2020 Masters: Latest betting odds, favorites and sleeper picks for Augusta National Golf Club

At 35-1 odds to win the Masters, there is not much value on Tiger Woods to defend his title.
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Bryson DeChambeau rates as an 8-1 favorite to win, but Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen could offer better value

We finally made it to Masters week. It still seems strange there will be a golf tournament played at Augusta National in the middle of November, but we’ll take it. In less than five months, we’ll hopefully have a more normal rendition of “springtime in Augusta.”

In the final tuneup before “autumn in Augusta,” Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz held off the likes of Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka to capture the Houston Open. Though Ortiz will not be present at the Masters this week – his victory earned him a spot in the 2021 edition – the latter three will and all have the game to contend in this week’s major championship.

Unlike the other three major championships, the Masters typically invites fewer competitors – 94 this year, after Sergio Garcia and Joaquin Niemann withdrew because of positive COVID-19 tests – but past champions can play in the tournament. That’s why we tend to see former champions such as 60-somethings Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer leading early in the week, because of their expertise around the course. With no spectators and fall conditions, we should not be too surprised with how this week unfolds.

According to William Hill, the favorite Monday afternoon was U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, at 8-1. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson was next, at 9-1, and seemingly back in form with a T-2 finish last week upon his return from a positive test for COVID-19. No. 2-ranked Jon Rahm, at 11-1, and No. 3 Justin Thomas, at 12-1, followed. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion who needs a green jacket for the career Grand Slam, was listed at 14-1 with Xander Schauffele, who owns seven top-10s in major championships since 2017.

For our favorite, Jon Rahm is the guy at 11-1. In three starts at the Masters, Rahm, a Spaniard who will turn 26 on Tuesday, owns two top-10s and no finish worse than T-27. He won the Memorial and BMW titles this year and recently finished T-2 at the Zozo Championship. Look for Rahm to slip on the green jacket this week and be ready to defend it in just five months time.

For a midrange pick, we’re going with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, at 28-1. While most of the value on him is now lost, there is still no denying where his game is headed going into a track that favors lefties. He is coming off a very solid run of form, including top-10s in his past two starts. Watson should be full of confidence at a place he loves.

For a sleeper, there’s simply too much value on Louis Oosthuizen at 50-1. The South African has never won on American soil but has done well at Augusta National throughout his career, including a playoff loss in 2012 against Watson. The 2010 Open champion has played pretty well in 2020, including third at the U.S. Open. Look for Oosthuizen to be right in the mix this week.

2020 picks scoreboard:

Winners: 3
Top 10s: 17
Top 25s: 8
Misses: 27

Here are some notable odds, according to William Hill:
Bryson DeChambeau 8-1
Dustin Johnson 9-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Justin Thomas 12-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Xander Schauffele 14-1
Brooks Koepka 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama 25-1
Tony Finau 25-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Tyrrell Hatton 28-1
Bubba Watson 28-1
Patrick Reed 28-1
Collin Morikawa 30-1
Jason Day 33-1
Webb Simpson 33-1
Matthew Wolff 33-1
Tiger Woods 35-1
Jordan Spieth 40-1
Adam Scott 40-1
Tommy Fleetwood 40-1
Scottie Scheffler 50-1
Louis Oosthuizen 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Paul Casey 55-1
Sergio Garcia 60-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60-1
Shane Lowry 66-1
Rickie Fowler 66-1
Sungjae Im 66-1
Cameron Smith 70-1
Jason Kokrak 70-1
Phil Mickelson 80-1
Abraham Ancer 80-1
Cameron Champ 80-1
Lee Westwood 80-1
Francesco Molinari 90-1
Gary Woodland 100-1
Ian Poulter 100-1
Kevin Kisner 125-1
Danny Willett 125-1
Si-Woo Kim 125-1
Brandt Snedeker 125-1
Matt Kuchar 125-1
Brendon Todd 125-1
Erik van Rooyen 125-1
Lanto Griffin 150-1
Corey Conners 150-1
Charl Schwartzel 150-1
Sebastian Munoz 150-1
Henrik Stenson 150-1
Matt Wallace 150-1
Marc Leishman 150-1
Billy Horschel 150-1
Zach Johnson 150-1
Victor Perez 200-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 200-1
Bernd Wiesberger 200-1
Kevin Na 200-1
Byeong Hun An 200-1
Dylan Frittelli 250-1
Lucas Glover 250-1
Adam Hadwin 250-1
J.T. Poston 250-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 250-1
Graeme McDowell 250-1
Chez Reavie 250-1
Charles Howell 250-1
Nick Taylor 300-1
Justin Harding 300-1
Max Homa 300-1
Tyler Duncan 400-1
Andrew Landry 400-1
Jazz Janewattananond 500-1
Fred Couples 500-1
Nate Lashley 500-1
C.T. Pan 500-1
Shugo Imahira 500-1
Andrew Putnam 500-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 500-1
Jimmy Walker 500-1
Bernhard Langer 500-1
John Augenstein 750-1
Vijay Singh 1000-1
Andy Ogletree 1000-1
Lukas Michel 1000-1
Mike Weir 1000-1
Abel Gallegos 1000-1
Yuxin Lin 1000-1
James Sugrue 1500-1
Jose Maria Olazabal 2000-1
Sandy Lyle 2000-1
Larry Mize 2000-1

This article originally appeared on Morning Read.

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Dan Wooters has been with Buffalo Groupe since May 2018. He began his career with the Metropolitan Golf Association in Elmsford, N.Y., and has mostly remained in the golf industry ever since, including stints with the PGA of America and PGA TOUR. Dan is a two-time graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee. He is a part-time hotel owner and enjoys traveling the world as much as he can. He currently resides in Arlington, Va.