The storylines of the 2022 Masters Golf Tournament are beginning to take shape as the coveted event approaches a month and a half from its start date.
This year’s Masters will return to the famous Augusta National, bringing with it the return of the Masters Par-3 Contest, which will begin on Wednesday, April 6 at noon Eastern.
Back in the main event, a group of Americans will face one notable challenger and the world’s top-ranked golfer, Spaniard Jon Rahm. Here are the top betting odds for the 2022 Masters.
Jon Rahm (+850)
Jon Rahm heads into the 2022 Masters with the best odds to win the tournament as the world’s number-one golfer. The 27-year-old had his last major win in 2021 at the all-important U.S. Open.
This year, Rahm made headlines by shooting 33 under par across four rounds at the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii.
Though this did break the previous record of 31 shots under par, it was not enough to win the event — Cameron Smith took the victory with a 34-under-par total. Three weeks later, Rahm tied for third at the Farmers Insurance Open and was one shot short of a playoff.
Jordan Spieth (+1100)
One of the more popular players on the circuit, Spieth, is ranked 14th in this week’s world golf rankings but still has the second-best odds to win the 2022 Masters. Spieth has 12 career Tour wins and won the Masters back in 2015.
Still only 28 years old, Spieth has many more chapters to write in his successful professional career. 2021 was kind to the University of Texas product as he finished as runner-up at the Open Championship, two shots behind champion Collin Morikawa. Spieth shot 66 in his final round and ended up with a total of -13.
Collin Morikawa (+1200)
The previously mentioned Morikawa is the second-ranked golfer in the world, the same spot that he finished 2021 in. Morikawa is smaller than most other golfers on the scene but has incredible skill and is well-deserving of his spot as one of the three main favorites heading into the Masters.
The 25-year-old has six professional wins in his career and won The Open Championship last year. His recent results include a tied third-place finish at the Olympic Games, where he eventually lost a playoff, a win as a part of the U.S. team at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, and a win at the European Tour’s ending event, the DP World Championship Tour, Dubai. He also became the first American to win the Race to Dubai.
Justin Thomas (+1200)
Justin Thomas is the eighth-ranked golfer in the world; he has a high finish of fourth at the Masters in 2020 and previously spent five weeks atop the world’s rankings in 2018.
After controversy over a homophobic term derailed the start of his 2021, Thomas won the Players Championship by one stroke over Lee Westwood. He was also a part of the American team that won the Ryder Cup.