PGA Tour Public Betting, Money Percentages: The Masters

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Scottie Scheffler holds the championship trophy after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga.
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Nick Hennion @nickhennion Apr 12, 2024, 12:08 PM
  • Scottie Scheffler (+400 pre-tournament) leads the ticket count at BetMGM.
  • This Masters debutant has received ample betting attention.
  • Get the latest insights on tickets and handle percentages for the Masters.

Ahead of The Masters, I’m here to deliver a PGA Tour public betting report. 

Traditionally, public betting sides are defined as the team receiving more than 51% of all tickets. However, in an index outright winner market, it’s the players receiving a plurality of tickets. 

Bettors can also identify sharp betting preferences by searching out players receiving a higher percentage of money compared to their bets percentage. 

With that outlined, let’s dive into this week’s report based on golf odds at the BetMGM online sportsbook

PGA Tour Public Betting – The Masters

Tournament favorite Scottie Scheffler (+400) has received loads of betting attention to win his second Masters in three years. 

Scheffler, who has only a single major title to his name at the 2022 Masters, has received 14.5% of tickets in the outright market at BetMGM. Following his opening round, Scheffler is sitting on 14.3% of tickets

Here’s a look at the nine other players rounding out the top-10 spots in total bets. All outright odds are pre-tournament prices. 

  • Brooks Koepka (+1800): 9.0% of tickets
  • Rory McIlroy (+1000): 8.1% of tickets
  • Tiger Woods (+12500): 5.5% of tickets
  • Xander Schauffele (+1600): 5.4% of tickets
  • Jon Rahm (+1200): 5.2% of tickets
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+2000): 3.7% of tickets
  • Wyndham Clark (+3000): 3.6% of tickets
  • Viktor Hovland (+3300): 2.9% of tickets
  • Jordan Spieth (+2200): 2.8% of tickets

PGA Tour Sharp Betting Picks – The Masters

Two players have received more betting attention in terms of their handle compared to their bets percentage. 

The first is Scheffler, who received 19.7% of the handle on only 14.5% of tickets prior to the tournament start. Currently, he’s sitting on 20.5% of the total handle following live betting. 

Koepka has narrowly outperformed his bets percentage. Currently, he’s sitting on 10.9% of all dollars against 9.0% of bets.

A few other players have received slightly more in the way of their handle distribution, but only minimally. 

For example, McIlroy is sitting on 8.5% of all dollars compared to 8.1% of tickets while Schauffele has accounted for 5.5% of handle on 5.4% of bets. 

Of the players with at least 2.0% of bets, two other players – Will Zalatoris and Joaquin Niemann – have received a higher handle compared to their bets percentage. 

However, they’ve eclipsed those percentages by under 0.5%.

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Nick Hennion

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Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.

Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.