There are not many contenders coming out of Asia for the US Masters – in fact, in the minds of the bookmakers there is only one with 22/1 Matsuyama the only Asian shorter than 70s in the outright market at the time of writing. So if anybody is going to lead the Asian charge and end the tournament as the best performer from the continent then the chances are it will be Matsuyama.
The 2020 US Masters gets underway on Thursday and bookmakers are offering new and existing customers the chance to back the big names at boosted odds, with all winnings to be paid in cash.
The 2020 instalment of this prestigious major had to be postponed back in April, but the battle for the green jacket will finally take place at Augusta National this week and the bookmakers are lining up with a whole host of betting markets for the tournament.
That is not all though – the bookies are also giving new and existing customers the opportunity to sink their teeth into some special enhancements that also come with a cash pay-out, and instead of leaving you to hunt around for the best offers we have compiled a rundown of all of the price boosts you need to know right here…
US Masters Price Boost: BoyleSports
The US Masters is the one major tournament that Lowry is yet to finish in the top 10 in. In fact, he has not even managed a top 20 finish yet. Is this the year that all changes? Lowry has been trending up recently and goes into the major on the back of a solid showing in Houston a week ago, so back-to-back top 20 finishes could be on the cards for the Irishman.
Fleetwood has played three times at Augusta National, missing the cut back in 2017, before a T17 and T36 in the last two iterations. He will be fresh off a two week break, after a four week run of events on both sides of the Atlantic, which included a second in the Scottish Open last month. He ranked sixth on the PGA Tour last season, in Total Driving (Accuracy and Distance) and 26th in Shots Gained: Putting, both very useful strings to the bow at Augusta National.
The bookies have made DeChambeau their favourite for the US Masters and that is no shock considering he is one of the tour’s big-hitters. However, there are a bunch of players also thought to be serious contenders and one of them is Jon Rahm, a fourth-place finisher here two years ago who finished second in his most recent outing on the PGA Tour. So when you consider that, at the time of writing, DeChambeau is 15/2 and Rahm 9/1, there is appeal in doubling your chances of a winning bet by claiming the enhanced odds on offer for either man to win.
US Masters Price Boosts: Sky Bet
More often than not a price boost will give you the opportunity to back one man at enhanced odds, but this boost gives you boosted odds AND two opportunities to win. Big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau took the honours at the US Open in September and by installing him as the favourite the bookies think he could well add another Major crown before the year is out, but Rory McIlroy is always a front-runner in the outright betting and there is a belief in some quarters that this could be the year he finally completes a full set of golf’s major titles. Backing either man individually would be tempting at the best of times, so if you fancy either man to win the US Masters then this could be the enhancement for you.
US Masters Price Boosts: William Hill
Bryson DeChambeau has finished in the top 10 in each of his last two tournaments and of course, it was only several weeks ago that he claimed the first major title of his career by winning the US Open. Dustin Johnson, meanwhile, has been a top 10 finisher in each of his last six outings, winning two tournaments and finishing runner-up twice, so both men finishing in the top 10 here would surprise nobody.
Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson are the two leading contenders in the minds on the bookmakers, but Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are hot on their heels in the outright betting and that is no shock given that they are ranked second and third respectively. It would be a major shock to see either man claim their first green jacket, so the getting enhanced odds and two chances to win makes this boost one to consider if you are planning to back either man.
Tiger Woods famously ended his Major drought here last year, winning the US Masters for a fifth time, so although top-10 finishes have eluded him throughout 2020, nobody would be that surprised to see the former world number one at least finish in the top 10 here. And of course, McIlroy is once again a frontrunner for glory as he looks to win the one Major title that has eluded him so far, so a top 10 finish for him this week is certainly not out of the question.