2020 Masters Prop Picks: Perry’s 3 Favorites at Augusta National
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images. Pictured: Si Woo Kim
- Sportsbooks offer a bevy of props for the Masters, and Josh Perry is attacking three in particular.
- He's betting one Top 20, one missed cut and one nationality prop ahead of Thursday's start.
- Get his full breakdown below.
Another major championship mean an increase in prop markets for golf fans.
We talk about it every time one of these big events rolls around, but this is a chance to really deep dive into the offerings and try to find a little extra value outside of our normal outrights and matchup plays.
We also have added luxury of course history this week. Compared to other majors which shift venues every year, we have a pretty good idea of what works at Augusta since we see it annually.
Here’s a trio of plays I’ve targeted:
Cameron Smith Top-20 Finish (+225)
I think Smith is poised for a solid week.
He got off to a slow start when the TOUR returned from hiatus, but he’s steadily improved his results since then. He’s made 10 straight cuts and is entering the week off a fourth-place finish at the Zozo Championship.
Smith now has four top-20 finishes in his last seven starts and two of the non-T20s saw him end up 22nd and 24th.
The Aussie also has shown the ability to play well at Augusta, taking fifth in 2018.
Gary Woodland to Miss the Cut (+142)
After cashing a U.S. Open win for me at Pebble, Gary can do no wrong in my book. But at the moment, his game appears to be lost.
Woodland has missed the weekend in three of his last five starts and doesn’t have a finish inside the top-50 since the Memorial in July. He’s also got a history of struggling at Augusta, missing three of his last four cuts when his form was in much better shape than it is today.
Keep in mind that the Masters has a stricter cut-line this year. They’ve got rid of the 10-shot rule and simply are going top-50 and ties. Last year, only 22 of the 87 players missed the weekend because so many golfers were within 10 shots after two rounds.
This year, we’ll likely see around 40 miss out, so there’s some more value than usual backing someone to miss the weekend.
Top Korean Player: Si Woo Kim +250
This is a four-player bet with Si Woo Kim vs. Sungjae Im, Byeong Hun An and Sung Kang.
Of the four, Si Woo has played the best at Augusta. He made the cut in his last two starts and finished inside the top-25 both times. Ben An has made just one cut in three appearances and finished 33rd. Im and Kang are both making their debuts and Augusta can be a rough place for first-timers.
Si Woo is also in pretty solid form. He’s beat Im in three of their last five shared starts and has finished ahead of An in four of their last five.
Sung Kang isn’t too much of a concern as the last part. In 14 events since the restart this summer, Kang has yet to finish inside the top-40. Kim has been trending well at Augusta and it’s a course that will help mask his inaccuracy off the tee.