After blowing away the rest of the field with a record 20-under-par score of 268 at the first-ever Autumn Masters, Dustin Johnson is the early favourite to repeat the triumph in 2021.
The 36-year-old American hadn’t won a major since the 2016 U.S. Open with a 4-under-par score of 276, but he had a promising start to the delayed season with a win at June’s Travellers Championship and personal-best 30-under-par romping at The Northern Trust in August.
While missing out on the top spot at both of the other two majors of 2020, Dustin Johnson did manage to take out the TOUR Championship in September with an impressive 21-under-par score of 259.
DJ was in-form since the beginning of the rain-delayed first round at Augusta posting an impressive 7-under-par score of 65. By the time the fourth round came along, DJ led the pack by 4 strokes ahead of Aussie Cameron Smith and Korean Im Sung-jae.
After bogeys on the 4th and 5th, the $11.5 million purse looked a little uncertain but following birdies on the 6th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th the round was all but done and Dustined.
Looking forward to April 2021, Johnson leads the pack with Australian betting sites pricing a back-to-back victory between $7 (Bet365) and $9 (PointsBet).
Big hitter Bryson DeChambeau, this year’s favourite to claim the green jacket, has slightly lost favour with bookies and the odds of him claiming the first major of 2021 are now priced at $10 on most betting sites.
Other favourites include Rory McIlroy ($10-$11) who blew his chances this year with a first-round score of 75, Justin Thomas ($11-$12) former world number 1 who finished 8 shots off the pace and John Rahm ($11) the current world number 2.
Others given a chance include Brooks Koepka ($15-$16), Xander Schauffele ($17-$21) and Patrick Cantlay ($21-$26.00). All are yet to win a Master’s but each had an impressive 2020 year on Tour.
Five-time Masters champ Tiger Woods is also one you can never count out and the Aussie bookies aren’t quite sure about him either, pricing a 6th victory somewhere between $29 and 46 in the early markets.
For those of you who are looking to back an Aussie, world number 15 Adam Scott is your best bet and his odds range from between $41-$51 depending on the agency you choose.