In my previous article, we dug into what it takes to succeed at Augusta and took a look at some of the favorites to bet on. Now let’s take a look at a few 2024 Masters longshots who may help you win your pool this year.

For purposes of this article, longshots are defined as odds greater than 75/1 (with prices as of writing on Sunday, April 7th.)

Si Woo Kim 80/1

Si Woo Kim has quietly finished top 40 in each of the last six Masters. In 2024, he has finished 44th or better in all eight events he’s played, including a 6th at the Players and a 17th in Houston, his last two starts. Kim is above average off the tee and on approach. He’s also one of the best on Tour at chipping and pitching the ball, especially off of tight lies. In his last three events, he has gained 25.4 strokes tee-to-green over the field. If he has any semblance of that form this week then he will have a good chance to finish top 20 and to help you out in your pool and/or bets. If his putter gets hot, he could contend, and Kim isn’t scared of the big moment as we learned when he won the 2017 Players Championship as a virtual unknown.

Sergio Garcia 100/1

There is gonna be a common theme for the next two selections: LIV Golf. It seems like the betting market doesn’t know how to accurately price some of these players, or maybe we’re seeing inflated numbers because people just don’t want to bet on these players. Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, has undoubtedly struggled in majors since winning at Augusta. He is actually playing some really good golf this year, however, including a 2nd place at Mayakoba. As I write this article, he has the lead heading into the final round of LIV Miami. We saw a similar progression last year with Brooks Koepka winning a LIV event right before the Masters, carrying that form over to Augusta, and nearly capturing the green jacket. The 100/1 odds on Garcia will only get smaller as the week goes on.

Phil Mickelson 150/1

Phil’s record at Augusta is amazing, with 16 top tens in 30 starts. And he’s made the cut in 27 of those starts!!! That includes making the cut in his last six appearances at the Masters, highlighted by a 2nd place finish in 2023. Prior to Augusta last year, he didn’t have the best LIV results, finishing between 27th and 41st in each event. This year we have kind of seen the same pattern, as Phil has finished inside the top 30 only once, and that came at Jeddah, a traditionally strong course for him. Let’s look at Phil’s game and why he succeeds at Augusta: he hits the ball long off the tee, is above average with his irons, and has the ability to work the ball in any direction to help get to certain pin locations. He also is one of the best around the green, chipping and pitching with the best of them. He works hard to peak for this one week every year. Phil makes for a great option in pools or as a top-10 or top-20 bet this week. 

Christo Lamprecht 1000/1

Only true golf aficionados know Lamprecht and the potential that his game has. Lamprecht, the number-one ranked amateur in the world, is arguably the longest hitter in this field (Sorry, Bryson.) He will play very aggressively, and he’s popped up at majors already, holding the first round lead at the 2023 Open Championship. Now, sure, he may make some big numbers at Augusta, but the upside is there because he can dominate the par 5s. Will he win this week? No, but he could be a good bet to make the cut, be low amateur, or first-round leader, depending on the odds available.