The biggest golf event of the year is here as the PGA Tour returns to the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia for the Masters Tournament. Below, we take a look at the fantastic golf power ratings and odds for the 2021 Masters, along with the PGA Tour picks and predictions.
Typically the first major of the PGA Tour season, the 2021 Masters will be the third of six majors contested during the 2020-21 season. Dustin Johnson, No. 1 in the Golfweek / Sagarin world ranking, returns to defend his Masters 2020 title in mid-November.
The most notable omission from the pitch is Tiger Woods, 2019 champion and five-time Masters winner. He is still recovering from an operation following a car accident at the end of February.
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Top 30 fantastic golf
30. Tommy Fleetwood (+5000)
His missed cut at the Players Championship was his only MC in 14 international events since the 2020 US Open and he’s sandwiched by a T-10 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a quarterfinal outing from WGC-Match Play. He’s made the cut in each of his last three Masters appearances with two top 20 finishes.
29. Will Zalatoris (+7000)
The Korn Ferry Tour graduate rose from 610th place in the official world golf ranking at the end of 2019 to 46th place this week. He was making his Masters debut, but the decline in the number of clients at ANGC worked to the advantage of many newbies in the fall.
28. Corey Conners (+7000)
One of the best ball forwards on the PGA Tour and he has greatly improved his putting. He finished 10th in the Fall Masters and has two more top 10 rankings earlier this year.
27. Billy Horschel (+9000)
Won WGC-Match Play to reach OWGR top 20 after finishing T-2 at WGC-Workday Championship. He averages 0.60 strokes per round off the tee in 35 measured rounds during the season.
26. Tyrrell Hatton (+4000)
He missed the cup at the Masters last year, but his 0.96 strokes won: the season’s turn-based approach suggests he should be better suited for Augusta National than his course history shows.
25. Hideki Matsuyama (+4000)
The putter has been a big weakness so far this season, but it wins 1.32 strokes per round tee-to-green with 0.42 SG: Around-the-Green per round. He has finished in two top 10s and three more top 20s on his last six trips to Augusta.
24. Joaquin Niemann (+5500)
Had to withdraw from Masters 2020 due to COVID-19, so he will only make his second career appearance this week. He last missed the cup in 2018, but he returns as the winner of the PGA Tour, and he is 10th on the Tour in total strokes won per round.
23. Max Homa (+9000)
Won the February Genesis Invitational against solid ground and on a challenging golf course for his second career PGA Tour victory. His iron game was solid and he put on tough greens.
22. Scottie Scheffler (+4500)
Tie for ninth place in the Tour in efficiency by 4: 450-500 yards for the 2020-2021 season. He struggled with the flat stick at the Valero Texas Open, but he was close to the field leaders in SG: Off-the-Tee.
21. Matt Fitzpatrick (+4500)
Seventh on the Tour in efficiency by 4 from our key distance of 450-500 yards and his 2.56 strokes gained per lap on the Tour pro average over his last 20 laps is the best on the Tour.
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20. Paul Casey (+4000)
One victory and four more top-10s in seven international events to start the year. He finished 38th at the 2020 Masters, 17th at the US Open and was a co-finalist in the PGA Championship to return to the top 20 in the OWGR.
19. Lee Westwood (+4000)
He has lost much of his outright betting value for the Masters by ending up as a solo finalist in both the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Players Championship, but he can still be a solid fantastic choice while at the same time. being in excellent shape. He puts on exceptionally well, and he has 52 rounds of experience on these greens.
18. Viktor Hovland (+3300)
Failed to qualify in time for the originally planned Masters 2020, so he will make his first appearance since finishing as a weak amateur in 2019. He is seventh on tour in SG: Tee-to-Green and his putting and short game have improved almost every week on his rise to world No. 14.
17. Cameron Smith (+4000)
The 27-year-old has finished in the top 5 in his last three appearances at Augusta National. He is tied for the Tour lead in par 5 in the 2020-21 season.
16. Sungjae Im (+4000)
The 2018-19 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year was tied for second on his Masters debut in the fall. He has two top 10 finishes and no missed breaks in 10 events to start the year.
15. Daniel Berger (+3300)
Made his first Masters appearance since 2018 with two Tour victories since early 2020. His strengths are in SG: Approach and on the greens.
14. Webb Simpson (+3500)
Tied for first place in the Tour in bogey avoidance, second in scrambling and tied for 10th in par 5 scoring. Won an average of 1.20 strokes per round in 30 career rounds at ANGC.
13. Collin Morikawa (+2800)
Finished T-44 in his Masters debut three months after winning the PGA Championship last year. He won the WGC-Workday Championship, but tied for 41st place two weeks later against most of the same competition at The Players.
11. Sergio Garcia (+5000)
The 41-year-old is second on the circuit in SG: Off-the-Tee by round and third in par 5. He has struggled with the putter this season, but the 2017 Masters champion has already had success on these greens. before.
11. Rory McIlroy (+1800)
Recently changed swing coach in the middle of a spell of play that saw him drop from 4th to 12th place in the OWGR since late 2020. In the fall, he snuck in with his sixth in the top 10 in his last seven Masters appearances after the opener with a plus-3.75.
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10. Patrick Reed (+3000)
Won the Farmers Insurance Open in January, but only got one more top 10 in five events since. He has an average of 0.90 SG: Putting per lap of the season.
9. Brooks Koepka (+2500)
My favorite choice to win the Masters 2021 largely because of the value of the odds. It’s far from a safe choice after knee surgery in March, but there is value as a potential contrarian choice.
8. Xander Sc Chaudele (+2200)
The # 3 Golfweek golfer in the world has two finalists and another top 10 in his first seven events of the calendar year. He has an average of 0.84 SG: Putting and 0.71 SG: Approach per lap for the season.
7. Tony Finau (+3000)
Three finalists and a fourth place finish in eight events before a failed cup at the Texas Open. Don’t put much value in last week’s result as he was probably polishing his game for Augusta National much like spring training in baseball.
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6. Jordan Spieth (+1100)
Started the year with four top-10 results in seven events before winning the Valero Texas Open to face a 3.5-year winless drought. His 2.90 career strokes earned per round at ANGC are the best of any with a minimum of five rounds played.
5. Jon Rahm (+1100)
There were concerns that Rahm, Golfweek’s No.2 golfer, would have to leave the Masters tournament for the birth of his child, but the little boy was born over the weekend. He finished seventh in the Fall Masters and has five top 10 finishes in seven events since.
4. Patrick Cantlay (+2000)
Fifth in the Round for the total number of strokes gained on the field per round (2.21). He finished 17th in the fall after a T-9 in 2019.
3. Justin Thomas (+1100)
He won the Players’ Championship for his 12th victory since the start of 2017. He still has only one major victory (2017 PGA Championship), but has just finished fourth in his career as Masters.
2. Dustin Johnson (+900)
The world No.1 golfer and defending champion has won once on the European Tour and three times on the PGA Tour to go with his 2020 FedEx Cup victory since the restart in mid-June last year. The only problem may be that there hasn’t been a back-to-back Masters champion since Woods in 2001 and 2002.
1. Bryson DeChambeau (+1100)
Lead the Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Tee-to-Green and split the lead by 5. He was the pre-tournament betting favorite for the Fall Masters and enters the tournament. this year with better value, even after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational and equalizing for third at the Players.
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