Masters 2021 Odds: Justin Rose Overtakes Spieth as Betting Favorite After Round 1

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVApril 9, 2021

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 08: Justin Rose of England plays a shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 08, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After giving himself a four-stroke cushion over the field, Justin Rose is now the heavy favorite to win the 2021 Masters Tournament.

Rose is listed at +350 after shooting a seven-under 65 in his opening round, overtaking Jordan Spieth as the favorite in the year's first major.

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Updated odds to win #Masters2021 ⛳️ <br><br>+350: Justin Rose<br>+700: Jordan Spieth<br>+1200: Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas<br>+1400: Hideki Matsuyama<br>+1600: Dustin Johnson<br>+2000: Webb Simpson<br>+2500: Tyrrell Hatton, Xander Schauffele, Brian Harman<br><br>(via @DKSportsbook) pic.twitter.com/cMFO7whL1V

Rose has held the 18-hole lead four times at the Masters, tied with Jack Nicklaus for the most in history. No other golfer has held the lead after Round 1 more than twice.

While the 40-year-old has been stellar at getting off to strong starts at Augusta National, he's never finished the job. Rose has narrowly missed donning a green jacket on several occasions, including two second-place finishes.

If there's a favorite to overtake Rose on the leaderboard, Spieth looks like a strong bet. Spieth is coming off his first win since 2017 at last week's Valero Texas Open and has been brilliant in his Masters career, winning in 2015 and finishing inside the top five four times. 

Spieth is six strokes behind after shooting a one-under 71.


This is the 5th time @JordanSpieth has opened the Masters with a score under par.<br><br>His previous 4 finishes:<br><br>2nd<br>1st<br>2nd<br>3rd pic.twitter.com/lFpxENqGI8

Defending champion Dustin Johnson shot a two-over 74 and hasn't won on the PGA Tour since last year's Masters Tournament. Johnson is nevertheless set at a solid 16-1 odds, with only 12 golfers shooting an under-par score in Round 1.