Major #2 is upon us.

The Masters was a big success. We had a good balance of players at the top that ended with a final battle between the PGA’s Jon Rahm and LIV’s Brooks Koepka. Rahm is easily one of the most likable guys on tour so seeing him pick up his first Green Jacket was awesome. However, the question about how LIV would compete at the majors was answered with Brooks, Phil, and Patrick Reed all at the top of the leaderboard.

From a betting perspective, it was pretty good for me. I didn’t have Rahm outright but did have him as a first-round leader which made a decent profit despite the dead heat. I also went a perfect 7-0 on full tournament matchups which was the real treat. Hopefully we get some similar results in the PGA with an outright to go along with it.


2u Dustin Johnson (27/1)- LIV players have proved that they are fully capable of still competing in these tournaments and this course fits DJ really well. The players that can drive it long and straight and can putt consistently will thrive here. DJ is also in great form coming off of a win last week that included an impressive playoff win over Cam Smith.

2u Patrick Cantlay (+1750)- I think Cantlay could finally pull it off this weekend. This could be his revenge game after getting clowned by the whole internet and media after his slow play at The Masters. I legit think that his reputation for slow play could get into the head of his opponents, especially if he is in a final pairing on Sunday.

He is third on Tour in total driving which as I said will be the key here. He just seems to be one of those consistent guys at every big tournament and is due to pick up that major soon. You could argue he is the 3rd best player in the field after Scottie and Rahm when you take into account current form.

1.5u Sungjae Im (33/1)- I love Sungjae. He is quietly playing really good golf this season with five top-tens in 13 starts and did win on the KPGA in Korea last week. He had a solid top 10 performance at Augusta this year and seems poised to win his first major one of these days.

0.5u Keegan Bradley (100/1)- Keegs thrives at these big long New England courses. His game is kind of just a lesser version of DJ which is why I like him as a long shot here. Keegs has won a PGA before, he’s won a WGC event, he’s won a FedEx Cup Playoff event so he can handle the pressure of a major. He has proven when he is at the top of his game he can beat anyone in the world so with a good course fit for him, I’ll take a shot at this number.

0.5u Sahith Theegala (100/1)- Yes, I will be sprinkling on Sahith in every Masters and PGA until he wins one. His game is so awesome and he can pipe the ball which is key at this course. He finished 5th at the RBC Heritage, 9th at the Masters, 14th at the API, 6th at the Genesis, and 4th at the Farmers all just this season. So he has proven time and time again that he can compete with the best players in the world. If he plays his best and gets no-shows from the Rahms and Schefflers of the world then he can be right there on Sunday.

Finishing Position

Top 10

Patrick Cantlay (+140)- Again, Cantlay’s consistency is next level. I’ll back him here.

Dustin Johnson (+210)- I like his outright price and like him to finish high.

Cameron Young (+240)- This is the type of course that Cam Young grew up playing. He has been really consistent this year and I can’t yet trust him to seal the deal on Sundays but I do trust him to play really well for four days. He has four top 10s in 11 starts this year including at Augusta.

Top 20

Rickie Fowler (+205)- I think Rickie could sneak into the top of the leaderboard here. Rickie has finished in the top 20 of his last four PGA events including The Players. He has seven total top 20s this year, in reality making him one of the most consistent players on Tour this season. I think he’ll have a chip on his shoulder for barely missing out on playing in The Masters this year.

Justin Rose (+320)- Rosey is another guy having a bit of a career resurgence this season. He won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and had a top 10 finish at The Players and a top 20 finish at The Masters. He won’t be afraid of the pressure and this is a huge number for a guy that has been pretty solid all season.


1u Rickie Fowler > Tom Kim (-120)- Backing Rickie against a guy I’m indifferent towards this week.

1u Cameron Young > Cameron Smith (-135)- Cam Smith is a fade for me here and Cam Young I love.

1u Dustin Johnson > Brooks Koepka (-105)- DJ fits this course better than Brooks in my opinion and comes in with better form.

1u Scottie Scheffler > Jon Rahm (-125)- I like Scottie at this course over Rahm this week. Anything could happen but I think a post-Masters fade of Rahm is the way to go.

First Round Leader

1u Dustin Johnson (32/1)

1u Sungjae Im (36/1)

1u Viktor Hovland (36/1)- I’ll say something about Hov. Obviously the other three I backed outright so FRL makes sense. For Hov, I still can’t trust his nerve to win a big tournament. He manages to just have a couple of holes every tournament where he blows up and loses his chance to win. But at Augusta he finished the first round with a share of the lead and wouldn’t be surprised if he does so again.

0.5u Keegan Bradley (77/1)

Bonus Parlay

All to finish top 20 (+3224)

Scottie Scheffler

Xander Schauffele

Patrick Cantlay

Dustin Johnson

Rickie Fowler

Scottie, Xander, and Cantlay I love to finish in this top 20. DJ and Rickie are my longer shots that I think could really turn in great performances so I love this little parlay. It’s obviously hard to nail 25% of a top 20 at a major but here goes nothing.