Dustin Johnson looked in complete control on Saturday afternoon as he fired a 65 to take a four-shot lead through 54 holes at the 2020 Masters. And if you’re kicking yourself for not betting on the hottest player on the planet who also happens to be the World No. 1, the good news is you can still place a wager on him.
It just probably isn’t worth the risk.
There’s a simple reason the house always wins: oddsmakers are no dummies. So while the prospect of betting on DJ may seem tempting, it’s not going to come without a potentially high cost.
At Westgate Superbook, Johnson is 1-to-3 odds, meaning for every dollar you want to win, you have to wager three dollars.
Talk about an overwhelming favorite. At PointsBet, you can get a slightly better price on Johnson winning his second major, but we mean slightly:
And if you’re still thinking, *I don’t care what I have to risk because it’s a LOCK,* that’s fine. But you should know a few things first.
This will be the fifth time Johnson takes at least a share of the lead into the final round of a major championship. He is zero for four previously. Zero. For. Four.
Also, the most famous blown lead in major championship history came at Augusta National 24 years ago when Greg Norman collapsed to open the door for Nick Faldo. Norman had a six-shot lead entering that Sunday.
So crazy things can happen here. Just four years ago, Jordan Spieth led by five heading to the back nine on Sunday, and, well, you know.
And, finally, if it were actually a LOCK, you wouldn’t be able to bet on it. Again, these oddsmakers are no dummies.