Updated 2020 Masters Odds: Jon Rahm the Favorite Heading into the Weekend
Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Pictured: Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm may not be leading the Masters when he goes to bed on Friday night, but he will likely be the betting favorite.
Rahm, who currently sits at 8-under par through 12 holes in his second round, is one shot behind the co-leading quartet of Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith and Abraham Ancer.
DraftKings posted Rahm at +335 ($10 bet wins $33.50) after play was suspended for darkness on Friday evening, just ahead of Johnson at +450 and Thomas at +600.
There is a bit of a jump between the three favorites and the next player, Patrick Cantlay, who is currently priced at +1200 and one shot back of the co-leaders.
Cantlay and Rahm are two of four players who ended Friday at 8 under. Hideki Matsuyama, who is now the fifth-favorite at +1600, got there thanks to a 4 under through 15 holes, while Sungjae Im, was able to grind out a -2 to get there after a terrific showing on Friday morning to close out Round 1. Despite being within one shot of the lead, Im is still viewed as a bit of an outsider at +2800.
There was a lot of longshot hype surrounding Cam Smith throughout the weeks and so far that buzz has been justified. Smith, who was +8000 pre-tournament, is now down to +2000 after finishing Round 2 tied for the lead at 9 under.
There was considerably less fanfare surrounding Ancer, who went off at +11000, before the tournament so it makes sense that he has the longest odds of the four leaders at +2200. The 29-year-old Mexican has been steady throughout both rounds and currently ranks third behind Louis Oosthuizen and Johnson in Greens In Regulation (GIR).
After a calamitous morning that saw him finish 3 over par, Rory McIlroy looked like a longshot to even make the weekend. But golf is a funny game and the Northern Irishman shot 6 under to get to -3 for the tournament. McIlroy would need to pull another rabbit out of his hat to contend, but the fact that he’s +3300 shows you that bookmakers are treading carefully with the former World No. 1.
Tiger Woods finished 10 holes and finished the day where he started at 4 under par. Woods sits at +2200 on Friday evening.
Pre-tournament favorite Bryson DeChambeau is currently 3 over par through 12 holes in Round 2. DeChambeau has a lot of work to do just to make the cut, but bookmakers are handling him with care and have him listed at just 50/1 heading into Saturday. That puts him at the same price as 2015 champion Danny Willett and C.T. Pan, who are each just two shots off the pace.
Updated Masters Odds
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