2021 Masters Odds: Lee Westwood’s Odds Slashed Following Friday’s Players Championship Second Round
I’m not entirely sure how many people were backing 47-year old Lee Westwood to win the 2021 Masters prior to this weekend’s Players Championship. But, there are sure to be plenty of backers following Friday’s bogey-free 6-under par at TPC Sawgrass that put him in the clubhouse as the leader at 9-under.
Another result of his unbelievable showing on Friday is oddsmakers scrambling to slash his odds for the upcoming 2021 Masters. How much have his odds been cut?
At the start of the month, you could get Westwood at +11000. Now, the former World No. 1 has odds as short as +4200 to put on his first ever Green Jacket come April 11.
2021 Masters Betting
With the 2021 Masters right around the corner, betting is starting to ramp up for April at Augusta National. One event golfers love to use to gauge performance for the Masters is the Players Championship. It’s golf unofficial fifth Major and occurs just a few weeks before the Masters.
So how has Westwood’s monstrous second round at the Players Championship impacted the betting surrounding this year's Masters? Westwood is by far the most backed golfer to win the 2021 Masters in the last 24 hours with 43% of all bets backing him.
Westwood has never won the Masters, or a major for that matter, but he finished 2nd at Augusta in 2010 and 2016.
As for the rest of the field, Jordan Spieth has been the second most backed golfer to win the Masters in the last 24 hours with 6.43% of all bets backing him. Bryson DeChambeau rounds out the Top-3 with 5.26% of bettors picking him to win his first Green Jacket.
As mentioned earlier, Westwood started the month at +11000, an afterthought in the minds of most bettors and a golfer thought to be long past his prime. But, as Westwood continued to play well through Friday’s second round of the Players Championship, his odds began to plummet.
What started at +11000 quickly turned as short as +4200 by Friday afternoon. At +11000, his odds were indicative of a 0.9% chance of victory. At +4200, Westwood’s implied probability to win the 2021 Masters increased by more than 2.5x to 2.3%.
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