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The Masters Tournament: Expert predictions, favorites to win from betting field at Augusta National

The Masters Tournament. The best golfers in the world head to Augusta National. Online bookie agents should keep reading to find out which golfers your players are targeting to lift The Masters trophy. 

Patrick Smith teeing off at August.

The Masters Tournament: Augusta National Golf Club

Tiger Woods: +6600 Odds to Win the Masters

Woods is one of the longer shots on the board to win this year’s Masters Tournament.

Tiger’s odds to win this year’s Masters Tournament makes him a huge underdog. Even bookie betting agents are staying away from the Great One.

The reason? Tigers is quoted as saying that he doesn’t know how many Masters Tournaments he’s got left.

Unlike one of his heroes, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger won’t continue to play in The Masters if he feels he’s a distraction. Not that Jack Nicklaus was ever a distraction, but The Bear never rose to celebrity status the way Tiger has. 

That tells bookie software agents that El Tigre won’t bring his best sticks to Augusta this week. Setting PPH sportsbook odds on Tiger makes sense.

The Masters was Tiger Woods first major championship. Most agree that Tiger Woods is the best golfer to ever pick up a bag with sticks. 

It would be great if The Masters master could git it done one more time at Augusta National Golf Club. But there’s just no way for Tiger Woods to hang with golfers like Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy.

If this is Tiger’s last The Masters Tournament at Augusta National, then he’s likely to at least hit well in the early rounds. Price per head agents should take note and set max limits.

Top Contending Major Championships Winners’ Odds

2022 Masters Winner Scottie Scheffler.

Scottie Scheffler +700

Setting max limits on 2022 Augusta National champ Scottie Scheffler makes absolute sense. It’s tough to win a single major during a career. 

Scheffler is the chalk to win The Masters tournament a year after scoring a green jacket. The Masters kicks off the PGA Tour’s season of major championships.

Following The Masters, golfers head to Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY in mid-May for the 2023 PGA Tour Championship.

Then in mid-June, golfers battle in the PGA Tour U.S. Open. The PGA Tour Open Championship, formerly called the British Open, now simply called The Open, happens in July.

Scheffler wants to in another green jacket at Augusta National. Then after he pockets The Masters trophy, Scottie wants to take down the other championships.

Scheffler is one Masters Champion that bookie software agents should take seriously. Scottie has won the WM Phoenix Open and The Players Championship in two of his last four tournaments played. 

Scottie’s +700 odds are more fair to your players than the +700 on Rory McIlroy. No doubt, Rory McIlroy can win at Augusta National, but he has yet to do so. Last year’s Masters Champion is a threat to sweep the major title in 2023. 

The 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year is for sure a threat to win The Masters and put on a second green jacket in the past two PGA Tour Events at Augusta National in the past two seasons.

Rory McIlroy +700

Few golfers have been as consistently good in featured groups, during weekend coverage, in the final round of tournaments, and at major championships like the PGA and The Masters as Rory McIlroy.

Rory McIlroy, for all of his PGA Tour success, has never had a chance to call himself The Masters champion. The Masters trophy, and the green jacket that goes along with it have alluded Rory.

If Rory McIlroy wants to become the king of the PGA Tour again, he knows becoming The Masters Champion will go a long way in doing that. For Rory McIlroy, the key will be to start off hot like he did at the Genesis Invitational when he shot a 67 first round.

McIlroy followed up the 67 at the first round at the Genesis Invitational with a 69. But then Rory’s game fell apart. His final round at the Genesis was an awful 71.

Rory has runner up finishes in plenty of major tournaments, including a runner up finish at last year’s Masters. McIlroy must start playing great in the first round, he can’t blow it early like he did at The Players Championship, and then finish strong, he can’t have a terrible final round, if he hopes to become Masters Champion. 

Jon Rahm +900

For all of Jon Rahm’s greatness, the former Arizona State player has a single major title to his credit. Rahm won the 2021 U.S. Open.

Jon Rahm would like nothing more than to win The Masters this year. But to become the 2023 Masters titlist, Rahm must beat guys like Jordan Spieth, and players like Zach Johnson, Scott Stallings, and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

In other words, Jon Rahm can’t just worry about the players like Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Patrick Cantlay, or even Tony Finau, he must beat the under the radar contenders like Tom Hoge, Tommy Fleetwood, Gary Player, Gordon Sargent, and Sandy Lyle. 

That won’t be easy for Rahm. Jon’s best finish at The Masters was fourth in 2018. Unlike last year’s Masters winner, Rahm hasn’t been as consistent in recent tournaments. 

So for Jon to secure his first green jacket, he must play all four rounds as if The Masters rophy depended on it, which it does. The scary thing if your a Rahm fan is how he bowed out of The Players Championship after shooting a first round 71. 

Lukewarm 2023 Masters Contenders

Jordan Spieth +1600

Now is the time for former phenom Jordan Spieth to decide if he is going to be Tom Watson, Dustin Johnson, and hang on the scoreboard with guys like Justin Thomas, or if he’s going to be Adam Scott.

First, there’s nothing wrong with being Adam Scott. The man is a great golfer. So is Fred Couples, but neither lands in the top ten when people think about today’s top golfers.

Last year’s Masters winner is untouchable. At one time, Spieth was the untouchable player on the PGA Tour. Jordan won the Masters, the U.S. Open, and The Open Championshiop in 2015.

He hasn’t come close to repeating anything close to that. To catch last year’s Masters winner, Spieth must rise to Dustin Johnson level this year instead of hanging on the Taylor Moore level.

Can Spieth do it? Bookie website operators had better set max limits. Heading into this year’s tournament, Spieth is playing on the Tony Finau level, which gives him a chance.

Justin Thomas +2000

Morikawa is looking for his first green jacket.

Collin Morikawa +2200

Collin Morikawa won his first major title in 2020. So secure that first major trophy, Collin played excellent golf at the PGA Championshiop.

Then in 2021, off the heels of his first major title, Morikawa took The Open Championship. He’s good enough to win the Masters on Sunday. The key for Morikawa will be to prevent a slow start. 

Collin must especially pick it up in the second round. If he does that, he can for sure put on the green jacket symbolizing The Masters winner. 

Dustin Johnson +2500

At this year’s Masters tournament, most expect Dustin Johnson to represent LIV Golf better than any other player, including Phil Mickelson.

If you don’t know the story of LIV Golf, now probably isn’t the time to get into it. It’s important to note, though, that although LIV Golf professes to sport the best players in the world, Brooks Koepka and Cameron Smith along with DJ are LIV Golf players, only DJ has real shot based on odds.

Like everyone else on this list, Johnson must put together a four round tourney of excellent golf. No doubt early coverage is going to be all over DJ if his sticks are hot due to the nature of the Liv Golf versus PGA Tour controversy.

If DJ continue to play well on Friday, television coverage will follow him all the way to Amen Corner and beyond. 

Dustin won the 2020 Masters. So agents should set max limits on their betting program for DJ to make LIV Golf proud. 

Other Lukewarm Contenders

Jason Day returns to the Masters after not-qualifying in 2022.

Jason Day +2500

Jason Day won the 2015 PGA. Day finished second at the 2011 Masters Tournament. 

The reason Day is a Masters contender this year is because he’s playing his best golf in close to a decade. Other than a couple of missed cuts, Day has played like a man possessed.

He hasn’t finished worse than 21st in any of the tournaments where he made the cut. For sure, Jason is a contender to win the Masters. 

Patrick Cantlay +1800

Many feel Patrick Cantlay is due. How else to explain Cantlay offer 18-to-1 odds to win the 2023 Masters? 

Patrick is an underlay for sure. But online bookie software agents should mess around and set max limits on Cantlay just in case. Cantlay, like so many on this list, is hoping the Masters is his first major title. 

Justin Thomas +2000

Justin Thomas won his first major in 2017. JT took home the PGA title trophy. Thomas won his second major, also the PGA Championship, last year.

JT’s best finish at The Masters happened in 2020 when he finished fourth. Thomas is a legit contender. 

For JT, it’s all about the second round. He will throw up a great Round 1 score but then blow it in Round 2. Or he’ll blow his Round 1, but then step it up in the second round. 

To win The Masters, Thomas must be great for all four rounds. Watch for the second round score to see where Thomas will finish on Sunday.

It goes without saying that per head agents must set max limits on JT. 

Xander Schauffele +2200

Xander Schauffele could surprise big time in this. Schauffele finished a tied 19th at TPC-Sawgrass.

The thing to notice about Schauffele’s Players Championship performance is how he played okay golf in the first two rounds, a 72 and 73, before throwing down a 68 and 69 in the final two rounds. 

Tony Finau +2200

The closest Tony Finau ever got to winning the Masters was in 2019. Finau finished a tied 5th.

Tony won the Cadence Bank Houston Open early in the season and hasn’t finished worse than 24th in any tournament played. He’s got a shot.

So if you’re a PPH services agent set max limits. 

Underdogs to Take The Masters in 2023

Brooks Koepka with Donald Trump in Palm Beach. 

The following are underdogs that have attracted whispers of being competitive in this year’s The Masters tournament. Good practice is for sports betting software agents to set max limits on all players listed no matter the odds. 

  • Brooks Koepka +4400

  • Min Woo Lee +6500

  • Tom Kim +10000

  • Sergio Garcia +19000

  • Mackenzie Hughes +39000

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