- Despite having the smallest field of any major championship, there are still intriguing options to bet to make and miss the cut at Augusta National this week
- Which favorites might be heading home early? Will any players off the radar reach the weekend?
- See the odds to make the cut and miss the cut for top players below
There’s no better way to watch the first two days of a major championship than having action on the cut line.
With the patrons returning to the grounds of Augusta National, there’s bound to be some big favorites in the Masters odds who crumble under the heightened pressure and miss the weekend.
Let’s look at some of the top players who could be trunk slamming early, and finish with a parlay of players who will likely be safely inside the cut line on Friday evening.
Odds to Make Cut and Miss Cut at 2021 Masters
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Bet on a Bryson Blowup?
By the time you’re reading this, Bryson DeChambeau may have already blown up his body and pulled out of the tournament due to a freak injury.
Fairway finders pic.twitter.com/ZSlPMnR7PL
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) April 6, 2021
Whether you come away wincing or laughing like Vijay after watching the video, there is reason to believe Bryson’s stay at Augusta National could be a short one.
He has never finished inside the top 20 at the event in the four times he’s been in the field, and this will be the first time he’ll be a consensus favorite at a major in front of fans. Form for the 27-year-old will also be hard to predict, as he dominated the Florida swing, but didn’t fare very well at the Dell Match Play, finishing just T-42.
The lack of thick rough at Augusta National also negates some of the advantage DeChambeau has possessed over the fields at other major venues, as he can’t rely on his distance to have wedges and short irons in while the rest of the field has to deal with hitting 6 and 7’s as their approach shots.
Speaking of the greens, his putting has also been poor in his previous starts – as the “Mad Scientist” is a bit lost without his formulas.
Since Bryson DeChambeau made his Masters debut, he ranks 70th of 78 players (with 10+ rounds) in strokes gained putting.
6th in SG off the tee, 11th in tee-to-green… but 70th in putting. https://t.co/9O6XDQRciu
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) April 6, 2021
Add this all up, and DeChambeau to miss the cut at +620 seems worth a sprinkle as you get to root against the villain and potentially receive a nice payout.
Others That Could Potentially Miss the Cut
There’s a few other players with plus-odds that could be worth a wager to head home early this week.
Joaquin Niemann is one of the best young and complete players on Tour, but due to seeding wasn’t able to play in the November edition of the tournament and has one lone other appearance – a missed cut in 2018 as an amateur.
Since coming T2 at the Sony Open to begin the new year, he’s finished inside the Top 20 just once, and with his lack of experience at Augusta National may be in for a short week.
Also of interest is Tyrrell Hatton to miss the cut at odds of +174. The fiery Brit has shown flashes of brilliance over the past year-plus, but there are some concerning trends for him coming into this week.
As evidenced by this meltdown at WGC Match Play a few weeks ago, Hatton can go off the rails at any moment (he finished T-56) and has really struggled in the biggest events on Tour.
Hatton has only missed four cuts in his last 30 events, but they have come in the Players Championship, Masters, US Open and PGA Championship.
Players to Consider for a Make the Cut Parlay
Now let’s get to the fun stuff. Stringing together three or four players with a history of success at the Masters that should safely make it inside the cut line.
Corey Conners (-340) is arguably playing the best golf of his PGA Tour career over the last month, with a 3rd place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a seventh place at the Players Championship. His strong iron play profiles nicely to Augusta, where he’s made the cut twice in the three times he’s played the Masters – including his T-10 back in November.
What would @HayesTSN shoot at Augusta National if given the softer conditions of last week’s Masters tournament??
— OverDrive (@OverDrive1050) November 18, 2020
Also in the Conners mould is Abraham Ancer (-330), another great ball striker who excelled in the November edition, posting a T-13. After an up-and-down showing on the California swing, he looks to be back in form, making four straight cuts since the WGC-Concession, with top 25 finishes in each event played.
Georgia native Brian Harman (-330) seems like a strong bet to make the weekend. Although he’s only played in the Masters twice, the former Bulldog is familiar with golf in the area and should be able use his prowess on the greens (21st in SG: putting) to make up for his lack of distance off the tee. He’s also made eight straight cuts – finishing top ten in three of those events.
Riding the wave of who’s hot right now, Lee Westwood (-360) has to be included, doesn’t he? Westy has been playing Augusta National frequently while in the States and neatly snatching two wins during the Florida swing. He should come into this week free of expectations and play well.
Our last pick is the diciest of the parlay, but should get the payout up to about +400 depending on your book.
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 2020
Cameron Champ (-164) has been struggling of late, missing five of his last seven cuts – but seemed to turn it around at the Valero Texas Open on Friday, shooting a 69 to make the weekend and eventually finishing T-34.
His distance (9th in SG: Off the tee) will no doubt give him birdie opportunities if the approach shots cooperate, but his putter will be the question mark. If he can up his game to just field-average on the greens, I like his chances to make it to the weekend. The 25-year-old seems to up his game at majors, finishing T-19 at the Masters in November, as well as T-10 at the 2020 PGA Championship.
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