Betting On The Masters Begins Thursday Without Tiger Woods

Phil Mickelson is a long shot to win the 2021 Masters Tournament

Tiger Woods is the winningest golfer in the history of The Masters Tournament, but unfortunately, he will not be participating this weekend due to injuries sustained in a recent auto accident.

Woods suffered several fractures to his right leg and also injured his right ankle, and although he is expected to recover and return to a normal functioning life, medical professionals are not as hopeful when it comes to his chances of resuming his pro golf career.

Those that are familiar with betting on professional golf know better than to doubt Tiger Woods, and fans are so excited by the prospect of his triumphant return that this weekend’s 2021 Masters seems as if it is missing a little of it’s usual oomph.

Betting sites offering odds on The Masters are favoring the Big 6, with many placing them atop the futures odds to win the entire tournament.

Dustin Johnson is attempting to win consecutive Masters Tournaments for the first time since Tiger Woods did it in 2000 and 2001. Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo are the only other two golfers in the history of the game to win two Masters in a row.

Another legendary performer at the Masters is Phil Mickelson who has won the tournament three times in the past (2004, 2006, 2010). His money line odds of winning The Masters at online sportsbooks is currently set at +12500, which can equal enormous winnings if Mickelson can win a fourth green jacket and pull one win closer to Tiger.

Phil Mickelson’s money line odds to win The Masters in 2021 represent a less than 1% chance of occurring, which seems odd for a legendary golfer with a history of success at Augusta National.

Consider this. A bet of $100 placed on Phil Mickelson to win this weekend has the potential to payout at $12,500. This seems like an inordinate amount of cash to risk against the potential of Phil bagging another major title, but that’s not the concern of the bettor – let the sportsbook worry about that.

Even laying a wager on the favored winner is profitable to the tune of 9x, as Dustin Johnson’s money line is currently set at +900.

2021 MASTERS ODDS TO WIN

  • DUSTIN JOHNSON +900
  • BRYSON DECHAMBEAU +1100
  • JORDAN SPIETH +900
  • JUSTIN THOMAS +1100
  • JON RAHM +1200
  • RORY MCILROY +1800
  • PATRICK CANTLAY +2200
  • XANDER SCHAUFFELE +2200
  • BROOKS KOEPKA +2300
  • COLLIN MORIKAWA +2700
  • VIKTOR HOVLAND +3300
  • PATRICK REED +3300

Online sports betting sites have also posted literally hundreds of prop bets that allow for wagering on individual holes, rounds, pairings, and other various lines that grant patrons additional avenues of wagering on The Masters that does not involve selecting a golfer from a large list.

If you are going to opt for betting on Masters futures odds, think about placing a $1 hedge bet on Phil Mickelson’s chances to win. Consider it a lottery ticket in case Phil goes on a tear and tries to rewrite the history books one more time.

The 2021 Masters begins this Thursday, with coverage starting on ESPN at 3 PM Eastern. Be sure to get your bets in on the The Masters odds prior to then, or you can opt for live PGA odds for each round until the tournament concludes on Sunday afternoon.

PGA Tour Betting Odds: MyBookie

Source: Yahoo! Sports

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