With the NCAA tourney behind us, we look to the Augusta National Golf Club. With the azaleas in bloom, Rae’s Creek ready to snap up errant shots and Butler Cabin set to welcome the newest champion, the 86th Masters golf tournament is ready to tee off.
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Rahm leads favorites to win 2022 Masters
Per FanDuel Sportsbook NY, Jon Rahm enters the tournament as the favorite to win the Masters.
Such has been the case for the past several years, it seems. Rahm finally broke through last year by winning the US Open for his first major championship. He placed in the top 10 in each of the other three majors, including a fifth-place tie at Augusta.
FanDuel lists two golfers as potentially popular picks to claim their first major championships, including Cameron Smith. The Australian has already won twice in the 2022 season, including the Players Championship in March, his most recent start. Last year, Smith tied for 10th. But in 2020, he was a runner-up despite being the only player in tournament history to shoot in the 60s in all four rounds.
The 2020 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Scottie Scheffler closed out 2021 with three top-1o finishes at majors after tying for 18th at the Masters. The No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, Scheffler has posted three victories in five starts this season.
Also in the mix as a favorite, Justin Thomas is still searching for his second major championship after posting a victory at the 2017 PGA Championship. Since then, Thomas has placed in the top 10 three times at majors. He now heads into August with five top-10 finishes this season.
How do Johnson, Spieth and McIlroy stack up?
Unsurprisingly, Johnson stands among the top tier of players favored to win the 2022 Masters championship, as has been the case for several years now.
While Johnson missed the cut in two majors a year ago, he has placed in the top 10 at these championships eight times since 2018. That includes two years ago when DJ slipped on the green jacket for the first time in his illustrious career. This season, Johnson has made the cut four times in six tournaments.
As forSpieth, some time has passed since he burst onto the scene and last won a major. A Masters champion in 2015 after tying Tiger Woods’ low-scoring record (since bested by Johnson), Spieth has posted just one PGA Tour win since his last major in 2017. This season, he has made the cut six times in nine tournaments.
Then, there’s McIlroy. For seven years, he has chased the completion of the career Grand Slam. But that Masters title has proven elusive. Only five golfers hold championships in all four modern majors. Once again, McIlroy aims to become the sixth.
In his eighth try at doing so, McIlroy has placed in the top 10 five times in his previous seven starts at the Masters. Last year, however, he missed the cut. This season, McIlroy has posted two top-10 finishes, including a victory, in five events. Then again, he comes off a start at the Valero Texas Open that was cut short because he missed the cut.
Tiger Woods odds at the Masters
Some 14 months have passed since a devastating car crash left Tiger Woods in peril. Woods said at a news conference Tuesday morning that he plans to play at Augusta:
“As of right now, I feel like I am going to play, as of right now. I’m going to play nine more holes (Wednesday). My recovery has been good. I’ve been very excited about how I’ve recovered each and every day, and that’s been the challenge.”
New York sportsbooks list Woods for a Top 5 finish at .
However, Woods odds on winning the Masters are . A victory would be storybook, historic, miraculous — pick any adjective.
Consider that Woods currently sits at 82 career PGA Tour wins, tied for the most ever with Sam Snead. He also has 15 majors and five Masters victories, both of which sit behind Jack Nicklaus for second-most ever (18 and six, respectively).