The 2021 golf season has gone off pretty smoothly so far and that means the Masters is back in it’s rightful spot in the schedule rotation. Last year, due to Covid-19 the PGA tour was flipped upside down with most tournaments getting rescheduled to odd months including the Masters which was played in November.
Luckily, the PGA has not run into many major issues this year with regards to the pandemic so we get to see the green jacket handed out on April 11th 2021. We also get to the analyze the tournament in a normal fashion as last year was a crapshoot with the tournament being played in November and what conditions would change because of that reason.
Our list of Masters Sleeper Picks below have a range of golfers and can be used to either bet on to win outright or for DFS lineups. The best tournament for the big moola can be found at DraftKings where you can take your shot at winning $1,000,000.
2021 Masters Tournament Sleeper Picks
Smith will be a low owned DFS play this week and at 35 to 1 a great longshot pick to win it all. He finished 2nd last year which you could pass off as a fluke considering the circumstances of the 2020 Masters but he also has a 5th place finish back in 2018, so he has played well here before in April. His last stretch of events look decent with no recent missed cuts and he is one of the better putters on tour this season. Keep Cameron Smith on your radar as a great sleeper pick for a Top 10 finish.
This sleeper pick goes against most golf bettors number one rule at the masters, never bet on first timers. While that is likely still a smart rule to follow for betting, for DFS make sure you have some exposure to Zalatoris who is having an outstanding 2021 season so far. In his last 5 events he has finished no worse than 28th with one Top 10 finish. Think he will crack under the pressure of the big lights? Well he finished 6th at the US Open and 21st at the Players Championship. This kid is the real deal.
It’s been 18 long years since Mike Weir pulled off the improbable win in the 2003 Masters making him Canada’s next big golf star. His career didn’t quite live up to that moment but someone who may be Canada’s next great hope at a Masters victory is Corey Connors. He has been improving year over year since 2018 and despite only 1 PGA victory his 2021 season is shaping up nicely. Five top tens so far with only 3 missed cuts and $2M in winnings. He finished 10th last year at the Masters and is coming off a 14th place finish last week. Corey may be heating up just in time to perhaps pull off another improbable Canadian victory.
I’m not sure what Westwood has been drinking lately but he has found the right potion to kickstart his career again. He is on fire so far in 2021 with 2 top tens and 4 top 25’s despite only playing 9 events. The most impressive part is how he has looked in the major events. He was in the hunt for the US Open title ultimately finishing 13th but at The Players Championship he was right there to the bitter end losing by 1 stroke to Justin Thomas. He has not been great at the Masters since 2016 but we may just be witnessing a Lee Westwood renaissance who could be back in that 2016 form where he finished 2nd.
His history here is poor, although it’s very limited as his only appearance was in 2018 where he missed the cut. That being said Niemann was a rookie back then and playing in the Masters for the 1st time which we all know is usually cause for concern. He has transformed into one of the best young players on tour and is currently 11tth in the FedEx standings. He has the GIR and putting stats to make some real noise this year and he has looked rock solid in his last 4 events just consistently competing week in and week out. I will be betting him to win outright at 55 to 1 and he will be a core play for me at DraftKings and FanDuel.