The 2020 Masters was marked by few bogeys and even fewer spectators. Augusta National yielded record-low scores, including Dustin Johnson’s 20-under.
DJ won as a +800 co-favorite and enters this week’s Masters as a – you’ll never guess – a +800 favorite at PointsBet.
Outright betting is a must, especially considering our Top 20 Insurance. (More on that below.) But to wager only on Outrights is to exit the restaurant after gorging on bread.
Here are 10 intriguing betting opportunities:
1) PGA Name A Bet: Bryson DeChambeau Over 2.5 3-putts (+120): The Masters does not allow players to use green-reading books, leaving the mad scientist to rely on himself and his caddie. And given his mediocre Masters finishes (T21, T38, T29, T34), it’s evident that DeChambeau has yet to master these sloppy beasts.
2) Novelty Props: Final Shot of Winner To Be Made With Flagstick Left in (+500): Has there ever been a more novel prop? Bettors should root for a hole-out, Adam Scott or Matt Fitzpatrick.
3) The Teddy Boost (Name A Bet): Jordan Spieth to make 2+ Eagles (+500). If you like Spieth, I dare you not to bet this, which has been boosted from +450. Granted Spieth was eagle-free during his T-46 last year, but DJ, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Cameron Champ and Webb Simpson each made two. Marc Leishman and Charl Schwartzel combined for six. What would have been the odds on that?
4) Top 20 Insurance (Promo page): Take an Outright, any Outright. If your man doesn’t win but finishes in the top 20, you will receive a matching free bet up to $25. Pretty sweet, huh? Sign me up for DJ, JT, Spieth, Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger …
5) The Paige Boost (Name A Bet): Any Player to Shoot 60s in all Four Rounds (+1100). Call it the Cameron Smith special. The Aussie shot 67-68-69-69 in November, and if that doesn’t impress you, it should. No player in the Masters history had broken 70 in all four rounds. Although it has never been done in April, PointsBet clients are so bullish on this offering, the boost have dipped from +2500 to +1100.
6) Hole to Yield the Most Eagles (Hole 2, +340; Hole 13, +120; Hole 15, +160): Nos. 13 and 15 are the glamour par-5s, the ones Phil Mickelson (6-iron) and Tiger Woods (flagstick) made famous/infamous. But the second hole played the easiest in November, yielding 12 eagles. No. 15 gave up 14 eagles, and No. 13 a mere eight. So given the offer of nearly 3.5x on the stake, I’ll take two.
7) Novelty Props: Course Record of 62 or Better to Occur (+1400): Can we call in “Jeopardy” host Aaron Rodgers: In 2017, this South African became the first player to shoot 62 in a major. Who is Branden Grace? Indeed. Nick Price (1986) and Greg Norman (1996) hold the tournament record with 63, hence the generous price on this offering.
8) Nationality Props: Top Asian Player (Sungjae Im, +150; Hideki Matsuyama, +175; Si Woo Kim, +450; C.T. Pan, +500): Congrats if you had Im and Pan on your 2020 Masters fantasy team. Im tied for second and Pan tied for seventh. Kim won the 2017 Players Championship at age 21, and Matsuyama has used his patented slowwwww takeaway to finish in the top 15 on four occasions.
9) Make/Miss The Cut Props: The safest PointsBet offering just might be Ian Woosnam to miss the cut, at -5000 (wager $5,000 to win $100). The 1991 champion is a combined 118 over par in his last 10 attempts. On the flip side, betting DeChambeau to miss the cut pays +700. Considering he made it on the number in November, I am intrigued.
10) PGA Name A Bet: Any Player to Make a 10 or Worse on Any Hole (+1000): Excuse the self-indulgence, but my very own #sportsbettingwife has made a (modest) living off these props. She nailed Tiger to make a 10 or worse at the 2020 Masters and any player (thanks, Ben An) to car double digits on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass. Those wagers were 150-to-1. At 10-to-1, the wife shrugs.