Dustin Johnson has a chance to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only players to ever win back-to-back Masters.
He picked up the win as the second-shortest favorite in the special November edition of golf’s most prestigious tournament. It was his third win an 11-event stretch to close the 2020 calendar year and is currently the world No. 1.
Johnson is listed as a +950 ‘chalk’ to win the green jacket at DraftKings and 9/1 at the Westgate SuperBook. He is 2/1 to finish in the top five and EVEN to break the top 10.
All the hype going into last year’s Masters was not surrounding Johnson, though. Bryson DeChambeau had picked up a 6-stroke win at the US Open and many experts thought his driving distance would translate to another major win, which made him the 8/1 betting favorite.
He got in some early trouble, however, and wound-up finishing in a tie for 34th. DeChambeau did win the Arnold Palmer Invitational and was in the final pairing at The Players Championship. He is +1050 to win the Masters and is +275 to notch a top five finish.
This year’s hype train is not picking up steam on either of the two guys at the top of the market. Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, opened at 60/1 in November and has seen his odds rise ever since.
He ended a 3.5-year title drought with his win at the Valero Texas Open last week. DraftKings has made Spieth the fourth favorite at 12/1, entering the tournament at +275 to finish in the top five.
Some other top contenders include Justin Thomas (11/1), Jon Rahm (12/1) and Rory McIlroy (17/1). Thomas finished fourth at Augusta National last year, while McIlroy came in a tie for fifth after recovering from an opening round of 3-over-par.
Sportsbooks are also offering plenty of novelty props for the biggest golf tournament of the year. Bettors love to wager on whether there will be a hole in one, which BetOnline has listed at -170. DraftKings is offering ‘No’ at -1200/+600 for a first-round ace. Pin placements have generally favored a hole in one on Sunday in prior years.
Oddsmakers are not expecting a new course record to be set this year. BetOnline has a round of 62 or lower priced at 14/1 with a takeback price of -6600. The lowest back 9 score has an over-under of 31.5 strokes.
The length of the winner’s final shot is 3.5 feet, with the ‘under’ priced at -130. Johnson tapped his final putt in from one foot to clinch the 2020 edition of the tournament.