Lang’s Locks: Masters week, a betting tradition unlike any other

By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports

Coming off a terrific week on the course and on the hardcourt. Our top selection, Matt Jones, finished second at the Valero Texas Open. That would have been a great win ticket, but the Top 20 was dazzling. We’ve been oh-so close to finding the winner’s circle on the links. In the NCAA Tourney, our only pick (Carolina-Duke over) was a winner.

But now, the real Super Bowl week is upon us. The Masters offers some significant value in many areas. We have win, Top 20, make the cut and miss the cut bets (I had to stop there). Just can’t figure out what to do with Tiger Woods. It’s hard to imagine he can be sharp enough to contend, or even make the cut? Just seems like a chance I’m not willing to take. But if you need TW action, Caesar’s is offering even money (+100) on him to make the cut.


All bets are measured in units. For instance, if your normal bet on a game is $100, that is one unit. If the bet is listed as .2 units, it’s a $20 bet.

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Sportsbook legend

CAE: Caesar’s
FD: Fan Duel
DK: DraftKings
BS: Barstool


Last week recap: +2.15 units



The Masters

Win bets

Hideki Matsuyama, +4450, .1 unit (FD
Patrick Cantlay, +2550, .1 unit (DK)
Jon Rahm, +1200, .1 unit (FD)
Harold Varner II, +19900, .1 unit (DK)

Top 20 bets

Harold Varner III, +400., .9 units (DK)
Hideki Matsuyama, +145, .9 units (FD)
Tom Hoge, +500, .7 units (DK)
Erik Van Rooyen, +600, .5 units (DK)
Sepp Straka, +600, .5 units (DK)
Thomas Pieters, +320, .5 units (FD)
Mackenzie Hughes, +600, .4 units (DK)
Lucas Herbert, +700, .4 units (DK)
Stewart Cink, +800, .3 units (DK)
J.J. Spaun, +800, .3 units (DK)
K.H. Lee, +800, .3 units (DK)
Seamus Power, +275, .3 units (DK)
Stewart Hagestad, +5500, .2 units (FD)
Joaquin Niemann, +180, .2 units (DK)
Cameron Davis, +700, .2 units (DK)
Min Woo Lee, +900, .2 units (DK)

Make the Cut bets

Lucas Glover, +125, .8 units (FD)
Harry Higgs, +130, .7 units (FD)
Matthew Wolff, +110, .7 units (FD)
Hudson Swafford, +135, .6 units (FD)
Danny Willett, +110, .6 units (FD)
Garrick Higgo, +130, .5 units (FD)
Fred Couples, +225, .5 units (MGM)
Tajumi Kanaya, +110, .3 units (FD)
Padraig Harrington, +120, .2 units (MGM)
Charl Schwartzel, +160, .2 units (FD)

Miss the Cut bets

Robert Macintyre, +180, .7 units (DK)
Bubba Watson, +220, .7 units (CAE)
Kevin Na, +160, .6 units (DK)
Collin Morikawa, +400, .6 units (DK)
Marc Leishman, +250, .5 units (DK)
Francesco Molinari, +105, .5 units (CAE)
Brooks Koepka, +400, .3 units (DK)
Russell Henley, 300, .3 units (CAE)
Webb Simpson, +180, .2 units (MGM)
Dustin Johnson, +450, .2 units (DK)