The Masters Tournament is back in the spring, where it began in March 1934 when Horton Smith won the first one. Soon after, the tournament was moved to early April and it stayed there for good with only two interruptions. Only World War II (1943-45) and last year’s global pandemic were able to move the Augusta, Ga.-based tournament from its position in the spring. The war cancelled it for three years, and last year’s global pandemic postponed it to the fall.
With the azaleas blooming once again, there is a feeling of normalcy this week at the Masters — at least as much as can be expected in this pandemic-infected world we live in.
In last fall’s postponed version of the Masters, Dustin Johnson captured the illustrious green jacket for the first time, joining one of golf’s most elite clubs. He tops the latest Masters betting odds to win it all again, but the competition is close.
Along with Johnson, 17 past winners are in the field this week. Along with three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010), Johnson joins the following past green jacket winners:
- Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993)
- Larry Mize (1987)
- Sandy Lyle (1988)
- Ian Woosnam (1991)
- Fred Couples (1992)
- Jose Maria Olazabal (1994, 1999)
- Vijay Singh (2000)
- Mike Weir (2003)
- Zach Johnson (2007)
- Charl Schwartzel (2011)
- Bubba Watson (2012, 2014)
- Adam Scott (2013)
- Jordan Spieth (2015)
- Danny Willett (2016)
- Sergio Garcia (2017)
- Patrick Reed (2018)
Bryson DeChambeau enters the week leading the 2020-21 FedEx Cup points race (1,565 points), but Justin Thomas (1,508) isn’t far behind. Nobody else is above 1,300 points in the competition, which concludes in early September.
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Enjoy the live betting action for the Masters, and check out some the odds leaders below.
NOTE: Masters Tournament resume included
Dustin Johnson (+900) — 2020 champion; five straight top-10 finishes
Justin Thomas (+1000) — Fourth place in 2020, played in past five Masters
Bryson DeChambeau (+1100) — Played in four of last five Masters
Jon Rahm (+1100) — Three straight top-10 finishes.
Jordan Spieth (+1100) — 2015 champion, seven straight Masters
Rory McIlroy (+1800) — Five straight top 10s
Patrick Cantlay (+2000) — Took ninth in 2019 Masters
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Brian McLaughlin is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of BMac and Herd’s FCS Podcast. He has covered the national recruiting scene in football and basketball for The Sporting News, headed up the PARADE Magazine High School All-America selections, handled FCS college football for HERO Sports, and covered Jacob deGrom for his local newspaper when he played for a tiny Class 1A high school in Daytona Beach, Fla. Follow BMac on Twitter @BrianMacWriter.