the sounds of the patrons, the way applause reverberates throughout the course, it’s truly a bucket-list event. Let’s take a look at the Masters betting odds for this week.

Augusta National is a par-72 that stretches out to 7,510 yards, with the par-4 11th and par-4 15th holes being lengthened by 15 and 20 yards, respectively. It pays to be long off the tee, but you also have to be accurate. There isn’t a flat lie on the course, and at least half the holes seem to play longer than they are. Wind will be a factor in at least one of the days this week, and that makes Augusta National a real challenge for the world’s best. The defending champion is Hideki Matsuyama, who is battling a neck injury to be ready to defend the Green Jacket. Also, it looks like some guy named Eldrick Woods that goes by the name of “Tiger” is going to tee it up.

You can follow the action at the Masters on Thursday and Friday from 3-7:30 PM ET on ESPN, and then on Saturday from 3-7 PM ET and Sunday from 2-7 PM ET on CBS.

All golf betting odds courtesy of the Bovada sports betting book.

Masters Betting Odds – Favorites

Jon Rahm (+1200)

Rahm made it out of the group stage at the WGC Dell Match Play, losing to Brooks Koepka in the quarterfinals. He slipped to #2 in the world golf rankings due to Scottie Scheffler’s win, but Rahm still might be the most talented tee-to-green player in the world, if he can make some putts. He has gone T27-4-T4-T9-T5 in five trips to Augusta National.

Justin Thomas (+1200)

Thomas’ game is seemingly perfect for Augusta National, and he has good friends teaching him how to play the course in former Masters champions Woods and Fred Couples. He failed to make it out of the group stage at the Match Play, and Thomas will be looking to improve on his Masters record, which is good (T39-T22-T17-T12-4-T21), but not great.

Scottie Scheffler (+1400)

No one is playing better right now than Scheffler, winner of the Match Play, which was Scheffler’s third win in five starts overall as he also won the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. At Augusta National, Scheffler is T19-T18 in two visits.

Dustin Johnson (+1600)

Dustin Johnson shows off Green Jacket

Tiger Woods, right, applauds as Masters golf champion Dustin Johnson poses in his green jacket following his victory Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The 2020 champion (remember, this was played in November 2020 due to COVID-19) missed the cut in 2021, but he just wasn’t playing well at the time. He finished fourth at the Match Play and has three top-10s in 2022.

Brooks Koepka (+1800)

After beating Rahm in the Match Play, Koepka lost to Johnson in the quarterfinals. 2022 has been a mixed bag for Koepka with three missed cuts, but four top-20s. He went T2-T7 at Augusta National before missing the cut last year, but Koepka was coming off knee surgery, so you can disregard that. When it comes to the majors, four-time winner Koepka knows how to navigate them.

Others: Cameron Smith (+1400), Collin Morikawa (+1800)

Masters Betting Odds – Contenders

Jordan Spieth (+2000)

Jordan Spieth wears the Green Jacket

Jordan Spieth wears his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Spieth seemed to put everything together in his final round at the Valero Texas Open, but he knows as well as anyone that you need four good rounds at Augusta National. Still, you can’t count Spieth out here, where he won in 2015, has two more T2s, a solo third and he finished T3 here in 2021.

Patrick Cantlay (+2000)

Cantlay has cooled off since a stretch of six straight top-10s, starting with winning last year’s BMW Championship. He missed the cut at Augusta National in 2021, but Cantlay went T19-T17 here in 2019 and 2020.

Rory McIlroy (+2000)

No one’s game seems to suit this course as perfectly as McIlroy’s, but he just can’t get over the hump here. He missed the cut here in 2021 (and is coming off a missed cut in Texas), but starting in 2014, McIlroy had a run of T8-4-T10-T7-T5-T21-T5 at this course as he looks to complete the career Grand Slam.

Viktor Hovland (+2000)

Hovland also failed to make it out of the group stage at the Match Play, but alongside Scheffler, Hovland might be the hottest player of the last 12 months. He finished T21 here last year.

Xander Schauffele (+2500)

Schauffele also didn’t make it to the knockout stage of the Match Play, but he has been around the top of the leaderboard at the Masters. He went T50 in his first visit in 2018, but has gone T2-T17-T3 since then.

Others: Sam Burns (+3300), Will Zalatoris (+3300)

Masters Betting Odds – Longshots

Louis Oosthuizen (+4000)

Oostuizen finished second to Bubba Watson in a playoff at the 2012 Masters, where he also scored an albatross on the par-5 second hole, sinking his second shot from the fairway. He has yet to record another top-10 at Augusta National, however.

Corey Conners (+5000)

Conners followed up his third-place finish at the Match Play by going T35 at the Valero Texas Open. Hew also proved his T10 at the November 2020 Masters was no joke with a T8 the following April. Augusta rewards ball strikers, and Conners is one of the best in the business.

Daniel Berger (+5000)

Berger played the Masters for the first time in three years in 2021, missing the cut, and he has been up and down this season, especially at the Honda Classic, where he squandered a big lead to settle for solo fourth.

Tiger Woods (+5000)

Patrick Reed puts the Green Jacket on Tiger Woods in 2019

FILE – In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Patrick Reed, left, helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won the Masters golf tournament, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Will Tiger Woods play in the Masters? All signs are pointing to “yes” for the five-time Masters winner, who would be returning from leg injuries caused in a severe car accident. He said himself that he plans to play in a press conference on Tuesday. It might be too much to ask for Woods to contend after not playing since the 2020 Masters, where he finished T38. He did play in the PNC Championship, finishing second with his son, Charlie, but Woods used a cart for the majority of the round. He knows his way around Augusta as well as anyone, but can Woods walk this tough course four days in a row? However, it’s Tiger Woods. Bet against him at your peril.

Others: Shane Lowry (+5000), Hideki Matsuyama (+5000), Marc Leishman (+6600)

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