Round 3 update: We’ve got a second hole-in-one at the Masters! On Saturday, Corey Conners aced the sixth hole, marking just the sixth time in tourney history someone has aced No. 6.
Round 1 update: Tommy Fleetwood with the hole-in-one on 16 on the first day of the Masters!
There are plenty of prop bets available for the 2021 Masters Tournament, but one of the most fun is pretty straightforward: Will there be a hole-in-one?
There have been 29 aces in 23 different years in Masters history, 20 of them on the legendary front-to-back sloped green on No. 16. But six of them have been since 2010, with three of the last five tournaments having at least one beer-buyer.
No, Jon Rahm’s perfect “skip it” shot in a practice round last November on No. 16 is not among them.
But the betting odds from DraftKings Sportsbook seem to lean towards one-and-only-one ace this year, but potentially not two.
Will there be a hole-in-one at the 2020 Masters?
Will there be two or more holes-in-one?
Years with a hole-in-one at The Masters
No. 4: 1992
No. 6: 1954 (2), 1972, 2004, 2013
No. 12: 1947, 1959, 1988
No. 15: 1934, 1935, 1940, 1949, 1968, 1992, 1996, 2004 (2), 2005, 2008, 2010 (2), 2012 (2), 2016 (3), 2018, 2019
Based on precedent, the action here should revolve around No. 16. No. 4 is just too long, No. 6 all comes down pin placement on a tri-level green, and No. 12 is simply too scary with swirling winds, water short, and a bunker surrounded by azaelas behind to aim for the flag.
But No. 16 gives a good target on all four days, and especially Sunday, for players to put it in. And with the advances in equipment and how good players are getting on tour, you’re almost better off betting for two aces instead of just one as the price is available.
So if you’re going in on a hole-in-one at Augusta this year, you would appear to be much better off getting the better price and betting on at least two of them happening.
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