All four Canadian golfers competing in The Masters are in contention to make the cut with the second round yet to be fully completed. The tournament’s schedule was thrown off with a weather delay early in Thursday’s first round action, and the second round was suspended due to darkness on Friday.
The second round is set to end on Saturday morning with the third round starting shortly afterward. Action will resume at 7:30 a.m. ET from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
After the first two days, Canadians Corey Conners, Nick Taylor, Mike Weir and Adam Hadwin each have a legitimate shot to advance to the final two days of The Masters.
As far as the entire leaderboard involving all competitors, there is a four-way tie at the top with Abraham Ancer, Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson all at -9 for the tournament so far.
Let’s take a look at where each of them stand individually. The projected cut for The Masters is set at even par.
Conners is through hole 16 of the second round and is in a tie for 27th place at -3 so far. He recorded a final score of 74 on Thursday and is having a much better go of it in the second round where he was -5 during round No. 2 to rise up on the leaderboard.
Conners was expected to make the cut according to oddsmakers with him making the cut set at -186 odds.
Taylor is the only one among the Canadians to fully complete his second round of play. He finished exactly at even par with final scores of 72 in both the first and second rounds. He is currently tied for 50th place as he awaits how the rest of the field will fall.
Taylor had +120 odds to make the cut coming into the tournament, so he has a chance to make money for those who took a slight gamble on him.
Weir is through hole No. 9 and will need to play a solid final nine holes to be a part of the action later in the day on Saturday and Sunday. He recorded a 71 on the first day and is currently at +1 for the tournament after going two strokes over par in the first nine holes of his second round. He is in a tie for 61st place.
Oddsmakers were not high on Weir, who won The Masters in 2003, heading into this tournament. He was tied for last among all the golfers on the odds list to win the tournament at +150000. Weir is significantly exceeding expectations as he had +300 odds to make the cut.
Hadwin is through 13 holes in the second round. After shooting a 74 on Thursday, he is even in the second round action for +2 in the tournament. He will need a good performance on Saturday morning to be a part of the mix throughout the weekend. He is in a tie for 69th place.
Hadwin had the second best odds among the Canadians to make the cut, and oddsmakers expected it with -167 odds to be competing on Sunday.
The Masters Betting Odds
Even though we’re not completely through the second round of The Masters, sports bettors have plenty of options to choose from if they want to get in on the action.
All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
Jon Rahm is one stroke behind the leaders but is the betting favorite to win The Masters at +335 odds followed by Johnson at +450 and Thomas at +600. Patrick Cantlay has +1200 odds, and Hideki Matsuyama is at +1600 to win it to round out the top five.
Bryson DeChambeau entered this tournament as the betting favorite at +750 odds, but he is struggling so far and is in danger of missing the cut. He is at +1 through the 12th hole in the second round and is tied for 61st place.
Conners is the only one among the Canadians to be featured on the odds list of who will finish in first place in The Masters. He has the 29th best odds among all the golfers to win the tournament at +20000. Prior to The Masters starting, Conners had the 41st best odds at +15000.
The Masters props
The sportsbook is offering a few interesting prop bets for bettors to have some fun with.
Will The Masters be decided by a playoff?
- Yes +275
- No -400
Will there be a hole in one in Round 3?
- Yes +550
- No -1000