PGA Betting: 2020 Masters Odds Update
Usually, by mid-November, most major championship contenders are focused on preparing for Augusta National Golf Club in April. There hasn’t been anything usual about 2020, so there will be two Masters Tournaments in the next five months. The first one takes place from November 12th to 15th. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming event so you can bet on their Masters odds.
The 2020 Masters Updated Betting Odds
A key to winning at Augusta National is experience, but no one in the field has ever played a competitive round on the course in November. As much as the club staff will attempt to replicate the April conditions, it will be impossible to pull off. The weather in the fall is simply different from what the players are familiar with in the spring.
The 2020 Field
The field for the 2020 Masters was established when the tournament was scheduled for its original April date. The defending champion, Tiger Woods, donned his fifth green jacket over 19 months ago. It was his 15th major championship, leaving him just three shy of Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 major titles.
In this disrupted 2019-2020 wraparound season, only two major championships have been completed. The Open Championship was scrapped completely, while the PGA and U.S. Open were postponed but eventually held. Colin Morikawa, winner of the PGA Championship, and U.S. Open champion Bryson Dechambeau are both in the Masters field.
All of the other top players will be competing as well, including FedEx Cup champion Dustin Johnson. Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, and Rory McIlroy round out the top six in Official World Golf Rankings.
None of the top ten players in the world has a Masters title. Eleventh ranked Patrick Reed is the highest-ranked player with a green jacket in his possession. Adam Scott is 15th, Tiger Woods is 32nd, and Sergio Garcia is 40th among past Masters champions.
With only four former champions among the top 40 in the world, it’s not surprising that the favorites are all looking for their first Masters title. The betting choice is DeChambeau, the U.S. Open champion. His ability to overpower a golf course makes Augusta National vulnerable to his newfound length off the tee.
DeChambeau is at +850, followed by Rahm at +1000 and McIlroy at +1100. Following closely behind are red-hot Johnson and dangerous Thomas at +1200. Johnson finished tied for second with Hideki Matsuyama at last week’s Vivint Houston Open.
A player to watch is four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, who is returning to form following an injury. He managed a fifth-place tie in Houston and is at +1800 in the Masters.
Tiger Woods has only played in two tournaments since failing to qualify for the Tour Championship. He missed the cut at the U.S. Open and a month later tied for 72nd at the Zozo Championship. The defending champion will tee off at Augusta with odds of +2800.
Fifty-year-old Phil Mickelson, already a two-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions, is at +6600. The three-time Masters champion is in good form and is a real wild card with the November date. Ricky Fowler, still in search of his first major title and a sentimental favorite, is at +5000.