The 2016 Masters golf major on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from April 7-10, 2016, at the Augusta National Golf Club located in Augusta, Georgia. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2016 Masters.
The Masters dates back to 1934. Jack Nicklaus holds the record for most wins with six (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1977, 1986). Arnold Palmer (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964) and Tiger Woods (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005) are tied for the second most wins with four each. Last year’s winner, Jordan Spieth, tied the 72-hole scoring record originally set by Tiger Woods and Spieth became the second youngest winner of The Masters after Tiger Woods.
Listed below are the betting odds for all the PGA golfers with odds lower than 60 to 1 with comments. Then some notable golfers, most of whom have already won The Masters are listed with much higher odds and comments.
Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at The Masters!
1. Jason Day – 6.5 to 1 odds
At odds of 6.5 to 1, Jason Day is the betting favorite to win the 2016 Masters. Day has yet to win The Masters but he did come in second place here in 2011. Jason Day enters the 2016 Masters as the #1 player in the world and the hottest golfer in the sport as he won the last two PGA events he’s played in at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC Match Play.
2. Rory McIlroy - 8 to 1
Despite the fact he has yet to win a tournament so far in 2016, Rory McIlroy is the second betting choice at odds of 8 to 1. McIlroy finished in 4th place in the WGC Match Play in his last start and last year he finished in 4th place at The Masters which is his best finish in the tournament. Rory McIlroy is trying to complete a career Grand Slam this week with a win in The Masters.
3. Jordan Spieth – 9 to 1
Jordan Spieth is the defending Masters champion and he’s 9 to 1 odds to repeat the win again in 2016. Except for missing the cut at the Northern Trust Open, since winning the Tournament of Champions in January, Jordan Spieth has not played great but he’s also not played that badly. He’s been in the top 20 in each of his last four starts including a tie for 13th last week at the Shell Houston Open. We will all learn a lot about Jordan Spieth this week especially if he raises his game and repeats as Masters champion.
4. Bubba Watson – 11 to 1
Bubba Watson has the lowest odds among PGA golfers who have already won The Masters at 11 to 1. Bubba Watson is a two-time Masters champion (2012, 2014) but he comes into the tournament off a 33rd place tie in the WGC Match Play. Bubba’s last win on tour was at the 2016 Northern Trust Open in February.
5. Adam Scott – 12 to 1
Adam Scott won The Masters in 2013 for his only major to date. Scott won the Honda Classic and the WGC-Cadillac in back-to-back weeks a month ago. In his last two starts, Adam Scott finished tied for 12th at the Arnold Palmer and tied for 33rd in the match play event.
T-6. Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson – 16 to 1 odds each
Rickie Fowler’s best finish at The Masters was a tie for 5th place in 2014. Fowler won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in January but in his last two starts he was tied for 33rd in match play and then finished tied for 10th last week in Houston. Dustin Johnson certainly has the game for Augusta National but his best finish to date in The Masters is a 6th place tie last year. In his last two starts, DJ tied for 9th in match play and then finished alone in 3rd in Houston last week so he’s playing pretty good.
8. Phil Mickelson – 18 to 1
Three-time (2004, 2006, 2010) Masters champ Phil Mickelson has not won a tournament since he won the 2013 British Open but he’s played well enough to win in 2016 with three top 5 finishes including a second at Pebble Beach. Mickelson tied for 13th in Houston last week but afterwards said he did not play to win but instead hit drivers off the tees instead of the three woods he would have played if he was trying to win to try and get ready for The Masters.
9. Henrik Stenson – 25 to 1
Henrik Stenson comes into The Masters playing great golf. He tied for 3rd at the Arnold Palmer and then finished alone in 2nd place last week in Houston in his last two starts. There are two problems with Henrik Stenson this week. His best Masters finish is a tie for 14th in 2014 and he’s not won a tournament since 2014.
10. Justin Rose – 33 to 1
Justin Rose tied for 2nd last year at The Masters. His 33 to 1 odds might look juicy because of that but he finished tied for 33rd in match play in his last event played. Justin Rose last won a tournament in in October of 2015 at the Hong Kong Open.
T-11. Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Chwartzel – 35 to 1 odds each
Louis Oosthuizen came in second at The Masters in 2012. He won the 2016 Perth International seven weeks ago and was runner-up to Jason Day in match play but he missed the cut last week in Houston. Charl Schwartzel won The Masters in 2011 for his only career major to date. Schwzrtzel won the Tshwane Open on the European Tour in February and the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour in March. He tied for 13th place last week in Houston. He’s got some value this week.
T-13. Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed – 40 to 1 odds each
Hideki Matsuyama’s best finish at The Masters was last year when he tied for 5th. Matsuyama won at Phoenix in February and he tied for 6th at the Arnold Palmer a few weeks ago but was just tied for 33rd in match play in his last start. Patrick Reed has not won a tournament now since January of 2015 and he’s never played well at The Masters. His best finish is a tie for 22nd in 2015. But Reed did shoot a 67 in the final round in Houston last week to move up to a 10th place tie.
T-15. Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson – 50 to 1 odds each
Brandt Snedeker’s best Masters finish was a tie for 3rd in 2008. Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open in February for his 8th career PGA Tour win but he’s not played great since then. Zach Johnson won The Masters in 2007. His last win on tour was the 2015 British Open major win. In his last start, Zach Johnson tied for 17th in match play.
T-17. Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett – 60 to 1 odds each
Sergio Garcia’s best Masters finish was a tie for 4th in 2004. Sergio has famously never won a major and he’s probably not playing well enough lately to win the 2016 Masters. Danny Willett’s best Masters finish is just a tie for 38th place in 2015. Willett won the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic but he’s yet to win on the PGA Tour. Willett is worth mentioning here, though, because his wife just gave birth to a baby boy so he should be feeling great for this major in 2016.
- Brooks Koepka – 75 to 1 odds
Brooks Koepka missed the cut last week and his best Masters finish is a tie for 33rd but Phil Mickelson said winning at The Masters is all about hitting drivers off the tees and Koepka can do that pretty well at times. He’s an unlikely winner this week but someone to keep an eye on because he hits the ball a mile.
- Angel Cabrera – 175 to 1 odds
Forty-six year old Angel Cabrera won The Masters in 2009 and he’s 75 to 1 odds to win again in 2016. Cabrera has won over 50 golf tournaments around the world with most of his wins coming in South America but he also won the U.S. Open in 2007.
- Fred Couples – 325 to 1 odds
Fifty-six year old Fred Couples won The Masters in 1992 for his only career major. Couples won 15 times on the PGA Tour and he’s won another 11 times so far on the Champions Tour.
- Vijay Singh – 500 to 1
Vijay Singh, who was known as the hardest worker on tour along with Tiger Woods, won The Masters in 2000. Vijay has won three majors and 34 tournaments on the PGA Tour but his last win was in 2008.
- Bernhard Langer – 650 to 1 odds
Fifty-eight year old Bernhard Langer won The Masters in 1985 and 1991 for his only two career major wins. Langer won 42 times on the European Tour in his career and since he joined the Champions Tour he has another 26 wins there.
- Trevor Immelman – 1,000 to 1 odds
Trevor Immelman won The Masters in 2008. That was the last of his five career wins on the PGA and European Tours combined. Immelman is still only 36 years old.
- Tom Watson – 2,000 to 1 odds
Tom Watson, who won The Masters in 1977 and 1981, is making his last Masters start in 2016. Watson won eight majors and 39 PGA Tour events in his career. In 2009, at the age of 58, Tom Watson lost a playoff to Stewart Cink in the British Open.
- Mark O’Meara – 2,000 to 1
Fifty-nine year old Mark O’Meara won The Masters in 1998 in his record 15th try. O’Meara also won the British Open that year for two career major wins. For his career, Mark O’Meara won 16 times on the PGA Tour.
- Mike Weir – 2,000 to 1
Mike Weir won The Masters in 2003 for his only career major. Weir has eight career PGA Tour wins but his last win came back in 2007.
- Ian Woosnam – 5,000 to 1
Ian Woosnam shocked the golfing world when he won The Masters in 1991 for his only career major. Woosnam won two times on the PGA Tour but he recorded 28 other wins on the European Tour.
- Larry Mize – 5,000 to 1
Larry Mize won The Masters way back in 1987. Mize won four times on the PGA Tour with his last win coming in 1993.