The 2017 Masters is this week. The very best golfers in the world tee it off this Thursday, April 6. Tiger has stated that he isn’t ready to hit the golf ball at Augusta this weekend. Without Tiger, I’ve got to look for another longshot that could take home the green jacket. Keep reading for info on the favorite, my smart play, and my longshot play, to win the Masters Tournament.
Updated Masters Odds & My Picks
- D Johnson 5/1
- J Spieth 7/1
- R McIlroy 8/1
- J Day 15/1
- H Matsuyama 20/1
- J Rahm 20/1
- P Mickelson 20/1
- R Fowler 20/1
- J Rose 20/1
The Odds On Favorite To Win The 2017 Masters: Dustin Johnson 5/1
DJ’s taken an entire month off. The last PGA Tournament he played was the WGC-Mexico Championship. He won that event by shooting a terrific -14. DJ’s scorecard ended up 70-66-66-68. He shot a ridiculous 270 to beat Tommy Fleetwood. Before winning the WGC-Mexico Championship, DJ won the Genesis Open by shooting a 66-66-64-71.
He deserves to be the favorite going to Augusta. But, Johnson’s best finish was a tied fourth in 2016. At the odds, I’m looking elsewhere.
The Smart Pick To Win The 2017 Masters: Jordan Spieth 7/1
Spieth will be looking to make amends for blowing a 5-shot lead in last year’s Master Tournament. He’s been doing nothing but practicing shots in his last 3 tournaments played. He missed the cut at the Shell Houston Open this past weekend. It was obvious that Jordan was trying somethings out. He’s an absolute beast at Augusta when he’s not letting his mind get in the way of his play.
Spieth’s the only golfer on the board that I’m willing to take odds under double-digits on to win. I love his chances to get another green jacket. It’s time for Jordan to get back to being the best golfer in the world. It starts with him dominating his peers at Augusta National this weekend.
The Longshot Pick To Win The 2017 Masters: Adam Scott 30/1
Scott practiced some shots at the Shell Houston Open as well. He’s flying under the radar this year since he’s got a single Top 10 finish from 6 events played. But, I like that Scott won the Masters Tournament in 2013.
In 2014, he finished tied for fourteenth. One thing to note about the 2014 Masters is that Scott shot a 69 Round 1. At the 2015 Masters, Scott finished tied for thirty-eighth. This time, he shot the 69 in Round 2. Last year, the wheels fell off. Scott ended up tied at forty-two. He shot a 76, 72, 75, 76.
If Scott shows up terrible in Round 1, I’m throwing money down the drain by betting on him. But, if he can find some of that magic from 2013, I’ll be doing cartwheels. I think Scott finds the magic.