The 2020 sports calendar continues to bring sports fans and sports bettors things we’ve never seen before. Typically held in April, The Masters will take this weekend starting on Thursday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 15 from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters will include four Canadian golfers vying for the green jacket.
Tiger Woods won the PGA Tour‘s signature event in 2019 in one of the most memorable sports stories of the year as he finished the weekend with a -13 final score, edging out Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele by one stroke.
The four Canadians competing in The Masters includes Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir. Let’s get to know more about each of these golfers along with betting odds for them as well as the favorites to win The Masters in 2020.
Canadian golfers in the field
Conners finished in a tie for 46th at the 2019 Masters after shooting even for the tournament. He will get his weekend started on Thursday at 7:10 a.m. ET along with Lucas Glover and C.T. Pan.
In his previous PGA Tour event, Conners finished in a tie for 24th place at the Vivint Houston Open on Nov. 8.
This will be Conners’ third time competing at The Masters, and last season was his best performance so far in his career in this tournament.
Hadwin did not compete in The Masters in 2019 but finished in a tie for 28th place for the event in 2018. He will get his first round going at 7:32 a.m. ET as he is paired with Kevin Kisner and Scottie Scheffler.
Hadwin finished in a tie for 63rd place at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood on Oct. 25 in his last PGA Tour event.
This is Hadwin’s third time competing at The Masters. His 2018 performance was the best so far in his limited time competing in this tournament.
Taylor is competing in his first ever Masters tournament. He will get started later in the day on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. ET alongside Justin Harding and Shugo Imahira.
In his last time out, Taylor tied for 63rd place at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood on Oct. 25.
Weir missed the cut at The Masters last season, shooting a +4 in the first two rounds of the tournament. He will begin his round with Rafael Cabrera Bello and Matt Wallace at 11:17 a.m. ET.
Weir finished in a tie for 36th place at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Nov. 8 to prepare for The Masters competition.
This will be Weir’s 21st time competing at The Masters. He won the green jacket in 2003 in what is the highlight of his golfing career.
The Masters betting odds
Sportsbooks will typically feature more betting options than a usual PGA Tour event as they expect quite a bit of action on the most important event of the sport’s calendar. Bettors have a wide variety of bets to choose from. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
Bryson DeChambeau enters the tournament with the best odds to leave Augusta with a victory at +750 odds. He is followed by Johnson at +850 and Jon Rahm at +1000. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas round out the top five as they are both tied with +1300 odds.
Among the Canadians, Conners enters in a tie for 41st best odds at +15000. Hadwin is in a tie for 55th best odds at +2500, and Taylor is tied for 71st best odds at +7500. Weir is trailing the Canadians in odds and is tied for last among all golfers with +150000 to win The Masters.
Leader after Round 1
Sports bettors may make a wager on which golfer will finish Thursday’s first round action at the top of the leaderboard. DeChambeau and Johnson are tied for first with +1400 odds with Rahm third at +2000. There is a four-way tie for fourth best odds among Koepka, McIlroy, Schauffele and Thomas.
Conners leads the Canadians at +8000 odds to lead after the first round with Hadwin at +10000, Taylor at +20000 and Weir sitting with +350000 odds.
Make the cut
Making the cut is significantly easier than winning the tournament or leading after first round, so there could be some value here for the four Canadians competing in this year’s tournament. Here’s a look at where the Canadians stand and whether they will remain in the field on Saturday and Sunday with Conners and Hadwin expected to advance while oddsmakers believe Taylor and Weir will be headed home early.
Will he make the cut?
- Corey Conners
- Yes -186
- No +138
- Adam Hadwin
- Yes -167
- No +125
- Nick Taylor
- Yes +120
- No -165
- Mike Weir
- Yes +300
- No -455
Here’s a look at the odds for which Canadian golfer will perform the best over the weekend.
- Corey Conners +100
- Adam Hadwin +175
- Nick Taylor +400
- Mike Weir +1400