2022 Masters: Early Odds Favor Jon Rahm to Win Second Major Title

Out of all of golf’s events, the Masters Tournament is arguably the most well-known across the globe. The 2022 Masters may still be about four or five months away, however, oddsmakers have already begun releasing their early odds on the spectacle.

When it comes to Bovada, the sportsbook is favoring Jon Rahm to win next year’s Masters at +1000 odds. The 27-year-old from Spain won his first major championship this year when he was victorious at the U.S. Open, so it isn’t too surprising to see him listed as the favorite for next April.

The 2022 Masters will mark Rahm’s sixth time competing at the annual event. While he’s hasn’t won it yet, he often performs well at the Augusta National Golf club. He’s finished inside of the top 5 in each of his last four outings, which includes placing T-5th at this year’s iteration of the tournament. Overall, his 2020-21 season was something to be proud of, proven by how he finished third or better in four of five events to end the tour.

Nevertheless, we haven’t seen much from Rahm on the 2022 PGA TOUR. He competed in the Fortinet Championship back in September but failed to make the cut after shooting a 72 and 71 in the first two rounds. He hasn’t played in any events since then.

Nevertheless, Rahm is one of the best golfers in the world for a reason. Even if he isn’t showing it now, there’s a good reason why people like his odds at next year’s Masters Tournament.

Early 2022 Masters Odds

Odds via Bovada as of Wednesday, December 15

  • Jon Rahm (+1000)
  • Dustin Johnson (+1100)
  • Collin Morikawa (+1200)
  • Jordan Spieth (+1200)
  • Justin Thomas (+1400)
  • Rory McIlroy (+1400)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (+1600)
  • Xander Schaufele (+1600)
  • Brooks Koepka (+1800)
  • Patrick Cantlay (+2200)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+2500)
  • Viktor Hovland (+2500)
  • Patrick Reed (+2800)

The complete odds list is available at Bovada.lv.

Johnson Second in Masters Odds

Dustin Johnson had quite the rollercoaster of a 2020-21 season. After winning the postponed 2020 Masters in November 2020, Johnson saw just one top-10 finish until June 2021. While he finished the season strong, he still failed to make the cut four times and never finished inside of the top 3 again. Nevertheless, he now has the second-best odds (+1100) to win the 2022 Masters Tournament.

Overall, it’s tough to know what to expect from Johnson. He has five top-10 finishes in 11 appearances in Augusta, however, he’s also finished 30th or worse or missed the cut five times as well. That also includes missing the cut at the 2021 edition this April.

Like Rahm, we haven’t seen much of Johnson on the 2022 PGA Tour. He’s competed in one event thus far — the CJ Cup — and placed T-45th. While that doesn’t seem great on paper, his poor showing came because of a 74 in Round 1. After that, he finished with 66, 67 and 67 in the subsequent three rounds. If he can figure out how to be more consistent and mitigate poor starts, Johnson should remain in the 2022 Masters conversation.

Morikawa, Spieth 2022 Masters Odds

At +1200 odds, both Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth share the third-best shot at winning the 2022 Masters Tournament.

When it comes to Morikawa, he’s only played at the Masters twice in his young career. Neither finish was too noteworthy, with him placing 44th and 18th in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Nevertheless, he did win the WGC-Workday Championship and Open Championship last year, so it looks like he could be taking his career to the next level. He’s also placed 7th or better in each of his three events this season, so it could be a special year for Morikawa.

On the other hand, unlike most competitors, Spieth is a former Masters Tournament winner. The 28-year-old previously won the event back in 2015, finishing the weekend by going 18-under-par. He’s finished inside of the top 3 five times in his eight appearances, which shows that he always steps it up around that time of the year. Only time will tell if he can do it one more time in 2022.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.