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2017 Masters Odds and Picks

The best week of the year has arrived; smelling the Azaleas, seeing the iconic yellow flags and watching the players cross Ray’s Creek. I want to take a moment for a special tribute to the King who took his last walk over the bridge last year. Augusta National Golf Club will certainly be missing the great Arnold Palmer.

ARNOLD PALMER - AUGUSTA - AMEN CORNER - BYRON NELSON BRIDGE OVER RAE'S CREEK - 12TH HOLE

This is truly the church of the game where people come to share in the the reverie and class of high competition. What could be better you ask? How about making some Egg$ on it!

Below are some picks and warnings to help guide your choices. Easter is coming up spread your egg$ wisely.

Note: Odds Subject to Change – Updated 4.4.17 – 8:45 a.m. ET

Short Odds

Dustin Johnson 5/1

DJ is the hottest and best fit golfer right now. He has not had the past success at Augusta to lean on, so you do not want ALL of your eggs in Paulina’s DJ’s basket.

Jordan Spieth 13/2

Spieth will almost certainly be there at the end like his prior three appearances at Augusta. After last year’s choke, will he get sweaty palms? Or will he wipe them off and get icy with the putter? You never know, as he has been inconsistent on tour as of late, but he does have T2-W-T2 in his last three matches here. It seems like Spieth prepares for the Master’s 360 days each year… The other four?  He’s actually playing in the event.

Rory McIlroy 8/1

Rory is kind of a stretch pick here for 8-1 odds. He has not shown consistently at Augusta National, since his below average putting tends to hurt him on these surfaces — the greens are among the most difficult on tour.

Jason Day 31/2

Having ducked out of match-play for his mother’s health, will we know if Day will have his head totally in it? Even if he is mentally sharp, his physical game has not been up his standards this season. This combination does not bode well for the toughest field of the year.  Everyone wants a green jacket, but it takes a level of focus and sharpness that Jason may not be able to commit to. This is not Day’s fault but we aren’t likely to get his best stuff.

Jon Rahm 18/1

Rahm is a high value pick here. His rise in the World Rankings puts him in prime position to climax all over the field at Augusta. FTW.

Medium Odds

Louis Oosthuizen 55/1

A good performance the past two years (two top-20 finishes) and a quality short game could see Louie in the running on Sunday again. A high value reward pick.

Marc Leishman 65/1

With the win at the Arnold Invitational, Marc Leishman could ride some momentum into the fabled grounds at Augusta. Leishman certainly has the distance to compete and performs well on the major stage.

Long Odds

Danny Willett 125/1

No money on Willett with the repeat. His game is not there right now — missing cuts this year.  No bueno.

Bryson DeChambeau 200/1

Bryson had his coming out party last year at Augusta National Golf Club. He has proven to be quality player on the tour and has not missed many cuts.  Bryson could be poised to put another statement on his relevance in the game by showing up at this year’s Masters. He’s an outside chance to actually take the thing home, but he will be within a sniff of it at least Saturday and early Sunday. Heard it here first, and I will be putting an egg in this long-shot basket.

There you have it for our 2017 Masters odds and picks. Check back throughout the week for our DFS picks and more.

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