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The Masters is the highlight of the PGA Tour schedule and one of golf’s most iconic golf tournaments. As legal sports betting continues to expand in the US, including to Arizona, that popularity will likely increase.
The Masters is the first major of the year and the only one of the four to take place at the same location every time. The best golfers in the world travel to compete in Augusta, Georgia each April to determine who will claim the green jacket and lasting fame.
Now, people will be able to wager on events like the Masters from inside Arizona’s borders.
This page will cover the basics of betting on the Masters. We’ll go over the wagers you can place, how live betting works, and some tips for wagering.
Current Masters golf odds
How to bet on the Masters
There are several ways to place money on the Masters. Which one you go with is largely up to your personal preference. Here are some of the main wagers you will find:
- Overall winner: This is one of the most popular golf wagers you can make, and it’s pretty self-explanatory. You are simply picking the winner of the tourney, and each player will have betting odds based on how the sportsbook projects that player to perform.
- First round leader: Instead of predicting the winner of the whole Masters tournament, you can wager on a player to be the leader in the clubhouse after the opening round.
- Player finish: Picking a single winner can be difficult with the number of high-level golfers in the pool. To give yourself a better chance at winning, many sportsbooks will offer Masters odds for whether a golfer will finish within the top five, top 10, top 20, etc.
- Player groups: Sportsbooks may group a number of golfers together. Then you can wager on which player will finish with the best score from among that group.
Another way to bet on the Masters is taking a look at the futures market. For bigger events like the Masters, sportsbooks will offer odds all year round. Futures can be difficult to predict, because so much can happen when betting on an outcome that could be months away.
Payouts for futures bets can be quite large when betting far out from the tournament. That’s because it is so difficult to predict what will happen in the events leading up to the one you wagered on. Therefore, it can be beneficial to place a futures bet closer to the start of the Masters. This way, you have more time to research and see how players are performing.
However, placing a bet far in advance of the tournament can also be advantageous if you see some odds you like and want to wager before they change. If bettors are placing a lot of money on a particular golfer, that’s when the odds may move. Sportsbooks do this to minimize their risk as much as possible.
When is the 2022 Masters?
The Masters returned to its normal slot in the calendar in 2021 after the previous tournament took place in the fall due to COVID-19. As we look ahead, here are the details for the 2022 Masters.
- Dates: April 7-10, 2022
- Location: Augusta, Georgia
- Course: Augusta National Golf Club
- Average temperature: 74 degrees
- TV/Stream: CBS, ESPN, Masters.com, ESPN+, Paramount Plus
Live golf betting on the Masters
One of the newer innovations in sports betting is live betting. You can now place wagers on the action while the tournament is taking place. This can be perfect for golf.
Lines will shift by the second, so it’s a thrilling way to wager on the Masters. You’ll need to be quick in getting your bets in to ensure you are getting the odds you want.
Live betting is increasingly popular because it’s easy to do. You can watch the Masters from wherever you are, pull out your phone, and wager on an Arizona sports betting app. All you need to place this wager is to have internet access and to be inside the state.
Top Masters contenders
As you look ahead to the potential contenders for the next edition of The Masters, odds will be available nearly year round. Here are the five top contenders as of late May at DraftKings. With so much time to the next Masters, though, keep in mind that plenty can happen to shift things around.
- Dustin Johnson: The No. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking at time of writing, Johnson won his first Masters in 2020. He is getting +1000 odds to win again in 2022, tied for the top spot on the DraftKings board.
- Jon Rahm: Tied with Johnson at +1000, Rahm is another name to watch. Ranked No. 3 in the world, he has played the Masters five times in his career and finished inside the top nine in four straight.
- Bryson DeChambeau: DeChambeau ranks fourth in the world and is getting +1200 odds at DraftKings to win the 2022 Masters. For all his success, he has not played well in five Masters so far. His best finish came in his first appearance in 2016 when he took 21st place. He has not finished better than 29th in his last four Masters, but he is tied for third on the DraftKings board.
- Jordan Spieth: Spieth’s game fell off for a few years after finishing inside the top two in his first three Masters, but he appears to be back on track. DraftKings has him tied for third with odds of +1200 to win the 2022 tourney. He has five top-three finishes in eight tries overall.
- Justin Thomas: To round out the top five, Thomas is the second-highest-ranked golfer in the world and is getting DraftKings’ fifth-best odds to win the Masters at +1400. He is coming off his best performance at Augusta National where he cracked the top 10 for the first time with a fourth-place finish in 2021.
US Masters betting underdogs
Here are some under-the-radar players who could be worth a look from a betting perspective in the futures market. Just like above, the Masters betting odds are from late May at DraftKings Sportsbook online.
- Corey Conners: The best Canadian golfer on the PGA Tour could have a real shot at +6600 odds. Currently ranked as the No. 36 golfer in the world, Conners finished in the top 10 in each of the last two Masters.
- Matthew Wolff: At just 22 years old, Wolff is already ranked 30th in the world, and is getting +8000 odds. In just two appearances at The Masters, he missed the cut and was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. Still, Wolff has already tied for fourth at the PGA Championship and second at the US Open.
- Adam Scott: A previous Masters winner with a victory in 2013, Scott is getting odds of +6600 at DraftKings. He’s made the cut in 18 of his 20 appearances at The Masters throughout his career, so he should be around for the weekend and could be worth a look at this price.
Masters golf betting tips
Now that you know the basics of wagering on the Masters, let’s go over some tips to give you a head start betting on golf online.
- Pick multiple winners: It can be difficult to correctly predict the outright winner of the Masters, which is why it may make sense to bet on more than one player. The potential payout is going to be smaller since you are risking money on multiple golfers, but you will have a better shot at picking a winner. Remember to bet within your bankroll and never wager with money you can’t afford to lose.
- Do your research: This is true for any sport you are betting on, but you should do your homework prior to placing a wager on golf. Sports information is widespread these days, meaning you should be able to find what you’re looking for. Some areas to research could be how well golfers have played in events leading up to the Masters, how they’ve done at the course in previous years, and whether their playing style will translate throughout the weekend.
- Practice golf wagering: Golf has events just about every weekend of the year, so you can place some practice bets outside of The Masters. Tracking your bets is important. You can look back after a bit of a sample and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Some bettors may do better with live betting than placing wagers prior to the start of the tournament, for example. It’s up to you to figure out where the profitable strategies are.
- Find the best lines: The odds are not going to be identical at every sportsbook. If you’ve done your Masters research and have accounts at multiple sportsbooks, you can see which one has the best odds for the wager you want to place. This is a good way to maximize the value of your wagers.
Masters DFS golf tournaments
Bettors looking to place wagers on the Masters can also check out the different tournaments available in daily fantasy sports. You’ll find a variety of DFS games to choose from. DraftKings and FanDuel originated as DFS giants before branching out into sports betting, and they remain key figures in the DFS world.
Some of the popular DFS tournaments for the Masters in 2021 included DraftKings’ $4M Fantasy Golf Millionaire contest and FanDuel’s $1M PGA MEGA Eagle tournament.
As for DFS strategy, be sure to cross check players with odds via DraftKings Sportsbook. They are likely to be in a similar order as the DFS prices, but you could identify some value in what oddsmakers say versus what the DFS prices suggest.
Additionally, take a look at how well the players you are selecting have done at the Masters in previous years and their recent performances heading into the tournament. Identifying golfers whom you believe will at least make the cut is a crucial part of DFS at The Masters because that’s an easy way to collect points.
How to live stream the Masters
The 2021 Masters provided many options for streaming, including ESPN+, Masters.com and Paramount Plus.
Top 5 Masters moments
The Masters has led to some incredible moments in the history of golf. Here are five of our favorites that people will remember for a long time.
#1: Tiger Woods (2019)
One of the most iconic sports moments in recent memory occurred when Tiger Woods put on the green jacket once again. He has long been a key part of the PGA Tour’s success, and Woods had plenty of fans watching as he embraced his son Charlie in his return to glory.
#2: Tiger Woods (1997)
Once again, one of the biggest moments in Masters history involves Tiger Woods. In 1997, he dominated the field by a significant margin and was nearly perfect overall. Woods won by 12 strokes, setting a 72-hole scoring mark with 270 total strokes as a 21-year-old.
#3: Jack Nicklaus (1986)
One of the best golfers ever, Jack Nicklaus won his sixth green jacket at age 46. The iconic moment occurred on the 17th hole when he dropped in a 12-foot putt, leading to the “Yes sir” call from TV announcer Verne Lundquist.
#4: Tiger Woods (2005)
Once again, we’re going back to Woods. In 2005, he was battling with Chris DiMarco on the final day, and one of the most replayed shots in Masters history occurred on hole No. 16. His chip shot was in motion for 16 seconds, and after it paused briefly, the ball dropped in the hole as Woods and the spectators celebrated as he eventually won another green jacket.
#5: Phil Mickelson (2010)
One of the most memorable performances in Phil Mickelson’s incredible career as a pro golfer came in 2010 on the 13th hole. Facing a difficult shot near a tree, Mickelson opted against laying up and instead dropped the ball five feet away from the hole as he eventually won his third green jacket.
Masters golf FAQ
How old is the Masters?
The first edition of the Masters occurred on March 22, 1934, and it has been scheduled for the first full week of April every year since 1940.
Who has the most green jackets?
Jack Nicklaus has the most victories at the Masters with six, one ahead of Tiger Woods.
What is the lowest round score ever at the Masters?
The lowest score in a round of The Masters is 63, which is nine under par. Nick Price accomplished it first in 1986, and Greg Norman did the same a decade later in 1996.
What is the worst score ever shot at the Masters?
The worst official score ever shot at The Masters is 95 by Charles Kunkle in 1956. However, at age 73, Billy Casper shot a 105 in 1970 but never turned in his scorecard. Therefore, Kunkle’s “record” still stands.
Who is the least-favored golfer to end up winning the Masters?
Since 1990, the biggest long shot to win the Masters is Trevor Immelman, who won in 2008 despite coming in with +15000 odds.