Mon. Jan 25th, 2021


The practice rounds are in the books and the Champions Dinner is complete, which means the 2020 Masters is set to begin on Thursday after an eight-month delay due to COVID-19. Ninety-two of the world’s top golfers will hit off split tees when the first 2020 Masters tee times begin at 7 a.m. ET from the famed Augusta National Golf Club. Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods is primed to defend his thrilling 2019 victory, but is Woods a player to consider for your Masters 2020 bets?

Defending U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, who has been bashing long drives around the property all week, is the 8-1 favorite on the 2020 Masters odds board at William Hill Sportsbook. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is close behind at 9-1, with Jon Rahm at 11-1. Woods is a 35-1 longshot to defeat the 2020 Masters field and win his sixth green jacket. Before locking in your 2020 Masters picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the latest 2020 Masters predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been on fire since the return of the PGA Tour in June. In fact, it’s up over $11,000 on its PGA best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

After nailing Sergio Garcia (+5500) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Sanderson Farms Championship, McClure finished up over $6,200 yet again on his best bets. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure’s best bets included Garcia winning outright. Those who followed that advice saw a massive +5500 return. 

He also finished profitable at the U.S. Open, nailing two of his best bets, including a +1100 top-five bet on Matthew Wolff. McClure hit a top-five bet (+1200) on Doc Redman at the Wyndham Championship, finishing up over $700 on his best bets. 

The model was all over Dustin Johnson (8-5) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship and Justin Thomas winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at 12-1. And at the 3M Open, McClure’s best bets returned a whopping $1,100 as he nailed a top-five pick on Max Homa (+1200) and a top-20 pick on Talor Gooch (+400). Those are just some of his recent big returns. 

In all, the advanced computer model has also nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. That includes Patrick Reed winning his career-defining first major in 2018. Anyone who has followed its golf picks has seen massive returns. 

Now that the 2020 Masters field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

The model’s top 2020 Masters predictions 

One huge shocker the model is calling for at the Masters 2020: Woods, the defending champion and 15-time major winner, stumbles and doesn’t even crack the top 10. Woods has been sensational throughout his career at Augusta National, winning five green jackets and recording a total of 14 top-10 finishes at the Masters. However, he has been extremely inconsistent since claiming his 82nd career victory at the Zozo Championship last year, finishing outside the top 40 six times in his last seven starts on the PGA Tour. 

Woods missed the cut at the U.S. Open in September and followed that up with a T72 performance at the Zozo Championship in October. Woods has appeared in just two tournaments in the new PGA Tour season, and his inconsistent performances can be directly attributed to his inability to find greens in regulation.

The 44-year-old enters the Masters ranked 223rd on tour in greens in regulation percentage (61.11), which doesn’t bode well for his chances to repeat as champion. He’s not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in the Masters Tournament 2020 field.

Another surprise: Collin Morikawa, a 30-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the Masters title. Morikawa has a much better chance to win the green jacket than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. With three victories and a major championship on his resume at the age of 23, Morikawa’s Masters run will begin with high expectations. 

The former top-ranked amateur in the world, Morikawa broke through in 2019 by winning the Barracuda Championship. However, 2020 was even better for the former Cal star, as he won the Workday Charity Open and captured the PGA Championship with a thrilling late charge at TPC Harding Park. Morikawa is second in strokes gained approaching the green in 2020, which will be an advantage at Augusta National.

How to make 2020 Masters picks

Also, the model is targeting three other golfers with odds of 25-1 or higher to make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who will win the Masters 2020? Where does Tiger Woods finish? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2020 Masters leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed six golf majors and is up over $11,000 since the restart to find out. 

2020 Masters odds (via William Hill)

Bryson DeChambeau 8-1
Dustin Johnson 9-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Justin Thomas 12-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Xander Schauffele 14-1
Brooks Koepka 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama 25-1
Tony Finau 25-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Tyrrell Hatton 28-1
Bubba Watson 28-1
Patrick Reed 28-1
Collin Morikawa 30-1
Jason Day 33-1
Webb Simpson 33-1
Matthew Wolff 33-1
Tiger Woods 35-1
Jordan Spieth 40-1
Adam Scott 40-1
Tommy Fleetwood 40-1
Scottie Scheffler 50-1
Louis Oosthuizen 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Paul Casey 55-1
Sergio Garcia 60-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60-1
Shane Lowry 66-1
Rickie Fowler 66-1
Sung-Jae Im 66-1
Cameron Smith 70-1
Jason Kokrak 70-1
Phil Mickelson 80-1
Abraham Ancer 80-1
Cameron Champ 80-1
Lee Westwood 80-1
Francesco Molinari 90-1
Gary Woodland 100-1
Ian Poulter 100-1
Kevin Kisner 125-1
Danny Willett 125-1
Si-Woo Kim 125-1
Brandt Snedeker 125-1
Matt Kuchar 125-1
Brendon Todd 125-1
Erik van Rooyen 125-1
Lanto Griffin 150-1
Corey Conners 150-1
Charl Schwartzel 150-1
Sebastian Munoz 150-1
Henrik Stenson 150-1
Matt Wallace 150-1
Marc Leishman 150-1
Billy Horschel 150-1
Zach Johnson 150-1
Victor Perez 200-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 200-1
Bernd Wiesberger 200-1
Kevin Na 200-1
Byeong Hun An 200-1
Dylan Frittelli 250-1
Lucas Glover 250-1
Adam Hadwin 250-1
J.T. Poston 250-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 250-1
Graeme McDowell 250-1
Chez Reavie 250-1
Charles Howell 250-1
Nick Taylor 300-1
Justin Harding 300-1
Max Homa 300-1
Tyler Duncan 400-1
Andrew Landry 400-1
Jazz Janewattananond 500-1
Fred Couples 500-1
Nate Lashley 500-1
C.T. Pan 500-1
Shugo Imahira 500-1
Andrew Putnam 500-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 500-1
Jimmy Walker 500-1
Bernhard Langer 500-1
John Augenstein 750-1
Vijay Singh 1000-1
Andy Ogletree 1000-1
Lukas Michel 1000-1
Mike Weir 1000-1
Abel Gallegos 1000-1
Yuxin Lin 1000-1
James Sugrue 1500-1
Jose Maria Olazabal 2000-1
Sandy Lyle 2000-1
Larry Mize 2000-1





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