2022 Masters Prop Bets: A Superstar-Filled Parlay & Picks for Si Woo Kim, Sepp Straka
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images. Pictured: Si Woo Kim.
As with all the majors, the Masters brings an increase in the prop market options. I found three props with value in addition to my outright card.
Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy — Top-40 Parlay (+157, FanDuel)
FanDuel is allowing place-bet parlays this week, and I'm not sure if that's the norm for them.
I don't usually play there much because they have dead heat rules. But since parlaying places isn't allowed on most books, they've caught my eye this week. On their own, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka have fairly low odds here to finish top 40, coming in at -270, -260 and -260 respectively. Compare that to a book like BetRivers where all three are at least -400 to finish top 40.
Last year this bet would have been a disaster as all three missed the cut. But prior to that, all three have played in the same Masters on four other occasions, and all three finished inside the top 40 during each of those years. Course history is a big factor, and Brooks, DJ and Rory all have enough success here and are in good enough form that I'd think they can make the cut and finish in the top half of the field.
Sepp Straka — First-Round Leader (+10000)
With this one, I'm just looking for an earlier tee time where the wind might not be as prevalent.
Straka has had a couple good results of late with the win at Honda to go along with a top 10 at THE PLAYERS. He's making his debut at Augusta this week, so we don't know how well the fit will be, but being a Georgia alum, hopefully he's comfortable with the conditions in the area.
BetRivers has the Each Way options, as well, paying +2000 to six places. If you don't want the place bet, DraftKings has him at 130/1. So if he's able to take advantage of some easier conditions, he could post a decent round to start.
Si Woo Kim — Top Asian (+333, BetMGM)
We'll close here with some Si Woo Kim action. I think he plays well this week, so I want to find a way to back him.
This was what I landed on. His main competition will be Hideki Matsuyama and Sungjae Im. Matsuyama will have the pressure of being the defending champ and is still fighting an injury, so he may not be at 100%. Im really hasn't been in that great of form this season, losing strokes on approach in five of his last seven events.
Kim has been able to string together some good results this year. He hasn't lost strokes with his ball striking since the Tournament of Champions in January. For as inconsistent as he perceived to be, Augusta has been fairly steady for him. He's been inside the top 25 in three of the last four years with a 34th place finish in 2020 breaking up that trend.
We'll have to dodge some longer shots as well in K.H. Lee, Takumi Kanaya and Keita Nakajima. Lee and Nakajima will be making their debuts while Kanaya finished 58th in his lone appearance as an amateur.
Of the group, Nakajima is one who I don't know if I'd say worries me, but he was the one I wanted to get some money on this week. He was the player I was targeting for low Amateur. He won in Japan last year and made the cut at the Sony, but the books were keen to him from the get go and have him as the clear favorite.