The PGA Tour has made it to Augusta, Georgia for the 2021 Masters. Without a doubt, the Masters is the single biggest event in golf, and especially so for golf betting. This is the first time the Masters has been played in April in two years, with last year’s being moved to late fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, we will get a chance to watch and wager on the best golfers in the world vying for the green jacket.
For this week’s Masters tournament, let’s take a look at the course preview, best odds for the tournament, our favorite PGA betting picks, top golf betting apps to wager on, and more.
2021 Masters Information – Date, Time, TV Schedule
After last week’s Valero Texas Open, the PGA travels to Augusta, Georgia for the most prestigious of all golf tournaments: The Masters. Here are the details on where the Masters are played, how to watch on TV, how to listen, the purse for the winners, and more.
Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
When: Thursday, April 8th to Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Watch: CBS, ESPN
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 5, 2021
The Masters Course Preview – Augusta National
One of the most prestigious places in the entire sporting world is Augusta National, home of the Masters tournament each and every year. Here’s a look at the course and club, which is famous for many rich traditions in the sport of golf.
The great Augusta National was founded by the legendary Bobby Jones, and opened in the winter of 1932. Since then, it has been home to one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world, and home of the Masters each and every year. 1934 was the first year the Masters was played, and every one since then has taken place once a year in April, with the exception of last year. Augusta National is one of the few holes that has names for each course, and they are household names for many golf fans. With names like Magnolia (fifth hole), Redbud (16), and the popular Golden Bell (12), Augusta is a treat. Here’s some facts and features of the course.
- There will be fans at the 2021 Masters, per the Masters website.
- The Masters was originally called the “Augusta National Invitation Tournament”.
- Architect was Dr. Alister Mackenzie.
- Winner is awarded a trophy, medal, and a green jacket.
- Jack Nicklaus has won the most Masters at Augusta (6).
- The widest margin of victory was Tiger Woods in 1997, winning by 12 strokes.
Who is the Public Betting On?
Early Masters betting action at DraftKings Sportsbook has Jordan Spieth seeing 14% of the handle at 14-1 odds to win the Masters. Bryson DeChambeau at 11-1 odds is currently seeing 8% of the overall action on bets to win the tournament. Overall favorite to win Dustin Justin checks in at 8-1 odds and 5% of the overall handle.
Odds to Win The Masters 2021
The odds for the 2021 Masters have been released, as the premier golf event of the season. We take a look at the opening odds, current odds, and the best prices at various sportsbooks. These odds will continue to change leading up to the 2021 Masters tournament, so be sure to monitor the odds movement.
Opening Odds to win the Masters
The opening odds have been released for the 2021 Masters, and here is a look at the top 10, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
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For a full list of Masters odds, see below as we track the best prices for each golfer at various legal sportsbooks.
Current Odds to Win The Masters
For the latest Masters odds, let’s take a look at various legal sportsbooks for this week’s tournament in order to get the best prices on every golfer.
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Top PGA Betting Apps for the Masters
Betting on golf is a different type of sports betting. Normally, most sports are surrounded around a given score or game’s final result. While golf betting certainly includes the final result, there isn’t a spread or total, per se. There is a straight futures pick market that makes up for the bulk of the golf betting market. This means that picking the best sportsbook is even more important, as prices matter more so when it comes to wagering on golf. With long shots being +700 or more for nearly all tournaments, the price differences between golfers will help you have a higher chance of being a profitable bettor long-term.
Here’s a look at our favorite legal sportsbooks to wager on the PGA.
DraftKings Sportsbook Masters Betting
PointsBet Masters Betting
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) April 7, 2021
BetMGM Masters Betting
Betting Picks – The Masters 2021
When it comes to betting on golf, it is quite the fun market to follow. With the majority of golf betting markets being focused on futures and outright winners, the nature of golf betting is massive swings up. So far this season at ActionRush, we’ve hit on at least two winners. Two examples include back-to-back wins at Pebble Beach and the Waste Management Open, with tickets on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Let’s take a look at our betting picks for this week’s Masters tournament.
Outright Picks To Win The Masters
Here is a look at our outright winners selections for the 2021 Masters tournament.
- Jon Rahm (+1000)
- Matthew Fitzpatrick (+3300)
- Lee Westwood (+4000)
- Will Zalatoris (+6600)
Field for the 2021 Masters
The field for the 2021 Masters has been solidified, and here is the list of each and every golfer that eligible to play in this week’s event. This is not the set field. It is quite the prestigious field, as the Masters is each and every year.
|Si Woo Kim|
|Jose Maria Olazabal|
|Tiger Woods (will not play)|
This list is of those eligible courtesy of the Masters’ website.
Betting History for the Masters
The most popular event each and every year on the PGA schedule is without a doubt the Masters. It is just as popular for golf bettors as well, which makes it one of the most key events of the year in sports betting. Here’s a look at the betting odds of the top five players in terms of odds to win last year’s event.
- Bryson DeChambeau (+800)
- Dustin Johnson (+800)
- Jon Rahm (+1000)
- Justin Thomas (+1200)
- Rory McIlroy (+1300)
Last year’s winner was Dustin Johnson, who was +800 to win. This means a $10 ticket would have paid $80, and a $100 wager would have returned $800.
Last Five Masters Winners
The 2020 Masters was moved from April to November, and technically moved PGA seasons. With that said, Dustin Johnson was “last year’s” winner. Here’s a look at the last five winners of the Masters, since 2016.
The Masters Odds Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the favorite to win the Masters?
The favorite to win the 2021 Masters is Dustin Johnson.
Who won the 2020 Masters?
The winner of the 2020 Masters was Dustin Johnson.
Where is the Masters?
The Masters is played at Augusta National, in Augusta, Georgia.
Can I bet on the Masters?
Yes, in states with legal sports betting you can wager on the Masters.
When is the Masters?
The 2021 Masters takes place the first week of April in 2021.
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