A Masters week unlike any other has officially arrived.
Augusta National Golf Club is in full bloom this week, albeit surrounded by fall foliage instead of springtime azaleas. But the course itself looks as pristine as ever heading into the final major of a year the golf world won't soon forget.
While Tiger Woods returns to Augusta as the defending champ, he's not the one the field will be chasing according to oddsmakers. That distinction belongs to Bryson DeChambeau, whose odds have been slowly dwindling since his six-shot romp at the U.S. Open in September. DeChambeau was still available at +2000 at PointsBet Sportsbook in July, but he was down to +1200 heading into Winged Foot. A win there dropped him again to +1000, and on Oct. 19 his price was cut again to +800 as he became the outright betting favorite for the first time.
DeChambeau didn't have a top-10 finish in a major prior to his T-4 showing at the PGA Championship in August, but between his U.S. Open win and eye-popping distance gains he has become a popular bet, still sitting at that +800 price heading into tournament week. His best result in three Masters appearances came back in 2016, when he finished T-21 and won low amateur honors.
The top two players in the world rankings, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, follow DeChambeau at +1000 after both finished T-2 in their most recent start. Rory McIlroy is next in line at +1100 as he looks to round out the final leg of the career Grand Slam, while Tiger Woods sits at +2500 heading into his title defense.
Here's a look at some of the other notable odds via PointsBet, with opening-round play now just three days away:
+800: Bryson DeChambeau
+1100: Rory McIlroy
+1200: Justin Thomas
+2200: Patrick Cantlay
+2500: Tiger Woods
+30000: Justin Harding
+35000: Max Homa
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