Masters 2019 Value Bets: Five Golfers Over +5000 (And Where To Find Them)
Masters Week is upon us, and while the public flocks to Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, we look to find value on golfers in the field who are over +5000. We’ve done the shopping for you, finding the best prices around the industry, at least at the sportsbooks operating in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. Wherever you are, use these numbers as benchmarks .
Tony Finau +5000 (BetStars)
Everyone remembers Tony Finau from last year’s Masters, right? You might not remember his Top-10 finish, but you certainly recall the story of the golfer who dislocated his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the Masters’ annual Par 3 Contest, which takes place the day before the first round of the Masters each year.
The freak injury didn’t stop Finau from teeing off that Wednesday to shoot a 4-under 68. Finau didn’t have as much luck Friday and Saturday, but finished with a 66 on Sunday to tie for 10th place at 7-under.
Finishing T61 in the Valero Texas Open, Finau isn’t playing his best golf heading into the Masters. Surprisingly, Finau lost strokes off the tee, a place where the bomber usually excels. Additionally, Finau lost 2.5 strokes putting — a stat this is less concerning. On the bright side, Finau gained strokes on approach and around the green.
Augusta National has its fair share of trouble, but with four par-5s and generally forgiving looks off the tee-box, this course should set up nicely for Finau. Experience from last year’s Masters won’t hurt, either.
Kevin Kisner +8000 (PointsBet)
Kevin Kisner’s results at Augusta haven’t been great but he has made the cut in all three attempts. Averaging 286.8 yards driving, he doesn’t have the game off the tee that Augusta typically accommodates.
Depending on where you look, Kisner’s odds have dropped from +1000 to +6000, and rightfully so. Kisner has six Top-25 finishes in his last six events, including a win in the WGC Match-Play event two weeks ago. Kisner will need to improve around the greens this week to have chance, but his game is certainly in form. The Georgia native is worth a flyer at +8000.
Patrick Cantlay +8000 (BetStars)
The former No. 1 amateur in the world comes off a missed cut at The Player Championship but finished sixth in a strong field at WGC-Mexico. In Mexico, Cantlay gained over six strokes tee-to-green. Cantlay struggled here last year, but has made seven of eight cuts in major championships for his career, including two Top-25s.
At DraftKings Sportsbook, Cantlay is +4000, but at BetStars you can get nearly twice the value! This is a perfect example of why it’s so important to shop around for the best odds on golf outright bets. If Cantlay’s ball-striking is on point, this +8000 ticket might have a shot heading into Sunday.
Gary Woodland +10000 (FanDuel Sportsbook)
Despite missing the cut at the Valspar Championship two weeks ago, Gary Woodland is playing some of the best golf of his career. Woodland started the year off strong finishing inside the Top 10 in four of his first five events.
Most people will point towards Woodland’s course history as a reason to fade him this week. Woodland has missed three consecutive cuts at Augusta. In his three other appearances, Woodland finished 24th, 26th, and withdrew from the tournament in 2012.
Similar to Patrick Cantlay’s odds, Woodland is +5000 at PointsBet but +10000 at FanDuel Sportsbook. Woodland has never entered Masters week playing as well as he is right now, so I won’t let course history scare me away from value.Third on tour in Par-5 scoring, Woodland should be able to take advantage of Augusta’s Par 5s to give himself a chance this weekend.
Keegan Bradley +20000 (FanDuel Sportsbook)
Like Woodland, Keegan Bradley missed the cut at the Valspar Championship thanks to a second-round 77. Though Bradley has struggled to close, he has put himself in contention to win more than once this season. Bradley is gaining strokes everywhere but around the green and with his putter. It’s not every week you can get +20000 on a golfer who is 19th in strokes gained tee-to-green and fifth in strokes gained approach.