Best Prop Bets for the Masters 2023

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The Masters is the first major PGA championship of the year, and a lot of bettors will take part in the action. The best sportsbooks offer props and other unique markets that make the event more interesting. This includes the winning nationality, first-time winners, hole-in-ones, and more.

I want to cover several 2023 Masters prop bets and highlight good opportunities to make some money. If you want more traditional angles, check my Masters betting preview and my list of top sleepers.

Winning Nationality Odds and Betting Pick

  • USA; -130
  • Non-USA; +100

This is one of my favorite prop bets for the Masters. The tournament this year has plenty of international contenders, including Rory McIlroy. This particular prop allows you to wager on players collectively from all over the globe.

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Historically speaking, the U.S. has dominated the Masters tournament. However, several non-American golfers have won the event over the past decade. Since 2013, two winners have been European, one was Asian, and one was Australian (Oceania).

Four of the previous five winners at Augusta have been American. The only non-American in that group is Hideki Matsuyama, the Masters champion in 2021. American golf legend Tiger Woods won the Masters in 2019 – his first major championship in 11 years.

This year, two of the top three betting favorites entering the tournament are Europeans (McIlroy and Rahm). Other top golfers are also non-Americans, so the odds of +100 are quite decent for this one.

My Pick:

First-Time Winner Odds and Betting Pick

  • Yes; -375
  • No; +300

This is another option that is among the potentially profitable Masters prop bets for 2023. The same competitors tend to excel at Augusta every year – 48 players have won during the 86 editions of the Masters since 1934. There have been plenty of repeat winners in history.

Since 2015, six of the previous seven champions were first-timers. This could be an indication that the tournament is becoming increasingly difficult to win multiple times.

McIlroy and Rahm are both betting favorites this year and have never won at Augusta. With first-time winners becoming a trend, a new champion will likely emerge. I’m predicting that the Masters will bring us a first-timer yet again in 2023.


Hole-in-one at the Masters Odds and Betting Pick

  • Yes; -200
  • No; +160

This particular wager is pretty simple: will anyone hit a hole-in-one during the tournament – yes or no? The odds suggest that at least one competitor will likely pull it off at Augusta. However, history shows that hole-in-ones are also rare.

Only 34 hole-in-ones have taken place at the Masters. Stewart Cink was the most recent golfer to record a hole-in-one, which occurred on hole No. 16 in 2022 during the second round. (24 hole-in-ones at Augusta have come on hole No. 16.)

The short-term trends suggest we will likely witness another hole-in-one in 2023. The course features four par 3s, and a hole-in-one has taken place in six of the past seven editions of the Masters. I believe that this is a trend that will likely continue in 2023.


New Course Record (62 Under or Lower) Odds and Betting Pick

  • Yes; +1600
  • No; -5000

The Masters is an 18-hole course, and the lowest single-round score in history is 63 (9 under par). The record was set by Nick Price in 1986, then tied by Greg Norman 11 years later in 1996.

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Rory McIlroy got extremely close to tying the record in 2022, shooting a 64 during the final round. It was the lowest-scoring round that year and the best single-day score in three years. Jason Day, Tony Finau, and Patrick Cantlay all carded 64s in 2019 during the third round.

In 2020, Dustin Johnson set the record for the best score through all four rounds. He finished the Masters that year with a final score of 268 (20 under par). His best single-round score was 65 in the first and third rounds.

People have come close on multiple occasions recently, so a small wager on yes is sensible when the odds are that high.

My Pick:

Someone Will Register an Albatross Odds and Betting Pick

  • Yes; +1000
  • No; -3000

An albatross is essentially a double eagle, which is when a player scores three strokes under par for a single hole. For example, on a par 5, holing out on two shots constitutes an albatross. A hole-in-one on a par 4 counts as well.

In history, only four albatrosses have ever been recorded at the Masters. The last one took place in 2012 when Louis Oosthuizen shot a double eagle on hole No. 2, which is a par 5. He made his second shot 222 feet away from the hole.

I don’t think an albatross will happen at the Masters in 2023. There’s only been one double eagle at the tournament over the past 29 years. The likelihood that another albatross will take place is extremely low.

The odds might be short for this bet, but it’s almost certainly going to win.


Wire-To-Wire Winner Odds and Betting Pick

  • Yes; +900
  • No; -2000

The wire-to-wire winner market is also one of the more intriguing 2023 Masters prop bets. Your job is to predict whether a single golfer can remain in the lead throughout the entire tournament.

Winning the Masters wire-to-wire isn’t impossible. In fact, we’ve seen it happen five times, with the most recent write-to-wire winner taking place in 2015. Jordan Spieth dominated the entire tournament, joining an elite group of players, including Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

It must be mentioned that Spieth was the first one to do it in 40 years during his incredible run at the 2015 Masters. This feat is close to impossible, so getting -2000 for no is a reasonable option.