The Masters is one of golf’s most prestigious events. It’s the first of the four major tournaments. For those that don’t know, it’s held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It’s the only of the four majors that is held at the same location each year.

This tournament seems like it’s a cut above the rest.  Exactly why is tough to pin down, but for many fans this is the best tournament of the year.  For even non-hardcore golf fans it’s tough to beat the Sunday of the Masters.  It’s a great stretch of golf and the pressure is high to see who is going to win that elusive green jacket.

The Masters is scheduled for the first full week of April. This year’s will be the 81st edition. It’s scheduled to start on Thursday, April 6th and conclude on Sunday April 9th.

Vegas Odds to Win 2020 Masters: Leaderboard Favorites & Updated Field

PlayerCurrent OddsImplied Probability
Xander Schauffele+27526.67%
Webb Simpson+40020.00%
Scottie Scheffler+45018.18%
Tiger Woods+45018.18%
Shane Lowry+50016.67%
Cameron Champ+60014.29%

Here’s a look at the updated odds for the 2020 Masters Tournament. Typically odds for an event won’t be posted until the week of. That’s not the case when it comes to a major. Oddsmakers will have betting lines up well in advance.

Masters Golf Betting Tips, Predictions & Top Picks to Win Tournament

3 Factors to Look for When Making Picks

Long Hitters Have a Big Edge  – This doesn’t mean that short hitters don’t have a chance. You simply can’t ignore the advantage the guys have that can power it past trouble and aren’t phased by the extended tees.

Short stick needs to be in good form – No big surprise here. You aren’t going to win any major event if the putter isn’t working. Don’t focus so much on the rankings. Look for players who have putted well at Augusta in the past. The ability to know how to attack the greens and read them is where experience really comes into play.

Trending in the right direction – For a lot of amateur bettors, this is the first event they wager on in the calendar year. This can lead to just picking a player based off familiarity or how they finished the previous season. I think current form is huge. Look for players that have showed some positive signs in the events leading up to the Masters.

List of the Past Masters Champions & Their Odds

Below are the pre-tournament lines for past Masters winners since 2006.  Trevor Immelman is the biggest underdog winner in that time frame.  He beat a heavily-favored Tiger Woods by three strokes in 2008.  A $100 wager on Immelman before the start of the tournament would have paid $15,000!  Phil Mickelson in 2006 and Tiger Woods in 2019 were the least surprising winners in recent history.  A $100 bet on Phil or Tiger before those tournaments would have paid out only $900.

YearPlayerPre-TournamentScore# Stroke Victory
2019Tiger Woods+900-131
2018Patrick Reed+5000-151
2017Sergio Garcia+3000-9Playoff
2016Danny Willett+6000-53
2015Jordan Spieth+1000-184
2014Bubba Watson+2000-83
2013Adam Scott+2500-9Playoff
2012Bubba Watson+5000-10Playoff
2011Charl Schwartzel+10000-142
2010Phil Mickelson+1200-163
2009Angel Cabrera+12500-12Playoff
2008Trevor Immelman+15000-83
2007Zach Johnson+12500+12
2006Phil Mickelson+900-72