Rahm, Thomas, and Scheffler are the favorites to win at Augusta National, but all eyes are on Tiger Woods this week at The Masters, according to TheLines
LAS VEGAS , April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler are the consensus favorites to win The Masters this week, but Tiger Woods is garnering increasing attention, according to TheLines, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market.
Tiger Woods arrived at Augusta National on Sunday and declared himself a "game-time decision" to return to competitive golf at the most famous golf tournament in the world. Woods is drawing +5000 odds, according to a consensus of the nation’s largest legal online sportsbooks — including DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, and PointsBet. That means a bettor will win $5000 for every $100 wagered if Woods were to claim the victory this week.
Rahm is listed as the top favorite at a consensus of +1100. The Spaniard has never won at Augusta National, but he has performed well. His best finish came in 2018 when he finished fourth and he has finished in the top 10 each of the last four years. However, Rahm has not won since capturing his first major in the 2021 U.S. Open.
Scheffler is the world’s hottest player with three wins in his last five tournaments, propelling a meteoric rise to the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is listed at a consensus +1400, along with Justin Thomas, who is also looking for his first green jacket.
Woods, who has not played on the PGA Tour since suffering severe injuries in a single-car accident 14 months ago in California, is garnering the most attention. He has won five green jackets with the last victory at Augusta coming in 2019, when he entered the week at +1400.
"Expecting him to contend this year when he’s not even sure he can play might be something of a stretch," said Brett Collson, lead analyst for TheLines. "But does anyone want to rule that out? It’s still Tiger Woods."
A host of familiar names — Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, and Jordan Spieth — also find themselves high on the favorites list. Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, who was +4500 at this time last year before winning, enters this week at +2200.
"Most bettors will focus on the favorites list," Collson added. "The Masters rarely produces a longshot winner and the talent at the top tier of the sport is as deep as it has ever been right now."
The consensus odds for the top 15 favorites to win the 2022 Masters as of April 4:
- Jon Rahm, +1100
- Justin Thomas, +1400
- Scottie Scheffler, +1400
- Cam Smith, +1500
- Dustin Johnson, +1600
- Rory McIlroy, +1800
- Victor Hovland, +2000
- Patrick Cantlay, +2000
- Collin Morikawa, +2000
- Brooks Koepka, +2000
- Jordan Spieth, +2000
- Xander Schauffele, +2200
- Will Zalatoris, +3300
- Hideki Matsuyama, +4000
- Shane Lowry, +4500
John Haslbauer, who focuses on golf betting and golf metrics for TheLines, provides advanced analytics and insight throughout the week. To access updated Masters odds, and for more analysis, visit www.thelines.com/odds/masters/.
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