PGA: Masters Betting Preview | The Dunkel Index
The iconic and beautifully stunning Augusta National will be revisited as the top players in the world compete for the green jacket. The Masters is played at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., and will run from Thursday, Nov. 12 until Sunday, Nov. 15.
Augusta National has had some changes to their course. The fairways are longer, and in some cases, a lot more challenging. Having a score of 70 or higher may not be good enough to make the cut.
Indeed, a great short game and hitting the greens will play a huge role here. Also, not playing an event before the Masters has been somewhat challenging for players stepping into the spotlight.
Some players opted for rest or time to train. However, others continued to play, potentially leading those players to have a better performance coming into the event.
Dunkel Index For This Event
The Dunkel Index is showing these top 10 golfers that could win this event:
- Dustin Johnson -3.197
- Bryson DeChambeau -4.508
- Jon Rahm -5.606
- Xander Schauffele -5.658
- Patrick Cantlay -6.021
- Justin Thomas -6.319
- Webb Simpson -7.316
- Jason Kokrak -7.797
- Patrick Reed -8.969
- Kevin Kisner -10.659
Top Picks That Could Win
The following players all came in a three-way tie last year for second place. That would have been a tremendous playoff that is not something you would get to witness every day. However, that went out the door as they lost to none other than Tiger Woods.
Schauffele saw significant improvement in 2019 after finishing 50th in his Masters debut in 2018. He is already an established major championship performer, having top-10s in all four championships. However, he has not won in almost two years and has been somewhat expensive to keep as a betting option.
Brooks Koepka just recently shot back-to-back 65s at the Houston Open. He has not been the same at the restart because of injuries. However, he has looked great as of late and could look to seal his first victory here.
Johnson was able to play again in last week's event at the Houston Open. The event allowed him to sharpen up his game. After a 72 in round one, Johnson had rounds of 66, 66, and 65 to finish second. The overall number one golfer looks very promising heading into this event.
Potential Winner of This Event
Brooks Koepka (-16.350)
Koepka is entering the Masters looking like himself and not the unfortunate injury-plagued Koepka we have seen. The former number one golfer in the world rankings is dying to be the leader once again, and after a tough last year, he has the opportunity to take it all back here.
The Houston Open gave us an insight into him being able to compete and nearly win the event. This time around, he'd better keep his trusty driver with him and not switch out for a new one.