A star-studded field will compete for the coveted green jacket at Augusta National when the 2021 Masters returns to its familiar spring date. The first major championship of the season tees off Thursday, April 8 at the iconic Georgia course.
William Hill Sportsbook lists defending champion Dustin Johnson, the world's top-ranked player who set a tournament scoring record at 20-under at Augusta in November, as the 9-1 favorite in its latest 2021 Masters odds.
Before setting your Fantasy golf lineups or betting the 2021 Masters, you HAVE TO see data scientist Rick Gehman's power rankings.
With his expansive database of golf statistics, course data and betting odds, Gehman creates advanced models and back-tests them constantly. These models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year -- including 30-1 Webb Simpson at the 2020 RBC Heritage.
In the PGA's last full-field event, the Honda Classic, the field was limited by its placement between The Players and the Match Play, but Gehman still picked FIVE golfers in his top 10 who tied for 13th or better! That includes Sungjae Im and Russell Henley, who tied for third at 6 under par as Matt Jones ran away with the event.
At The Players, three of Gehman's top seven picks made the top 10, including winner Justin Thomas, who came in at 22-1. "He feels close to breaking through again, and TPC Sawgrass just might be the place," Gehman said before the event.
Gehman has been on fire all season! At Pebble Beach, three of his top four picks finished in the top five! And the Farmers leaderboard looked like a who's who of Gehman's rankings, with five of his top nine picks finishing tied for seventh or better! Anyone who has followed his advice has cashed in HUGE!
Now, Gehman has ranked his top 30 players for the 2021 Masters. We can tell you he's backing DeChambeau, even though he failed to crack the top 25 here in November. The tour's biggest hitter has been working on dialing back his drives to keep the ball in play, and Gehman believes that will pay off this time around at Augusta!
On the other hand, Gehman is fading Rory McIlroy, who is working on a swing change and has struggled mightily to put four quality rounds together! The Northern Irishman is among the top contenders from oddsmakers at 14-1 and has a pair of top-10s over the past month, but he also has two missed cuts. Gehman barely has him in his top 10!
Instead, Gehman is expecting a big week from a MONSTER long-shot! This talented veteran had a strong finish here last year even though the November atmosphere didn't fit his game. With the familiar firm and dry conditions this time around, this should be his chance to shine! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before betting this tournament or entering any Fantasy golf lineups.
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