The buildup towards the 2022/23 Masters tournament has sent golf fans into a frenzy with excitement ahead of the event’s opening contests, which is set to begin on the 6th of April later this year, as the world’s most renowned golfers are set to compete for a chance to don the prestigious green jacket at the event’s conclusion.
The Masters is arguably the most coveted golfing event on the planet and has remained as one of the sporting world’s most highly anticipated yearly events that many fans will often aim to tune into ahead of gameday.
The event attracts a monumental number of sports audience members from all across the globe who are aching to watch the game’s most esteemed golfing athletes in action, which has so often showcased the very best talent that is active in the sport today.
Looking ahead to the 2022/23 rendition of the Masters, fans of the sport may be questioning as to which names are expected to attend and compete for a chance to claim the fabled Green Jacket with the latest Masters odds on the DraftKings sportsbook already providing a full breakdown as to which names are anticipated to be favorites to win the event this season.
- Jon Rahm (+800):
One of the early contenders to keep a watchful eye out for ahead of the 2023 Masters tournament, resides in the form of Spanish golfer Jon Rahm who is one of the early bookies favorites to contend for a Green Jacket this April.
At just 28 years of age, Rahm is already looking the part to become a major hot commodity for years to come and has impressed at prior major tournaments with his recent success coming in the form of his only major tournament accolade back at the 2021 US Open.
Rahm had an incredible 2021 season alongside his US Open showing, as he also took home the season’s PGA Player of the Year award as well as claiming both the Vardon trophy and the Byron Nelson Award.
With the 2022/23 Masters now only a few months away from beginning, fans will be quick to sight out placing a wager on the Spaniard to claim his second major tournament victory, with many more likely to follow for one of the sport’s most highly intriguing star names.
- Rory McIlroy (+900):
Slightly behind Jon Rahm in the bookies favorite odds to win the tournament this year, stands one of the sport’s greatest talents over the past decade, Rory McIlroy, who is looking to finally claim the one crown that has forever eluded him.
A two-time winner of the PGA Championship, one time US Open champion and a former winner of the Open Championship, the Northern Irish superstar prodigy is gearing up for another highly anticipated appearance at the 2022/23 Masters tournament.
McIlroy has yet to win a Masters tournament, with his greatest challenge for the jacket coming in last season’s event as he narrowly finished as runner-up to Scottie Scheffler with a score of -10 to par compared to McIlroy resilient but sadly futile -7.
At just 33 years of age, McIlroy still has plenty of time to win a Masters event, yet arguably his best chance to take home a green jacket will likely come this season with many fans now pondering as to whether ‘Rors’ will be the right choice to back for the upcoming tournament.
- Scottie Scheffler (+1200):
Alongside Scheffler, there are another two major contenders to keep a watchful eye on ahead of the opening few contests, with these being the reigning PGA Champion Justin Thomas and fellow 2022 winner of the Open Championship Cameron Smith who both stand at +1200 odds to win the Masters this season.
However, Scheffler will likely rank as the clear frontrunner out of all three major contenders as he famously won the Masters tournament last season with a -10 to par score ahead of the previously mentioned second placed Rory McIlroy.
2022 was a tremendous breakout campaign for the New Jersey native as Scheffler also claimed the PGA Tour Player of the Year award, a full calendar year removed from his 2019/20 PGA Rookie of the Year season which has left many fans to question as to how many major titles he could likely win across a career that shows immense potential.
At just 26 years of age, Scheffler is one of the most highly exciting players to keep an eye on throughout this tournament and could develop into the next big-name star that all fans will be raring to catch a glimpse of.
Some other notable contenders to keep an eye on ahead of the tournament include Dustin Johnson (+1600), Collin Morikawa (+1600) and Jordan Spieth (+2000) who are all emerging as lively candidates to claim that illustrious Green Jacket ahead of the 2022/23 Masters.