Fantasy Cheat Sheet: Masters Tournament $10K Parlays

Fantasy Golf

2021 Augusta National08

Parlay One: The Major Favorites


Leg 1: Justin Thomas (+100) OVER Dustin Johnson (-135)

While DJ tore apart Augusta National last fall, we think that PLAYERS Champion Justin Thomas is peaking at just the right time for his best run ever at the Masters Tournament.

Leg 2: Jon Rahm (-105) OVER Bryson Dechambeau (-125)

This is a really tough call, but we think that Bryson's blunt force approach to Augusta National might backfire in the firmer conditions this week. Jon Rahm has played a lot of good golf at the Masters and seems like a steadier choice.

Leg 3: Rory McIlroy (-125) OVER Xander Schauffele (-105)

While Rory McIlroy has struggled at tough tracks so far this year, the price is just a little too right to not take him over the far less major-seasoned Xander Schauffele.

Parlay Two: The Second Tier


Leg 1: Collin Morikawa (-135) OVER Webb Simpson (+100)

There are few courses that reward quality iron play like Augusta National and Collin Morikawa is the PGA TOUR's leading player in Strokes Gained: Approach. We think there's a great player/course fit in the making here.

Leg 2: Patrick Cantlay (-120) OVER Patrick Reed (-110)

This seems like truly a coin flip to us, but a firmer and faster Augusta National should make the steady Patrick Cantlay a safe choice as compared to the far more volatile Patrick Reed.

Leg 3: Jordan Spieth (-125) OVER Tony Finau (-105)

We think that Tony Finau will win a Masters one year, but for now Jordan Spieth is coming into his favorite ballpark with renewed form and we can't sit him out at this price.

Parlay Three: The Young Guns


Leg 1: Viktor Hovland (-125) OVER Scottie Scheffler (-105)

If this were Scheffler's second Masters Tournament we'd probably have picked him, but we'll take the sophomore Viktor Hovland over the Masters rookie's inagural tournament round here.

Leg 2: Matthew Wolff (+100) OVER Daniel Berger (-135)

We see a good fit between the high draw of Matthew Wolff and the preferred shape for so many tee shots around Augusta National.

Leg 3: Cameron Smith (-135) OVER Abraham Ancer (+100)

We have to give the edge here to Cameron Smith after he became the only player in history to shoot four rounds in the 60s at the Masters Tournament last fall.

Parlay Four: European Ryder Cuppers


Leg 1: Lee Westwood (-145) OVER Paul Casey (+110)

It's a pretty penny to pay for Lee Westwood, but he's having such a resurgent year and we'd love to see him make one last run at Augusta. We may regret not taking Casey and the better odds, but Westie has shown more form of late.

Leg 2: Shane Lowry (+110) OVER Justin Rose (-145)

We see signs that Shane Lowry is coming out of his post Open Championship slumber and -145 is a tough price to pay for a guy as lost as Justin Rose.

Leg 3: Ian Poulter (+100) OVER Sergio Garcia (-135)

This choice is the hardest of the three for us, but Ian Poulter seems to bring his A game to Augusta more often than he brings it nearly anywhere else on the PGA TOUR. Four top-25 finishes in his last six Masters tournaments makes him a safer pick at a better price.

Parlay Five: International Flavor


Leg 1: Matthew Fitzpatrick (+100) OVER Tyrrell Hatton (-135)

While he's done it quietly, Matthew Fitzpatrick has finished 11th or better in each of his last four events and the harder test that the players expect this week should make his short game and putter a greater asset than usual.

Leg 2: Adam Scott (-120) OVER Tommy Fleetwood (-110)

Neither of these guys has played particularly well post-COVID, but Adam Scott has a high ball flight that has served him well over the better part of two decades at Augusta National.

Leg 3: Jason Day (-110) OVER Hideki Matsuyama (-120)

If the golf course is going to play hard, Jason Day has the kind of short game that could win this matchup even if he doesn't hit the ball particularly well. Matsuyama is a liability for both the loose high score as well as the poor day with the putter.

Parlay Six: Past Champions


Leg 1: Phil Mickelson (-155) OVER Vijay Singh (+120)

These are kind of tough odds for someone as unpredictable as Phil Mickelson, but his length and creativity into and around the greens should help keep him a factor at Augusta National well into his 50s.

Leg 2: Bernhard Langer (-145) OVER Fred Couples (+110)

If the golf course were to play softer, we'd pick Fred Couples here. However, with the firmer conditions, we think that Bernhard Langer's lack of length will be less of a factor and his tactical genius will become more of one.

Leg 3: Zach Johnson (-125) OVER Bubba Watson (-105)

While Zach Johnson has a far lower ceiling on his upside in this matchup, he's simply a far more reliable scorer than Bubba.