The greatest golf occasion of the yr is right here because the PGA Tour returns to Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, for the Masters Tournament. Below, we have a look at the fantasy golf power rankings and odds for the 2021 Masters, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.
Typically the primary main of the PGA Tour season, the 2021 Masters would be the third of six majors performed within the 2020-21 season. Dustin Johnson, who’s No. 1 within the Golfweek/Sagarin world rating, returns to defend his title from the 2020 Masters in mid-November.
The most notable omission from the sphere is 2019 champion and five-time Masters winner Tiger Woods. He’s nonetheless recovering from surgical procedure because of a automotive accident in late February.
Fantasy golf high 30
30. Tommy Fleetwood (+5000)
His missed minimize at The Players Championship was his solely MC in 14 worldwide occasions because the 2020 US Open and it’s sandwiched by a T-10 on the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a quarterfinal exit from the WGC-Match Play. He made the minimize in every of his final three appearances on the Masters with two top-20 finishes.
29. Will Zalatoris (+7000)
The Korn Ferry Tour graduate has skyrocketed from 610th within the Official World Golf Ranking on the finish of 2019 to forty sixth coming into this week. He makes his Masters debut, however the decreased variety of patrons at ANGC performed to the benefit of a number of debutants within the fall.
28. Corey Conners (+7000)
One of the highest ball-strikers on the PGA Tour and he has tremendously improved his placing. He tied for tenth on the fall Masters and has two extra top-10 finishes early this yr.
27. Billy Horschel (+9000)
Won the WGC-Match Play to vault into the highest 20 of the OWGR after beforehand ending T-2 on the WGC-Workday Championship. He’s gaining a median of 0.60 strokes per spherical off-the-tee via 35 measured rounds on the season.
26. Tyrrell Hatton (+4000)
Missed the minimize on the Masters final yr however his 0.96 Strokes Gained: Approach per spherical on the season suggests he ought to be a greater match for Augusta National than his course historical past reveals.
25. Hideki Matsuyama (+4000)
The putter has been a giant weak point to this point this season, however he’s gaining 1.32 strokes per spherical tee-to-green with 0.42 SG: Around-the-Green per spherical. He has two top-10 finishes and three different top-20s in his final six journeys to Augusta.
24. Joaquin Niemann (+5500)
Had to withdraw from the 2020 Masters because of COVID-19, so he’ll make simply his second profession look this week. He missed the minimize final time round in 2018, however he returns as a PGA Tour winner, and he’s tenth on Tour in whole strokes gained per spherical.
23. Max Homa (+9000)
Won February’s Genesis Invitational towards a robust area and at a troublesome golf course for his second profession PGA Tour victory. His iron play has been sturdy, and he putts properly on troublesome greens.
22. Scottie Scheffler (+4500)
Tied for ninth on Tour in par 4 effectivity: 450-500 yards for the 2020-21 season. He struggled with the flat stick on the Valero Texas Open, however he was close to the sphere leaders in SG: Off-the-Tee.
21. Matt Fitzpatrick (+4500)
Seventh on Tour in par 4 effectivity from our key distance of 450-500 yards and his 2.56 strokes gained per spherical on the common Tour professional over his final 20 rounds is finest on Tour.
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20. Paul Casey (+4000)
One victory and 4 different top-10 finishes in seven worldwide occasions to start the yr. He tied for thirty eighth on the 2020 Masters, tied for seventeenth on the US Open and was a co-runner-up on the PGA Championship to work his approach again inside the highest 20 of the OWGR.
19. Lee Westwood (+4000)
Lost plenty of his outright betting worth for the Masters whereas ending because the solo runner-up at each the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship, however he can nonetheless be a robust fantasy choose whereas in wonderful kind. He’s placing exceptionally properly, and he has 52 rounds of expertise on these greens.
18. Viktor Hovland (+3300)
Failed to qualify in time for the originally-scheduled 2020 Masters, so he’ll be making his first look since ending because the low beginner in 2019. He’s seventh on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green and his placing and brief recreation have improved virtually weekly on his rise to No. 14 on the earth.
17. Cameron Smith (+4000)
The 27-year-old has two top-5 finishes in his final three appearances at Augusta National. He’s tied for the Tour lead in par 5 scoring on the 2020-21 season.
16. Sungjae Im (+4000)
The 2018-19 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year tied for second in his Masters debut within the fall. He has two top-10 finishes and no missed cuts in 10 occasions to start the yr.
15. Daniel Berger (+3300)
Makes his first Masters look since 2018 with two Tour victories because the starting of 2020. His strengths are in SG: Approach and on the greens.
14. Webb Simpson (+3500)
Tied for first on Tour in bogey avoidance, is second in scrambling and tied for tenth in par 5 scoring. Has gained a median of 1.20 strokes per spherical over 30 profession rounds at ANGC.
13. Collin Morikawa (+2800)
Finished T-44 in his Masters debut three months after successful the PGA Championship final yr. He received the WGC-Workday Championship however tied for forty first two weeks later towards a lot of the identical competitors at The Players.
11. Sergio Garcia (+5000)
The 41-year-old is second on Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee per spherical and third in par 5 scoring. He has struggled with the putter this season, however the 2017 Masters champ has had success on these greens earlier than.
11. Rory McIlroy (+1800)
Recently modified swing coaches amid a stretch of play that has seen him slip from No. 4 to 12 within the OWGR because the finish of 2020. In the autumn, he snuck away along with his sixth top-10 end in his final seven appearances on the Masters after opening with a plus-3, 75.
10. Patrick Reed (+3000)
Won the Farmers Insurance Open in January however has only one different top-10 end in 5 occasions since. He’s averaging 0.90 SG: Putting per spherical on the season.
9. Brooks Koepka (+2500)
My favourite choose to win the 2021 Masters largely because of the worth within the odds. He’s removed from a secure choose following knee surgery in March, however there’s worth as a possible contrarian choose.
8. Xander Schauffele (+2200)
Golfweek’s No. 3 golfer on the earth has two runner-up finishes and one other high 10 via his first seven occasions of the calendar yr. He’s averaging 0.84 SG: Putting and 0.71 SG: Approach per spherical for the season.
7. Tony Finau (+3000)
Three runner-ups and a fourth-place exhibiting via eight occasions previous to a missed minimize on the Texas Open. Don’t put a lot inventory in final week’s consequence, as he was probably simply fine-tuning his recreation for Augusta National very similar to spring coaching in baseball.
6. Jordan Spieth (+1100)
Started the yr with 4 top-10 ends in seven occasions before winning the Valero Texas Open to snap a 3.5-year winless drought. His 2.90 profession strokes gained per spherical at ANGC are essentially the most of anybody with a minimal of 5 rounds performed.
5. Jon Rahm (+1100)
There was concern Rahm, Golfweek’s No. 2 golfer, would want to go away the Masters mid-tournament for the start of his youngster, however the baby boy was born over the weekend. He tied for seventh on the fall Masters and has 5 top-10 finishes in seven occasions since.
4. Patrick Cantlay (+2000)
Fifth on Tour in whole strokes gained on the sphere per spherical (2.21). He tied for seventeenth within the fall after a T-9 end in 2019.
3. Justin Thomas (+1100)
Won the Players Championship for his twelfth victory because the starting of 2017. He nonetheless has only one main win (2017 PGA Championship) however is coming off a career-best Masters end of fourth within the fall.
2. Dustin Johnson (+900)
The No. 1 golfer on the earth and defending champion has received as soon as on the European Tour and thrice on the PGA Tour to go along with his 2020 FedEx Cup win because the mid-June restart final yr. The solely concern could also be that there hasn’t been a back-to-back Masters champ since Woods in 2001 and 2002.
1. Bryson DeChambeau (+1100)
Leads the Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Tee-to-Green and shares the lead in par 5 scoring. He was the pre-tournament betting favourite for the autumn Masters and enters this yr’s event with higher worth, even after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational and tying for third on the Players.
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