Professional golf is an individual sport with a large field of competitors, which makes it difficult for even the world’s best players to win a given tournament two times in a row.
Despite the unlikely probability that consecutive PGA tournament victories will be captured by the same player, online golf sportsbooks are forecasting that Dustin Johnson will indeed win his second Masters in a row as a follow-up to his title in 2020.
When betting on PGA Tour events, the most common wagering option is futures odds which list all of the eligible golfers and allows for action to be laid on which one the bettor believes will win.
To some, this large list of betting options can be intimidating, and for good reason. When perusing through 40 or more potential winning options, it can cause a bettor to yearn for more simple lines with fewer outcomes to select from.
Bovada PGA Sportsbook has countered standard golf betting options with one that asks whether the “Big 6” of professional golf will win vs. the rest of the field.
PGA Tour’s Big 6 Golfers
- Dustin Johnson
- Jordan Spieth
- Bryson DeChambeau
- Justin Thomas
- Jon Rahm
- Rory McIlroy
Betting on The Masters is made much simpler by this following line that actually favors a non-Big 6 golfer to hoist the trophy on Sunday afternoon and secure the $2 million prize.
Big 6 vs. Remainder Of Field
- Any Other Player To Win -140
- Member Of Big 6 To Win To Win +110
Tightening the betting options down to two outcomes makes the odds much easier to digest. The above “6 against the world” betting line favors the field to overcome the grouping of top players, and therefore, online sportsbook sites require that bettors risk $1.40 to win $1.
If you feel that one of the Big 6 will rise to the occasion and bag a major championship, golf bettors can earn a little more than the amount they wager by earning $1.10 for each $1 staked.
If bettors are looking for the highest payout vs. the smallest risk, then the overall Masters futures odds will provide that opportunity. Dustin Johnson is favored to win the 2021 Masters Tournament and his money line is currently resting at +900.
That means a $100 wager placed right now will earn $900 if Johnson wins The Masters on Sunday, but don’t expect that money line to hold for long.
Once the tournament gets going on Thursday, the live golf odds will shift during each round. As online sports betting sites gauge the completion of each hole, the odds will narrow, and so will the payouts.
It is worth noting that the Big 6 are featured at the top of the betting odds for the 2021 Masters Tournament. There is also the looming specter of Tiger Woods’ recent car crash that has left him unable to compete in this year’s Masters and continue to chase history.
Pro golf fans are hopeful that they can bet on Tiger Woods again in 2022, but for now, take advantage of the following futures odds on The Masters and be sure to tune in starting Thursday at 3 PM on ESPN.
Odds To Win The Masters 2021
- Dustin Johnson +900
- Bryson DeChambeau +1100
- Jordan Spieth +1100
- Jon Rahm +1200
- Justin Thomas +1200
- Rory McIlroy +1800
- Brooks Koepka +2200
- Patrick Cantlay +2200
- Xander Schauffele +2200
- Collin Morikawa +2800
Source: Golf Week