The 2022 Masters Tournament will kickstart major championship season on Thursday, April 7, and as always, there’s no shortage of fascinating storylines leading up to the most iconic event in golf.
Will Tiger Woods make his triumphant return to the PGA Tour at Augusta National Golf Club? Can Scottie Scheffler continue his hot streak and prove he belongs as the No. 1 player in the world? Will Rory McIlroy win his first green jacket to complete the career Grand Slam?
This should be a fun one, but who stands above the rest of the field as the betting favorite to win the 2022 Masters?
Jon Rahm is the betting favorite to win the 2022 Masters Tournament
Jon Rahm just forfeited his No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking to Scheffler, but no one would argue with you if you said the Spaniard is still the best golfer on earth.
In eight PGA Tour starts this season, Rahm has racked up four top-10 finishes and has only placed worse than 21st one time. He also ranks first on Tour in strokes gained off the tee and fourth in strokes gained from tee to green. A recent putter change has resulted in some puzzling stats on the greens, but Rahm is still able to contend in nearly every tournament he enters nowadays.
The 27-year-old also has a sparkling record at Augusta National. In five Masters starts, he’s finished 27th, ninth, seventh, fifth, and fourth. Not too shabby. All that’s missing seems to be a first.
Unsurprisingly, Rahm is the betting favorite to win the 2022 Masters at 10/1 odds. It wouldn’t shock anyone if he finally conquered Augusta National and won his second career major.
Full 2022 Masters odds
So we know Rahm is the lone favorite at 10/1, but what about the rest of the field?
Augusta expert Jordan Spieth comes in next at +1300, and recent Players Championship winners Cameron Smith and Justin Thomas are right behind at +1400. McIlroy is up at +1800, while reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama is a bit further down at +3500.
And Tiger Woods — yes, Tiger Woods — comes in at +5000.
Jon Rahm: +1000
Jordan Spieth: +1300
Justin Thomas: +1400
Cameron Smith: +1400
Collin Morikawa: +1600
Scottie Scheffler: +1600
Dustin Johnson: +1600
Brooks Koepka: +1800
Rory McIlroy: +1800
Viktor Hovland: +1800
Patrick Cantlay: +2200
Xander Schauffele: +2200
Bryson DeChambeau: +3000
Will Zalatoris: +3000
Hideki Matsuyama: +3500
Sam Burns: +3500
Shane Lowry: +4000
Joaquin Niemann: +4500
Louis Oosthuizen: +5000
Daniel Berger: +5000
Corey Conners: +5000
Tiger Woods: +5000
Masters outright bets to place right now
Rory McIlroy +1800
McIlroy has been chasing the elusive career Grand Slam for eight years now, and I think this could be the time he finally gets it done. The Northern Irishman is normally priced as a bigger favorite at Augusta, so jumping on him at 18-1 seems like a pretty good idea.
Patrick Cantlay +2200
This price makes no sense to me. Patrick Cantlay is ranked No. 5 in the OWGR, he just ripped off four straight top-10s earlier this year, and he’s had decent success at Augusta in the past. But there are nine players above him on the odds board?
Give me all the 22-1 tickets, please and thank you.
All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 4/3.