2023 Masters pick, odds, field: Startling PGA predictions from pro golf model who nailed 8 majors

Jon Rahm will look to get back to winning ways when the 2023 Masters kicks off Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club. The Spaniard was the highest-ranked golfer in the world after winning three of his first six starts in 2023, but has since finished 39th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, retired from the Players Championship and taken 39th place in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. His biggest competition in the Masters 2023 realm could be Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy, who are both strong contenders to win the Masters 2023. Scheffler is the 13-2 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Masters 2023 odds, as he’s trying to be the first player to win back-to-back Masters since Tiger Woods in 2001 and 2002.

McIlroy, who is looking for his first Masters victory, is 15-2 and Rahm is 8-1 among the best golfers in the Masters 2023. Before locking in your Masters 2023 picks or entering PGA tournaments DFS on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see Masters 2023 predictions and projected standings from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

SportsLine’s exclusive model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been on the boil since the PGA Tour resumed in June 2020. In fact, the model has risen more than $8,600 on its best bets since the restart, nailing the tournament after tournament.

McClure’s model predicted that Rahm would finish top of the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions and American Express standings. The model also included JT Poston in his best bets to win the 2022 John Deere Classic. That bet reached +5,500, and for the entire tournament, McClure’s best bets returned nearly $1,100. At last year’s Masters, McClure’s pattern was all over Scheffler’s first major championship win before the weekend.

Additionally, McClure’s best bets included winning Collin Morikawa at the 2021 Open Championship, even though he was on the 40-1 long shot list. The pattern was also all over Rahm’s (10-1) career-first major league victory at the 2021 US Open. Rahm was two shots off the lead heading into the weekend, but the pattern still projected him as the winner.

This same model also managed eight major tournaments entering the weekend. Everyone who followed him saw massive returns.

Now that the 2023 Masters field is taking shape, SportsLine has simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results have been startling. Head over to SportsLine now to see the projected standings.

Top predictions Masters 2023

A major surprise the model calls for the 2023 Masters: Cameron Smith, a six-time PGA Tour champion and one of the top favorites for the 2023 Masters, stumbles and doesn’t even make the top 10. Smith is the defending champion of the Open and won an event in Australia late last year, but it’s been tough for him ever since. He finished 47th in his final event of 2022 before missing the cut in his first event of 2023, the only competitive golf he has played in the last three months.

Despite the success Smith had on the PGA Tour last season, it wasn’t his best year in terms of metrics, which could indicate he was on the lucky side of things. He ranked outside the top 100 for driving distance and driving accuracy percentage, while only ranking 136th on the tour in most hits gained on the starting stat (-.125) . With these difficulties, and with only one missed cut to show for his 2023 events, the model avoids Smith at his current 2023 Masters betting odds.

Another surprise: Jason Day, a 25-1 longshot, is making a good run for the title. He is a target for anyone looking for a huge salary. The 2015 PGA Championship winner is enjoying his best run since 2015, when he became the highest-ranked golfer in the world for 51 consecutive weeks. Day has finished in the top 20 in all of his starts in 2023 and is coming off an impressive fifth-place finish in Austin.

The Aussie also has three top-five finishes at Augusta National and could have a good chance of finishing top of the 2023 Masters standings. See who else to pick here.

How to make the choices for the 2023 Masters

The model also targets three other golfers with odds of 20 to 1 or more who will make surprising runs with a green jacket. Anyone backing these longshots could hit hard. You can only see the model’s PGA choices here.

So who will win the 2023 Masters, and what longshots will amaze the golf world? Check out the 2023 Masters odds below, then visit SportsLine to see the projected Masters 2023 standings, all from the model who won eight major golf tournaments, including last year’s Masters.

Odds Masters 2023, field

See all the 2023 Masters picks, best bets and predictions here.

Scottie Scheffler+650
Rory McIlroy +750
Jon Rahm +800
Cameron Smith +1400
Jordan Spieth +1400
Justin Thomas +1500
Will Zalatoris +1600
Collin Morikawa +1600
Max Homa +1600
Xander Schauele +2000
Patrick Canlay +2000
Sam Burns +2500
Jason Day +2500
Tony Finau +2800
Sungjae Im +2800
Dustin Johnson +2800
Victor Hovland +2800
Cameron Young +3000
Brooks Koepka+3000
Joohyung (Tom) Kim +3300
Hideki Matsuyama +3500
Matthew Fitzpatrick +3500
Joaquin Niemann +4000
Shane Lowry+4500
Keith Mitchell +5000
Tyrrell Hatton +5500
Tiger Wood +6000
Tommy Fleetwood +6000
Bryson DeChambeau +6500
Justin Rose +7000
Corey Conners +7500
Louis Oosthuizen+7500
Patrick Roseau +8000
Russell Henley +8000
Sahith Theegala +8000
Abraham Ancer +8500
Talor Gooch +9000
Si Woo Kim +9000
Mito Pereira+9000
Adam Scott +10000
Bubba Watson +10000
Chris Kirk +12500
Min Woo Lee +12500
Billy Horschel +12500
Tom Hoge +12500
Sergio Garcia +12500
Scott Stallings +15000
Gary Woodland +15000
Kurt Kitayama +15000
KH Lee +15000
Sepp Straka +15000
Keegan Bradley +15000
Ryan Fox +15000
Harold Varner +15000
Brian Harman +15000
Kevin Na +15000
Alex Noren +17500
Seamus Power +17500
Harris English +17500
Champion Cameron +17500
Thomas Pieters+17500
Charl Schwartzel +20000
Jason Kokrak +20000
Phil Mickelson +20000
Kevin Kisner +20000
Danny Willet +22500
Adrien Meronk +22500
JT Poston +22500
Mackenzie Hughes +25000
Taylor Moore +25000
Francesco Molinari+25000
Adam Svensson +30000
Zach Johnson +35000
Kazuki Higa +50000
Fred Couples +100000
Bernard Langer +100000
Vijay Singh +150000
Mike Weir +150000
Larry Mize +250000
Jose Maria Olazabal +250000
Sandy Lyle +500000

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