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2021 Masters Props – Odds on Top Former Champion, Debutant, Senior and Left Handed Player

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in Golf

Apr 6, 2021 · 6:55 PM PDT

Jordan Spieth watches tee shot
Jordan Spieth watches his drive from the second tee during the first round of the Texas Open golf tournament, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • The Masters tees off Thursday (April 8th) at Augusta National Golf Course
  • Props are available for Top Former Champion, Debutant, Senior, Left-Handed Player and more
  • See below for odds and best bets

Masters week is upon us, and there’s no shortage of ways to bet on the best golf tournament of the entire year. Articles covering the best outright wagers, and favorite longshots and sleepers have already been written, so now it’s time to dive into prop bets.

Online sportsbooks are offering a variety of different props leading up to the tournament, so let’s get started with a breakdown of who the top former winner will be in 2021.

Spieth Set up to Shine

Two months ago, 2015 champ Jordan Spieth was +5000 to win the Masters. Now, that number has been shortened all the way down to +1100. Spieth is fresh off a win at the Valero Texas Open last week, and has the second shortest odds to be the top former winner in this field.

Top Former Winner Odds

Golfer Odds at FanDuel
Dustin Johnson +175
Jordan Spieth +250
Patrick Reed +550
Sergio Garcia +900
Adam Scott +1000
Bubba Watson +1200
Phil Mickelson +2200
Danny Willett +2900
Zach Johnson +2900
Charl Schwartzel +4200
Bernhard Langer +6500
Fred Couples +10000
Ian Woosnam +10000
Jose Maria Olazabal +10000
Larry Mize +10000
Mike Weir +10000
Sandy Lyle +10000
Vijay Singh +10000

All odds as of April 6th.

Last week’s win certainly didn’t come out of nowhere, as Spieth’s game has been razor sharp over the last few months. In addition to his victory, he also racked up top-four finishes at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pro-Am and Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Spieth ranks second in this field over the past 24 rounds in strokes gained approach, and sixth in Par-5 scoring, which are two key stats to finding success at Augusta. The 27-year-old has finished 46th and 21st in his past two trips to the Masters, but prior to that his results were 3rd, 11th, 2nd, 1st, and 2nd.

Pick: Jordan Spieth Top Former Winner (+250)

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Don’t Sleep on Robert Macintyre

No debutant has won at Augusta since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, but plenty of first timers has performed well in their inaugural appearance. For instance, the aforementioned Spieth placed T-2 as a debutant in 2014. Most people will automatically flock to bet Will Zalatoris for top Debutant this year, but don’t sleep on Robert Macintyre.

Top Debutant Odds

Golfer Odds at FanDuel
Will Zalatoris +110
Carlos Ortiz +220
Robert Macintyre +290
Tyler Strafaci +1400
Joe Long +2900
Charles Osborne +4100

The big hitting Scotsman has made the cut in his only two appearances at Majors, highlighted by a 6th place finish at the Open Championship in 2019.

He ranks 14th on the European Tour this season in strokes gained total, and 17th in strokes gained off-the-tee. Last time we saw him, he made it out Group A at the Dell Technologies Matchplay, a pod that included Kevin Na and defending champ Dustin Johnson.

He’s a left-handed player, which should help him navigate this difficult track. Augusta National favors a right-to-left ball flight and fellow lefties Bubba Watson (x2), Phil Mickelson (x3) and Mike Weir have all slipped on the Green Jacket in the last two decades.

Pick: Robert Macintyre Top Debutan (+290)

Phil In Fine Form

Speaking of lefties, Mickelson enters this week in fine form, having placed 35th at the Players Championship, and 25th at the Honda Classic in the last month. It’s no surprise he has the shortest odds to be the top Senior this week, especially given his age (recently turned 50), and the fact that he’s won two of his three starts on the Champions Tour.

Top Senior Odds

Golfer Odds at FanDuel
Phil Mickelson -115
Bernhard Langer +470
Fred Couples +550
Mike Weir +700
Vijay Singh +1000
Jose Maria Olazabal +3300
Larry Mize +3300
Sandy Lyle +3300
Ian Woosnam +5000

Lefty, a three-time Masters champion, finished inside the top-20 at the 2019 Masters, and has top-10 upside this week, while the other eight seniors will need a phenomenal performance just to make the cut. Mickelson is as short as -145 to be top Senior at other online sportsbooks, so take advantage of the discount.

Pick: Phil Mickelson Top Senior (-115)

Bet On Bubba

If you think we’re done talking about left-handed players, think again. Bubba Watson enters the week fresh off an impressive showing at the Dell Technologies Match Play, and now returns to a course he excels at.

Top Lefty Odds

Golfer Odds at FanDuel
Bubba Watson +110
Brian Harman +220
Robert Macintyre +290
Phil Mickelson +1400
Mike Weir +2900

The two-time Masters champion has five top-25’s and three top-5’s at this tournament, and can shape the ball around every obstacle, and cut every corner at Augusta National. He finished 12th the last time the Masters was contested in April, and has two top-7 finishes already this season.

Mickelson is also an intriguing option for this prop, but you can get much better odds betting him to finish inside the top-20 (+450), a result he’d likely need anyways to have any chance of winning this prop.

Pick: Bubba Watson Top Lefty (+110)


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