For a Sneaky Masters Live Bet at 14-1 Odds, Look Just Below the Current Leaders

Scottie Scheffler, Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa share the lead but a great betting value is lurking just below them.
Apr 12, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Collin Morikawa plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole
Apr 12, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Collin Morikawa plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole / Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Network

Collin Morikawa at +1400 as a live bet for the Masters? Well, that's certainly a bet that grabs attention, and for good reason. Morikawa isn't just a stellar player, but his game is beautifully suited to Augusta National. Known for his precision and control, particularly with his irons, Morikawa has the ability to navigate the demanding pin positions and slick greens that define Augusta. It's often considered a "second-shot golf course," and second shots happen to be Morikawa's strength when his game is sharp.

His approach game is key here. Augusta demands not just accuracy but the ability to shape shots and control distances. Morikawa's ability to hit these high-quality iron shots gives him an advantage, particularly on a course where the greens are famously difficult to hold.

He’s also a proven two-time major-winner who's cool under pressure. The Masters, with its historic weight and the palpable tension, can unravel even the most seasoned pros. 

At odds of +1400, there's value here as he’s priced as a strong contender but not the outright favorite. Scottie Scheffler, Max Homa and Bryson DeChambeau are co-leaders through 36 holes and have rightfully grabbed the headlines. But things shift quickly at Augusta. Morikawa looks like a smart choice for bettors looking to back a player with the game to win and betting odds to be profitable.

Jim Stracka


Jim Stracka is currently serving as the President of StrackaLine and Golf Intelligence. StrackaLine provides greens and yardage guides for every course in the world. Golf Intelligence provides GPS, elevation, and scorecard data for other golf technology companies. Stracka has also held executive roles in various companies in the golf industry.