Masters Picks 2023: 1 of These 11 Players Will Win

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, talks to Collin Morikawa after they both holed out from the bunker for a birdie during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Apr 05, 2023, 10:06 AM
  • The Masters is April 6-9.
  • Recent winners have had past success at Augusta National.
  • Winners are generally ranked high in the Official World Golf Rankings.

It’s officially Masters week and the best week of the year when it comes to golf betting

There are plenty of storylines to follow, and a lot of the best players in the world come into the week in peak form, so it’s shaping up to be one of the most memorable Masters in recent memory.

Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy currently have the best Masters odds at +700.

Picking an outright winner is extremely hard to do, but there are some trends to know for this week at Augusta National.

Masters Betting Strategy

More so than most tournaments, past performance at Augusta National is imperative. Given all the subtleties to the course, first-time players are at a disadvantage, and the more experience a player has, the better off they are.

Knowing the proper way to play certain holes is very important to have success this week. Longer hitters do have an advantage on some holes, but for the most part, the course is about ball striking and navigating the fast and tricky greens. 

It is also crucial to take advantage of the four par-5s, especially the two on the back nine. 

Picking a Masters Winner

Last 11 Winners Were Ranked in Top 18 of Official World Rankings

  1. Scottie Scheffler
  2. Rory McIlory
  3. Jon Rahm
  4. Patrick Cantlay
  5. Max Homa
  6. Cameron Smith
  7. Xander Schauffele
  8. Will Zalatoris
  9. Viktor Hovland
  10. Justin Thomas
  11. Cam Burns
  12. Collin Morikawa
  13. Tony Finau
  14. Cameron Young
  15. Matt Fitzpatrick
  16. Jordan Spieth
  17. Tyrrell Hatton
  18. Sungjae Im

Based on recent history, these are the 18 players with a chance to win going into the week based on the Official World Golf Ranking.

13 of the Last 14 Winners Had Previous Top 30 at Augusta

  1. Scheffler
  2. McIlroy
  3. Rahm
  4. Cantlay
  5. Smith
  6. Schauffele
  7. Zalatoris
  8. Hovland
  9. Thomas
  10. Morikawa
  11. Finau
  12. Fitzpatrick
  13. Spieth
  14. Hatton
  15. Im

Eliminated: Homa, Burns, Young

Based on past success at Augusta National as well as world ranking, 15 players have a chance to win.

18 of the Last 23 Winners Made Cut in Most Recent Tour Start

  1. Scheffler
  2. McIlroy
  3. Cantlay
  4. Smith
  5. Schauffele
  6. Hovland
  7. Thomas
  8. Morikawa
  9. Finau
  10. Spieth
  11. Im

Eliminated: Rahm, Zalatoris, Fitzpatrick, Hatton

This was a bit tricky since the last event for almost all of these players was the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, and it doesn’t have an official cut.

But Rahm didn’t make it out of group play and withdrew from the Players Championship in his previous start. Zalatoris did not record a single point at the Match Play and finished 74th at the Players Championship. Hatton missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open. And lastly, Fitzpatrick didn’t make it out of group play at the Match Play and missed the cut at his last stroke play event, the Valspar Championship.

Based on these trends, one of the 11 players above will win the 2023 Masters. Keep that in mind when making your picks.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”