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Betting on 2020 Masters Tournament: Golf Preview and Game Analysis

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Betting on 2020 Masters Tournament Golf Preview and Game Analysis

Betting on 2020 Masters – Premier golf action takes center stage with the 84th Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Club will host the competition from November 12-15. It is the first of golf’s four major championships. However, the coronavirus pandemic in United States forced Masters to reset in November. The tournament takes place without spectators in attendance and with strict health protocols to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Ninety-two golfers will seek to tame the wild greens of Augusta. It has been the challenge for all parbusters in their quest to get the tournament’s ultimate prize – the green jacket.

CBS Sports provides the stroke-by-stroke action on television beginning at 7:30 AM ET on Thursday. Golf fanatics can also view the event via livestream at CBSSports.com and CBS Sports App. Defending champion and five-time Masters titlist Tiger Woods bids to become the second golfer to win the Masters six times. He will lead a talented field that features world number one Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Other players will include Justin Thomas, 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa and 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau. Among the golfers mentioned, online golf oddsmakers see Rahm as the top favorite to take home the coveted green jacket and the US$2.07-million winner’s purse.

Betting on 2020 Masters Viewing Information

When: November 12-15, 7:30 AM ET
Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, USA
TV: ESPN
Livestream: Masters.com

The Tournament

The Masters Tournament is one of the major championships in professional golf. It was first conceptualized by amateur champion Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts. Jones co-designed the Augusta National with course architect Alister McKenzie. The first-ever Masters Tournament was played in 1934 with Horton Smith winning the event by two strokes over Craig Wood. Golfing greats Byron Nelson, Gene Sarazen, Jack Nicklaus, Jimmy Demaret, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Jose Maria Olazabal, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson have tamed the Augusta National course and emerged victorious after 72 holes of action. Last year, a 43-year-old Woods, who underwent several medical procedures on his back, turned back time to win his fifth Masters title and 15th major overall. He edged past Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele by one stroke.

Betting on Golf at the 2020 Masters

Ninety-two of the finest golfers around the world are taking part in the last major of the year. Early odds favor the power-hitting DeChambeau with Johnson coming in at close second and Rahm figuring as the third favorite. Thomas, McIlroy, and Koepka are also in the hunt in the early bets. However, the odds changed after tee-off with betting experts now siding with Rahm. Johnson remains as close second while Thomas, Cantlay, and Matsuyama rounding the top five. It also appears that betting sites do not count on Woods retaining the green jacket and tie Nicklaus for most Masters victories. If you’re looking for longshots, Mexican Abraham Ancer, South African Louis Oosthuizen, and Australian Cameron Smith have emerged as possible picks.

Betting on 2020 Masters Odds

Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm 10/3*
Dustin Johnson 9/2
Justin Thomas 6/1
Patrick Cantlay   14/1
Hideki Matsuyama 16/1
Louis Oosthuizen 18/1
Xander Schauffele 18/1
Cameron Smith 20/1
Abraham Ancer 22/1
Tiger Woods 25/1
Brooks Koepka 25/1
Tommy Fleetwood 25/1
Patrick Reed 25/1
Paul Casey 28/1
Sung-Jae Im 28/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Rory McIlroy 40/1
Danny Willett 50/1
Bryson DeChambeau 50/1
Phil Mickelson 80/1
Webb Simpson 80/1
Sebastian Munoz 80/1
C.T. Pan 80/1
Dylan Frittelli 100/1
Charles Howell 100/1
Scottie Scheffler 150/1
Rickie Fowler 150/1

Pick

In a star-studded Masters field, golf parlay bettors suggest Rahm as this year’s champion. They expect the Spaniard to rule over Johnson and Thomas down the stretch. However, the tournament is notorious for its surprise endings that one must be careful in going all-in for a favored golfer or picking a parbuster who leads at the halfway point of the event. Picking a longshot like Cantlay, Matsuyama, Smith or Ancer is not bad either as a lot of things could happen in the four rounds of golfing action in the fabled Augusta National Golf Course.