2022 Masters Betting Trends – See Who the Public & Sharp Money Is on at Augusta National

2022 Masters Betting Trends – See Who the Public & Sharp Money Is on at Augusta National

Tiger Woods watches a practice shot

Tiger Woods drops golf balls on the driving range during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The 2022 Masters tees off at Augusta National on Thursday (April 7)
Five-time champ Tiger Woods is expected to make his return to competitive golf, and is currently garnering the largest percentage of bets and handle at DraftKings Sportsbook
See below for complete details of who the public and sharp money is betting to win the Green Jacket

It’s safe to say Thursday morning’s broadcast of the Masters is going to be a ratings bonanza. Tiger Woods, a five-time Green Jacket winner, and the most celebrated golfer of all-time is set to make his competitive return to the sport after being sidelined following a horrific car crash.

Anytime Tiger tees it up you can expect an influx of action at online sportsbooks and this week is no exception. Despite not playing in a professional event since November of 2020, Woods is garnering the most action in the outright betting market.

2022 Masters Betting Trends & Bet/Money Percentages

Golfer
Odds
% of Handle
% of Bets

Tiger Woods
+5000
15%
13%

Justin Thomas
+1200
8%
7%

Brooks Koepka
+2000
6%
5%

Patrick Cantlay
+2500
6%
4%

Cameron Smith
+1400
5%
5%

Collin Morikawa
+2000
5%
4%

Jordan Spieth
+2200
4%
3%

Dustin Johnson
+1600
4%
3%

Scottie Scheffler
+1200
4%
4%

Jon Rahm
+1000
3%
4%

All odds and data as of April 6th at DraftKings Sportsbook

If Tiger was 100% healthy his +5000 Masters odds would stick out like a sore thumb. However, he reportedly nearly lost his leg as a result of the car crash and still has issues walking the course.

Public Money All Over Tiger

Still, the betting public just can’t help themselves. Woods is drawing 13% of the bets to win the Masters, while 15% of the total money wagered in the outright market as of Tuesday night is on Woods to win his sixth Green Jacket.

25 years ago, Tiger Woods won his first Green Jacket.

The game would never be the same. #themasters pic.twitter.com/3TJ9FarDbs

— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 4, 2022

Those public bettors that are backing Woods probably don’t truly expect him to win, but they want to be part of history on the off chance he does. When asked on Tuesday if he thought he could win Woods responded yes, but he’s such an incredible competitor that he probably honestly believes that.

Tiger Woods believes he can win a sixth Green Jacket this week. #themasters pic.twitter.com/WHjD4BcOcx

— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 5, 2022

He said he can hit the ball well and all reports from Augusta this week have stated that his short game and wedges look immaculate. The problem for him will not only be the lengthy walk at Augusta, but the longer shots when he really needs to activate his lower body.

Aiming at the range picker 🎯

A rare occasion to relate to @TigerWoodspic.twitter.com/YdYSwVzQLW

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 5, 2022

We all remember Woods winning the 2008 U.S. Open on one leg, but that was 14 years ago. A 46-year-old Woods is not showing up to this Masters, after not playing competitively in a year and a half, and beating a field as talented as this one.

If you want to get some action down on Woods there are other ways. He’s currently -115 to make the cut, which feels like a much more reasonable bet.

After Woods, Justin Thomas is drawing the most outright tickets and money. JT flirted with the lead on Saturday at the Masters last year before finishing 21st.

Tiger Woods’ caddie Joe LaCava was out walking the course this morning with Justin Thomas’ caddie Bones Mackay. LaCava said that he expects Tiger to play some this afternoon, and that he likes the way his guy looks.

— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) April 4, 2022

Thomas ranks first in the field in total strokes gained over the past three months and has three top-17 results at Augusta over the past four years, including a fourth place finish in 2020.

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Sharps on Cantlay

One player who’s attracting sharp action is Patrick Cantlay. The reigning FedEX Cup champ is severely mispriced at +2500 and it isn’t going unnoticed.

“I don’t think there’s any secret for playing better during major championship weeks”

A cool, calm and collective Patrick Cantlay speaking with Taylor Zarzour. Do you like his chances this week?@patrick_cantlay I @TheMasters pic.twitter.com/ld3O2bhuJn

— Masters Radio on SiriusXM (@SiriusXMPGATOUR) April 4, 2022

Cantlay is drawing 6% of the total handle on just 4% of the bets. That suggests some larger wagers are backing him to slip on the Green Jacket and for good reason.

He held the lead on the back nine on Sunday at this event in 2019, and has been knocking on the door of a victory this season. He started the year with a fourth place finish at the Tournament of Champions, and followed that up with three additional top-nine results, including a runner-up in Phoenix.

What. A. Shot.@Patrick_Cantlay sticks it from the sand on the 72nd hole. pic.twitter.com/Igt4mQYlXl

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 13, 2022

Cantlay is by far the biggest value on the board among the top-15 players in the world, and definitely worth backing at +2500.

DeChambeau Drawing Money to Finish Top 10

Tiger is also drawing plenty of money in the top-10 market, but he’s not getting the most action. Bryson DeChambeau, who famously called Augusta National a Par-67, is being heavily bet at his discounted price.

2022 Masters Top-10 Betting Trends

Golfer
Odds
% of Handle
% of Bets

Bryson DeChambeau
+400
15%
19%

Tiger Woods
+500
13%
14%

Jon Rahm
+120
13%
14%

Justin Thomas
+130
5%
4%

Cameron Smith
+150
4%
4%

Brooks Koepka
+200
2%
3%

Scottie Scheffler
+150
3%
3%

Dustin Johnson
+170
3%
3%

Jordan Spieth
+220
3%
3%

Patrick Cantlay
+225
2%
2%

Like Woods, DeChambeau is nowhere near 100%. He’s dealing with hand and hip injuries and is reportedly defying doctor’s orders by playing this week. DeChambeau has never finished inside the top-20 at Augusta, and given his recent form he’s a better bet to miss the cut (+105) than he is to top-10.

Bryson DeChambeau is focused on battling back ahead of his sixth Masters start. #themasters pic.twitter.com/xJsGc5S4Ip

— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 5, 2022

Since returning from injury two weeks ago, DeChambeau went winless at the WGC Dell Match Play, and lost 6.2 strokes tee-to-green en route to a missed cut at the Valero.