Want To Bet On The Masters? Iowa Sportsbooks Offer Hole-In-One Options

Posted By Derek Helling on April 7, 2021 - Last Updated on April 8, 2021

Yes, you can bet on Dustin Johnson to wear the green jacket, but Iowa sportsbooks offer bettors far more options than that as the 2021 Masters tees off tomorrow.

DraftKings IA asks:

  • Will there be a wire-to-wire winner?
  • Will the lowest Round 1 score be over or under 65.5?
  • Will Rory McIlroy card a score over or under 71.5?
  • Will anyone get a hole-in-one at the Masters?

At FanDuel, you can bet on whether Bryson DeChambeau will birdie the 13th hole all four rounds at Augusta.

Bettors can wager on winning golfer’s home region as well: The options there are USA, Continental Europe, Great Britain-Ireland and “the rest of the world.”

BetMGM takes wagers on whether or not Xander Schauffele will have a bogey-free round at the Masters. Picking the tournament winner can lead to a nice payoff, but there are plenty of alternate wagers to entertain viewers along the way.

2021 Masters betting odds

 

DraftKings Masters promotion

DraftKings Sportsbook its GOLF Gamecenters weren’t updating just before 8 a.m. Thursday, but the DK customer service department Twitter account said the issues were resolved about 20 minutes later. The sportsbook is hosting the “Bet $1, Win $100” deal for new customers. From now through until the first groups tee off on April 8, first-time depositors who make an initial deposit of at least $5 are eligible.

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After making that deposit, the sportsbook will issue such bettors a single-use odds boost. The boost can only be used on DraftKings’ lines of whether specific golfers will finish in the top 10. The boosted odds are +10000. The maximum wager is $1.

Thus, if you correctly predict one of the top 10 golfers, you get the $100 bonus. The bonus is paid as four $25 free bets. Terms and conditions apply.

Promos like this one could work in your favor. One thing that might hurt interest in this year’s Masters is the possible absence of an early favorite.

Koepka keeping away from Augusta this year?

With less than a month to go before the tournament, Brooks Koepka was the consensus favorite to win the green jacket this year. Then, he confirmed he underwent surgery on his right knee. Koepka intends to play, however. At the same time, Iowa sportsbooks have their doubts about his efficacy so shortly after surgery.

BetMGM Sportsbook, for example, has lengthened the odds of Koepka winning to +2500. Eight other players have shorter odds at that book right now. Among them is new favorite Dustin Johnson, currently sitting +900 to win at BetMGM.

Johnson just won this event in November, when it was delayed due to COVID-19. He’s also the current World No. 1. However, there are other threats to Johnson becoming the first man to win two green jackets in a calendar year.

Take Bryson DeChambeau for one (+1100 to win at BetRivers Sportsbook). He leads the PGA in average driving distance right now. If you think he can correct his struggles by staying on the fairways and overcome his past struggles in this event (his current best finish is 29th), then go with him.

Augusta National plays fast, however. The slopes can prove challenging as well. For those reasons, a contender who comes in performing well with his putters might be the smarter play. Consider Patrick Reed (+3200 to win at FanDuel Sportsbook).

Reed is leading the PGA in strokes gained putting currently. He also has a 2018 win and a 10th-place finish last year in this event under his belt. If he can continue to execute in the short game that way, he might be a solid pick for the DraftKings promo.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. 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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