Masters 2022: Scottie Scheffler bet mid-term favorite; Tiger Woods 14th best odds

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler entered Masters week with the second-best odds to win the first major tournament of the year.

But now, he holds both the world rankings and the top spot in PointsBet sportsbook, as he currently sits alone atop the leaderboard midway through the tournament.

Scheffler’s odds (courtesy of PointsBet) rose from +1400 to start the week to +110 after the second round after taking a record five stroke lead at Augusta National.

He is currently the favorite against defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, who after a 69 second round is +1100 (+5000 to start the week) with Dustin Johnson (T-6) and Cam Smith (T-6). Matsuyama is looking to become the fourth player to repeat as a Masters champion and the first since Tiger Woods in 2002.

BY Brentley Romine

Scottie Scheffler has a five-stroke lead at the Masters but he knows the next 36 holes can be very different from the first 36.

Meanwhile, Jon Rahm, who was the betting favorite at +1100 this week, is now listed at +6000 – along with Matthew Fitzpatrick – for the 10th best odds in the field. The Spaniard is T-23 at 2 over two days.

Woods, who made the cut 1 over and sits T-19, nine strokes ahead of Scheffler at 8 under. Woods’ odds are 14th from the field at +9000. At the start of the week it was +8000. The Big Cat, however, still has a better chance of winning against many players who are ahead of him in the standings.

Here’s a look at the notable odds to win the 86th Masters before the weekend:

Complete scores from the 86th Masters Tournament

Scottie Scheffler: +110
Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama: +1100
Shane Lowry: +1300
Justin Thomas: +1600
Sungjae Im: +2000
Collin Morikawa: +2500
Will Zalatoris: +3500
Corey Conners: +4000
Joaquin Niemann, Patrick Cantlay: +4000
Harold Varner III: +5000
Charles Schwartzel: +6000
Jon Rahm, Matthew Fitzpatrick: +6600
Kevin Na, Rory McIlroy: +8000
Tigerwood: +9000
Danny Willet: +12500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout: +15,000
Webb Simpson, JJ Spaun, Daniel Berger: +20000
Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton, Kevin Kisner: +25000

See full odds here.

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