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Best Bets for The Masters 2021

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The delayed 2020 staging of The Masters has meant the 2021 event is quickly upon us and is set to go ahead on April 8th. Last year’s emphatic winner Dustin Johnson leads the market (9/1 William Hill, Betfred) and will be hoping to be the 4th back-to-back winner of the coveted Green Jacket.

However, there are plenty in with a shout and we have selected six of the Master's best bets along with best odds from out partner firms. Golf Each way betting is a potentially exciting factor with Master’s betting so we will highlight the best Master's place offers currently available.


Lot of our partner firms offering enhanced place betting promotions!

Betfred 8 places at 1/5 odds
Boylesports 10 places at 1/5 odds
William Hill 9 places at 1/5 odds
bet365 8 places at 1/5 odds
Coral 6 places at 1/5 odds

Dustin Johnson

The runaway winner of last year’s delayed tournament is clearly the one to beat. It is doubtful whether he will score another 20 under par but he clearly excels at this course having accomplished five top 10 finishes including a runner up spot along with last year’s victory.

The key to his Augusta performance is a lot down to his record on the most difficult holes on the 10th and 11th which do not seem to bother him unlike others.

He scored par on the 10th hole on all four days which statistically gave him almost a 7-stroke lead on the field just on that hole alone. However, the greens will not be as soft this time around so it will be interesting to see if that factor did play to his advantage last year.

Betting wise, your best option is at William Hill who are offering best available odds at 9/1 with 9 places paid.

Sung-Jae Im

We tipped the South Korean last year at huge odds and this certainly paid dividends if you backed him before Round 1 as he finished a brave joint second.

The number one ranked Asian player has had another great PGA tour and surely must be them best Master's outsider bet of the field at 35/1 best (William Hill 9 places).

Bryson DeChembeau

The often outspoken American should always be considered on the account of his bold tough hitting on the course and despite a poor showing in last year’s event (reportedly down to poor health at the time), he brings a potential A game that should be more favoured by the faster greens.

In good form as well based on his Arnold Palmer Invitation win and third in the Players Championship. 11/1 (William Hill, Betfred).

Hideki Matsuyama

The Japanese number one has a solid record at Augusta having ended in the top 20 in his last five starts and achieving a respectable 13th in last year’s staging.

He is also a five-time PGA Tour winner and looks great value at 40/1 with bet365 who are paying 8 places.

Colin Marakawa

If you are looking for an exciting young player in form, then look no further than Colin Marakawa who recently won the WGC-Workday Championship.

His approach play is particularly strong and will put him in good stead for an attempt on this major title. Best priced at 28/1 (William Hill 9 places paid)

Louis Oosthuizen

Our final pick is our big outsider hot shot! 70/1 would seem a fair price for a player who has failed thus far to win anything in the United States.

However, the 2010 Open winner has a great level of consistency at Augusta where he has not missed the cut since 2013 and has made the top 30 in every appearance since bar one. Worth chancing to see if his game can be upped for a place or better. 70/1 with bet365 paying 8 places.


Dustin Johnson looks a solid and worthy favourite and if he replicates anything like his performance from last November, the 9/1 could be outstanding value. Colin Marakawa could give an exciting run for each way punters whilst the consistent Louis Oosthuizen offers superb value at a big price.

Please note all odds are correct at the time of publishing (9am 5th April 2021) and are subject to change.

Matt is Howtobet4free's resident Horse Racing expert, writer, tipster and a huge Cheltenham Festival fan. He occasionally dabbles in Golf, Football and anything else you can gamble on!

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