2020 Masters Odds: Whether To Go With DeChambeau Is Bettors’ Question

Written By Derek Helling on November 11, 2020 - Last Updated on June 23, 2021

The delay in scheduling this year’s premier PGA event at Augusta National could play right into Bryson DeChambeau‘s hands. The 2020 Masters betting odds at Illinois online sportsbooks think he’s in line to shine.

DeChambeau comes into this weekend with some momentum and the course plays well to his greatest strengths. Both of those things are true of other players in the field with longer odds, however.

Latest IL sportsbook 2020 Masters betting odds

All five sportsbook operators in the Prairie State have DeChambeau as their favorite to win the 2020 Masters outright, ranging from +700 to +800. There’s sound logic behind that selection.

DeChambeau enters play on Thursday, having just won the most recent major, the US Open, in September. His 344.4-yard average driving distance off the tee is tops in the PGA right now as well.

That could play an even more crucial role this weekend, as there is a lot of rain in the forecast. If there’s any knock against him, it might be his inexperience on the course when compared with other contenders.

The contender looking to defend his title is rich in that regard. Tiger Woods is the last golfer to win Masters titles in consecutive years, in 2001 and 2002. If he does it again this year, it will just cement the narrative that familiarity counts.

If DeChambeau can play well enough in the short game to maximize his striking ability, he could blow Woods and everyone else away. Other competitors boast similar strengths, though.

For example, Jon Rahm enters the fray with three top-five finishes in his last five outings. He also took second earlier this year at Torrey Pines, a similar course to Augusta National.

Dustin Johnson, who has the second-shortest odds at all five IL books, is just off DeChambeau’s driving distance at 328.8 yards off the tee on average. Both Johnson and Rahm represent a better bang for bettors’ bucks.

Maximizing that bang are promos for the event that Illinois sportsbooks offer. One of them requires new DraftKings customers to act quickly.

Masters promos at IL sportsbooks

DraftKings welcomes bettors new to the brand with a nearly sure-fire way to double their money. After registering with the sportsbook, which you can do entirely online for now, deposit at least $5 in your account.

DraftKings will then give you a single-use odds boost on DeChambeau to make the cut. The standard odds are currently -769, but the boost takes that all the way to +100.

The maximum wager is $50, so you could earn up to an extra $50 if DeChambeau qualifies. You have to take advantage of this promo before the first group tees off on Nov. 12, however.

DraftKings isn’t the only book offering a special deal for PGA bettors this weekend, either. FanDuel Sportsbook has an attractive “Birdie Bonus.”

If you place a bet of at least $50 on any competitor in the field to win the tournament outright, you will qualify for the bonus. For each birdie or eagle that your golfer records, FanDuel will reward your clever wagering with up to $50 worth of site credit.

PointsBet sportsbook in Illinois counters with its “Top 10 Insurance.”

In a similar fashion, stake some money on an outright winner for the 2020 Masters. If your selection fails to win but finishes in the top 10, PointsBet will refund your wager with bonus bets up to $25.

William Hill Illinois Sportsbook boasts an “Under Par Payout” for IL bettors. Again, pick a golfer to win this weekend, staking at least $35 on that bet. Should the contender you staked finish in the top five but not win, William Hill will give you $2 in site credit for every stroke your pick finishes under par.

With these promos and the deep field of contenders, betting on the 2020 Masters could be anything but par for the course.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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