We reveal the golfers receiving the most support in the past seven days.
The number one pick in the last seven days, receiving 10.2% of bets, Dustin Johnson is once again proving popular with bettors for the first major of the year. It’s perhaps a little surprising that DJ has still only one won major given his immense ability, but with three top 10 finishes in his last three attempts at Augusta the +1100 shot is once again a leading contender.
2. Rory McIlroy
The Northern-Irishman has been the star of the season so far, which explains why he is the clear favorite at +700. Five top 10s in his last five Masters is outstanding form, yet he will have been particularly disappointed last year when he was favorite going into the last round, only to let the golden opportunity go to waste. His win at Sawgrass will have done wonders for his confidence and 8.5% of bets have been on McIlroy.
3. Jon Rahm
The fiery Spaniard will need to make sure he keeps his temper in check if he is to compete over the four days, and 6.9% of punters are backing him to do so. The 24-year-old finished 4th last year and comes into the event in great form, with six top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour this year. Rahm is available at +2000 to win his first major this week.
2017 US PGA Champion Justin Thomas is best price +2000 and arrives at Augusta after posting three top 3 finishes in seven strokeplay tournaments this year. Whilst the 25-year-old doesn’t have the best Masters record, he has improved every time he’s played at the course and 6.4% of bets have been on the big-hitter from Louisville.
One of golf’s nearly men, Rickie Fowler certainly has the ability to win a major and it is likely a matter of when, and not if, for the Californian. He didn’t do much wrong when finishing 2nd last year to Patrick Reed, which will fill him with confidence coming into this week. Available at +2000, 6.1% of punters think Rickie will finally break his major duck at Augusta.