Betting Beyond The Favorites At The 2022 Masters

FairwayJay chips-in Masters coverage and golfers to bet, props and betting beyond the popular favorites with longshots to watch.

The 2022 Masters: Betting advice, tips and predictions

The 2022 Masters odds have been out since last year, and the market has moved and adjusted with the leading favorites generating more bets and money to win. Popular props including first round leader include double odds on favorites like Jon Rahm, who is +1975 on My Bookie to be the first round leader while sitting at +1000 or less to win The Masters

The Masters betting advice tipsBut betting beyond the favorites odds to win and prop bet offerings, Masters betting will continue through the Major championship with in-play live betting. Golf enthusiasts can also take part in the BetOnline wagering promotions with The Masters insurance

Masters Betting Leaders 

Betting online is big business again for the 2022 Masters. Last year Jordan Spieth was the most bet golfer who also was top 2-3 in money bet to win The Masters at many leading online sportsbooks. Spieth finished T3 to provide cash for top 5, 10 or 20 finishing position bets. Spieth won the 2015 Masters at age 21 and tied Tiger Woods record score of 18-under par at the time. It has since been broken by Dustin Johnson (-20) in 2020 with no fans in attendance at Augusta National. 

Spieth's odds to win the 2022 Masters are as high as +2500 at BetOnline, and there are at least 10 other golfers favored to win in front of Spieth. Here are the favorites to win the 2022 Masters with odds provided by Bookmaker, a massive operation and the longest standing offshore bookmaker and one of the biggest sportsbooks anywhere in the world. Bookmaker has the most tournament match-ups available which is always worth comparing and noting as odds change and more match-ups and prop bets are offered. 

Favorites to Win The Masters 2022 

Jon Rahm (+875) Cameron Smith (+1815) Jordan Spieth (+2260)
Justin Thomas (+1150) Dustin Johnson (+1865) Viktor Hovland (+2355)
Rory McIlroy (+1385) Brooks Koepka (+2054) Collin Morikawa (+2355)
Scottie Scheffler (+1603) Xander Schauffele (+2200) Patrick Cantlay (+2400)

Finishing position and performance charts golf stats at The Masters since 2014:

Jon Rahm - T5, T7, T9, 4th (2021-2018)
Justin Thomas - T 21, 4th, T12, T17 (2021-2018)
Rory McIlroy - Cut, T5, T21, T5, T7, T10, 4th, T8 (2021-2014)
Scottie Scheffler - T 18, T19 (2021-2020)
Cameron Smith - T10, 2nd, T51, T5 (2021-2018)
Dustin Johnson - Cut, Win, T2, T10, DNP, T4, T6 (2021-2015)
Brooks Koepka - Cut, T7, T2, DNP, T11 (2021-217)
Xander Schauffele - T3, T17, T2 (2021-2019)
Jordan Spieth - T3, T46, T21, 3rd, T11, T2, Win, T2 (2021-2014)
Viktor Hovland - T21, DNP, T32 (2021-2019)
Collin Morikawa - T18, T44 (2021-2020)
Patrick Cantlay - Cut, T17, T9, Cut (2021-2018) 

Jon Rahm is a -130 favorite over Justin Thomas (+100) in tournament match-ups, and Bookmaker also provides options to lay or take 1.5 strokes in a match-up with Rahm -1.5+100) and Thomas +1.5 (-130). I'll be adding my tournament match-ups on Wednesday ahead of The Masters, so follow along and watch for more updates.

I have win bets so far on just a few of these favorites including Patrick Cantlay (+2400), Brooks Koepka+2275) and Rory McIlroy (+2000).

Longshots and Dark Horses at The Masters 2022

But beyond the favorites with very strong performances at Augusta National are other capable contenders who could challenge and hit the leaderboard over the weekend. Picking a winner is most difficult, but reducing risk and taking smaller odds on top finishing position bets are popular and often more prudent bets, along with tournament or round-by-round match-ups. 

Masters longshot winner betsI provided some dark horses to win and with higher finishing position and payouts for other leading online sportsbooks and media companies in the U.S. Full analysis is provided in links, and I've added some others longshots below. 

- Tony Finau (+6050) -  Finau finished T10 in The Masters last year as a dark horse and shot 66 in Round 2. He also finished T5 in 2019 and played in the final group with Tiger Woods after shooting 64 on Saturday. Finau also finished T10 in 2018.

- Corey Connors (+6560) - The Canadian Connors has finished top 10 at The Masters the last two years, including T8 in 2021 despite shooting 74 on Sunday. Last year's Masters winner Hideki Matsuyma dropped to these odds and went on to win the Green Jacket despite a similar sometimes suspect putting profile like Connors.  

- Patrick Cantlay (+2400) - Not a true longshot, but at least 10 other golfers are favored in front of Cantlay to win the 2022 Masters. Cantlay is ranked No. 5 in the world and won five tournaments last year including the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup. The 30-year-old finished T9 in the 2019 Masters won by longshot Tiger Woods. Patrick shot 64-68 over the weekend to finish top 10 after a bogey-bogey-par finish on Sunday dropped him from the lead. 

- Will Zalatoris (+3066) - A brilliant debut last year finishing 2nd at The Masters and just one shot behind Matsuyama. Excellent ball striker and putting is still his weakness and surprisingly in close with Augusta's heavily undulating greens most difficult. Over his last 36 rounds, Zalatoris is top-6 in this field in Strokes Gained: Ball Striking, Approach and Tee-to-Green. 

- Si Woo Kim (+10000) - Kim is still available at these odds at BetOnline, and I also made a pizza slice bet on him at 100/1 in the U.S. The South Korean is nearly half those odds to win now at Bookmaker, and if your sportsbook offers top Asian or top Korean finisher, then the exceptional-putting Kim is one to support. Si Woo Kim finished T12 at the 2021 Masters and entered the weekend just 3-shots off the lead. The 26-year-old has two other top-25 finishes the past four years at Augusta. 

- Joaquin Niemann (+5950) - I also have a stronger win position on Joaquin Niemann at 70/1, and most leading online sportsbooks are now +5000 or less. But Bookmaker still has Nieman +5950 to win The Masters. Niemann is a fabulous shotmaker, and the 23-year-old won earlier this year at Riviera - a good guide for Masters betting. He has yet to shoot in the 60s in six rounds at Augusta, but this shining young star is clearly capable of rising. 

Tiger Tracker

Tiger Woods has been practicing and preparing for his return to competitive golf and the PGA Tour for the first time since the 2020 Masters. The 5-time Masters champion including in 2019 said in an interview Tuesday at Augusta National that “As of right now, I feel like I am going to play." 

The 46-year-old Woods has quickly become the most popular player to bet and win another Green Jacket. His odds are currently +5000, or 50/1 to win.  BetOnline informed OSGA, "Tiger has attracted 24% of the betting handle, which is the highest of any player to win the 2022 Masters."

Woods is now -115 either way to make the cut at the 2022 Masters, and on Monday he was Yes +130 and No -160. Tiger's Over/Under finishing position is 35.5, which makes him an underdog to finish top 20 (+240). 

FairwayJay feels Tiger will be making more bogey's than birdies and betting on Woods to win is a complete waste of money! He's more likely to miss the cut. 

Check out additional prop bets and follow along for more tournament match-ups, Tiger news and other prop bets here and on Twitter.

FairwayJay is a proven sports handicapper and has a history of winning at golf betting including in the more predictable PGA tournament match-ups. That includes 8-3 on tournament match-ups in 2022 and 21-15 in 2021. FairwayJay chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events. Read more great insights from FairwayJay and follow him on Twitter:@FairwayJay

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