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2020 Masters: Odds, Best Bets, and Longshots to Target at Augusta National

After a six-month delay, the 2020 Masters is finally here. The best in the world are set to tee it up this Thursday at Augusta National for the best major championship in the sport, as Tiger Woods returns to defend his green jacket.

Surprisingly, Woods isn’t even close to one of the favorites to win The Masters this year. So, who are the biggest favorites this weekend, and who should you target with your Masters bets?

2020 Masters odds

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There aren’t many surprises at the top of the 2020 Masters odds board. Big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau enters the tournament as the 8/1 favorite. Dustin Johnson is right behind him at 9/1, and Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, and Rory McIlroy follow suit.

Reigning champion Tiger Woods comes in as a 35/1 longshot.

The full list of players and their odds are as follows:

Bryson DeChambeau 8-1
Dustin Johnson 9-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Justin Thomas 12-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Xander Schauffele 14-1
Brooks Koepka 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama 25-1
Tony Finau 25-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Tyrrell Hatton 28-1
Bubba Watson 28-1
Patrick Reed 28-1
Collin Morikawa 30-1
Jason Day 33-1
Webb Simpson 33-1
Matthew Wolff 33-1
Tiger Woods 35-1
Jordan Spieth 40-1
Adam Scott 40-1
Tommy Fleetwood 40-1
Scottie Scheffler 50-1
Louis Oosthuizen 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Paul Casey 55-1
Sergio Garcia 60-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60-1
Shane Lowry 66-1
Rickie Fowler 66-1
Sung-Jae Im 66-1
Cameron Smith 70-1
Jason Kokrak 70-1
Phil Mickelson 80-1
Abraham Ancer 80-1
Cameron Champ 80-1
Lee Westwood 80-1
Francesco Molinari 90-1
Gary Woodland 100-1
Ian Poulter 100-1
Kevin Kisner 125-1
Danny Willett 125-1
Si-Woo Kim 125-1
Brandt Snedeker 125-1
Matt Kuchar 125-1
Brendon Todd 125-1
Erik van Rooyen 125-1
Lanto Griffin 150-1
Corey Conners 150-1
Charl Schwartzel 150-1
Sebastian Munoz 150-1
Henrik Stenson 150-1
Matt Wallace 150-1
Marc Leishman 150-1
Billy Horschel 150-1
Zach Johnson 150-1
Victor Perez 200-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 200-1
Bernd Wiesberger 200-1
Kevin Na 200-1
Byeong Hun An 200-1
Dylan Frittelli 250-1
Lucas Glover 250-1
Adam Hadwin 250-1
J.T. Poston 250-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 250-1
Graeme McDowell 250-1
Chez Reavie 250-1
Charles Howell 250-1
Nick Taylor 300-1
Justin Harding 300-1
Max Homa 300-1
Tyler Duncan 400-1
Andrew Landry 400-1
Jazz Janewattananond 500-1
Fred Couples 500-1
Nate Lashley 500-1
C.T. Pan 500-1
Shugo Imahira 500-1
Andrew Putnam 500-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 500-1
Jimmy Walker 500-1
Bernhard Langer 500-1
John Augenstein 750-1
Vijay Singh 1000-1
Andy Ogletree 1000-1
Lukas Michel 1000-1
Mike Weir 1000-1
Abel Gallegos 1000-1
Yuxin Lin 1000-1
James Sugrue 1500-1
Jose Maria Olazabal 2000-1
Sandy Lyle 2000-1
Larry Mize 2000-1

Outright picks

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Dustin Johnson: 9/1

We’re going to bypass the favorite and go with DJ here as our chalk pick. In his last four appearances at Augusta National, Dustin Johnson has finished second, 10th, fourth, and sixth. Combine that with the fact that Johnson is the hottest player on the PGA Tour (he hasn’t finished worse than sixth in his last six events), and he’s a no-brainer outright pick this week. The dude is far too talented to only have one major to his name.

Brooks Koepka: 16/1

Remember when Brooks Koepka was going off as the favorite in every major tournament? Yeah, that wasn’t too long ago. Koepka hasn’t played as much lately as he’s been dealing with a nagging knee injury, but he shot two consecutive 65s in a tune-up at the Vivint Houston Open last week. Brooks is still a stone-cold killer in the majors, and 16/1 is too enticing to pass up.

Patrick Cantlay: 25/1

Tiger Woods blew away all other storylines at last year’s Masters, so fans probably don’t remember Patrick Cantlay had the outright lead down the stretch that Sunday. Once he realized his name was at the top of the leaderboard, though, Cantlay folded. He’ll be more confident this year with more golf under his belt.

Scottie Scheffler: 50/1

Scottie Scheffler isn’t a well-known name on the PGA Tour, but this kid can really play. The 24-year-old finished T4 at the U.S. Open earlier this year. This will mark his first start at Augusta, but he’s shown he’s not afraid of a challenge. Scheffler is +150 to finish top 20 and +400 to place inside the top 10.

Longshots to target

Rickie Fowler: 66/1

It seems like just yesterday Rickie Fowler was finishing inside the top 10 in every major like clockwork. He’s fallen back to No. 46 in the Official World Golf Rankings, which is making his odds blow up, but they’re just too high at this point. Fowler got the closest to winning his first major at the 2018 Masters, and he finished ninth last year at Augusta. He’s placed inside the top 12 in five of his last six appearances at The Masters. You can get him at +190 for a top 20.

Corey Conners: 150/1

Augusta National is notoriously a second-shot golf course. The greens are designed such that great shots are rewarded with close putts and misses in the wrong spots are deadly. That’s a great recipe for Corey Conners, who is one of the most solid iron players on Tour. He ranked 12th in strokes gained: approach last season. He’s worth at least a +400 top-20 bet.

Justin Harding: 300/1

Let’s have some fun, shall we? Justin Harding only has two top-20 finishes in his PGA Tour career, and one of them happens to be at Augusta National. Harding finished 12th at The Masters last year after posting 8-under-par. He’s +850 to finish top 20 this weekend.

Best Bets for the 2020 Masters

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Bryson DeChambeau top 5 finish: +170

Pretty much everyone is on Bryson DeChambeau this week, and for a good reason. The bomber transformed his body over the last few months and is driving the golf ball farther than anyone in PGA Tour history. He’s coming off his first major championship win at the 2020 U.S. Open, and there’s no reason he can’t win back-to-back at The Masters.

Tony Finau top 20 finish: -115

This one won’t be as juicy, but boy is it still enticing. Here are Tony Finau’s finishes in majors since 2018: T4, T8, 3, CUT, T64, T5, T42, T9, 5, T10. In two starts at Augusta National, he’s finished T5 and T10. He’s not a guy to back in the outright market until he proves he can finish a big tournament, but a top 20 is a great angle for one of the most talented players on Tour.

Bubba Watson top 20 finish: -105

Some players just feel more comfortable at specific courses. For Bubba Watson, that’s Augusta National. Watson has two green jackets to his name, and he’s finished T12 and T5 in the last two years. The Masters won’t have patrons this year either, which only helps Watson. He’s stated before he plays much better with no fans around. He could be right in the thick of it come Sunday afternoon.

All odds courtesy of William Hill as of 11/11