One of the great weekends in sports happens every April in Augusta, Georgia, when the best golfers in the world battle it out for the green jacket at The Masters. It is one of the best tournaments in all of sports, but the spotlight is a little brighter this time around, with many gold fans wondering what The Master people would do about the golfers who made the move to the LIV Tour. The invites have started going out and 16 golfers with LIV have received an invitation, so it seems that it will be business as usual, at least for now. While we still have a few months before The Masters tees off, the early odds are out, so let’s take a look at those Masters Odds and what we can expect.
PGA Tour 2023 Masters Betting Predictions and Odds Favorites to Wager On
Rory McIlroy (+860)
It is probably no real surprise to see the current FedEx Cup champion in as the favorite to win the first major of the year. McIlroy is ranked #1 in the world and has already made it clear that he plans on delivering another big season, as he won the only tournament, the CJ Cup, that he has competed in this season. In terms of The Masters, it’s a tournament that has eluded the Irishman to this point, but he did get close last year, finishing 2nd, 3 shots off the lead. The early signs are that McIlroy looks set to carry over his form from last season, which is a frightening prospect for the other golfers on the tour.
John Rahm (+1025)
While the Spaniard isn’t always the best bet to win a tournament, he is a solid be to be in the top 10. This is a player who always seems to be hanging around heading into the final day, which is a habit that has carried over into this season. Rahm has played in a pair of tournaments already, finishing in the top 10 in both. His best finish at The Masters came in 2018, when he landed in 4th. I see Rahm as a bit of a risky bet in terms of the outright win, but I’d be willing to wager on a top 5 finish.
Justin Thomas (+1175)
It has been a slow start to the new season for Thomas, who finished T40 in his first tournament before landing in 5th in the last event he played in. This is another player who is very often near the top of the leaderboard on a consistent basis, picking up 15 career wins on the tour throughout his career. Like Rahm, his best finish at The Masters came in 2020, when he finished 4th, but can he improve on that this time around? The bookies certainly seem to think so and it would not be a surprise to see him in the hunt in 2023.
Scottie Scheffler (+1275)
You need to go all the way back to 2002 to find the last time a golfer, Tiger Woods, won The Masters in consecutive seasons. That means the odds are somewhat stacked against Scheffler, who won it last year in rather grand style. Scheffler has started this season looking like a player that means business, though, landing in the top 10 twice, or 3 times if you count his 2nd place finish at the Tiger Woods charity event.