The Masters on Betfair: The biggest bets and most popular players

Bryson Dechambeau
Can Bryson Dechambeau win another major? The money says yes!

The Masters betting has been busy on the Betfair Exchange and big-hitting Bryson Dechambeau dominates the odds - read all about the highs, lows, sums bet and number of wagers here...

"Dechambeau has also racked up the most amount of bets with 11,058 wagers placed. Again, it is only Rory who comes close to challenging the US golfer in the market with 10,712 bets placed on the Ulsterman breaking his Augusta duck."

Bryson Dechambeau has dominated media debate in the build-up to the Masters and he dominates the betting on the eve of the tournament.

As of 8am this morning, of the £6,000,000 already bet on the Betfair Exchange, nearly one fifth has gone through the 9.08/1 tournament favourite with more than £820,000 backed and layed on the US Open champion so far.

Only three other players have breached the £500,000 mark - Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Here are the leading 10 players by volume.

Top 10 by Volume

Bryson Dechambeau - £827,066
Dustin Johnson - £649,541
Rory McIlroy - £539,056
Jon Rahm - £501,010
Justin Thomas - £411,777
Xander Schauffele - £309,021
Brooks Koepka - £308,822
Hideki Matsuyama - £196,582
Patrick Cantlay - £173,690
Tony Finau - £149,339

Dechambeau has also racked up the most amount of bets with 11,058 wagers placed. Again, it is only Rory who comes close to challenging the US golfer in the market with 10,712 bets placed on the Ulsterman breaking his Augusta duck.

While neither former champions Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth have seen huge sums bet - they do not make the top 10 in terms of volumes matched - they have seen lots of action, for small stakes. Woods and Spieth sit at eighth and ninth in the most bet tables.

Top 10 by No. of Bets

Bryson Dechambeau - 11,058
Rory McIlroy - 10,712
Brooks Koepka - 9,422
Dustin Johnson - 8,787
Jon Rahm - 8,701
Justin Thomas - 7,918
Xander Schauffele - 7,458
Tiger Woods - 6,875
Jordan Spieth - 6,657
Tyrrell Hatton - 6,504

In previous years it would have been unthinkable for either Woods or Spieth to go off at the chunky odds available this time around. Tiger, a five-time winner at Augusta and the reigning champion, will start around 60.059/1 having been backed as low as 9.89/1 and as high as 75.074/1.

Spieth, champion in 2015 and runner-up in the years before and after, will likely be three figure odds by the time of tee-off on Thursday. The three-time Major winner is 95.094/1 now but has been out to 120.0119/1 and as short as 14.5.

But while taking the short odds on those two may look silly now, it can work the other way too. Dechambeau has been as big as 85.084/1 in the betting. Kudos to the visionaries who took those big odds.

Bryson is also the subject of the second-biggest bet of the tournament so far, a £22,860 wager placed yesterday at odds of 10.09/1. The biggest punt in the market has been on Dustin Johnson - a £30,020 bet placed on Monday at odds of 11.010/1. There have been four other bets of more than £20,000 and three have been on DJ. The one other was on Jon Rahm.

Five Biggest Bets by Player

Dustin Johnson - £30,020 @ 11.010/1
Bryson Dechambeau - £22,860 @ 10.09/1
Jon Rahm - £20,277 @ 11.5
Justin Thomas - £19,170 @ 13.5
Rory McIlroy - £15,607 @ 15.014/1

Don't forget that Exchange betting is live from first ball struck to last, and moving all the time thanks to thousands of customers trading the event. It is by far the best way to be in-running on the action at Augusta. Read Dave Tindall's in-play guide to The Masters for the best times to back or lay.

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