Earlier today on my blossoming TikTok channel, I posted a video where I shared my favorite betting picks for the upcoming Masters tournament…I will to expand on that here and I’m also 99% sure most of you don’t follow me on tiktok.
Full disclosure, I’m almost 100% sure I’ve never won a golf bet…so I’m desperate…I’ve got to get this monkey off my back. So my card might be a little full…5 players. I will list them in terms of their odds to win from shortest to longest….
1.John Rahm 10-1- Scottie Scheffler is a deserving favorite, he’s a monster, but Rahm is just as skilled, if not more. Rahm’s already won 3x this year, he’s the 3rd ranked golfer in the world, and yet he’s only got 1 major championship to his name. Rahm is due for a monumental win.
2.Jordan Spieth 20-1- Few players have been as consistent at Augusta as Jordan Spieth. He won the event in 2015, and has finished in the top 3 five times since 2014. Spieth is a surgeon at Augusta and he’s most likely going to be in the mix come Sunday.
3.Collin Morikawa 30-1- Over the last decade, Masters winners have held an average pre-tournament odds # of 27-1. Morikawa fits right in that range and he’s one of my favorite golfers on tour. He’s super laid back, highly skilled, and crushed it during the COVID year of 2020. If you can play well through the awkwardness of COVID, you are good in my book.
4.Shane Lowry 80-1- Dart meet wall. I just like the idea of adding a rough and tough Irishman to my betting portfolio here. Lowry did finish top 3 @ the Masters last year so that does inspire some confidence and from what I understand, he’s a strong wind/rain player – and Augusta might have some bad weather this weekend. Other than that, this is a total shot in the dark.
5.Kirt Kitayama 165-1- Getting a win under your belt in early March, a month before the Masters, and doing so with a loaded field is as good a prep course as you can ask for. Arnie wanted his course set up with a certain level of difficulty, and Augusta is the same way. Kitayama will come in with way more confidence than anyone who is listed around him in the 150-1 or higher range. Also, Scottie Scheffler won the Arnie, turned around and won the Masters last year, so there’s a precedent.