The 2016 Masters are loaded with some of the top players in the world but which of them are worth your money?
Golf is one of sports that does not lack betting markets and options, and the easiest way to put your money on a golf tournament is to predict who’s going to take the entire event. Now that we’re a little more than a week from the start of the season’s first major, The Masters, as it kicks off on April 7, let’s take a look at what the betting odds for the 2016 Masters look like.
Jason Day, who’s obsessed with winning this tournament, is the favorite to pull on the green jacket as he continued his dominance this spring with victory in the Dell Match Play, regaining the world’s No. 1 ranking.
Day now heads to the Masters as the man to beat at +700 tied with Rory McIlroy, who needs only the Masters to complete the career Grand Slam and Jordan Spieth to repeat a win.
Spieth, McIlroy and Day have separated themselves as the world’s top three players but Bubba Watson who has won two of the last four Masters and the 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott aren’t far behind at +1000.
Next up to the list is American young gun Rickie Fowler at +1200 who is still searching for his first major title, and Augusta could be his best shot to get the monkey off his back.
For those bettors interested in backing big names you can still make an investment on Phil Mickelson at +1800. Dustin Johnson is tied with Tiger Woods who is at +2000 to nabbing his fifth Major win, though the odds seem slim that he’ll even play as rehabilitation from surgery puts his 2016 Masters appearance in doubt.
As for longshots? Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed and Brandt Snedeker at +4000 and Sergio Garcia at +5000.
If you’re looking for another betting option, Bodog offer odds on whether a certain player could win a Major this year.
Day: Yes at -150 and No at -200
Spieth: Yes at -110 No at -130
McIlroy: Yes EVEN No at -140
Woods: Yes at +1600 and No at -6600
Odds courtesy of Oddsshark