The Masters Brings Storylines For Viewers, Promos For Sports Bettors

Written By Drew Ellis on April 5, 2022 - Last Updated on December 7, 2023
Tiger Woods teeing off

The quest for the Green Jacket begins this week with the 2022 Masters Tournament.

Storylines are aplenty heading into the first major of the new year, with Tiger Woods once again in the headlines.

Before you place any wagers, or start breaking down Masters odds, be sure to check out all the available promos for Michigan sports bettors weekend.

The Masters rundown

The Masters is one of four annual major championships in golf. It is a four-day tournament featuring the best golfers in the world.

  • Dates: April 7-10, 2022
  • Location: Augusta, Georgia
  • Course: Augusta National Golf Club
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7,510 yards
  • TV and streaming: CBS, ESPN,
  • Prize pool: $11.5 million in 2021
  • First place share: $2.1 million in 2021
  • Defending champion: Hideki Matsuyama

Rahm atop The Masters odds

Heading into the tournament, Jon Rahm finds himself as the favorite to earn his first green jacket.

Rahm joins a group of Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson as the top contenders according to available Masters odds.

Rahm has been as steady as anyone at Augusta, posting four consecutive top-10 finishes. He also has been as strong as anyone in majors in general. Rahm has finished in the top 10 in five straight majors. That includes his first win in last year’s U.S. Open.

Will Tigers Woods play in The Masters?

Woods still has the headlines for Augusta even though he may not even play.

Just a little over a year since his rollover car accident in California that resulted in compound fractures in both legs, Woods is attempting to compete this week.

He’s been taking part in practice rounds on a limited basis to test whether he can be competitive this week. Woods said on Tuesday that he “plans on” playing. Despite the questions around his ability, he still has pretty competitive odds of to win this week.

DraftKings Sportsbook MI is offering up insurance on Woods for this weekend. If you bet on Tiger to win, or finish anywhere in the top 20, and he withdraws, your wager will be refunded. That includes even after if he tees off on Thursday.

The max wager refund will be $50.

Woods still remains the top name in golf. He is a 15-time major champion and five-time Masters champion.

Phil Mickelson noticeably absent from The Masters

If you’re looking to bet on one of Augusta’s best, Phil Mickelson, don’t waste your time.

The three-time Masters champion is missing his first tournament at Augusta since 1994.

Mickelson has lost a lot of favor in the golfing world following some controversial comments on the Saudi-backed Super Golf League and how it can reshape the PGA Tour.

Following the loss of a number of sponsors, Mickelson announced a break from golf in February without a timetable to return.

MI Sportsbooks Masters odds boosts and bonuses

BetRivers offering a performance bonus

BetRivers Sportsbook MI is offering some bonus wagers for your pick to win The Masters this weekend.

If you place a $25+ single pre-tournament wager on any golfer to win The Masters, you will earn free bets depending on his performance.

Earn $1 toward a free bet for each birdie they record and $2 for each eagle throughout the tournament.

DraftKings boosting your winning pick

DraftKings has a few odds boosts to consider for Augusta, along with its Tiger insurance.

You can get a +300 odds surge to your pick for the outright winner. Opt-in and you’ll be issued with the bonus to apply to a golfer to outright win the Masters. If your selection has odds of +1100, it gets extended to +1400. If it’s +2000, it grows to +2300, etc.

The max wager you can apply on the surge is $10. Be sure to select the token on your bet slip before placing your wager.

DraftKings is also giving away a top 10 odds boost for Bryson DeChambeau to +450. The max bet for the odds boost is $25. Again, be sure to select the boost in your betslip.

Insurance offer from FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook MI is providing some Augusta Winner Insurance.

Just place a wager on the outright winner prior to the start of The Masters. If the bet loses, but the golfer finishes in the top-10, you get a refund in free bets. Max refund is $25.

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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of He was the former Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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