Biggest Masters Underdogs To Win At Augusta In Past 20 Years

Biggest Masters Underdogs To Win At Augusta In Past 20 Years
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With Connecticut now the champions of men’s college basketball, all eyes from the sporting world and at US betting sites will be on historic Augusta National Golf Club for The Masters, golf's first major of the year. The 2024 Masters starts with first round play on Thursday and ends Sunday.

Who is the favorite?

Who is a sleeper?

Who is a big longshot to wear the Green Jacket?

USBettingReport.com (USBR) compiled a list of the 20 past champions since 2004, sorted by how long their odds were just before the tournament (going into Round 1).

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Masters Winners Odds In Past 20 Years

Year Winner, Score Odds
2008Trevor Immelman, 8-under +15000
2009 Angel Cabrera 12-under +12500
2007 Zach Johnson, 1-over +12500
2021 Hideki Matsuyama, 10-under +6000
2016 Danny Willett, 5-under +5000
2012 Bubba Watson, 10-under +5000
2011 Charl Schwartzel, 14-under +5000
2018 Patrick Reed, 15-under +4000
2017 Sergio Garcia, 9-under +3000
2013 Adam Scott, 9-under +2500
2014 Bubba Watson, 8-under +2000
2022 Scottie Scheffler, 10-under +1600
2019 Tiger Woods, 13-under +1200
2010 Phil Mickelson, 16-under +1200
2004 Phil Mickelson, 9-under +1200
2023 Jon Rahm, 12-under +1000
2015 Jordan Spieth, 18-under +1000
2020 Dustin Johnson, 20-under +800
2006 Phil Mickelson, 7-under +800
2005 Tiger Woods, 12-under +350

Who Pulled Biggest Upsets At The Masters?

The longest pre-tournament odds (before Round 1) for a champion at The Masters since 2004 were in 2008. That year – well before today’s US sports betting apps existed – current CBS Golf analyst Trevor Immelman (+15000) shot 8-under for the tournament, including 75 in the final round, to capture his first and only major title by three strokes over Tiger Woods.

The 2009 winner Angel Cabrera (-12) and 2007 winner Zach Johnson (+1) tied for second with odds of +12500.

Last year’s winner and current LIV Golf member Jon Rahm (-12) had odds of +1000 prior to the tournament. Woods (-12) had the lowest odds in 20 years, winning the 2005 edition at +350.

The Masters 2024 Odds

USBR looked at three sportsbooks on Tuesday, April 9 (10 a.m. ET) to see who the favorite is, the heavy longshot and other notables on where they stand two days prior to the tournament:

BetMGM Sportsbook: Favorites (top three): Scottie Scheffler +400, Rory McIlroy +1100, Rahm +1200.

Longest odds: Jose Maria Olazabal +300000, Vijay Singh +200000, Mike Weir +2000000.

Notables: Lucas Glover +30000, Phil Mickelson +20000, Keegan Bradley +17500, Woods +15000.

Caesars Sportsbook: Favorites (top three): Scheffler +375, McIlory +1000, Rahm +1100.

Longest odds: Olazabal +75000, Jasper Stubbs +50000, Singh +40000.

Notables: Xander Schauffele +2200, Hideki Matsuyama +2800, Jordan Spieth +2800, Brooks Koepka +2800, Patrick Cantlay +3500.

DraftKings Sportsbook: Favorites (top three): Scheffler +450, McIlroy +1000, Rahm +1100.

Longest odds: Olazabal, Stubbs, Neal Shipley, Weir, Singh, Fred Couples (all at +500000).

Notables: Danny Willett +100000, Peter Malnati +40000, Gary Woodland +30000, Akshay Bhatia +10000.

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Lou Monaco is a reporter for USBettingReport.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.