The 2018 Masters Tournament is not set to take place until April but it is not a bad time to start looking at the early odds and making a few bets on some outright winners. You will always get great prices on some of the best players around this time for the Masters and as the year plays out those odds are going to start dropping dramatically.
The golfers we highlight below are ones that you will expect to be on the final leaderboard come Sunday but as the PGA Tour season progresses closer to Augusta these odds will simply not be available as the sharp money starts pouring in with each performance leading up to the 1st major.
Golf Odds courtesy of our partner Bovada, please note odds were taken in April 2nd, 2018 and may have changed at the time of reading this.
Dustin Johnson was actually at 10-1 odds before he won the Sentry Tournament of Champions and now has dropped to +750. With how well DJ has been playing lately, if he gets another win or two before the Masters he will probably drop down to +400 so he is a perfect guy to jump on right now at these odds. He will make his return to Augusta (even if they have to preserve him in bubble wrap the week before the Masters) and he will be a heavy favorite to win.
Spieth had his worst showing at the Masters last year finishing in 11th place. Before that he had a win and two second place finishes at Augusta. Spieth gets dialed in at The Masters and he will once again be on the top of the Sunday leaderboard in 2018 I predict. +750 odds at Bovada right now, that's a sweet price that will drop.
Day started off the 2018 PGA Tour season with two 11th place finishes and then suffered a family tragedy when his wife Ellie miscarried their third child. How will Day bounce back from that? Eventually he will get back to playing and if he struggles early his odds to win the Masters will drop dramatically. However, he has played Augusta well in the past and he should still be considered a favorite to win. With extra motivation due to his sad family news we could see an performance for Jason and a Top 5 bet is something to look at also.
To be honest I am surprised that he isn’t listed around Spieth and DJ considering that he pretty much contends in every tournament he plays. Matsuyama should be in line for a major soon as he competes at the top in every single one. His best finish at Augusta was 5th place in 2015.
Rahm finished last year off with Top 10 finishes in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Rahm will soon be mentioned to win a major in the same breath as guys like Rory, DJ and Speith as his game is one of the best we have seen in awhile for a newbie to the tour. Take advantage of his lower odds as I can see him winning a tournament before the Masters.