The 2021 Masters tees off in about 18 hours (8 a.m. ET Thursday) from Augusta National Golf Club, and William Hill Sportsbook has released its final bundle of prop options for the Super Bowl of golf – no tournament comes close to the Masters in overall betting action. There have been a pair of interesting $6,000 wagers on head-to-head matchups featuring Max Homa vs. Harris English and Brian Harman vs. Kevin Kisner.
If Homa (-115) were to finish better than English, that bettor would earn a total potential payout of $11,217.40. It's the second Masters for Homa, who shot 70-75 in November and missed the cut. In 15 events this year, he has only three Top 10s but did win the Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles in February. It's the third Masters for English and first since 2016 when he finished T42. He has five Top 10s in 13 events this season, including a win at the Tournament of Champions to open 2021.
Should Harman (-125) beat Kisner, that would be worth a total payout of $10,800. Harman missed the cut in his first Masters in 2015 and was T44 in his last one in 2018. He has three Top 10s in 15 events this year with a best of third. Kisner is in his sixth Masters. He missed the cut last November and has a best result of T21. Kisner has one Top 10 in 11 events this season, a runner-up also back in November at the RSM Classic.
Jordan Spieth also has drawn a lot of action on his head-to-head matchups; he is a +120 underdog vs. Jon Rahm (-140) and -110 vs. Rory McIlroy (-110), who is looking for the career grand slam. Spieth is also +160 for a Top 10 off his win Sunday at the Texas Open.
"(Bettors) just think that Spieth doesn't belong in that upper crust yet," said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. "They are betting Rahm over Spieth in their matchup, they were laying -130 and now it's -140. For top-10, [NO] opened at -130 and it's up to -180. I'm hoping that's what happens, we're buried in Spieth futures."
Will there be a hole-in-one in the tournament? Yes is -180 and no +160. For what it's worth, the par-3 16th, known as "Redbud," has had the most holes-in-one in Masters history. Since 2011, there have been 10 aces at the Masters overall with three of those coming in 2016 and all at "Redbud."
"This used to be pick'em for the longest time," Bogdanovich said. "But these guys have gotten so good and they see that No. 17 hole placement on Sunday, so there's been quite a few hole-in-ones lately. It just forced our hand to make it a higher price. YES is now -180, so it's quite a swing."
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