2021 Masters 3rd Round Odds, Picks & Preview

Justin Rose, 2021 Masters

Justin Rose, of England, watches his second shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Justin Rose leads by one shot over Brian Harman and Will Zalatoris after round two of the 2021 Masters
  • Twenty golfers are within six shots of Roseโ€™s lead in a bunched up leaderboard
  • See the updated odds at Augusta National below for Saturdayโ€™s third round within the story below

Through 18 holes, 2013 US Open champion Justin Rose led the Masters by four strokes after a brilliant opening round. He was leaking a lot of oil on the first nine Friday where he shot three over par and was losing his grip on the lead. However, Rose played the second nine in three under par to shoot even par, which was good enough for a slim one stroke lead through two days.

Some big names in golf failed to make the cut, with defending champion Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka packing their bags after a disappointing championship.

Coming into the week, we were bullish on Roseโ€™s chances given his astronomically high +10000 odds to win outright because of his tremendous career record at Augusta National. Jordan Spieth, one of the favorites entering the event is just two shots back of Rose and the current betting favorite.

Read on to see the updated Masters odds and the best bets heading into Saturday, which is moving day at the Masters.

2021 Updated Masters Odds

Golfer Position Score Odds at FanDuel
Jordan Spieth T-4th -5 +450
Justin Thomas T-6th -4 +500
Justin Rose 1st -7 +550
Will Zalatoris T-2nd -6 +1100
Brian Harman T-2nd -6 +1400
Tony Finau T-6th -4 +1400
Xander Schauffele 12th -3 +1400
Hideki Matsuyama T-6th -4 +1800
Marc Leishman T-4th -5 +2000
Si Woo Kim T-6th -4 +2700
Bryson DeChambeau T-17th -1 +2700
Cameron Champ T-6th -4 +2900
Collin Morikawa T-13th -2 +3300
Cameron Smith T-13th -2 +3300
Jon Rahm T-21st EVEN +4100
Bernd Wiesberger T-6th -4 +5000
Viktor Hovland T-17th -1 +5000
Corey Conners T-13th -2 +6500

Odds as of April 9th at 8:00pm EST

Rose Clinging To Lead Over Established Major Champs

Even though Justin Rose is two ahead of 2015 winner Jordan Spieth and three in front of 2017 PGA Champion Justin Thomas, he finds himself with the third shortest odds to win the tournament. He stalled in round two, preventing him from maintaining his strong edge, but he battled back to remain in front.

He actually hit two more greens Friday compared to Thursday, though heโ€™s still struggled on the first nine. Through two days, heโ€™s 2-over-par on the first nine holes and nine-under-par on the second nine. If he continues that trend, his +550 odds might climb up midway through Saturday, which might be the perfect time to grab him at more value than he has now.

At this point, Spieth, the 2015 champ who has a pair of runner-ups and a third place showing in his career at this championship, would still have to be considered the favorite to win another green jacket.

2021 Masters Odds Tracker

Best Live Value Picks for the Masters

  1. Xander Schauffele (+1400): We were big on Schauffele at +2700 heading into Friday, and he didnโ€™t disappoint, firing a solid 3-under, 69 to move within four strokes. Has hit 29 of 36 greens through 36 holes, so heโ€™s striking it beautifully. Two years ago was T-2nd at this championship. All four of his career PGA Tour victories have been in come from behind fashion, so he wonโ€™t be rattled starting behind.
  2. Marc Leishman (+2000): Two shots back after a strong 5-under, 67 on Friday. Ten birdies through two rounds, and has started three under through four holes in each of the first two days, which could bode well for a fast start Saturday. Heโ€™s had five career top-10โ€™s in majors, including a T-4 and ninth place at the Masters and a playoff loss at the 2015 Open Championship.

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