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Updated 2020 Masters Odds: Justin Thomas the Favorite After Rain-Shortened Thursday, Tiger Woods Moves to 18/1

Updated 2020 Masters Odds: Justin Thomas the Favorite After Rain-Shortened Thursday, Tiger Woods Moves to 18/1 article feature image

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We’re not even through one round of the 2020 Masters and there is already magic in the air.

Tiger Woods was the provider of said enchantment, finishing the day at Augusta National tied for fourth thanks to a bogey-free 4-under. After teeing off at +4500 ($10 bet wins $450), the defending champ is now down to +1800 and is tied with Matthew Wolff and current leader Paul Casey for sixth on the oddsboard after play was suspended on Thursday due to darkness.

Even though pundits and more seasoned golf speculators didn’t give Tiger much of a chance of contending at Augusta, casual bettors certainly didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to bet The Big Cat at long odds.

“Tiger Woods winning would be the worst result for the sportsbook,” DraftKings director of communications Stephen Miraglia told The Action Network before the tournament started.

You can bet that DK isn’t alone in that position, either. No matter what his odds are, Woods will always get a ton of support from recreational punters. Those bets, even if they are small, will add up — especially when Woods was being offered around 45/1 pre-tournament.

The Masters largest liabilities @SuperBookSports

1) Tiger Woods
2) Bryson DeChambeau
3) Phil Mickelson

— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) November 12, 2020

Things weren’t so magical for pre-tournament favorite Bryson DeChambeau.

DeChambeau finished at a respectable 2-under and is currently tied for 21st with about a dozen other players, but his first 18 holes certainly left interested onlookers underwhelmed with his scoring and, frankly, his overall game.

Not only did DeChambeau hit just 11 of 18 Greens in Regulation (GIR), but his driving accuracy was a pedestrian 57.14% as he hit 8 of 14 fairways. In terms of driving distance, DeChambeau ranked first among all players who completed their rounds with an average of 334 yards, but Rory McIlroy (352) and Cameron Champ (342) are ahead of him, though they still have half of their first 18 holes to go.

DeChambeau is still considered to be one of the tournament favorites and currently sits at +1400 at DraftKings along with Jon Rahm, who finished at 3-under, but he is no longer in the cat-bird seat according to the bookies.

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Justin Thomas may have only got through 10 holes before play was suspended, but they were good enough for oddsmakers to put him at the top of the oddsboard on Thursday night. Thomas sparkled from the starting gun, birdieing four of his first five holes and finishing the day at 5-under and two strokes back of Casey.

Dustin Johnson, who is 3-under through 9 holes, is just behind Thomas at +700 with Xander Schauffele sitting third on the board at +1000 following his 5-under performance.

Updated Masters Odds

Odds updated on Thursday evening and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Player Odds
Justin Thomas +500
Dustin Johnson +700
Xander Schauffele +1000
Bryson DeChambeau +1400
Jon Rahm +1400
Tiger Woods +1800
Paul Casey +1800
Matthew Wolff +1800
Rory McIlroy +2200
Adam Scott +2200
Webb Simpson +2200
Patrick Cantlay +2500
Hideki Matsuyama +2800
Patrick Reed +2800
Tony Finau +4000
Tyrrell Hatton +4000
Brooks Koepka +4000
Collin Morikawa +4000
Louis Oosthuizen +4000
Justin Rose +4000
Cameron Champ +5000
Jason Day +5000
Lee Westwood +5000
Tommy Fleetwood +5000
Rickie Fowler +6600
Dylan Fritelli +6600
Sungjae Im +6600
Scottie Scheffler +8000
Bubba Watson +8000
Jason Kokrak +10000
Phil Mickelson +10000
Matt Wallace +10000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +12500
Cameron Smith +12500
Abraham Ancer +15000
Max Homa +15000
Charles Howell III +15000
Jazz Janewattananond +15000
Zach Johnson +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Sebastian Munoz +15000
J.T. Poston +15000
Bernd Wiesberger +15000
Erik van Rooyen +15000
Byeong Hun An +20000
Rafa Cabrera-Bello +20000
Kevin Kisner +20000
Marc Leishman +20000
Si Woo Kim +20000
Henrik Stenson +20000

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