The Masters is the most iconic of the four majors on the PGA TOUR, as well as one of the most popular and lucrative golf tournaments in the world, as evidenced by the fact that the prize pool money was a record $15 million in 2022. It will next take place from April 6 to 9, 2023, at the Augusta National in Georgia, US.
The best golfers in the world attempt to win the coveted green jacket at the Masters every year. To qualify for this prestigious tournament, a player must have won it before or finished in the top 12, won or finished in the top four of a different major, finished in the top two of the US Amateur, won other amateur tournaments, won an Olympic gold, won a PGA TOUR event, and/or be in the top 50 of the world rankings ahead of it.
As a result, the Masters often receives the most action from a betting perspective, and usually has its odds released the earliest. This allows for significant line movement and provides the most edge to be had in long-term futures as a result.
Checking in on a player’s current form and how they’ve played Augusta in the past is a solid strategy to betting on the Masters. Unlike other majors, like the U.S. Open or the British Open, it is played at the same course every year, which leads to odds primarily being adjusted based on a player’s course history.