With the 2017 Masters getting underway on April 6th, golf betting aficionados everywhere are looking for the most value-packed contenders they can find. Thanks to my expert golf betting analysis, you’re going to get an insightful look at my top three picks to win the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. Now, let’s get started.
Top 3 2017 PGA Masters Betting Picks
When: April 6–9, 2017
Where: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Course: Augusta National Golf Club
Tours: PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Length: 7,435 yards (6,799 m)
Dustin Johnson (5/1)
Dustin Johnson is on fire golf bettors! The World No. 1 has won three straight tournaments including the WGC Match Play event two weeks ago. Johnson finished sixth at the Masters in 2015 and tied for fourth a year ago. Johnson has the length off the tee and the short game to win at Augusta this year, even if a favorite isn’t always the best pick at the Masters. When he enters the 2017 Masters, Johnson will look to become the first player to win four consecutive Tour titles since Tiger Woods did so in both, the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Jason Day (31/2)
Day, the former World No. 1, finished tied for 10th at last year’s Masters, but also recorded a third place finish in 2013 and a second place finish in 2011. The 2015 PGA Championship winner has also recorded a fourth place finish of better in each of the four majors, so clearly, he doesn’t succumb to the pressure of playing in a big event. At a value-packed 31/2 odds, Day is definitely offering a great return if he actually pulls off the Masters win.
Rickie Fowler (18/1)
Rickie Fowler won the Honda Classic in February to get back into the top 10 and I believe he’s got a great chance to get the upset win in the 2017 Masters. In 2015, Fowler finished tied for fifth at the Masters and tied for second at both, the U.S. Open and British Open before recording a third place finish at the PGA Championship.
In six appearances at the Masters, Fowler has made the cut five times while recording two Top 25 finishes, one top 10 finish and one top five finish. Sure, he’s a bit of a longshot, but not so much so that he isn’t deserving of a wager at a value-packed 18/1 odds.