US Masters 2021 Favourites
The bookies have six players priced up at less than 20/1 for the 2021 US Masters and it won’t be the greatest shock if either Dustin Johnson, Bryson De Chambeau, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, John Rahm, or Rory McIlroy is presented with the Green Jacket on Sunday evening.
Dustin Johnson has the talent to join an elite club that has won back-to-back editions of the US Masters, but he’ll need to return to his best to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, and Tiger Woods as the only players to achieve it so far.
The wheels came off the Bryson De Chambeau power-hitting show at the 2020 US Masters, but he’s got a driver he says will allow him to hit more fairways this time around. He’ll be a massive danger to all if he does, but his overall record at Augusta National suggests he may have to wait a little while longer for a Green Jacket.
John Rahm has posted three top-10s in the last three US Masters and the Spaniard will surely add his name to that of fellow countrymen Ballesteros, Olazabal, and Garcia on the trophy at some point. But his first child was only born last week, and the ‘nappy factor’ makes him a risk at shortish odds.
We’ve been saying Rory McIlroy will win a US Masters one day, and six top-10s in his last seven visits shows his class. But he’s barely looked in contention in most of those years and hasn’t set the world alight this season so far. Maybe coming in under the radar will help, and odds of 16/1 and 10 places will tempt many punters.
Jordan Spieth has the best record at Augusta of anyone in the field when in form and he’s come back to something like his best on his last few starts. If winning last week hasn’t left him jaded, he may win a second green jacket, but other players arrive with fresher legs and minds.
Trending is the phrase used to describe the US Masters form of Justin Thomas, and he’s improved year on year with finishes of 39, 22, 17, 12, 4. There’s a strange statistic that lots of US Masters winners have won on their sixth Augusta start, and he arrives here fresh from winning the Players Championship.
Players Priced At 20/1 To 50/1 At US Masters 2021
A look at the players in the US Masters 2021 field priced at odds of between 20/1 and 50/1 highlights the current strength of world golf.
World number four Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland have taken the golfing world by storm in a short space of time, but both may need a little longer to get used to the nuances of Augusta. Cantlay and Schauffele have class in abundance and already boast top-10 finishes here, but neither have been burning it up of late.
Tony Finau finds winning difficult, while the in-form English duo of Westwood and Casey would be surprise winners now they’re well into their forties. But it would be no surprise if any of that trio gave you a run for your money.
Jason Day, Webb Simpson, Sung-Jae Im, Tyrell Hatton, Scottie Scheffler, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Hideki Matsuyama are all names that could feature on the leaderboard, but none have the type of convincing profiles that jump off the page and shouts ‘back me’.
Brooks Koepka is harder to leave out of the staking plan, as this four-time major winner is another player having his sixth start at Augusta and he has a progressive profile, including top-7 finishes on his last two appearances. He’s also a winner this season, but recent surgery may leave him short of valuable match practice.
Of those in the 20/1 to 50/1 range, Daniel Berger makes the most appeal. A winner at Pebble Beach earlier this year, Berger was tenth on his US Masters debut. He was in nowhere near as good a form when finishing 27th and 32nd on his next two visits but, after missing out on the last two editions, he’s expected to contend this week.
US Masters Outsiders 2021
With many bookies offering each-way terms of between eight and 11 places at the 2021 Masters, it looks worth trying to land at least the place money with a couple of big-priced outsiders.
Some past Masters champions catch the eye, with Phil Mickelson and Danny Willett both available at triple-figure odds, while Bubba Watson is a dual past winner. But it’s Adam’s Scotts ball-striking this season that earns the Aussie a vote. He’s not been reaping the rewards he deserves but he should relish the firm and fast conditions at Augusta this year.
Abraham Ancer is another tempting bet at a similar price. The Mexican played in the final group on Sunday last year and, though he had a round he probably still has nightmares about, he showed over the four days that Augusta is a course he should play well at throughout his career.
Billy Horschel looks a big price following his recent Dell Matchplay success, but his course form is poor, and it’s the Dell Matchplay third Matt Kuchar that looks the best each-way bet after his recent improved form.
After a spell in the doldrums, Kuchar followed his third in the Dell Matchplay by finishing 12th last week. He also boasts four top-10s in his last nine visits to Augusta, and has all the attributes to handle Augusta when it’s playing firm and fast.
Free Tips US Masters 2021
With the bookmakers falling over themselves to get our business this week, we’re happy to try and take advantage of the generous each-way terms on offer with four free US Masters 2021 tips at a variety of odds.