LIV Golfers at the Masters: Are Bettors Willing to Back the Other Tour?

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There is plenty of talk about LIV golfers participating with PGA Tour players this week at the Masters.

It is difficult to know what to expect from the LIV golfers as they haven't been playing 72-hole events and people have questioned the competitiveness of their events.

One bookmaker, Rex Beyers of PlayUp, went as far as to call LIV Golf the "JV tour" in a quote to The Athletic.

The betting markets are giving no love to the LIV golfers at The Masters
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— Daniel Kaplan (@KaplanSportsBiz) April 4, 2023

Bookmakers, as well as bettors, haven't given LIV much respect this week. Players such as Dustin Johnson, Cam Smith and Brooks Koepka have longer odds to win the Masters than before they left for LIV.

Although the more popular bets have been on the PGA Tour players, the LIV players are still getting some action.

Smith is the most popular pick among the LIV guys at +2000 to win. The Open Championship winner accounts for 4.9% of the bets and 5.0% of the handle at BetMGM. He is getting the same amount of bets as Tiger Woods.

After winning last week on the LIV Tour, Koepka is seeing some action this week to win the Masters at +3300 odds. Koepka is receiving 3.6% of the bets and accounts for 3.6% of the handle at BetMGM.

Johnson is the only other LIV golfer getting over 2% of the bets.

Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson have both received 0.8% of the bets. While younger LIV golfers such as Mito Pereira and Abraham Ancer are getting just 0.3% of the bets.

Despite not many LIV golfers getting much outright action, there has been a LIV bet generating significant interest at BetMGM. Any LIV Tour player to win (+500) is BetMGM's most popular prop this week.

LIV golfers' performance at the Masters will absolutely be one of the biggest storylines this week.

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