On Thursday, 88 golfers are set to tee off and begin the playing of the 85th edition of The Masters.
Dustin Johnson returns in hopes of defending his November 2020 Masters win and is slated as the favorite to win alongside Bryson DeChambeau. Both golfers enter the week at +950 to win on FanDuel.
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Jordan Spieth, fresh off a win at the Valero Texas Open, sits at +1100 to win in Augusta. Justin Thomas also comes in at +1100. Jon Rahm has the best odds of any foreigner at +1200, closely followed by Rory McIlroy at +1900.
This article will look deep into the field at The Masters and find the best bets outside the top-10 golfers in terms of odds. Here are three sleepers to watch for at The Masters.
Paul Casey (+3500)
Casey has played great golf throughout the entirety of the 2021 season. In 10 events this season, Casey has only missed one cut and has accumulated four top-10 finishes.
In addition to a strong 2021 season, Casey has always played well in Augusta. In 14 career showings at The Masters, Casey has racked up eight top-20 finishes. Headed into the final round of last year’s November Masters, Casey was once again in contention. Unfortunately, a final round 77 saw Casey finish in a tie for 38th.
Abraham Ancer (+10000)
Ancer, who currently sits at No. 31 in the Official World Golf Rankings, is one of the highest ranked players on the PGA Tour who has never won in the States.
Ancer was also in contention at last year’s Masters, but his final round 76 was enough for him to fall into a tie for 13th. Since the November tournament, Ancer has logged eight more top-25 finishes in just 10 events.
Ancer is No. 3 on tour in driving accuracy percentage, which should bode well in Augusta. This reliable long game coupled with Ancer’s putting capability, should propel him to a strong performance this week.
Dylan Frittelli (+18000)
Frittelli has been all over the map in 2021, but this pick is banking on what he did in last year’s Masters. In November, Frittelli shocked the golf world with a fifth place finish, despite shooting a 1-over 73 on Friday.
Frittelli is currently No. 13 in driving distance, averaging just over 310 yards off the tee. However, he has only hit 50% of fairways on tour this season, showing that his driving can be erratic at times.
Perhaps the best part of Frittelli’s game is around the green, where he currently ranks No. 6 in strokes gained. His ability to navigate the tough greens in Augusta will determine Frittelli’s performance this week.