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5Dimes Favors Dustin Johnson as Top American at The Masters

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Dustin Johnson is in search of his first career green jacket at the 2019 Masters. Photo by Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License].
  • The 83rd edition of the Masters tournament tees off Thursday, April 11th
  • Dustin Johnson is the favorite to be the top American in the event
  • Who are the best value bets available?

The best tournament in golf is finally upon us as we take a stroll down Magnolia Lane with the Masters back in our lives this week.

There are a myriad of top American golfers who could compete to win the coveted green jacket, but who among the men will be the top American this week?

2019 Top American Player Odds at The Masters

Golfer Top American Player Odds at 5Dimes
Dustin Johnson +500
Tiger Woods +700
Rickie Fowler +800
Jordan Spieth +825
Justin Thomas +825
Brooks Koepka +1100
Bryson DeChambeau +1200
Bubba Watson +1600
Tony Finau +1800
Phil Mickelson +2000
Matt Kuchar +2000
Xander Schauffele +2000

*Odds taken 04/10/19. Follow the link in the table above to see all options.

Will Dustin Johnson Be the Top American?

Dustin Johnson has had strong showings in his last three Masters he competed in (he didn’t play in 2017 following an accident on some stairs), but he was not the top American in any of those events.

Dustin Johnson’s Last 5 Results at the Masters

Year Result
2018 T-10th
2017 Did Not Play (Injury)
2016 T-4th
2015 T-6th
2014 CUT

DJ is rolling into Augusta National with four straight top-10s in stroke play events, including a victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Outside of those three top-10’s, he hasn’t fared overly well at the Masters in his five other appearances. Given that he’s the favorite at such low odds, I’d be inclined to pass on him.


Jordan Spieth Very Intriguing to Consider

While he hasn’t won since the 2017 Open Championship and he’s enduring the longest slump of his professional career, something about Augusta National brings out the best in Jordan Spieth so his odds to be the top American are juicy.

Jordan Spieth’s Career Masters Results

Year Result
2018 3rd
2017 T-11th
2016 T-2nd
2015 WON
2015 T-2nd

He has been downright dominant in his five trips to Augusta, and has been first rounder leader in three of the last four years.

He’s showing signs of breaking out of his funk, where he was in second place after two rounds at last weeks Valero Texas Open. His +825 odds present pretty good value so bet Spieth with confidence this week.

2019 Masters Top American Best Value Picks

  1. Rickie Fowler (+800): Finished runner-up in last year’s Masters, and hasn’t missed the cut in his last 10 majors. Posted two other top-5 showings in majors in 2017. Won the Phoenix Open this year and also was runner-up at the Honda Classic.
  2. Brooks Koepka (+1100): Unbelievably he’s still the Rodney Dangerfield of golf. Five guys are favored over him despite Koepka winning three of his last six majors! Improved significantly in each of his three Masters appearances.
  3. Matt Kuchar (+2000): Incredible value here. Three career top-5 placings at the Masters. Has been on fire all season, winning twice and finishing runner-up at WGC-Dell Match Play two weeks ago along with a tie for 7th last week. Leader of FedEx Cup points list.
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