Last Updated Apr 01, 2022, 03:18 PM
MASTERS BETTING HISTORY
The Masters is the first of four major golf tournaments. This annual event takes place in the first week of April and is held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Along with the championship, the winner is given a green jacket, which has become a signature staple of the tournament.
Jack Nicklaus holds the most victories at Augusta with six championships, while Tiger Woods has five and Arnold Palmer has four wins at The Masters.
In the 2015 Masters, Jordan Spieth became the fifth golfer to capture a wire-to-wire victory at the Masters, the first since 1976.
The other four golfers to do so were:
- Craig Wood (1941)
- Arnold Palmer (1960)
- Jack Nicklaus (1972)
- Raymond Floyd (1976)
MATSUYAMA CAPTURES 2021 MASTERS
Hideki Matsuyama became the first male player from Japan to win one of golf’s major championships, the 2021 Masters.
Matsuyama started the tournament as a 46/1 betting choice and was as low as -120 (Bet $120 to win $100) entering the final round.
His scores for the first three rounds were all under par, shooting 69, 71 and 65.
In the final 18 holes, he shot a 73 and won the event with a score of 10-under 278.
DJ WINS RARE NOVEMBER MASTERS
Dustin Johnson captured the 2020 Masters with a score of 20-under 268, a course record by two shots set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and matched by Jordan Spieth in 2015.
The event took place in November due to the global pandemic instead of April and no fans were allowed in attendance. The major championship for Johnson was the second of his career and first at Augusta.
Johnson entered the event as a +850 betting choice (Bet $100 to win $850) to capture the tournament and his odds dropped to 5/1 and 9/2 after the second and third rounds respectively. He held a four shot lead heading into Sunday and was a 5/14 favorite to clinch the tournament, doing so rather easily.
MASTERS WINNERS (2017-2021)
Betting on the Masters has produced great returns for golf bettors historically and the last five years have been no different.
- 2021 - Hideki Matsuyama (46/1)
- 2020 - Dustin Johnson (17/2)
- 2019 - Tiger Woods (14/1)
- 2018 - Patrick Reed (50/1)
- 2017 - Sergio Garcia (30/1)
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Even though Johnson was considerd a top contender in 2020 at +850 odds, Tiger Woods and the three previous winners in the last five years all had a generous return.
Prior to Woods winning in 2019 at 14/1 odds, Patrick Reed cashed as a 50/1 choice in 2018.
Including the win by DJ in 2020, a United States golfer had captured the green jacket the last three years before Matsuyama won in 2021.
The last time we've seen a winning streak of four or more wins by Americans came between 2004 and 2007.
- 2007 - Zach Johnson
- 2006 - Phil Mickelson
- 2005 - Tiger Woods
- 2004 - Phil Mickelson
After the 2021 victory by Hideki Matsuyama, the last two international golfers to win the Masters were Sergio Garcia (30/1) and Danny Willett (50/1), doing so in 2017 and 2016 respectively.
MASTERS ALL-TIME WINNERS
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