2024 Masters Bets: Final Augusta National Thoughts, OAD, Golf Betting Card

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated
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The first Major of 2024 is finally here, with Augusta National set to host The 89th Masters Tournament beginning Thursday. Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy headline among Masters bets this week, as John Haslbauer provides his favorite picks among all Masters odds. Below, you’ll find the best odds across betting sites for each player.

The content marathon has finally come to a close, and now it’s time to put the pencils down, kick back, and do nothing for the next four days with the 2024 Masters finally upon us. Wet conditions loom through Thursday morning, however conditions overall seems to be a vast improvement over the water logged slog that left trees toppling in 2023. Will Scottie Scheffler continue his 2024 tour of dominance, or will we see a new champion crowned in Butler Cabin come Sunday?

Let’s get to my final Masters bets. Click the odds anywhere in this article to place Masters bets. 

For a full breakdown of the tournament and course, visit my Masters preview

HOW I BUILT MY MASTERS BETTING CARD

Augusta National has continued to make strides to lengthen the course year-over-year, and soft conditions from heavy rainfall in the days leading up to the tournament start should only further separate the advantage for the long hitters versus the shorter ones, at least to begin on Thursday. Ultimately, I don’t expect the weather to intervene in the way we’ve seen in past years at The Masters, and I have constructed my card based on the tried and true characteristics that have proven most important in crowning a Masters champion: Distance off-the-tee, elite long-iron play & short game, and proven results at The Masters and other recent Majors.

In terms of unit allocations for my card this week, we are cranking up the units a little bit to match the stakes and intensity of the Major championships. All bets remain proportional to the usual weekly betting card structure.

  • Outrights – 4.2U in to pay 30U each
  • FRL – 0.7U in to pay out 12U+ each
  • Props – 3U in to pay out 4U+ each

Click on any of the odds below for Masters bets and the best available prices across legal sportsbooks in your state.

THE MASTERS BETS: OUTRIGHTS (4.2 UNITS)

Brooks Koepka

My Bet: +1800

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Last year marked the closest Brooks Koepka has ever come to claiming the elusive green jacket. He entered the final round with a 2-stroke lead on Jon Rahm, but ultimately faltered with an uncharacteristically poor final round 75 for a runner-up finish. By now we know when it comes to Brooks Koepka that we should not over-analyze his non-Major form ahead of the Masters, as he’s repeatedly proven to thrive when the lights are brightest.

A five-time Major champion, Koepka is the most accomplished player in the post-Tiger Woods era in terms of his resume in Majors, and he will continue to benefit from the ongoing trend of lengthening the course yardage at Augusta National as one of the premiere drivers and long iron players in the world.

Xander Schauffele

My Bet: +2000

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Xander Schauffele is the ultimate conundrum in the golf betting community. He is irrefutably the best and most accomplished player in the world right now without a Major to his name. From a strokes gained perspective, he is the best player in the world in 2024 not named Scottie Scheffler. He is top five in terms of total strokes gained at Augusta National over the last five years, with three top-10 finishes over that span. He’s proven to win on the biggest stages, with seven career PGA TOUR wins and an Olympic Golf Medal.

And yet, he can’t seem to shake his reputation as a poor closer, as he has 11 top-five finishes since his last win at the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open. I view the Xander conundrum similar to how we critique Scottie Scheffler’s putting. Nobody misses more short birdie putts than Scottie because nobody gives themselves more short birdie opportunities than Scottie. With Xander, we expect him to win tournaments more frequently because he’s played himself into contention more regularly than most of his peers over the last few years.

Do I feel confident that Xander Schauffele is going to win the 2024 Masters? Not quite. But as the No. 2 player in my model entering this week in impeccable form with a rock solid resume at Augusta National, I do expect to see him in the mix come Sunday.

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Will Zalatoris

My Bet: +3500

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Whenever I convince myself it’s a good idea to bet Brooks in a Major, Will Zalatoris tends to be a package deal. Both players have mastered the art of hitting their peak in Major championships, and in Zalatoris’ case, we’ve yet to see him fail at Augusta National. In his two prior Masters starts, he’s finished T2 and T6. While “still” chasing his first career Major win at the age of 27, he’s more battle tested than most veterans, as he’s already piled up six career top-10s in Majors over his first nine appearances.

The trends won’t love his last two finishes leading into this week, however his poor finishes are not the fault of his ball-striking, which has been back to peak form since returning from injury at the top of 2024. Zalatoris is a long hitter with a high ball flight, which is an ideal combination to hold these firm and fast greens. This may be the longest odds we see on Zalatoris at The Masters for years to come.

Harris English

My Bet: +17000

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History has shown a frightening track record when venturing beyond 50-1 outright odds at the Masters, so I’ve attached some Each Way insurance to this bet. With six top-20 finishes over eight starts this season, there’s no question about English’s form leading in. As one of the most underrated players in the world of golf at the moment, he’s on a short list of players to average positive strokes gained across all four categories over the last 20 events. That’s been a requisite indicator for better results to come in Major championships, as he’s already evidenced with top-10 finishes in three of his last four U.S. Open appearances.

He is the only player in the last 12 years who’s won The Sentry and not posted a career top-five finish at The Masters. That seems destined to change soon.

THE MASTERS FIRST-ROUND LEADER BETS (0.7 UNITS)

Cameron Young

My Bet: +4500

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I don’t always make FRL decisions based on weather, but it seems necessary to take the forecast into account for this Thursday. Rain and wind will be at its heaviest around 11am, so I’ve prioritized players who tee off after the dust has settled, to take advantage of a softer course in calmer conditions. Young’s game is ideal to attack a soft course set up, as he’ll be able to better separate with his elite distance and ball-striking.

Adam Scott

My Bet: +6600

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The more I dig into my research for this week, the more Adam Scott continues to grow on me. He has really struggled to put four consistent rounds together for the last two years, but that’s nothing to worry about in the FRL market. The 2013 Masters champion is plenty familiar with what it takes to navigate these grounds, and he possesses the distance, long iron approach play, and touch around the greens necessary to score at Augusta.

Harris English

My Bet: +8000

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It wouldn’t be right for me to stake an outright bet in Harris English at 170-1 and not have a little insurance in the FRL market, should he only pop for one great round. His win at Kapalua and top-10 finish at Riviera CC earlier this season are all encouraging for his prospects this week.

Stephan Jaeger

My Bet: +9000

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A winner at the Houston Open, with T3 finishes at both the Mexico Open and Farmers Insurance Open, Jaeger has made it very clear he prefers long, driver-heavy courses with a steady dosage of long iron approach shots. He has a great reputation as a birdie maker, and his debutant status should not exempt him from getting off to a hot start this week.

Byeong Hun An

My Bet: +9000

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If we are getting very soft conditions on Thursday, I want exposure to the longest hitters in the field from an FRL standpoint, as this 7,555-yard course will play much longer than the listed distance if tee shots do not roll out any further. An is top five in the field in driving distance and looks to have found consistent ball-striking form in 2024 to generate birdie opportunities, particularly on the crucial par-5s.

THE MASTERS PROPS (3 UNITS)

Top-20 Finisher: Corey Conners

My Bet: +210

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Conners has been laughably consistent from a ball-striking standpoint in 2024, ranking No.2 in SG: APP over the last 36 rounds and gaining strokes to the field off-the-tee in 25 consecutive starts. His short game is bottom-tier on the PGA TOUR, but for whatever reason, that has not held him back at Augusta National. He’s finished top 10 in three of the last four years at The Masters, while also entering on a streak of three straight top 25s on the PGA TOUR.

Top Oceania Player: Adam Scott

My Bet: +360

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I’m a big fan of this prop given the combination of how high I am on Scott, and how low I am on the other Aussies (and Kiwis) surrounding him in the field. Cameron Smith is the favorite from Oceania, but enters with question marks in the midst of a down LIV season and recovering from illness last week. Min Woo Lee is also returning from a weightlifting injury without much form to speak to. Jason Day does not have any injuries as an excuse, but his recent form does not compare to Scott’s. What’s more, Scott is the only professional in the field this week who is a past champion at The Masters.

Top LIV Player: Brooks Koepka

My Bet: +600

Best Odds Still Available: +450 at most sportsbooks

I had to do a double take to ensure I was reading this market correctly, but Brooks Koepka, a consensus top-five odds favorite to win The Masters, is still available at 6-1 odds to beat 11 other LIV players. Joaquin Niemann and Bryson DeChambeau are interestingly listed with shorter odds to finish as the top LIV finishers, despite being listed at double the outright odds as Koepka. History has shown it’s difficult to defend as Masters champion. So I’ll side with a vengeful Brooks Koepka to finish ahead of Jon Rahm et-al this week.

Top Debutant: Stephan Jaeger

My Bet: +1400

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The odds suggest it’s a coin flip between Wyndham Clark and Ludvig Aberg to be Top Debutant, and while I won’t argue the course fit for both of their games, it’s Stephan Jaeger who’s the most recent winner on the PGA TOUR between all of them. Jaeger thrives on longer course set-ups, and is an aggressive player, for better or worse.

ONE AND DONE

My Pick: Scottie Scheffler

As Denzel Washington famously said in a 2012 interview with Jamie Foxx, I’m leaving here with something. I feel good about the outright card I’ve constructed in the event Scottie Scheffler does not go guns blazing with his A-game as he did here in 2022. It’s that wishful thinking for the alternative that kept me from choosing Scheffler at THE PLAYERS and Arnold Palmer Invitational. While Scheffler will be a threat every week he tees it up, this is the last event on the schedule he has won previously, and with one of the biggest purses of the year at stake, this seems like the right time to use him. If I’m wrong, so be it, maybe that means my outrights will stand a fighting chance!

If not Scheffler, I would also consider Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka or Jon Rahm as OAD picks.

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That’ll do it for this week’s Masters bets. Best of luck this week with your own Masters bets, and see you next week for the RBC Heritage! For more, follow TheLines on Twitter.

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