Okay MyBookie golf betting nation, the 2020 Masters is almost here! With just over 48 hours remaining until the start of the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, it’s time to offer up my top five picks to win the final major on the COVID-19 shortened season. Since haste makes waste, let’s get down to business so you can keep doing your bets against our Masters odds.
PGA Betting Predictions – The Top Five Favorites to win the 2020 Masters
No. 5 Hideki Matsuyama +2500
No one is really talking about the 28-year-old Hideki Matsuyama as a top title contender to win at Augusta, but I am! The world No. 20. ranks 21st in scoring average (69.5) and 43rd in birdie average (4.44) and enters this year’s Masters fresh off an encouraging T21 in the CJ Cup, T17 in the U.S. Open and a stellar T2 with Dustin Johnson in Houston last weekend. More importantly, Matsuyama has had some great success at Augusta in finishing fifth in 2015, T7 in 2016, T11 in 2017, 19th in 2018 and T32 a year ago. Now, up from +4000 a week ago, Matsuyama is a value-packed +2500 pick to win the 2020 Masters and I like his chances to upset the entire apple cart this weekend.
No. 4 Tony Finau+2500
At this time a week ago, Finau was a value-packed +3000 to win the 2020 Masters, but now, the world No. 17 is a +2500 pick and rightfully so I say. Finau finished T8 in the U.S. Open, T11 in the Zozo Championship and T24 in Houston this past weekend and ranks a stupendous fourth in scoring average (68.8). Not only that, but Finau finished T10 at Augusta two years ago and an impressive fifth last year. Talk about a player that is offering great value – and flying under the radar – and it’s Tony Finau!
No. 3 Brooks Koepka +1600
I’m not a real fan of the polarizing (he can be a jerk) Koepka, but the fact of the matter is that the four-time major winner is as talented as any golfer on the planet today. Koepka finished an encouraging T5 in Houston last weekend and has gone from a +1800 pick to the current +1600 that he is right now. Koepka finished T2 second in last year’s Masters and T11 in 2017 and he should definitely be in the running for the outright win this year!
No. 2 Dustin Johnson +800
Just two weeks ago, the world No. 1 was a +1100 pick to win the Masters, but he’s improved to a +800 pick after finishing T2 in Houston last weekend in his first event since a positive coronavirus result kept him out of the Zozo Championship almost a month ago. Johnson ranks third in driving distance (328.8) and second in scoring average (66.8) and finished second in the 2019 Masters. Despite never winning in Augusta, Johnson has finished an encouraging T10 in 2018, T4 in 2016 and T6 in 2015. Johnson could have easily been my top pick to win it all seeing as how he’s first or second in five of his last six starts. DJ will challenge for the win and I have only one other golfer I like to beat him out this coming weekend.
No. 1 Jon Rahm +1900
While Rahm didn’t play in last week’s Houston open, I love the world No. 2’s chances to win his first major this coming weekend. Rahm finished T23 at the U.S. Open in September, T17 in the CJ Cup and T2 in the Zozo Championship in his last three events. More importantly, Rahm has showed up in a big way at August by finishing T27, fourth and T9 at Augusta in each of the last three years. Oh…and then there’s that hole-in-one Rahm hit on Tuesday at Augusta! Yeah… Rahm is my top pick to prevail at Augusta this coming weekend and rightfully so!
I have read enough, I need to place my bet now. What to do?