The most prestigious golf tournament in the world is the Masters from storied and exclusive Augusta National, and the 2022 Masters could set betting records because it’s the return to competitive golf of five-time champion Tiger Woods. He’s +5000 win a record-tying sixth green jacket.
The Masters field is smaller than most professional golf tournaments, usually numbering between 90 and 100 players (this year there are 91). Former Masters champions receive lifetime invitations. After two rounds, the top 50 and ties advance to play the weekend. This is different from a normal PGA Tour event, where the top 65 and ties usually advance after two rounds.
We’ve listed starting golf odds and an odds analysis of the top choices at the 2022 Masters Tournament. Will Hideki Matsuyama retain the title? Keep reading to find out.
2022 Masters Tournament Info
- When: Thursday, Apr. 7 – Sunday, Apr. 10
- Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
- TV: Golf Channel
- Live Stream: GolfChannel.com
- Purse: $12,000,000
- Defending Champ: Hideki Matsuyama
- Jon Rahm +900
- Scottie Scheffler +1200
- Justin Thomas +1400
- Cameron Smith +1600
- Dustin Johnson +1600
- Rory McIlroy +2000
- Viktor Hovland +2000
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Xander Schauffele +2000
- Collin Morikawa +2000
- Jordan Spieth +2200
- Patrick Cantlay +2500
- Hideki Matsuyama +3500
- Will Zalatoris +3500
- Russell Henley +3500
- Daniel Berger +4000
- Bryson DeChambeau +4500
- Louis Oosthuizen +4500
- Tiger Woods +5000
- Sam Burns +5000
- Adam Scott +5500
- Tyrell Hatton +5500
- Matt Fitzpatrick +5500
- Marc Leishman +5500
- Shane Lowry +5500
- Corey Conners +5500
- Paul Casey +6000
- Joaquin Niemann +6500
- Bubba Watson +6500
- Billy Horschel +7000
- Sungjae Im +7500
- Justin Rose +8000
- Sergio Garcia +8000
- Abraham Ancer +8000
- Max Homa +8000
- Patrick Reed +8000
- Tommy Fleetwood +9000
- Si Woo Kim +9000
- Gary Woodland +10000
- 8 a.m. – Jose Maria Olazabal, J.J. Spaun
- 8:11 a.m. – Mike Weir, Padraig Harrington, Austin Greaser (a)
- 8:22 a.m. – Larry Mize, Sepp Straka, Francesco Molinari
- 8:33 a.m. – Fred Couples, Garrick Higgo, Guido Migliozzi
- 8:44 a.m. – Vjay Singh, Ryan Palmer, Kyoung-hoon Lee
- 8:55 a.m. – Min Woo Lee, Hudson Swafford, Cameron Young
- 9:06 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Brian Harman, Harry Higgs
- 9:17 a.m. – Zach Johnson, Si Woo Kim, Aaron Jarvis (a)
- 9:39 a.m. – Luke List, Matthew Wolf, Mackenzie Hughes
- 9:50 a.m. – Danny Willett, Jason Kokrak, Talor Gooch
- 10:01 a.m. – Max Homa, Kevin Na, Shane Lowry
- 10:12 a.m. — Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger and Tommy Fleetwood
- 10:23 a.m. — Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith, Paul Casey
- 10:34 a.m. — Tiger Woods, Louis Oosthuizen, Joaquin Niemann
- 10:45 a.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, James Piot (a)
- 10:56 a.m. — Adam Scott, Scottie Scheffler, Tony Finau
- 11:18 a.m. – Sandy Lyle, Stewart Hagestad (a)
- 11:29 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Erik Van Rooyen, Cameron Champ
- 11:40 a.m. – Bernhard Langer, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Cameron Davis
- 11:51 a.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Robert MacIntyre, Laird Shepard (a)
- 12:02 p.m. – Gary Woodland, Justin Rose, Takumi Kanaya
- 12:13 p.m. – Lee Westwood, Russell Henley, Corey Conners
- 12:24 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Seamus Power, Lucas Herbert
- 12:35 p.m. – Bubba Watson, Tom Hoge, Keita Nakajima (a)
- 12:57 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Webb Simpson, Sungjae Im
- 1:08 p.m. – Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters, Harold Varner III
- 1:19 p.m. – Abraham Ancer, Tyrrell Hatton, Sam Burns
- 1:30 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa
- 1:41 p.m. — Will Zalatoris, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm
- 1:52 p.m. — Jordan Spieth, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele
- 2:03 p.m. — Matthew Fitzpatrick, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy
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Odds to Win the 2022 Masters Tournament
Who are the favorites to win the 2022 Masters Tournament?
Spain’s Jon Rahm, who recently slipped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the world, is the +900 favorite to win his first Masters. Rahm has finished inside the top-10 in each of his last five major starts, including a victory at the 2021 U.S. Open.
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is +1200 to win his first major as he enters having won three times in his past five starts. The last time a player ascended to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and made his next start at a major, Ian Woosnam won a green jacket in 1991.
Thomas is +1400 to win his first green jacket. Thomas has five straight top-25 finishes at Augusta National, including a tie for 21st in 2021, when he fired a 5-under 67 in the second round to pull within 3 strokes of the lead. He was a combined 4 over in the final 36 holes. He has five top-10s in nine starts on tour this season.
Cameron Smith, who won this year’s Players Championship, and 2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson are each +1600. Smith has three top-10s in his last four starts this year tied for runner-up at the 2020 Masters, when he became the only player in the tournament’s history to shoot in the 60s in all four rounds.
Johnson dropped outside the top 10 in the world for the first time in six years before his fourth-place finish at the WGC-Match Play jumped him back to No. 8. he has five top-10s at the Masters to his name including that victory.
Which golfers above +2000 are a good picks to consider
Rory McIlroy is +2000 to complete the career Grand Slam. It’s the eighth consecutive year that McIlroy can be the sixth player in Tour history to polish off the career Grand Slam if he wins at Augusta. He has many high finishes here, with five consecutive top-10s between 2014-2018, and then added a T5 in 2020. On the downside, he missed the cut last year, and has shot par or worse in eight of his last nine Tour rounds this season.
Jordan Spieth is +2200. The weather looks nice at Augusta this weekend but it could be a bit windy a few days. The 2015 Masters champion’s form hasn’t been great of late but few players have been better at Augusta National than Spieth, who has finished in the top five in five of his eight starts. He tied for third in 2021.
Defending Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama will play in the group behind Woods, teeing off at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday with Justin Thomas and amateur James Piot. Matsuyama last year became the first Asian winner of the Masters. Matsuyama closed with a 1-over 73 and a one-shot victory that was only close at the end, and never seriously in doubt after Xander Schauffele’s late charge ended with a triple bogey on the par-3 16th. Matsuyama is +3500 to repeat.
Can Tiger Woods win another Masters Tournament?
Woods hasn’t played an official PGA Tour event since the 2020 Masters that was rescheduled to November because of the pandemic. He finished tied for 38th but of course memorably won the 2019 Masters. Tiger has been sidelined by first back trouble and then a serious car accident in February 2021 that nearly cost him a leg via amputation. Woods believes he can withstand walking 72 holes at hilly Augusta. Woods’ last public appearance was at the 2022 Genesis Invitational, where he said he didn’t know when he was going to play again.
Woods will tee off Thursday at 10:34 a.m. Thursday tee time with Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Neimann. Asked if he believes he can win the Masters this week, Woods said, “I do.”
“I can hit it just fine,” Woods said. “I don’t have any qualms about what I can do physically from a golf standpoint. It’s now walking is the hard part. This is normally not an easy walk to begin with. Now given the conditions that my leg is in, it gets even more difficult. You know, 72 holes is a long road, and it’s going to be a tough challenge and a challenge that I’m up for.”
2022 Masters Tournament tee times, Thursday pairings (Eastern time)
2022 Masters Tournament Expert Pick
Justin Thomas at +1400
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.