The Masters Tournament Betting Picks | PGA Tour Odds
Ranked 2nd in the world, Jon Rahm is the favourite to go the distance at Augusta. In his last 4 appearances at the Masters Tournament he has finished inside the top 9. 2021 was a career year for Rahm winning the PGA Player of the Year Award, the U.S. Open and finishing 8th or better in every major last season. While he is the top pick to win the green jacket, Rahm hasn’t won since last year’s U.S. Open. Surprisingly he has not recorded a top-15 finish in his last 3 tournaments and finished outside the top 50 at the Players Championship back in March. He’ll have to regain his composure and rediscover the play that brought him so much success last season.
Collin Morikawa is the fastest player to win 2 majors in the modern era which he did before he was 25 and old enough to rent a car. Last year he had 8 top ten finishes and is considered to be one of the best iron players in the tournament. The world’s 3rd ranked golfer hasn’t fared well at Augusta in the past, tying for 18th last year and 44th the year before. That being said, Morikawa is a quick study and says he has learned from his past 2 appearances and is not afraid to adjust on the fly. This is the major that highlights his greatest attributes from last season when he led the tour in strokes gained/approach last season.
McIlroy is hoping that the 14th time’s the charm for him and plans to join only 3 other players who have won the green jacket after as many tries. After missing the cut at last year’s tournament he rebounded quite nicely by winning the Wells Fargo Championship. In the 7 years prior to 2021, he finished in the top 10 six times at the Masters and is looking to take top spot in the tournament and complete his career grand slam. The world’s 9th ranked golfer is changing up his routine heading into Augusta and opted out of time off leading up to the tournament. He’s heading to San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open the week before an 8th try at a grand slam.
Youth seems to reign supreme heading into this year’s tournament. Coming out of nowhere, 25 year old Scottie Scheffler has put the golf world on notice. He has staked his claim with 3 PGA Tour titles in his past 5 starts and has moved up to the top spot in the world rankings. Since 2020 he’s played in 6 majors and has finished in the top 20 in all of them, which include 4 top ten finishes. His history at Augusta isn’t too shabby either. In his past 2 Masters starts he has a pair of top-20 finishes and is primed to take things to the next level.
The reigning and defending green jacket winner hasn’t had an easy 2022, with Matsuyama’s road back to Augusta being a painful journey for the 30 year old. After winning the Sony Open back in January he was forced to skip two big events after feeling soreness in his neck and shoulder. Back at full health, he’s taking part in the Valero Texas Open to prepare for a repeat performance at Augusta. It won’t be easy though, as there hasn’t been a repeat winner at the Masters since 2002 when Tiger Woods went back-to-back in Georgia.
While his status is still up in the air, Tiger has been practicing and could be poised to make his return on golf’s biggest stage. Woods hasn’t played since the 2020 Masters due to a car crash in early 2021 that badly injured his right leg and required major surgery. Since then, his only competition has been partnering with his 12-year-old son in the 2021 PNC Championship back in December. Still shaking off the rust, the 2019 winner and 5-time Masters champion should never be counted out when it comes to the green jacket.