May 18, 2024

The first golf major of the year will be held at the 2023 Masters at Georgia’s Augusta National Ground. This year we will see PGA Tour and LIV Tour golfers compete against each other. The field is littered with seasoned champions of the past like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, DustinJohnson And Jordan Spieth. Let’s not forget the defending champion Scottie Scheffler who wants to add another big title to his resume.

Where is the betting value? Will the favorites prevail? Our golf and betting experts explain everything you need to know to bet on the 2023 Masters tournament.

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expert selection

Matt Barrie, ESPN
Winner:
Scottie Scheffler

Tory Barron, ESPN.com
Winner: CameronSmith

Elizabeth Baugh, ESPN.com
Winner: Jordan Spieth

MichaelCollinsESPN.com
Winner:
Scottie Scheffler

Michael Eaves, ESPN
Winner:
Rory McIlroy

Peter Lawrence-Riddell, ESPN.com
Winner:
Collin Morikawa

Andy NorthESPN
Winner: Jordan Spieth

Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com
Winner:
Rory McIlroy

Curtis strangeESPN
Winner:
Jon Rahm

Wright Thompson, ESPN.com
Winner:
Tiger Woods

Paolo Uggetti, ESPN.com
Winner:
Jon Rahm

Scott Van Pelt, ESPN
Winner:
Xander Schauffele


Betting value picks to win

Our betting experts give you tips on how to win based on value. We look at the betting board and tell you who has the best chance of redeeming your ticket.

Anita Marks, ESPN Betting Analyst
Winner: JustinThomas (22-1)

Why he will win: Thomas has made seven straight cuts at Augusta, and his worst finish in five years is 21st. He comes this week with strong form from Riviera and Kapalua. Thomas leads the Tour in shots won around the green and has the course knowledge to win on Sunday.

David Bearman, Assistant Sportsbook Editor, ESPN.com
Winner: Rory McIlroy (+700)

Why he will win: It’s time. McIlroy has won everything else: four major titles, three FedEx Cup championships, POY and top cash winner on both PGA and Euro Tours. The only thing missing is the green jacket. He’s close with seven top 10 finishes, including second place last year and the lead after the first three rounds in 2011. He’s in good form with two wins and five top five finishes this year worldwide . It’s time.

Tyler Fulghum, ESPN Betting Analyst
Winner: Jason day (25-1)

Why he will win: Day has played incredible golf this season because he’s finally healthy. He is third on the tour in scoring average (69.488) just behind Jon Rahm (+900) and Scottie Scheffler (+500).

Day will be his 12th start in Augusta, so he’s armed with the necessary knowledge of the course that’s often required to win. It’s not that he didn’t do well here either, as evidenced by four top 10 finishes, including T-2 on his debut in 2011.

MichaelCollinsESPN Betting Analyst
Winner: Tommy Fleetwood (50-1)

Why he will win: There’s a great “warm-up” tournament on the PGA Tour’s Florida swing where you hit the shots you’re going to need at Augusta National Golf Club… and Tommy finished third at the Valspar Championship. He’s played the Masters six times, making five cuts, and last year his best result was a T-14.

Doug Kezirian, ESPN Betting Analyst
Winner: Jon Rahm (9-1)

Why he will win: We all want to land payouts higher than +900 in the outright market, but it still feels like value for a guy like Rahm. He was the best player on the tour that season but not that expensive. He leads the Tour in scoring average and has won three times. He has also had four top 10 finishes in his last five starts at Augusta.

Joe Fortenbaugh, ESPN Betting Analyst
Winner: Tony Finau (22-1)

Why he will win: Have a look around as you may find a better price than the one listed here. True to his well-deserved nickname, “Top-10 Tony” has achieved three top-10 finishes in five starts at ANGC. More importantly, he currently ranks 5th in strokes won on the tour: tee to green, a key metric to consider in the Masters handicap. Finau has been an incredibly consistent golfer lately, notching nine consecutive top-25 finishes since his November win at the Cadence Bank Houston Open.


Odds of winning the Masters 2023


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Our betting experts have more than just bets to win. From top 10s to made cuts to tournament matchups, here are some props to target for the entire event.

Tiger Woods cut (-165)
bear man: I bet it every year in Augusta as Tiger has made the cut on every one of his last 22 trips here. The injuries have caused the number to increase over the years. We’re not getting plus money like last year, but -165 is still good enough for a man who’s won five times here and has another nine top 10 finishes. He only has to do 36 holes.

Will Zalatoris Top 10 ranking (+320)
bear man: Zlatoris is in the “I need to see him win again” camp before I bet on him. He’s had a lot of close decisions, which is why a top 10 finish is the way to back him here. He has finished in the top 10 in his two Masters appearances and in six of eight Majors held on U.S. soil.

Xander Schauffele Top 5 Placement (+450), Top 10 Placement (+210)
Tags: Despite missing the cut last year, Schauffele did finish second and third at Augusta, part of his nine top-10 finishes at a major without a win. He also runs the tour near 160-175 yards.

Sunjae Im Top 20 ranking (+120)
Tags: Three appearances at the Masters have resulted in two top 10 finishes. Sungjae has posted positive record shots in every metric this season and is third on the tour in par-5 scoring this season, which is big here.

tom kim Top Debut (+400)
Collin: Played a 9 hole practice round with Tiger, Rory and Fred couples looks way more comfortable than someone his age should have looked! Last year’s Presidents Cup star isn’t just comfortable at Augusta National, he’s smiling like he’s got a secret…sort of Jordan Spieth completed his freshman year at the Masters.

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