The Masters is set to be played for the second time in five months when the best golfers in the world compete at the PGA Tour‘s most prestigious event. The 2020 version of the tournament was postponed from its typical date in April to November due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the three Canadians in the field, Corey Conners is projected to finish the highest among the group according to the oddsmakers at a popular United States sportsbook.
In last year’s event, Dustin Johnson earned the victory, and is the favorite to win it again at +950 odds. Bryson DeChambeau is getting +1500 odds for the second best chance, and Justin Thomas is right behind him at +1100. To round out the top five, Jordan Spieth appears to have his career back on track as he is tied with Jon Rahm for the fourth best odds with +1200.
The three Canadians competing this weekend will include Conners, Mackenzie Hughes and Mike Weir. The tournament is set to get started on Thursday, April 8th and run through Sunday, April 11th from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Conners will start his opening round at 9:12 a.m. ET on Thursday along with Charl Schwartzel and Si Woo Kim. Hughes will get going at 11:30 a.m. ET with Carlos Ortiz and Bernd Wiesberger. Finally, Weir will begin at 11:42 a.m. ET with C.T. Pan and Robert MacIntyre.
Below is a betting preview for each of the three Canadians competing along with other odds for this year’s version of The Masters.
According to the oddsmakers, Conners is tied for the 31st best odds to put on the green jacket at +9000 with +1100 odds to finish within the top five and +400 to crack the top 10.
Hughes is projected to be the second best Canadian at this year’s event as he is tied for the 67th best odds in the field at +40000 odds to win it. To finish in the top five, he’s getting +5000 odds, and if he cracks the top 10, the payout will feature +1400 odds.
Weir won The Masters in 2003, but he is a significant long shot in this year’s tournament. He is tied for the 79th best odds at +150000 to win it, +20000 to finish in the top five and +5000 to land inside the top 10.
Make the Cut
Conners and Hughes are expected to reach the weekend according to oddsmakers, while Weir is projected to miss the cut and end his tournament on Friday. Conners is getting -335 odds to make the cut with +225 odds to miss it. For Hughes, he is getting -159 odds to make it and +120 odds to exit early.
Weir has -278 odds to miss the cut and +200 odds to advance to the weekend.
The sportsbook is offering odds for the different nationalities competing at The Masters, and Conners is projected to finish better among the three Canadians. He is getting -175 to finish as the best in the group with Hughes at +200 followed by Weir at +650.
Bettors can choose to bet on how many strokes the winner of The Masters will be ahead by the end of the weekend. The favorite among the five options is four strokes or more at +225. Johnson won last year’s tournament with a -20 score, at least five strokes ahead of the rest of the field with Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im both finishing at -15.
There are a number of prop bets that can be placed including some fun items like whether or not a hole-in-one will be carded at some point at The Masters. Oddsmakers predict there will be a hole-in-one with “yes” getting -162 odds with +120 odds on that feat not being accomplished all weekend long.