Can world No. 1 Dustin Johnson go back-to-back to win the 2021 Masters title?
Will Bryson DeChambeau’s power put him in the mix for the win as the No. 2 favorite? Will the gifted Jon Rahm finally bag his first major after knocking on the door at Augusta for a few years now?
Could DJ get beat out by one of the other top favorites to win this year’s coveted green jacket like Justin Tomas or Brooks Koepka?
With the 85th edition of the Masters set to get underway on Thursday, April 8, now is a great time to offer up some expert golf betting analysis. With that thought in mind, let’s look at the top five, odds-on-favorites to win the most prestigious golf tournament in the world so you can bet against their Master odds.
2021 PGA Masters Tournament Analysis: An In-Depth Look at The Top 5 Favorites
Odds To Win 2021 Masters Championship
Dustin Johnson +800
The world No. 1 and defending champion is trying to become the first golf to win back-to-back green jackets since Tiger Woods in 2001-02. In eight events this season, the 36-year-old South Carolina native has recorded five Top-25 finishes and four Top-10 finishes while winning last year’s Masters in November.
Johnson ranks eighth in driving distance (313.3), 24th in greens-in-regulation, 10th in eagles, 34th in birdie average (4.25) and a stellar third in scoring average (69.6). DJ heads into this week’s Texas Open fresh off a T28 finish at last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event. Johnson also finished T2 in the 2019 Masters and T10 in 2018. The two-time major winner also finished T4 in the 2016 Masters and T6 the year before. Johnson is the favorite for a reason.
Bryson DeChambeau +900
Fifth in the Official Golf World Rankings (OGWR), the 27-year-old Californian ranks first in driving distance (320.8) and first in eagles per hole. DeChambeau also ranks seventh in birdie average (4.67) and first in scoring average (69.4). In nine events this season, DeChambeau has recorded six Top-25 finishes, five Top-10 finishes and a pair of wins including last year’s U.S. Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational the first week of March. DeChambeau finished T42 in last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event following a T3 finish in the Players Championship two weeks prior. The bad news is that DeChambeau has not finished better than T29 in his last three appearances at Augusta including a T34 finish last year.
Jon Rahm +1100
Third in the OGWR, Jon Rahm is still in search of his first major. In 11 events this season, Rahm has recorded 10 Top-25 finishes and seven Top-10 finishes. Rahm has recorded three Top-10 finishes in his last four outings and comes into this year’s Masters fresh off a T5 finish in last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event. Rahm finished T9 at the Player’s Championship just prior to that.
The 26-year-old Rahm ranks 23rd in driving distance (306.1), sixth in G.I.R, 18th in birdie average (4.45) and ninth in scoring average (69.9). More importantly, Rahm has recorded three consecutive Top-10 finishes at the Masters by finishing fourth in 2018, T9 in 2019 and T7 a year ago. With six Top-1o finishes in his last eight tournaments, the Spaniard looks like a player with a great chance to win his first major
Justin Thomas +1100
Now, second in the OGWR, the 27-year-old Kentucky native ranks a modest 63rd in driving distance (300.4), 33rd in G.I.R, 24th in G.I.R., a stellar first in birdie average (5.18) and equally impressive second in scoring average (69.6). In 11 events this season, Thomas has recorded nine Top-25 finishes, five Top-10 finishes and one huge win a the Player’s Championship two weeks ago. Thomas comes into this year’s Masters fresh off a disappointing T42 in last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event. More importantly, Thomas finished fourth in last year’s Masters, T 12 in 2019 and T17 in 2018. After improving his score in five consecutive Masters’ it looks like Thomas could be ready for the outright win.
Brooks Koepka +1200
In nine events this season, the 30-year-old Koepka has recorded four Top-25 finishes and four Top-10 finishes while winning the Waste Management Open in February. 12th in the OGWR, the Florida native ranks 17th in driving distance (308.2), 31st in G.I.R, 15th in birdie average (4.50) and 10th in scoring average (69.9). In five appearances at Augusta, the four-time major winner has finished T33 or better every time. Koepka finished T7 last year, T2 in 2019 and T11 in 2017 prior to sitting out the 2018 Masters. Whether you like the polarizing Koepka or not, this dude is seriously gifted and has a great history of challenging at Augusta.
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