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2022 Masters Tournament Picks – Outright Bets
Justin Thomas – 14/1
What is not to like about Justin Thomas this week? If he is not the best iron player in the world, he’s in the conversation. With the changes made at Augusta National and the anticipated weather, long iron play will be very important. He is Top 10 in the field with his irons from 175+ and he is plenty long off the tee. JT can also hit any shot he wants. To be successful at Augusta National, you need creativity and work the ball both ways. Bunker play is also important this week. Justin Thomas is a world class bunker player.
The course history here is solid. Prior to a meltdown after the weather delay in 2021, he was firmly in contention. The concern with Justin Thomas is always his putter. But he has Jim “Bones” McKay on the bag and there are few people who know these greens better than him. Now that the tee times are out and he’s not paired with Tiger, it makes me feel even better. I absolutely love JT this week. Pick him at the top of your 2022 Masters Tournament betting card. Go here for the latest Masters Odds.
Xander Schauffele – 25/1
Xander seems to be flying under the radar. Despite bombing out of the WGC-Match Play, he was in great form. He has three Top 15 finishes in 2022, including a near miss at the WM Phoenix Open. And you can disregard his performance at the PLAYERS Championship. Before crazy weather hit, he was -4 through 7 holes. Then he played the 17th in 40 MPH winds, and the wheels proceeded to fall off. It was an unlucky result for Xander Schauffele
Xander does a lot of things very well. He is great with long irons and putts well on bentgrass greens. His course history is great as well. He was the only one with a real shot to chase down Hideki last year coming down the stretch. Unfortunately, he hit a really poor shot on 16 at the wrong time. It’s golf – it happens. I feel like his number is longer than it should be. This might finally be the year Xander takes down The Masters. Make sure he’s a pick on your 2022 Masters Tournament betting card.
Shane Lowry – 50/1
The big Irishman has been steamed to oblivion, but he still may be worth adding to your card. The forecast currently calls for cold and windy conditions. Lowry is very reliable in these conditions. He also is coming in with great form. Lowry was tremendous on the Florida swing. He had some bad luck at the Honda Classic after the skies opened up to torrential rain. If not for that, he very well could have picked up a victory. He has two top 25’s the last two appearances at The Masters and is a great long iron player. Sign up me up for my Irish brethren. I’m picking Lowry on my 2022 Masters Tournament betting card. You should too.
Tyrrell Hatton – 66/1
Probably my favorite player to watch on the PGA Tour. The man lets you know exactly what he is thinking and how he is feeling on every shot. No one seems to be on Hatton this week, and I’m not quite sure why. If it plays as hard we project it to, he should be a great fit. He has adequate length off the tee. He is great with his long irons. And he can get molten hot with his putter.
He recorded his best career finish at The Masters in 2021 with a Top 20 finish. And Hatton comes into this tournament with good form. He finished 2nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the 13th at the PLAYERS Championship. His finish could have been higher there, but in an attempt to vie for a win he attempted a risky shot and ended up in the water on 17. I love Hatton this week for a couple spots on the card and in DFS. He is a solid pick to win the 2022 Masters Tournament.
Si Woo Kim – 80/1
Si Woo Kim is another guy that I always seem to have money on. Anyone who has had money on him knows he is a volatile player and that he doesn’t rate out well in any of the models this week. But Si Woo is on a bit of a heater. He played well at the WGC-Match Play and at the Valero Texas Open. And he also has good course history here. He came in 12th last year despite putting with a 5 wood down the back nine on Friday. I don’t care what the models say. I believe he is a really strong iron player and if he can just putt a bit he should be in the mix. Join me and pick Si Woo Kim to win the 2022 Masters Tournament.
2022 Masters Picks – Other Props
Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele All Make The Cut– +220
I know these are sucker bets. But I don’t care! I’m getting over 2/1 on three thoroughbreds to make the cut and Tiger to pull some Augusta magic. You can’t talk me off this bet. You want to be the guy rooting for Tiger to miss the cut? Don’t be that guy.
Top 10’s To Consider
- Corey Conners – +400
- Tommy Fleetwood – +500
Top Debutante: Cameron Young – +700
This kid hits the ball a mile! He was in contention from the Farmers Insurance Open to the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Like so many others, he got the wrong draw at TPC Sawgrass. Things could have played out much differently with a better tee time. Sam Burns is his chief rival to Top Debutante, and for good reason. But I love getting 7/1 on a kid who has everything I’m looking at this week. At 7/1, sign me up!
Top Former Oklahoma State Player: Talor Gooch +250
I love getting plus money on what I essentially view as a head-to-head. Viktor Hovland is an absolute mess around the greens. He struggles so much to get up and down from a bunker. That’s vital to success this week in these weather conditions. I believe Talor Gooch is a better fit for this golf course with the skill sets he possesses. I’ll pick Talor Gooch +250 as the Low Oklahoma State player at the 2022 Masters Tournament.
Gary Woodland -115 over Billy Horschel
I love Gary Woodland this week. He enters the tournament in great form off the heels of his third Top 10 in 2022. While Billy Horschel has been great this year too, he’s done most of his damage in Florida. His course history at Augusta National, however, is a train wreck. And in these weather conditions, I prefer a long hitter like Woodland over a short hitter like Horschel. Maybe Horschel’s swing change is real and has made him a better golfer. But for this week. I’m not buying it.