The 2023 Masters golf tournament gets underway on Thursday from Augusta, Georgia. The tournament is the first of the four yearly majors in men’s golf and is always a popular event with sports bettors. We’ll take a look at The Masters odds for a handful of top favorites.
This year’s favorites include defending champion Scottie Scheffler (), as well as Rory McIlroy (), Jon Rahm () and Jordan Spieth ().
Who are the favorites to win The Masters?
There are multiple bets available on each individual golfer in the Masters field. The tournament begins with 89 players all vying for the coveted green jacket. From there, the field will be cut down after Friday’s round, leaving only those who are within the top 50 to play over the weekend. Here’s how everything shapes up for the top four favorites with the best odds available.
Scottie Scheffler (): His victory in the 2022 Masters Tournament was his first win in a major. The 26-year-old Scheffler is currently the No. 1 player in the world, according to the Official World Golf Ranking. He also won The Players Championship tournament in March, becoming just the third golfer — along with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus — to win both tournaments in one 12-month period.
Rory McIlroy (): He lost last year’s Masters by only three strokes. McIlroy has four victories in other majors, including the 2011 US Open. The Masters is the only major he’s yet to win, but he’s finished in the top five four times.
Jon Rahm (): He has one previous victory in a major, when he became the first Spanish golfer to win the US Open in 2021. This will be his seventh Masters. He’s made the cut in all six so far, and he had his best performance when he finished fourth in 2018. He’s won three PGA tournaments so far in 2023, most recently the Genesis Invitational in February.
Jordan Spieth (): The 2015 Masters was his first victory in a major. He went on to win the 2015 US Open and the 2017 Open Championship. He missed the cut at last year’s Masters but finished tied for third in 2021.
To finish in the top 5
Scheffler () has only played in three previous Masters tournaments. His only top-five finish came in 2022, when he won the tournament. Prior to that, he finished tied for 18th in 2021 and tied for 19th in 2020.
McIlroy () has finished in the top five four times overall. He’s had three top-five finishes in the last five Masters he’s played in.
Rahm () has played in six Masters tournaments and finished in the top five in two of them. His most recent top-five finish was in 2021.
Spieth () has finished in the top five in five of the nine Masters in which he’s played. That includes third-place finishes in 2021 and 2018.
To finish in the top 10
Scheffler () only has one top 10 finish in his three Masters appearances. That was his winning performance last year.
McIlroy () has finished in the top 10 in seven of the 14 Masters in which he’s played. That includes seven of his last nine Masters tournaments.
Rahm () has four top-10 finishes in just six Masters appearances. When he finished tied for 27th in 2022, it broke a streak of four straight years of finishing in the top 10.
Spieth () has finished in the top 10 in five of his nine Masters. Of the years when he did finish in the top 10, he was never lower than third.
More 2023 Masters odds
In addition to the above categories, The Masters odds also where golfers will stand after each round. The cut rules for the Masters work differently than most other PGA tournaments, in part because it begins with a smaller field of players. Those within the top 50 after play finishes on Friday will stay in the tournament to play the weekend. Those outside the top 50 do not make the cut.
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To make the cut
A few of the top favorites are featured in a DraftKings profit boost. The sportsbook boosted a parlay to +100 odds for Cameron Young, Brooks Koepka, McIlroy, and Spieth to all make the cut.
Top 5 after Round 1
Top 10 after Round 1
Here’s a quick view of odds available for top players matched up against select players on DraftKings Sportsbook. For this prop, select the player you think will finish ahead of the other. Since players are paired with others similarly favored, odds are fairly close together. Higher payouts are featured on 3-ball tournament matchups, but the player will have to win among two other golfers.
|Player 1||vs. Player 2|
|Scottie Scheffler (-120)||vs Rory McIlroy (-105)|
|Jon Rahm (-140)||vs. Patrick Cantlay (+115)|
|Jordan Spieth (-160)||vs. Cameron Smith (+130)|
Masters tournament schedule
Here are the details on the 87th edition of the Masters:
- Dates: April 6-9, 2023
- Course: Augusta National Golf Club
- Location: Augusta, Georgia
- Length: Par 72, 7,475 yards
- Defending champion: Scottie Scheffler
- Purse: $11.5 million
- Where to watch: CBS, ESPN, The Masters App/Homepage