If it seems like just yesterday that Tiger Woods put the famous green jacket on Dustin Johnson, you’re somewhat right. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Masters was postponed until November. This year, we’re back to the traditional Masters week, and Augusta National is prepped and ready to host another great major tournament that everyone will want to watch.
This will be the 85th Masters, and now that it’s back to its normal weekend, players will be ready for Augusta. All of golf’s biggest names, with an exception or two, will be at Augusta. As Jim Nantz says, “A tradition unlike any other, the Masters” will be back to normal except without the spectators.
Dustin Johnson is the favorite to win his second green jacket in a row. The 2019 champion, Tiger Woods, will not be in attendance this year, as he has yet to recover from a car accident a few weeks ago. Let’s take a look at some of the favorites and maybe a sleeper or two to win the 2021 Masters so you can bet against their Masters odds.
Early Week 2021 Masters Tournament Odds
Dustin Johnson: 8-1
Until someone proves that they’re better than DJ, it’s his tournament to lose. Johnson knows what it takes to win the green jacket, and his game is perfect for Augusta National. Hopefully he won’t fall down the steps again……..
Jordan Spieth: 10-1
Spieth broke a four year winless streak last weekend at the Valero Texas Open. Spieth will be in search of his second green jacket. Winning last weekend could give him a huge momentum boost and propel him to another Masters title.
Bryson DeChambeau: 12-1
DeChambeau can do it all. He is one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour, plus he has put a lot of work into his putting. If he can keep the ball in the fairways, his strategy of driving it as far as he can could work for him.
Jon Rahm: 14-1
This could be Rahm’s week. His wife just gave birth to the couple’s first child on Sunday. If she was still pregnant this week, Rahm was going to withdraw. He has yet to win a major tournament, but he has finished 7th, 9th, and 4th over the last three years. Could this finally be the year that Rahm breaks through and wins his first major championship?
Xander Schauffele: 20-1
When it comes to majors, Schauffele steps up his game. In his 14 major starts, he has finished inside the top 10 on seven different occasions. However, he has yet to win in 27 months, so he would love nothing more than to break that losing streak at the Masters.
Tommy Fleetwood: 60-1
Augusta is usually a fast, firm course, and that plays right into Fleetwood’s hands. Even though he has struggled as of late, this could be the turning point for him. His best finish at the Masters is a tie for 17th, but we have a hunch that Fleetwood is going to play well this weekend and will be in contention for the green jacket.