Wait, didn’t we just crown a Masters champ? And yet, here we are talking about the Masters again.
That’s the way this wacky world is going right now.
After Dustin Johnson slipped on the green jacket in November everyone was quick to point out that he will have his hands on the trophy for the shortest amount of time, just a little under five months. The Masters in November came about as the coronavirus pandemic shut down everything in its path for months on end. On the other end of the spectrum, the 2019 winner, Tiger Woods, held on to the trophy for around 19 months.
2021 Masters Odds Rundown
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Back To Normal?
We’re hoping the 2021 event, to be held April 11-15 at famed Augusta National with the course in full bloom this time, will see us getting closer to returning to a sense of normalcy.
There will be limited patrons (no, not fans) on-site if it is deemed safe. That’s good news. There’s nothing like a cheering fan-base at a world-class venue.
One thing is certain: An impressive field will be battling for the chance to have Johnson help them slip into that green jacket.
Will the next champ be a superstar? Not necessarily. Just check out 2003 winner Mike Weir. Or 2008 champ Trevor Immelman. Or 2016 winner Danny Willett. Those are just three examples that come about every year on the PGA Tour where a player comes out of nowhere to grab an unexpected win. Granted it’s not always at the Masters, but it does happen.
What happens in 2021? Well, we’ve still got some time to sort out the players and the numbers before making picks in early April but let’s take a quick sneak peak.
Masters Favorites: The Usual Subjects
Let’s start at the top. At FanDuel, they are looking at DJ to repeat as he’s the leader in the clubhouse at +550. He’s followed by the likes of Rory McIlroy at +900, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka at +1000 and Justin Thomas at +1100. All great players. All low, low odds.
But when you’ve got the pedigree of these world-class players, the odds aren’t going to be in your favor.
Look Around…And Shop Around
To that end, sports bettors know to shop around. And this is especially true if you’re looking for a longshot…like we always try to do.
Take Xander Schauffele for example. While he’s +1600 at BetMGM, he’s +1800 at FanDuel. You’re getting the same player on the same course for a better price by shopping around.
And shopping around is especially true in the majors. The players’ collars get just a little tighter, the grips get a little sweatier and the heart-rate races a lot more…especially on a Sunday.
Buying Early Can Be Beneficial
We’ll be back as we get closer to the 2021 Masters week with a couple of picks as well as a longshot choice, but it’s never too early to start shopping around. If your choice or choices you like right now get hot and start playing well in the coming weeks leading up to Masters week, those prices will plummet. There are plenty of times where it pays well to shop early.
Just ask my wife.