We are back once again at Augusta National for the 2022 Masters, in what could be the most exciting tournament in recent years. Will anything top the 2019 win by Tiger Woods and the comeback story? Woods could beat that memory if he plays this week, just over 14 months removed from his car accident.
The story is not all about Woods though because there are so many other great players in this tournament. Let’s take a look at the top five betting favorites heading into Round One so you can place your bets against the Masters Odds.
Tennis Betting Analysis of the Top 5 Players At The Masters
Jon Rahm +900
As one would expect, Jon Rahm is the betting favorite starting the week to win the green jacket. In the last few seasons, Rahm has really turned the burners on and has solidified himself as one of the best players on tour. Rahm is off to a slow start this season, but he is coming off a breakout year last season, which included a major championship win at the U.S. Open.
Until last week, Rahm held the #1 spot in the World Golf Rankings. He assumed the spot a week after the U.S. Open win and held it until Scottie Scheffler won at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play. Rahm is looking to regain the #1 spot in the world, but also become the third Spaniard to win a green jacket.
Scottie Scheffler +1200
As mentioned, the new #1 golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler is set to begin his reign as the top player at The Masters. Scheffler did not play last week at the Valero Texas Open, due to a long week in Austin where he won the match play tournament. Before this season, Scheffler had never won on the PGA Tour, but he has rattled off three victories alone this season.
When it comes to striking the golf ball and looking for distance, Scheffler is not a guy that will blow you away. He is able to keep the ball in play and score well. On the season, Scheffler is ranked sixth in birdie average, which can only help him in the ability to shoot low scores and win tournaments.
Justin Thomas +1400
Justin Thomas has the third-best odds this week at The Masters with +1400 odds. The one-time major champion is looking to add a green jacket to his wardrobe and looking for his first win this season. Thomas has played in seven events this season with four top 10 finishes.
This will be Thomas’ seventh appearance at The Masters, with his best finishing being a fourth-place performance in 2020. He has made the cut in all six previous appearances. Last season, Thomas finished in a tie for 21st at even par.
Cameron Smith +1400
Speaking of a player that has jumped up the world rankings and the popularity of many golf bettors, Cameron Smith has made a name for himself this year on the PGA Tour. With two wins this season already, Smith is looking to become the second Australian to win a green jacket after his native friend, Adam Scott.
Smith ended the season last year as the 22nd ranked player in the world. With wins at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and The Players Championship, Smith has jumped to #8 in the world. Smith would be a great pick this week with the fourth-best odds.
Dustin Johnson +1600
The fifth-best odds for the week go to the former Masters champion himself, Dustin Johnson. Johnson accomplished something no other Masters champion has done before, winning his green jacket in the fall. Due to the Coronavirus, The Masters in 2020 was played in November. Johnson won that tournament at 20-under-par, breaking the all-time scoring record in the tournament’s history.
The former champion and the two-time major winner is looking to get back into his best-playing shape after a rough season last year. Johnson only won once last season and that was on the DPWT.
2024 The Masters Odds to Win
I have read enough, I need to place my bet now. What to do?