Through three days of The Masters, Canadian golfer Corey Conners is among the betting favorites heading into Sunday’s final round of action. He put together a fantastic third round and may have landed the shot of the tournament on Saturday as he finished with a score of 68, which was tied for second place among all competitors on the day. Conners will Sunday at -6 for sixth place and five strokes behind the leader Hideki Matsuyama.
Matsuyama was the star on Saturday, shooting a 65, which tied for the best round of the tournament with Justin Rose, who accomplished that in Thursday’s first round of play. Matsuyama has a four-stroke lead over the rest of the field at -11. There is a four-way tie for second place between Conners and Matsuyama at -7 with Rose, Will Zalatoris, Marc Leishman and Xander Schauffele.
Conners put together his best round of the tournament so far after shooting a 73 on Thursday and a 69 on Friday. In his third round, he finished with five birdies, three bogeys and an eagle. The eagle game on the sixth hole in which he knocked in a hole-in-one.
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— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 10, 2021
At one point on Saturday, Conners was in second place overall and just two strokes behind the leader. He will need to put together another incredible performance on Sunday to be in contention late in the day. He will start his day at 1:20 p.m. ET from Augusta National Golf Club and is paired alongside Zalatoris.
Fellow Canadian Mike Weir, who won The Masters in 2003, failed to make the cut, but Mackenzie Hughes made it to the weekend and will finish up on Sunday as well. He has been as consistent as it gets through three rounds from a score perspective, shooting even par all three days with round scores of 72.
On Saturday, Hughes finished with three birdies and three bogeys. He is in a tie for 21st place heading into Sunday’s final round in Augusta, Georgia where he will be playing with Shane Lowry at 12:20 p.m. ET.
Updated Masters Odds
Oddsmakers crunched the numbers and released their updated odds for The Masters ahead of Sunday’s final round. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
Despite entering tied for the 31st best odds in the field prior to the start of The Masters, Conners has moved all the way up to a tie for the sixth best odds according to the latest odds. He and Jordan Spieth will come in with +1600 odds to put on the green jacket Sunday night. Matsuyama is the betting favorite at -120 to finish off as the champion. Hughes is a significant long shot at +100000 odds to pull off a miracle victory.
The sportsbook is also offering odds without Matsuyama in the field as he comes in with a four-stroke lead. Without Matsuyama in the picture, Schauffele is the favorite among the rest at +250 odds, and Conners and Spieth are tied for fifth at +600 odds.
Round 4 Matchups
The sportsbook is offering odds for the matchups between the golfers who are paired together. With Conners and Zalatoris teeing off at the same time, Conners is a slight favorite to finish with a better fourth round at +100 odds with Zalatoris at +115. The payout for a tie is set for +800.
As for Hughes vs. Lowry, Lowry is getting the better odds for a better Sunday performance at -110 with Hughes at +125. A tie between the two golfers would be set at +800 odds.
Sunday’s final round is set to get started at 10 a.m. ET with Adam Scott and Jim Herman teeing off to start Round 4.