Scottie Scheffler, the world No. 1, had the second-best odds to win the year’s first major heading into Masters week.
He now sits alone atop the leaderboard halfway through the tournament, holding both the world rating and the PointsBet sportsbook’s No. 1 place.
After gaining a record-tying five-stroke lead at Augusta National, Scheffler’s odds (courtesy of PointsBet) dropped from +1400 to +110 after Round 2.
He is presently the favorite against defending winner Hideki Matsuyama, who is +1100 (+5000) after a second-round 69, as well as Dustin Johnson (T-6) and Cam Smith (T-6). Matsuyama is attempting to become only the fourth player in Masters history to win the tournament a second time, and the first since Tiger Woods in 2002.
Meanwhile, Jon Rahm, who was the betting favorite at +1100 before into this week, is now listed at +6000 for the field’s 10th-best odds with Matthew Fitzpatrick. Through two days, the Spaniard sits T-23 with a score of 2 over par.
Woods, who made the cut at 1 over and is T-19, nine shots behind Scheffler’s 8-under lead, is just a few spaces down on the betting slip. Woods’ odds are +9000, which places him 14th in the field. He was +8000 at the start of the week. The Big Cat, on the other hand, is still considered to have a stronger chance of beating several of the competitors ahead of him on the leaderboard.
Before the weekend, here are some notable odds to win the 86th Masters Tournament:
+110: Scottie Scheffler
+1100: Hideki Matsuyama,Cameron Smith,Dustin Johnson
+1300: Shane Lowry
+1600: Justin Thomas
+2000: Sungjae Im
+2500: Collin Morikawa
+3500: Will Zalatoris
+4000: Corey Conners
+4000: Joaquin Niemann, Patrick Cantlay
+5000: Harold Varner III
+6000: Charl Schwartzel
+6600: Jon Rahm, Matthew Fitzpatrick
+8000: Kevin Na, Rory McIlroy
+9000: Tiger Woods
+12500: Danny Willett
+15000: Christiaan Bezuidenhout
+20000: Webb Simpson, J.J. Spaun, Daniel Berger
+25000: Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton, Kevin Kisner
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