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2017 Masters Tournament Player Odds and Analysis

No other golfing event rivals the prestige and drama that the Masters Tournament does. Year after year, with the azaleas in full bloom and the wind blowing across the links, Augusta National Golf Club hosts the legendary competition.

And every year, we look forward to speculating on who will take home their green jacket.

2017 Masters Tournament Golf Odds

(Odds courtesy of, as of March 16, 2017)

Date: April 6-9, 2017 on ESPN and CBS

  • Jordan Spieth +750
  • Rory McIlroy +850
  • Dustin Johnson +700
  • Jason Day +1300
  • Hideki Matsuyama +1400
  • Bubba Watson +2250
  • Adam Scott +2350
  • Tiger Woods +7000
  • Henrik Stenson +2425
  • Justin Rose +2550
  • Rickie Fowler +3000
  • Phil Mickelson +2550
  • Patrick Reed +3550
  • Brandt Snedeker +5250
  • Paul Casey +5050
  • Louis Oosthuizen +4750
  • Brooks Koepka +6400
  • Sergio Garcia +3826
  • Charl Schwartzel +7500
  • Danny Willett +6000
  • Branden Grace +6850
  • Matt Kuchar +6650
  • Gary Woodland +7850
  • Jon Rahm +3852
  • Thomas Pieters +4850
  • Justin Thomas +2805
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +7250
  • Zach Johnson +7850
  • Alexander Noren +8250
  • Jimmy Walker +10250
  • Jim Furyk +12550
  • Lee Westwood +8000
  • Shane Lowry +8750
  • Daniel Berger +8550
  • Marc Leishman +8850
  • J.B. Holmes +10000
  • Rafa Cabrera-Bello +10000
  • Si-Woo Kim +15000
  • Steve Stricker +15000
  • Kevin Kisner +12500
  • Bill Haas +15000
  • Byeong Hun An +10000
  • Emiliano Grillo +12000
  • Jason Dufner +20000
  • Kevin Chappell +10000
  • Russell Knox +12000
  • William McGirt +15000
  • Andy Sullivan +15000
  • Tony Finau +15000
  • Kevin Na +15000
  • Martin Kaymer +12500
  • Smylie Kaufman +15000
  • Bernd Wiesberger +12000
  • Webb Simpson +12500
  • Francesco Molinari +12550
  • Ryan Moore +10250

Strong Performances Expected From Speith

Jordan Spieth’s last three starts at Augusta read like this: runner-up, 1st, runner-up.

Last year’s performance was a total upset, where Speith had a five-shot lead with nine holes to go, before making a quadruple-bogey on the 12th hole. He neverrecovered, finishing second to surprise winner, Danny Willett.

While he may have let last year’s coveted green jacket slip away, Spieth has explained that he’s since birdied the 12th hole twice. With his dedication and perseverance, he’ll be in the mix again this year, and could easily add another green jacket to his closet. His creativity around the greens and a smooth putting stroke also go a long way at Augusta National Golf Club.


Line Movers

Justin Thomas (+2805) – Before he went on a tear in Malaysia and Hawaii, the former Alabaman opened at +9000, but has drifted all the way down to +2805. His best finish at Augusta is a T39 in 2016. His lack of experience will hurt him and he will not be a prime factor in 2017.

Hideki Matsuyama (+1400)– Arguably Japan’s best player of all time and still only 24 years old, this guy has major talent. He opened up at +6000 and has won twice, finishing runner-up in two other starts and driving the betting odds down to its current +1400. Putting is always the key skill at Augusta and the weak link in Matsuyama’s game. Top 15 is achievable, but nothing better.

Jon Rahm (+3852) – When Phil Mickelson says that Rahm was one of the best players in the world, we paid attention. The Spaniard has vaulted to No. 26 in the Official World Golf Rankings in just 20 starts, which is almost inconceivable.

If you got Rahm back in August at +8000, you should be feeling pretty happy. Rookies at the Masters don’t fare particularly well, and the last first-timer to win at Augusta was Fuzzy Zoeller back in 1979. Rahm has the game, but not the course knowledge to win this year.

Tiger Woods (+7000) – This is the 20th year anniversary of Woods’ epic ’96 win, when some shops had his odds as low as 30:1! Woods can barely make it around 18 holes, let alone compete at a high level. His golf odds have quickly ramped up to 70/1, and his status remains doubtful for the first major of the year. It remains to be seen if he’ll be retiring soon or not.

Schwartzel and Mickelson Have Value

Charl Schwartzel is a former Masters winner. His too-high odds at +7500 offer gamers the best value on the board. The South African is a great ball-striker and–even if he isn’t sinking all of his putts–he still has a great chance to win the 2017 Masters Tournament.

Three-time Masters winner, Phil Mickelson, thrives in big-time events and has one of the most magical short games to bring to the Masters. Lefty is getting up there in age, but still has a few more wins in his arsenal. Mickelson is always a solid bet at Augusta, especially with his left-handed drive.

Fade Material with Watson and Willett

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has fallen on hard times recently, struggling just to make cuts. He’s lost his confidence and his putting stroke looks shaky. Don’t waste your money this year: Watson’s game is disastrous!

Defending champion Danny Willett is another player that’slos t confidence in his game. We believe last year’s win was a total fluke, as he continues to struggle. He seems more like an average player with zero chance to contend this year at Augusta.

Check back the week of April 6-9, 2017, to get more information as well as daily matchups, golf odds and golf props for this year’s Masters Tournament.

Ken Henson
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