A Tradition Unlike Any Other is here, as the 2023 Masters gets underway from the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club.
From this space we’ll be updating the latest happenings from the driving range to the challenging No. 18, and also tracking the odds as they change in real time. Live betting is a great way to watch golf, as you can see how the past and future holes pair up for players you’re backing as they make their way around the track.
Latest update 3:25 p.m. Hovland is in the clubhouse at -7 after a bogey-free round with a ton of skill, but Rahm-bo is still out on the course at -6 with 18 still to play. And he’s the favorite now via the bettors after a terrific opening round.
Also Cameron Young has made quite the move. He entered at +3500, but is down to +1400 now as he plays 18 with a score of -5.
2:40 p.m. Hovland is running away with this thing early, and he’s on the green at the Par 3 16th with a downhill putt to get to -8. But Jon Rahm lurking at -4 with four to play means he’s the second choice currently, with the reigning champ Scheffler making an eagle on on the Par 5 No. 2 having him remain the chalk for now.
1:45 pm Some interesting movement as defending champ Scottie Scheffler hasn’t even holed a putt yet: He’s down to +550 to win at DraftKings Sportsbook, meaning the current leaders of Viktor Hovland (-6), Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, and Cam Young (all -3) aren’t really scaring anyone off the chalk.
Also Will Zalatoris has withdrawn from the competition, but his backers will get full refunds as he pulled out before playing his first shot.
1:00 pm Hovland is heating up, and the low round of the tournament at 64.5 or better might get broken if he keeps this up. Despite a brutal second into the challenging 10th hole that saw him in the second cut behind the bunker, a fantastic chip and save keeps him at -5 with eight holes remaining. The bettors have him down to +900 to win, and the Norwegian is the story of the day so far.
Also keep an eye on last week’s LIV winner Brooks Koepka, who is -2 after 3 holes. I was at Augusta for the practice rounds on Tuesday, and Brooksie was really struggling with a simple putting drill. If he can roll it in however, he’s got every other shot in the bag to win his fifth major here.
12:30 pm Hovland has moved to -4 thru 8, and looks really locked in and solid on a day where that can be a challenge with so much gallery around. He’s fallen to +1100 on the odds to win, but his Top 10 price of -140 is an even bigger move from the +280 he saw before the event started.
12:00 pm Viktor Hovland might not be the most popular player in his threesome today (what happens when you’re paired with Tiger Woods for two days), but he’s certainly playing he’s here to compete. The Norwegian and Oklahoma State grad is a -3 thru 7, and tied for the lead with Cam Young.
11:30 am: Cameron Young is making it look easy out here, as he’s yet to make anything but a birdie on the most famous course in the Americas. He’s -3 thru 3, and it’s gotten him down to +1400 to win the green jacket already. Considering he was +3500 about half an hour ago, that’s pretty good.
11:00 am: Adrian Meronk is the current leader at -2 thru 8, as Poland’s best golfer ever and the former East Tennessee State Buccaneer had three top-15 finishes worldwide in 2023. He’s down to +11000 to win the event, whereas he started at +30000 entering today’s action. We’ll see if he can bring it home
10:30 am: Mike Weir’s early charge to even par as part of the first group of the day has already gotten him in position with the Top 10 bettors, who have the 2003 green jacket winner down to +9000 to finish in the Top 10 this week. The Canadian is at even par, and opened the week at +13000 to finish T10 or better.
Live odds from Round 1 of the 2023 Masters on April 6, 3:25 p.m. from DraftKings Sportsbook
2023 Masters Live Odds
|Golfer||Winner||Top 5||Top 10|
|Golfer||Winner||Top 5||Top 10|
|Harold Varner III||+13000||+1800||+550|
|Si Woo Kim||+13000||+1600||+500|
|Min Woo Lee||+150000||+18000||+4000|
|Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira||+500000||+50000||+40000|
|Jose Maria Olazabal||+50000||+40000|