The 2021 Masters Field: Favorites, Sleepers, Long Shots, and Much More


With 90-plus golfers, betting the Masters field can be overwhelming. But we've got you covered.

We've categorized every golf that matters into favorites, contenders, sleepers, long shots, Augusta veterans, and those who need a miracle. We've also added their odds to win the Masters, their recent form, and the analysis you need to make smarter Masters wagers. 

The 2021 Masters field

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Our categories

We've broken down the field into the following six categories:

Favorites

The best in the field. These are the guys priced at the top of the odds board with the highest implied expectancy to win.

Contenders

Popular names that are likely to be competitive and in the mix, but offering a little bit longer odds than the favorites.

Sleepers

These are the golfers that are in great form or have the skill set to compete at Augusta National that will be off the radar for most bettors.

Long shots

Big risk, but also a big potential payday. These players are far from the best in the field but could pull off the surprise upset.

Augusta veterans

Augusta National rewards course history and experience. Players in this category know the course well and have shown an ability to get by with success here regardless of incoming form.

Needs a miracle

"The Masters does not start until the back nine on Sunday". While these guys are unlikely to be near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday, at this course you never know. These are the longest of odds that need to get very, very lucky to compete.

Qualifying for the Masters

The field at the Masters is one of the most exclusive — and talented — golf fields of the year. Here's how a golfer qualifies for the 2021 Masters (per Masters.com):

  1. Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
  2. US Open Champions 2016 - 2020 (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  3. British Open Champions 2016 - 2020 (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  4. PGA Champions 2016 - 2020 (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  5. Winners of The Players Championship 2018 - 2021 (Three years)
  6. Current Olympic Gold Medalist (One year)
  7. 2020 US Amateur Champion (7-A) (Honorary, non-competing after one year) and the runner-up (7-B) to the 2020 US Amateur Champion
  8. 2020 British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after one year)
  9. 2020 Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
  10. 2021 Latin America Amateur Champion
  11. 2020 US Mid-Amateur Champion
  12. The first 12 players, including ties, in the 2020 Masters Tournament
  13. The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2020 US Open Championship
  14. The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2020 British Open Championship
  15. The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2020 PGA Championship
  16. Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from the originally scheduled 2020 Masters (April 9, 2020) to the 2021 Masters
  17. Those qualifying for the 2020 Tour Championship
  18. The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
  19. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

Where can I bet on the Masters field?

With the Masters being the most popular golf event in North America, all sportsbooks and betting sites will offer Masters betting markets. The trick is finding one that is reputable, trustworthy, and has all the bells and whistles you're looking for. Luckily, we've done that work for you. Check out our recommendations for the best golf betting sites before you deposit and start betting. 

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