Should Tiger Woods Retire? GolfMagic Podcast Ep. 1 | Masters Betting Tips

The GolfMagic team picks their runners and riders for the 2024 Masters at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Masters week is finally upon us, and as the players gear up to tackle Augusta National, the team at GolfMagic has been pouring over strokes gained stats and past form to figure out who could slip on the iconic green jacket this year. 

While Masters week often sees a surge of self-proclaimed golf betting experts, we, at GolfMagic, offer a unique perspective. 

Drawing on our years of experience in the industry, we've strived to provide you with expert picks that offer exceptional value for your punting this week. 



From out-and-out favourites like Scottie Scheffler to better-value outsiders like Corey Conners, we've done our homework to develop our expert picks for the 2024 Masters.

Let's get into it.

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Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele
Andy Roberts - Editor

Scottie Scheffler - 4/1

This one goes without saying: I've never been so sure of anyone winning a tournament as I am of Scottie Scheffler getting the job done this week and winning his second green jacket.

In almost every single stroke gained category, Scheffler is number one, and despite his well-documented issues with the putter, I think his recent uptick in form with the flat stick makes him an obvious pick to win.

Back-to-back victories at the API and Players Championship make him the most in-form player by a mile, and if it wasn't for his missed putt on the 18th at the Houston Open, he could have easily become the first person since Dustin Johnson to win three PGA Tour events in a row. 

This may seem like an obvious pick, but he's the favourite for a reason. If you have any sense, stack your cash on Scheffler this week. 

Xander Schauffele - 16/1

Arguably the second-best player in the world right now based on form, Schauffele offers excellent value at 16-1.

He's managed six top-ten finishes so far in 2024, including four top-fives. He's also come close at Augusta before, with three top-ten finishes in the last five years.

Most notably, he finished runner-up in 2019 to none other than Tiger Woods.  

Schauffele currently ranks inside the top 20 on the PGA Tour for all major strokes gained categories except putting, so if he has a weakness, it could well be his performance with the putter this week.

Despite that, he's still one of the best picks this week and certainly worth a good chunk of change for a winner or each-way bet. 

Cameron Young - 45/1

My outside bet for the week is one of the best ball strikers on Tour, and although he is yet to win a PGA Tour event, he has come close on numerous occasions and currently holds the unenviable title of having achieved the most runner-up finishes without a win on the American circuit.  

Despite that, he has still managed to amass four top-ten finishes in majors, with his best finish at The Masters coming last year, where he finished tied for seventh. 

At 45/1, he offers great value. His approach play, particularly this year, has been excellent, which will be paramount at Augusta National, a course that prioritises second-shot accuracy.


Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler
Alex Lodge - Equipment Editor

Scottie Scheffler - 4/1

We're going to start sounding like a broken record soon, but Scottie Scheffler simply has to be backed this year.

Andy covered pretty much all the bases for why he should be picked, and I agree with him.

If Scheffler doesn't win, I will eat my GolfMagic cap.

Hideki Matsuyama - 18/1

If it isn't Schefller, then I think Matsuyama has a great chance of winning his second green jacket this year. 

He's already won once this year at the Genesis Invitational, and two top tens in his last two starts means he's coming into this week in excellent form. 

Matsuyama's ball striking is up there with the very best in the game, and Augusta National is a course that suits him down to the ground. 

He's also currently ranked the number one short-game player on the PGA Tour, which puts him in a great position to perform well around Augusta's notoriously tricky greens. 

He put on a clinic in 2021, and if he can draw upon some of that experience, he has an excellent chance of increasing his major tally this week. 

Corey Conners - 66/1

A natural drawer of the ball, Conners' game is set up well for success at Augusta National. 

The Canadian has won twice on the PGA Tour, and his form this year has been solid without being spectacular. 

Having registered three top-ten finishes at the Masters in the last four years, he knows how to navigate the course. However, he will need to put last year's disappointing missed cut behind him if he's going to stand a chance against the likes of Scheffler and Rahm.

This pick was admittedly based more on vibes than anything else, and one area of concern has to be his putting. 

Conners is currently ranked near the bottom of the list for every stroke gained putting stat on the PGA Tour this season. 

Despite that, I still fancy my man to register a good finish this year, and he's my pick for a solid each-way bet at 66/1.

Sahith Theegala
Sahith Theegala
Johnny Percival - Reviews Editor

Scottie Scheffler - 4/1

Nobody wants to read three sections on why Scottie Scheffler is going to win The Masters.

Just know he is going to do it, so back him now. 

Ludvig Aberg - 20/1

A rookie hasn't won The Master since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, but if one man is capable of repeating the achievement, then it has to be young Swedish superstar Ludvig Aberg.

Since turning pro less than a year ago, Aberg has won on both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, been part of a winning European Ryder Cup team, and broken into the top ten in the official world golf rankings.

It's fair to say he's had quite a productive year, and to go with that, his calm disposition appears to help him manage the big occasions with ease. 

The young Swede has all the skills to succeed around Augusta National. He's already registered three top-ten finishes this season as well, so he's coming into the week in good form. 

One of the best drivers of the ball on Tour, Aberg doesn't appear to have any glaring weaknesses in his game, although if he may struggle in one area, it could well be his chipping this week, which is perhaps the only slight chink he has in his armour. 

I would love Aberg to make history this week, and I think at 20/1, he is definitely worth a punt. 

Sahith Theegala - 45/1

My outside bet for the week, Sahith Theegala, has been remarkably solid this year, registering four top-ten finishes while missing only one cut. 

One of the most popular players on the PGA Tour, Theegala is currently ranked fifth for strokes gained total and doesn't really have any glaring weaknesses in his game.

If you add to that the fact that he finished 9th at Augusta last year, all the signs are pointing to another good week for the young American this year. 

At 45/1, he also has very solid odds, which make him an excellent each-way bet for the week. 

Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa
Will Ward - Senior Video Producer

Scottie Scheffler - 4/1

You might be able to see a trend appearing.

Like the rest of the team, I've also put my money behind Scheffler. He's just too good right now not to back him.  

Rory McIlroy - 10/1

Arguably there is nobody on planet earth right now who wants to win The Masters more than Rory McIlroy.

I think this is the year he completes the career grand slam and puts his nightmare in 2012 behind him for good. 

We know he's got the game to do it, and with Scheffler under so much pressure this year, it's time for McIlroy to work in the background to get the job done. 

Despite not having had a great start to his season, I'm hoping the time he spent with Butch Harmon a few weeks ago has given him the inspiration he needs to go on and get it done this week.

His driving is always imperious, but if he can really knuckle down and sort out his wedge game this week, he's got a great chance of slipping on his first green jacket. 

Collin Morikawa - 50/1

Three years ago, you would have ripped someone's hand off if they offered you 50/1 on Morikawa at The Masters, but since his major heroics at the Open Championship and US PGA, he's struggled to replicate the form that made him so dominant. 

With that being said, I still think he's a great shout this week, and as one of the best iron players in the world, he's always going to have a chance at Augusta. 

Only one top-five finish so far this season suggests he's not in great form, but if you look back at his last two results at the Masters, a T10 in 2023 and a 5th in 2022, it's clear this course is somewhere he can play his best golf. 

Not only is he my favourite player, but at 50/1, I think he also offers fantastic value.

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