Sunday’s Masters Betting Odds: Johnson Tabbed Massive Favorite Entering Final Round at Augusta
Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: Dustin Johnson.
- With a four-stroke lead and three pre-tournament longshots chasing him, Dustin Johnson is a -295 favorite to win the Masters after Round 3.
- Check out the full betting odds ahead of Sunday's action at Augusta below.
At one point on Saturday afternoon, there were nine players tied for the lead at Augusta National Golf Club. By the time play concluded, one of them separated himself from the pack.
While the rest of the field was left to grind into the Georgia evening, Dustin Johnson strolled his way to the top of the leaderboard and will go to bed with a four-shot lead at 16 under par. The cushion is comfortable enough for DraftKings to make the World No. 1 a minus-295 favorite (bet $29.50 to win $10) heading into Sunday’s final round.
When you convert Johnson’s odds to implied win probability, he comes out with a 74.7% chance of donning the green jacket.
For anyone to have a chance at making a run, they’ll need DJ to come back down to earth. Johnson hit every fairway in third round and his 87% (47 of 54) Greens in Regulation percentage is the best 54-hole mark since Tiger Woods hit 48 GIRs at 2001 tournament.
Those bettors out there hoping Johnson, who was the second favorite in the pre-tournament market, falters and leaves the door open can at least take solace in the fact DraftKings adjusted his odds from -400 to -295 in the hour after play concluded.
Who Can Catch DJ?
There are three players — Sungjae Im, Abraham Ancer and Cameron Smith — tied for second at 12 under par.
At the time of writing, Im and Smith are +1400 to overtake Johnson and win, while Ancer is right behind them at +1600. All three players came into Augusta as longshots, with Smith having the best odds at +8000, followed by Im at +9000 and then Ancer at +11000.
Smith could be an interesting winner, due to the fact he was a popular dark horse pick in the golf-betting universe. Jeff Sherman of the Westgate SuperBook said they took a lot of small tickets on Smith, but nothing major. The Aussie was also included in 13.88% of lineups in the DraftKings Millionaire Maker DFS tournament, putting him right behind Justin Thomas in that pool.
Speaking of Thomas, he is next on the board at +2000. He looked like he was on his way to making this a two-horse race, but he bogeyed four of his last seven holes to fall six strokes off the pace.
Jon Rahm looked like a viable threat to win the tournament until the Spaniard had a calamitous-but-relatable moment on the eighth hole. Rahm shanked his approach, hit a tree, ended up under a bush and then carded a 7 on the par 5. Rahm, who came into the tournament as the third favorite, is +3300 to storm back from 9 under par.
Another longshot, Dylan Fritelli, is the only player currently at 11 under and quietly tied Rory McIlroy for the second-best score of the round at -5. Fritelli is +4000 at DraftKings, while McIlroy is +6600 at -8.
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