The 2019 Masters Mega Betting Guide: Odds, Picks, Insight for 50+ Golfers


Christopher Hanewinckel, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Rory McIlroy

Apr 11, 2019, 07:00 AM EDT

One of the best gambling holidays of the year has arrived.

The 2019 Masters begins on Thursday (8:30 a.m. ET) live from Augusta National in Georgia.

To prepare for a tradition unlike any other, the Action Network’s brightest golf minds got together to provide tournament outlooks for over 50 golfers, starting with Rory McIlroy.

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Rory McIlroy 2019 Masters Odds, DFS Pricing

  • Odds to win: 7-1
  • DFS pricing: $11,600 Draftkings; $12,100 FanDuel
  • Masters history (2014-18): T-8, 4, T-10, T-7, T-5
  • Tee times: 11:15 a.m. ET Thursday; 2:00 p.m. ET Friday

He’s the pre-tournament favorite for a reason, as McIlroy has been head and shoulders above his elite-level peers so far this year, finally getting that final-round monkey off his back with a Players Championship victory.

It’s tough to envision him not in the mix come Sunday afternoon, but in order to win – and subsequently become the sixth player ever to claim the career grand slam – he’ll have to exorcise a few demons at Augusta National, including one that appeared during last year’s final round, when he started in the last pairing, but admitted playing “not to lose” and shot 74 en route to a T-5. — Jason Sobel

Dustin Johnson 2019 Masters Odds, DFS Pricing

  • Odds to win: 10-1
  • DFS pricing: $11,300 DraftKings; $12,000 FanDuel
  • Masters History (2014-18): T-68, T-6, T-4, N/A, T-10
  • Tee times: 1:38 p.m. ET Thursday; 10:42 a.m. ET Friday

Until about a month ago, DJ was at the top of the betting odds. He was passed after McIlroy claimed the Players title, but Johnson is just as big of a threat as ever here.

He’s got two wins worldwide in 2019 and has top 10s in his last three starts at Augusta.

I don’t bet favorites, but I’m not talking anyone out of DJ. — Joshua Perry

Justin Rose 2019 Masters Odds, DFS Pricing

  • Odds to win: 12-1
  • DFS pricing: $10,800 DraftKings; $11,800 FanDuel
  • Masters history (2014-18): T-14, T-2, T-10, 2, T-12
  • Tee times: 1:49 p.m. ET Thursday; 10:53 a.m. ET Friday

Rose is another top-tier golfer who has historically done well at Augusta, posting a top-25 finish in every year since 2012, along with four top 10s. You’ll also get a little bit of savings in DFS if you use him over DJ and Rory — and not sacrifice much talent with his 67.9 LT Adj Rd Score.

Rose’s -2.8 and -5.8 adjusted strokes on par 4s and 5s are also comparable to the two favorites this week. Overall, he has an excellent balanced game, ranking second in Total Strokes Gained over the past 50 rounds, trailing only Rory in that time frame. I like Rose more as a DFS play than I do in the betting markets, where he’s priced about right. — Justin Bailey

Tiger Woods 2019 Masters Odds, DFS Pricing

  • Odds to win: 14-1
  • DFS pricing: $10,500 Draftkings; $11,100 FanDuel
  • Masters history (2014-18): N/A, T-17, N/A, N/A, T-32
  • Tee times: 11:04 a.m. ET Thursday; 1:49 p.m. ET Friday

It’s been 14 years – yes, 14 – since Woods’ fourth of four Masters victories and yet, he still remains a threat to make a charge at Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record of six. His results here in the last decade have been unpredictable, to say the least.

In 2010, fresh off a highly publicized scandal and months away from the game, he finished T-4; in 2012, in the midst of a three-win season, he finished T-40; in 2015, after starting the year MC-WD, he finished T-17; and last year, following a pair of title contentions, he finished a mere T-32. In a current year where it feels like he’s still getting warmed up, this one could go either way.

But there is one thing you can bank on — casual bettors will flock to the window to bet Tiger to win. — Jason Sobel

Justin Thomas 2019 Masters Odds, DFS Pricing

  • Odds to win: 16-1
  • DFS pricing: $10,200 DraftKings; $11,700 FanDuel
  • Masters history (2014-18): N/A, N/A, T-39, T-22, T-17
  • Tee times: 1:49 p.m. ET; 10:53 a.m. ET Friday

Thomas is one of the premier talents in the loaded Masters field with his 67.7 Long-Term Adjusted Round Score, a mark that trails only Dustin Johnson in this field.

However, Thomas hasn’t finished better than 17th at the Masters, and he’s lost strokes on approach in his past two tournaments, which would make me inclined to fade him as a DFS cash game option when the loose pricing makes it easier to roster guys like Rory McIlroy and DJ.

That said, he’s an exceptional tournament play if you’re looking to go contrarian on the higher end of the price range. — Justin Bailey

Rickie Fowler 2019 Masters Odds, DFS Pricing

  • Odds to win: 16-1
  • DFS pricing: $9,700 Draftkings; $11,400 FanDuel
  • Masters history (2014-18): T-5, T-12, T-69, T-11, 2
  • Tee times: 11:15 a.m. ET Thursday; 2 p.m. ET Friday

The Masters is the first chance for Rickie to shed the “best player without a Major” title that was passed to him after Sergio Garcia slipped on the Green Jacket two years ago.

Fowler has made a habit of putting himself in contention at Majors, especially at Augusta, where he has four top-12 finishes in the past five years.

I look for Rickie once again to be in contention this year because of one aspect of his game: Putting. He has become arguably the best putter on the PGA Tour, and no other course provides a bigger advantage to putters than Augusta National. If you’re looking to roll the dice on someone with at least +1000 odds, Rickie is the best value in that price range. — Drew Stoltz

Jon Rahm 2019 Masters Odds, DFS Pricing

  • Odds to win: 16-1
  • DFS pricing: $10,000 DraftKings; $11,600 FanDuel
  • Masters history (2014-18): N/A, N/A, N/A, T-27, 4
  • Tee times: 11:04 a.m. ET Thursday;  1:49 p.m. ET Friday
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