Is the Masters still a tradition unlike any other in a year unlike any other?
For the first time ever, the tournament is being played in November thanks to its traditional April spot on the calendar getting upended by COVID-19.
The sporting event that most vividly reminds us that spring is coming thanks to Augusta National’s intense green bloom will now serve as the reminder winter is on the way with an entirely new palette of colors in front of us.
But no matter when it’s played, there is money to be made.
Not as much as the winner of the green jacket will bring in, but potentially a very nice stash since golf allows for a variety of bets — from the winner to individual round leaders down to the Top 40 finishers — not to mention a host of prop bets.
We took a look at West Virginia mobile sports betting apps to see which promotional deals are available on top of their regular tournament options.
Masters betting: DraftKings goes all-in
DraftKings has a special sign-up offer to double your money if tournament favorite Bryson DeChambeau makes the cut. His odds of doing so are -1115, so this is easy money. However, there is a $50 limit to that wager, so the most you can walk away with is $100 extra.
DraftKings is also mixing golf and some football betting with an entertaining prop bet — DeChambeau’s longest drive of the Masters against the NFL quarterback who throws for the most passing yards on Sunday.
DeChambeau is currently averaging 344.4 yards per drive, and Russell Wilson is seemingly the best threat at beating him. However, the Seattle Seahawks play a tough Los Angeles Rams defense this week — which is probably why the quarterbacks are currently a +300 underdog to overcome him.
DK also offers a number of head-to-head best finish bets as well as birdie and bogey props for top tournament contenders.
FanDuel Masters Betting: Birdie bonus
FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a cherry on top of the sundae if you succeed in picking the winner.
For a minimum $25 wager, you’ll receive an extra $2 for every birdie or better that your player makes over the course of the tournament.
With Augusta National being a give-and-take course, this looms as an excellent deal if you nail your pick. Last year’s winner, Tiger Woods, had 22 birdies on his way to a 13-under par total — in other words, $44 extra if you had gone with Tiger.
Get in-depth with William Hill Sportsbook
William Hill Sportsbook has been at this thing a long time — since 1938, the year of the fifth-ever Masters.
Will Hill has plenty of interesting options, including bets for every threesome that tees off for Thursday’s opening round. All you have to do is pick the top scorer of the group for the first 18 holes — though truthfully that could be more challenging than picking the winner.
BetMGM: Is it really the Masters?
If a dogwood falls in the middle of the forest, does anyone care?
You would hardly know it’s Masters week at BetMGM Sportsbook, which is giving the tournament the same amount of hype as midweek MAC football games.
There aren’t many bells and whistles at BetMGM, though there is one promo available for new users. If you deposit at least $10 and place a $1 bet on any golfer to win, you’ll get $100 if that player makes a birdie in the tournament. That looms as the best newcomer promo of the bunch, but the options for current customers is more sparse.
If you want to skip over the cute stuff and place a straight bet, this appears to be the place. But there is a disappointing lack of excitement for this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime version of the Masters.