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Early 2019 Masters Props: Jack Nicklaus’ Ceremonial Tee Shot, Winning 72-Hole Score, Number of Players Under Par & More

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  • The 2019 Masters tees off Thursday April 11th
  • You can bet on just about anything happening in this year’s tournament
  • We have some fun prop bets to wager on for this annual tradition

The 2019 Masters is right around the corner on April 11th with Rory McIlroy the clear favorite to complete the career grand slam.

BetOnline has a plethora of prop bets to wager on including a slew for Tiger Woods. We’ll get you primed for the event here with all the other props bettors can sink their teeth into.

Opening Tee Shots

Gary Player’s Ceremonial Tee Shot Odds

Will Gary Player’s Ceremonial Tee Shot Hit the Fairway? Odds at BetOnline
Yes -300
No +240

*Odds taken 04/05/19

Gary Player piped one down the middle last year and the Black Knight is incredibly fit for 83 years old. Expect him to split the fairway.

Pick: Yes (-300)

Jack Nicklaus’ Ceremonial Tee Shot Odds

Will Jack Nicklaus’ Ceremonial Tee Shot Hit the Fairway? Odds at BetOnline
Yes -260
No +200

The Golden Bear has been giving up yardage to Player in recent years. Expect him to swing out of his shoes to pass him and yank one into the left rough.

Pick: No (+200)

Odds the 54 Hole Leader Wins Masters

Will the 54 Hole Leader Win the Masters? Odds at BetOnline
Yes -115
No -115

Before the last two years (Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed), just two of seven 54-hole leaders closed out the tournament. Often the winner comes from the last group on Sunday. Recent trend of 54 hole leaders winning is the outlier.

Pick: No (-115)

Odds an Albatross Will Be Registered During the Masters

Will An Albatross Be Registered During the Masters? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +800
No -1500

There’s been only four golfers to record an albatross in tournament history dating back to 1934, most recently Louis Oosthuizen in 2012. This is an easy pick.

Pick: No (-1500)

Odds a Player Shoots All 4 Rounds in the 60s

Will a Player Shoot All 4 Rounds in the 60s? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +1400
No -4000

This one seems tempting but no golfer has ever accomplished the feat in the history of this championship. It may not be a sexy bet but the answer is pretty obvious.

Pick: No (-4000)

Odds on Caddie’s Cut of Winner’s Prize Purse

What Will the Caddie’s Cut of the Winner’s Prize Purse Be? Odds at BetOnline
Over 10 Percent -115
Under 10 Percent -115

Typically a caddy makes at least 10% for a victory on tour, but this is a major. This cheeky prop is a dig at Matt Kuchar for initially woefully underpaying his caddy after a win in Mexico. As long as Kuchar doesn’t win, the pick is clear. Too soon?

Pick: Over (-115)

Masters Cut Line Odds

Cut Line Odds at BetOnline
Over 148.5 Shots -105
Under 148.5 Shots -125

The last three years the cut has been at 149 or 150 shots (+5 and +6), and that was before the already difficult par-4, 5th hole was lengthened some 50 yards to make it a brute.

Pick: Over 148.5 Shots (-105)

Odds the Flagstick is Left in for Winner’s Final Putt

Will the Flagstick Be Left in for Winner’s Final Putt? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +1000
No -2000

If you’re thinking of wagering on Bryson DeChambeau at +2800, or Adam Scott at +4000, then this is the bet for you. They pretty much exclusively putt with the flagstick in. Most other golfers don’t unless it’s a super long attempt.

Pick: No (-2000)

Odds on the Highest 18 Hole Score

What Will Be the Highest 18 Hole Score? Odds at BetOnline
Over 84.5 Strokes +115
Under 84.5 Strokes -145

86 was the worst score last year by amateur Harry Ellis. Kevin Na shot 85 in 2016 and Ben Crenshaw had a 91 in 2015 and an 85 in 2014. Count on a way past-his-prime hack or amateur to post a dreadful score.

Pick: Over 84.5 Strokes (+115)

Odds There Be a Hole in One

Will There Be a Hole in One? Odds at BetOnline
Yes -135
No +105

The last three years have seen an ace at Augusta, with the 16th hole yielding 13 of the last 14 holes in one at the Masters. Very favorable pin location on Sunday helps the cause.

Pick: Yes (-135)

Leading Round 1 Score Odds

What Will Be the Leading Round 1 Score? Odds at BetOnline
Over 65.5 Shots -115
Under 65.5 Shots -115

Just two of the last seven years has seen a round of 65 or better opening day (Charley Hoffman 2017, Jordan Spieth 2015)

Pick: Over 65.5 Shots (-115)

Odds on the Length of Winner’s Final Shot

What Will Be the Length of Winner’s Final Shot? Odds at BetOnline
Over 3.5 Feet +115
Under 3.5 Feet -145

The Masters has seen some incredible final putts to end the tournament, such as Phil Mickelson’s first major in 2004, the Tiger Slam in 2005, and Sergio Garcia getting the monkey off his back in 2017.

Pick: Over 3.5 feet (+115)

Lowest 18 Hole Score Odds

What Will Be the Lowest 18 Hole Score? Odds at BetOnline
Over 65 Shots -105
Under 65 Shots -125

Since the 2011 Masters, no 63’s have been shot and Jordan Spieth is the only golfer with a 64 (2015, 2018.)

Pick: Over 65 shots (-105)

Odds on Most Shots Recorded on Any Hole

What Will Be the Most Shots Recorded on Any Hole? Odds at BetOnline
Over 8.5 Shots -125
Under 8.5 Shots -105

Carnage always occurs for somebody at Augusta National, either on the 12th or 15th holes in particular. (see: Sergio)

Pick: Over 8.5 Shots (-125)

Odds on a New Course Record of 62 or Lower

Will There Be a New Course Record of 62 or lower? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +1400
No -4000

Nobody in the history of the Masters has shot a 62, and only once has it been posted in major championship history (Branden Grace 2017 Open Championship).

Pick: No (-4000)

Odds on the Number of Players Finishing Under Par

How Many Players Will Finish Under Par? Odds at BetOnline
Over 17.5 Players +105
Under 17.5 Players -135

Three of the last four years this number has easily been cleared. 2016 was the lone exception.

Pick: Over 17.5 Players (+105)

Odds There Will Be a Playoff

Will There Be a Playoff? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +300
No -400

Just one of the last five Masters titles has been won in a sudden death playoff (Sergio Garcia over Justin Rose in 2017).

Pick: No (-400)

Odds on a Playoff Featuring 3 or More Players

Will There Be a Playoff Featuring 3 or More Players? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +1200
No -3300

The last time this happened was in 2009 (Angel Cabrera defeated Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell), and it hadn’t happened since 1987 before that.

Pick: No (-3300)

Odds a Rookie Wins the Masters

Will a Rookie Win the Masters? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +1000
No -2000

The Masters is not kind to newcomers. A rookie has won just three times (Horton Smith and Gene Sarazen the first two years it was contested in 1934 and 1935) and Fuzzy Zoeller 40 years ago.

Pick: No (-2000)

Odds There Will Be a Round 1 Hole in One

Will There Be a Round 1 Hole In One? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +700
No -1250

As noted earlier, the majority of aces occur on the 16th hole Sunday. Don’t get suckered into picking yes.

Pick: No (-1250)

Odds a Left-Handed Golfer Wins the Masters?

Will Any Left-Handed Golfer Win the Masters? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +1200
No -3300

With this you’re basically picking whether Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, or to a lesser extent Brian Harman will win (sorry Mike Weir). The odds suggest no, but don’t forget Bubba has two green jackets and Phil has three.

Pick: No (-3300)

Odds on the Winner’s Score on 72nd Hole

What Will the Winner’s Score Be on the 72nd Hole? Odds at BetOnline
Par -180
Other +150

Given that we’ve picked quite a few of the odds-on favorites to cash in with these props, how about taking a birdie or a bogey on the last hole for victory?

Pick: Other (+150)

Winning 72 Hole Score Odds

What Will the Winning 72 Hole Score Be? Odds at BetOnline
Over 276.5 Shots +105
Under 276.5 Shots -135

Somewhat surprisingly, five of the last seven champs have posted higher than 276. Reed in 2018 and Spieth in 2015 were the outliers.

Pick: Over 276.5 Shots (+105)

Winning Margin Odds

Winning Margin Odds at BetOnline
4 Shots or More +325
Exactly 3 shots +450
Exactly 2 shots +350
Exactly 1 shot +250
Playoff needed to determine winner +300

Amazingly, last year was the first one shot win since 2004 with one playoff in the last five years. There hasn’t been a two shot win since 2011. Three shot victories have occurred twice in the last eight times with only one four shot or more victory since Tiger Woods in 1997. This is a total toss up.

Pick: Exactly 2 shots (+350)

Wire-to-Wire Winner Odds

Will There Be a Wire to Wire Winner? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +1000
No -2000

In 2015 Spieth became just the fifth golfer to win wire-to-wire (no ties) at this event. That’s five times in 82 attempts.

Pick: No (-2000)

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