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How to bet the 2021 Masters: Odds, key stats, course preview

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The Masters Tournament returns to its usual spot on the PGA Tour schedule in 2021 and will be played April 8-11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

On this page, we present our betting guide for the 2021 Masters, with PGA Tour odds and betting options, as well as a course breakdown and the key stats you need to know.

Dustin Johnson returns to Augusta still No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings after winning his first career Masters in the fall at a record of 20-under par. Tiger Woods, the 2019 and five-time career Masters champ, won’t be participating following a car accident in late February.

A star-studded field will look to challenge Johnson as the Masters is played for the second time in just five months. This is the third major of an unprecedented six on the 2020-21 PGA Tour season.

2021 Masters: Odds for the favorites

Odds provided by BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET.

  • Dustin Johnson +900 (bet $100 to win $900)
  • Bryson DeChambeau +1100 (bet $100 to win $1,100)
  • Jon Rahm +1100 (bet $100 to win $1,100)
  • Justin Thomas +1100 (bet $100 to win $1,100)
  • Jordan Spieth +1200 (bet $100 to win $1,200)
  • Rory McIlroy +1800 (bet $100 to win $1,800)
  • Xander Schauffele +2000 (bet $100 to win $2,000)
  • Patrick Cantlay +2200 (bet $100 to win $2,200)
  • Brooks Koepka +2500 (bet $100 to win $2,500)

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2021 Masters: Betting options

Masters futures have been available on BetMGM since Johnson claimed his first green jacket at the 2020 Masters in mid-November. They’ve been updated routinely based on weekly results and injury news.

Early this week, additional options will be made available. These include tournament placings, group and matchup betting, and round-by-round leaders. Tournament props will be released for things like whether or not there will be a hole-in-one or a playoff.

Shortly after the green jacket is awarded Sunday afternoon, futures odds for the 2022 Masters Tournament will be posted.

The course: Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National will return to its usual form following the first-ever fall Masters and scoring should be expected to be much more difficult.

ANGC measures 7,475 yards and plays to a par of 72. Elevation ranges from 160-310 feet with sometimes severe undulation forcing golfers into some creative shots even from the middle of the fairways.

The Bentgrass greens are well known as the most challenging putting surfaces in all of golf. They’re multi-tiered and feature mind-bending, sweeping breaks. They’ll also play exceptionally quick, and competitors can quickly see the tournament slip away by having their ball roll off the false fronts.

Water is a prominent hazard on the back nine. Nos. 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 all feature water along the fairway and/or green. The rest of the course is guarded by tight tree lines and well-positioned greenside bunkers.

2021 Masters: Key stats

Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, SG: Approach and SG: Around-the-Green are the three most important and predictive stats when researching for your 2021 Masters bets. Par 5 Scoring, Par 4 Efficiency: 450-500 Yards, Scrambling, Bogey Avoidance and 3-Putt Avoidance are next.

Scoring needs to be done on the par 5s and trouble needs to be avoided, especially on the long par 4s.

Experience has been far more important at Augusta National than any other PGA Tour venue. No one has won here in their first appearance since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. The only other two to do so were Horton Smith and Gene Sarazen in the first two runnings of the tournament.

Johnson will attempt to be the first back-to-back Masters champ since Woods in 2001 and 2002.

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