It’s never too early to look at odds for the next Masters, but that’s really the case this year. Following the first November edition of the tournament, we can happily say players and caddies will report to Augusta National in less than five months. So if you’re looking to lock in some early lines, now is (already) the time.
Shortly after Dustin Johnson slipped on the green jacket for the first time, our friends at Westgate Superbook tossed out the opening lines for the 2021 Masters. Not surprisingly, DJ is favored to keep possession of the coveted coat.
Johnson opens as an 8-to-1 favorite, which is a slight upgrade over what he was before last week when he was in the 9-to-10 range and a co-favorite at some books with Bryson DeChambeau. After DeChambeau’s wild T-34 finish, he checks in at 10/1.
Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm are all 12-to-1 odds. All three finished in the top 10 this past week, but still had to be disappointed—especially Thomas and Rahm, who were 36-hole co-leaders with Johnson.
After that, Brooks Koepka, who quietly finished T-7 is 16/1, followed by Xander Schauffele at 18/1. Then there’s a big drop to Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Collin Morikawa, and Patrick Reed at 30/1. Woods, the five-time Masters champ, recorded a 10 on No. 12 during the final round—his worst single hole score ever—but bounced back to birdie five of his last six holes and finish T-38.
Co-runner-up Sungjae Im, Hideki Matsuyama, Webb Simpson, Tony Finau, Bubba Watson and Matthew Wolff open at 40/1. They are followed by a big group at 50/1 that includes Adam Scott, Jason Day, and Tommy Fleetwood. Cameron Smith, who finished T-2 with Im and became the first player to shoot four scores in the 60s in the same Masters, is at 60/1, the same odds as 2015 Masters champ Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.
OK, back to the regular world. The next Masters may only be less than five months away, but April can’t get here soon enough.