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Scottie Scheffler Dominating 2022 Masters And The Clear Favorite Into Round 3 At Augusta

Scottie Scheffler became to No. 1 ranked golfer in the world following his win at the WGC-Match Play event to close out March. Now he’s reaching greater heights in the 86th Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Scheffler is in control and oddsmakers believe he has one arm in the green jacket and will win his first major title at The Masters.

The tall Texan took over Augusta National Friday shooting a 67 – tied for low round of the day. That moved Scheffler to 8-under par, and “he’s the dominant leader” CBS announcer Jim Nance said as Scheffler completed his round with a 5-shot lead heading into Saturday at The Masters.

Wagering on the Masters continues through the weekend as bettors take a shot at the adjusted golf odds, round-by-round match-ups and other prop bets.

Adjusted Odds to Win the 2022 Masters

  • Odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook

Check out the full leaderboard and Round 3 tee times Saturday. Additional Masters coverage, player’s tournament history and Round 3 and Round 4 head-to-head match-ups and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The adjusted winning score posted on FanDuel is -10 or below (-150) and -11 or higher (+110).

Scottie Scheffler strokes gained ranks through 2 rounds

  • Off the Tee: 4th
  • Approach: 14th
  • Around Green: 7th
  • Putting: 6th

Saturday weather in Augusta, Georgia looks mostly sunny in the low 50’s and lighter winds. However, as the leading 14 golfers tee off between 1:30-3 p.m. ET, winds will pick up to 15+ MPH, but not as strong as Friday’s gusts.

1:40 p.m.: Justin Thomas, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

1:50 p.m.: Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann

2:00 p.m.: Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris

2:10 p.m.: Cameron Smith, Corey Conners

2:20 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Kevin Na

2:30 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Harold Varner III

2:40 p.m.: Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry

2:50 p.m.: Scottie Scheffler, Charl Schwartzel

Scottie Scheffler Comments

Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas shot the low rounds of 67 on Friday, and just six golfers were able to post scores in the 60’s and 13 players shot under par 72. Scheffler talked to the media from the Butler Cabin following his round.

  • “I feel like my game is in a good spot. I’ve done a good job managing my way around the golf course the last two days, and I’ve made some really nice up and downs and key putts that have kept my rounds going.”
  • “The wind was crazy, gusting more during the front nine. There was some times where we saw the sand blowing up out of the bunkers out there.”
  • “Once I saw that I took the lead at one point today, my first thought was to just keep trying to build it because I feel like I’m playing well.”
  • “The goal going into tomorrow is to just to keep putting myself in good positions and execute shots.”

Tiger Tracker

Tiger Woods made the cut, and he’ll tee off Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET with Kevin Kisner. Woods fought through windy conditions Friday and a poor start with four early bogeys to shoot 74 and enter the weekend at 1-over par. The coverage of his return to Augusta National has been the big story following serious injuries in a car crash. Woods’ odds to win were 50/1 at FanDuel Sportsbook at the start of The Masters, 33/1 after Round 1 Thursday, and his adjusted odds to win are now 100/1 as the 5-time Masters champ continues his weekend at Augusta.

Betting on Tiger Woods

Woods is not winning the tournament. But Tiger is on top of the sports betting board as many leading online sportsbook’s biggest liability. FanDuel reported that Woods had the highest percentage of bets to win the tournament before Thursday and 14% of the outright win handle. Justin Thomas and Cameron Smith were next with 8% of the handle.

FanDuel Sportsbook says “Tiger’s impact is just undeniable.”

Here is the Tiger Woods/Masters anecdote that shows Tiger’s Impact this week and how far FanDuel and legal sports betting has come in the US. But to understand the stat, you have to realize in 2019, FanDuel was operating online in only 3 states and 2019 was also the year that Tiger won The Masters. Now FanDuel is taking bets in 13 states.

This year, FanDuel customers are backing Tiger Woods to such a degree in The Masters Outright Winner market – the bets on just Tiger Woods alone in the outright market are more than all the combined bets taken in 2019 by FanDuel for the entire Masters Tournament. – FanDuel PR

“Once the Master’s teed off and Tiger was playing well, FanDuel customers continued to bet on Tiger in the Outright market,” FanDuel publicity reported.

Live, in-play betting saw Woods take 18% of the golf handle on Thursday, and drove more action Friday. The next closest golfers for in-play out-right win wagering handle were Justin Thomas (10%) and Brooks Koepka (6%), who both struggled on Thursday and Koepka ended up missing the cut. Other notable top 20 ranked players Jordan Spieth, Sam Burns, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau also missed the cut and will be missing out on playing the weekend at The Masters.

Masters Trends

Masters stats and trends provided by Justin Ray Golf on Twitter. His Round 2 notes and insight will follow.

  • 27 of the last 30 Masters winners were at or within 4 shots of the lead through 36 holes. Scottie Scheffler leads by 5.
  • Scheffler’s 5-shot lead ties the largest 36-hole lead in Tournament history
  • 4 of previous 5 players with a 5-shot lead won The Masters
  • 22 of the last 23 players to win the Masters were tied for eighth or better entering the weekend.

Scottie Scheffler is trending his way to a Master’s win and his fourth PGA Tour victory this year. Should Scheffler win and put on the green jacket Sunday, the 2020 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year will have blossomed fully in April and likely secured 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year honors as well.

You can bet on it.


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