Tiger Woods will not win the 2022 Masters at Augusta, instead it is Scottie Scheffler who is the hot favorite in the latest odds ahead of Sunday’s final round in Georgia.
Scheffler shot 71 Saturday to move to -9 after three rounds and he has a three-shot lead over Cameron Smith going into championship Sunday down Magnolia Lane. Woods meanwhile is 16 shots back on +7 after a disappointing 78 Saturday. Remember though it is a miracle he is even playing this tournament.
Third on the leaderboard after Scheffler and Smith is South Korean star Sung-Jae Im on -4, five shots back. Then we have Shane Lowry and Charl Schwartzel on -2. The only other players under Par after three rounds are Justin Thomas and Corey Conners on -1.
Latest Masters 2022 odds
If you believe those online bookmakers, this is pretty much a two-horse race now. They don’t seriously believe anybody outside of Scheffler and Smith can put on a Green Jacket Sunday evening.
Here are the latest odds:
- -195 Scottie Scheffler (FanDuel)
- +280 Cameron Smith (FanDuel)
- +1700 Sung-Jae Im (FanDuel)
- +6000 Shane Lowry (DraftKings)
- +7500 Justin Thomas (DraftKings, FanDuel)
- +17500 Charl Schwartzel (bet365)
- +19000 Corey Conners (FanDuel)
NB: Odds correct and updated on April 10, 2022
OddsCritic Masters Picks & Best Bets
So our expert Paul Arizona has spent hours analyzing the field and here are his picks for glory this weekend:
Jon Rahm (+1200 to win the Masters with FanDuel and PointsBet)
Rahm probably isn’t a worthy favourite considering his form at the players, where his approach play left much to be desired and left him out of contention reasonably early.
But this place plays to his exceptional strengths of finding fairways and having a short iron into the green. Much will depend on his putting, of course, on the quick greens, but the expected inclement weather will make approach play a little more forgiving and allow putts to be hit with a little more pace.
Rahm is expected to dominate most majors now following his US Open win, but he needs to now talk the talk.
Xander Schauffele (+2500 to win the Masters with PointsBet)
Schauffele has top-10’s in nine majors, no mean feat considering his young age and he has been expected to transition over to winning a major soon, particularly considering his Olympics triumph.
This could be that chance. He has played well round here on most occasions and in the Year of the Tiger very nearly spoiled the party before putting his effort to 17 in the water.
He has the game and has the ability to compete deep into a final round, but perhaps hasn’t had the luck yet. This could be his time.
Kevin Kisner +900 for a top-10 finish with DraftKings & PointsBet)
One of the most reliable players on the PGA Tour and one who is also immensely consistent in his game, Kisner is overpriced for this event and has a real shot in the place market.
Kisner reached the final of the matchplay two weeks ago and though he lost to Scottie Scheffler, he remains a very competitive player among the best, as his fourth at the Players Championship also showed.
His record isn’t great here, hence the price, but neither is Justin Thomas’ and Kisner is ten times the price.
NB: All odds correct when picks made on Tuesday April 5, 2022
Who did Ben Coley pick for the Masters?
Ben Coley might well be the best golf betting expert in the whole wide world. He works for Sporting Life in the UK and has an astonishing success rate of picking winners at huge odds.
So who did Coley pick this week at Augusta? Well he picked six players total, five of them to place and just one to win. For all six names you’ll need to read his full preview.
The one player he picked to win outright though – it’s Justin Thomas…you have been told.
When is the Masters in 2022?
August National – as ever – will play host to the tournament in April 2022.
The Par 3 Tournament – which didn’t happen in 2021 due to COVID-19 – will be back on Wednesday April 6.
Dates for the Masters Championship proper are as follows:
- Round 1: Thursday April 7, 2022
- Round 2: Friday April 8, 2022
- Round 3: Saturday April 9, 2022
- Round 4: Sunday April 10, 2022
TV channel and streaming
ESPN and CBS normally share coverage of the Masters – and 2022 will be no different.
The Worldwide Leader will air coverage for Rounds 1 and 2 while Jim Nantz and CBS rock up for the crucial Saturday and Sunday. Exact timings for telecasts will be released closer to the tournament.
Masters Tee Times – Round 4
Okay so now we know what time everybody will tee off Saturday (including Tiger), and who they will play with.
Here are those all-important groups (start times all Eastern):
Round 4 – Sunday April 10
10:10 Cameron Davis (Aus), Adam Scott (Aus)
10:20 Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Billy Horschel (US)
10:30 Patrick Cantlay (US), Mackenzie Hughes (Can)
10:40 Max Homa (US), Bubba Watson (US)
10:50 Jon Rahm (Spa), Tiger Woods (US)
11:00 Russell Henley (US), Daniel Berger (US)
11:10 Robert MacIntyre (Sco), Harold Varner III (US)
11:20 Tom Hoge (US), Sepp Straka (Aut)
11:30 Kevin Na (US), Seamus Power (Ire)
11:50 Joaquin Nieman (Chi), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (SA)
12:00 Kevin Kisner (US), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)
12:10 Tony Finau (US), Sergio Garcia (Spa)
12:20 Lucas Glover (US), Patrick Reed (US)
12:30 JJ Spaun (US), Min Woo Lee (Aus)
12:40 Harry Higgs (US), Lee Westwood (Eng)
12:50 Kim Si-woo (Kor), Hudson Swafford (US)
13:00 Marc Leishman (Aus), Talor Gooch (US)
13:10 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Viktor Holand (Nor)
13:30 Webb Simpson (US), Will Zalatoris (US)
13:40 Dustin Johnson (US), Cameron Champ (US)
13:50 Rory McIlroy (NI), Collin Morikawa (US)
14:00 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Jason Kokrak (US)
14:10 Corey Conners (Can), Danny Willett (Eng)
14:20 Charl Schwartzel (SA), Justin Thomas (US)
14:30 Im Sung-jae (Kor), Shane Lowry (Ire)
14:40 Scottie Scheffler (US), Cameron Smith (Aus)
Buying Masters tickets in 2022
If you want to buy tickets for August in 2022 through official and recognized sources, you are out of luck. The event is already a complete sellout.
Black market sellers and resale sites are already quoting crazy prices for tickets – entry even just for the Par 3 Tournament would set you back around a cool $1800 on the sites we looked at.