The Masters is the first major of the year, and it's when much of the casual golf world and the betting world begin to really pay attention to the golf calendar. With tons of betting options on winners and various props, it can be overwhelming.
We're going to highlight four bets to consider ahead of the 2022 Masters.
Best Masters Prop Bets 2022
1. Tony Finau Top-20 Finish: (+170)
Tony Finau doesn't have a long history at Augusta National, only entering the event four times in his career, but he does have a successful history. He has three top-10 finishes in his four starts at this event. So 75% of the time he has well cleared this line. One of those three was even a top-five finish. Despite not playing his best golf coming in, getting Finau to basically do half as good as he usually does at +170 is a number you shouldn't ignore.
2. Justin Rose Top-20 Finish (+250)
Rose's resume at Augusta might not be as consistent as Finau's but it's surely overall more impressive. in his 16 outings at The Masters, Rose has finished in the top-20 on 10 of those occasions. Furthermore, he has six top-10 finishes, which include being the runner-up twice. A polished player like Rose should be able to get things going once again at Augusta, especially with softer conditions expected for Rounds 1 and 2 following thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday. Again, the value here is too good to ignore. You're getting Rose at 2.5/1 odds on something he has done more than half the time he's entered the tournament.
3. Viktor Hovland Top-10 Finish: (+190)
People were expecting big things out of Viktor Hovland this season after showing some real promise and potential last year, and so far he's delivered early on. in just 11 events played so far this season, Hovland has five top-10 finishes, and that includes two outright wins and a T-2. He comes into the Masters as a popular under-the-radar pick, that is increasingly becoming less under the radar. He ranks No. 11 on tour in Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee and No. 3 in Strokes Gained: Approach The Green, shown in his 11th-ranked Greens in Regulation percentage. Optimal tee shots and great ball striking are keys at Augusta National where every shot has to be thought of with your next couple of shots in mind. If he can keep his putter steady, not only should Hovland finish top-10, he could win the whole thing.
4. Tiger Woods to Make the Cut (-102)
This will be Tiger Woods' first tournament back after a career-threatening car accident last January. Although it's not like he hasn't picked up a club since then. Tiger Woods spoke to the media on Tuesday and said he plans to play. He also said he wouldn't play if he didn't think he had a chance to win. If Tiger thinks he can win, I feel safe enough betting on him to merely make the cut, injuries or no injuries. He's won majors before in worse shape physically. According to him, his ball striking is in a great place right now, along with the rest of his game, it's all about his body holding up with all the walking. Two days is easier to hold up than four days, and he only needs two days of solid golf to make the cut. Tiger knows this course better than anyone on tour. If all we're talking about is making the cut, I'll take the knowledge, experience and mental fortitude of the greatest golfer ever.
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