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Masters Scoring Average For Every Golfer in 2021 Augusta Field

Masters Scoring Average For Every Golfer in 2021 Augusta Field

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Course history is one of the most reliable aspects of golf betting each week. Certain tracks just fit a player’s eye, and you can usually find value on one or two guys who always rise to the occasion at a specific course.

However, course history and scoring average are often worthless at the majors, with one notable exception – The Masters at Augusta National. It’s the only major championship held at the same course each year, giving bettors an edge with annual scoring history at one of the finest golf courses in the world.

It’s also important to note that four of the top 10 players in scoring average have only played four rounds at Augusta. All of them did so in the 2020 Masters, which was played in November not April and featured historically low scoring and a record-setting 20-under-par 268 from winner Dustin Johnson. We have included these players for reference, but four rounds isn’t necessarily enough to draw any meaningful conclusions compared to players with significant Masters success over time.


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Masters Scoring Average of 2021 Field

  • 1. Sungjae Im – 68.25, 4 rounds
  • 2. C.T. Pan – 69.5, 4 rounds
  • 3. Abe Ancer – 70.00, 4 rounds
  • 4. Jon Rahm – 70.25, 16 rounds
  • 5. Tony Finau – 70.42, 12 rounds
  • 6. Jordan Spieth – 70.46, 28 rounds
  • 7. Scottie Scheffler – 70.5, 4 rounds
  • 7. Sebastian Munoz – 70.5, 4 rounds
  • 7. Cameron Champ – 70.5, 4 rounds
  • 10. Tiger Woods – 70.87, 90 rounds
  • 11. Dustin Johnson – 71.03, 38 rounds
  • 12. Xander Schauffele – 71.08, 12 rounds
  • 13. Brooks Koepka – 71.1, 20 rounds
  • 14. Viktor Hovland – 71.25, 4 rounds
  • 15. Phil Mickelson – 71.32, 106 rounds
  • 16. Rory McIlroy – 71.33, 46 rounds
  • 16. Dylan Frittelli – 71.33, 6 rounds
  • 18. Justin Thomas – 71.4, 20 rounds
  • 19. Jason Day – 71.43, 35 rounds
  • 20. Cameron Smith – 71.56, 16 rounds
  • 21. Corey Conners – 71.6, 10 rounds
  • 22. Hideki Matsuyama – 71.68, 34 rounds
  • 23. Tommy Fleetwood – 71.71, 14 rounds
  • 24. Justin Rose – 71.74, 58 rounds
  • 25. Christiaan Bezuidenhout – 71.75, 4 rounds
  • 26. Patrick Cantlay – 71.79, 14 rounds
  • 27. Matt Kuchar – 71.98, 52 rounds
  • 28. Bubba Watson – 72, 46 rounds
  • 28. Collin Morikawa – 72, 4 rounds
  • 30. Patrick Reed – 72.04, 24 rounds
  • 31. Fred Couples – 72.1, 130 rounds
  • 32. Bryson DeChambeau – 72.13, 16 rounds
  • 33. Louis Oosthuizen – 72.23, 40 rounds
  • 34. Adam Scott – 72.24, 72 rounds
  • 35. Victor Perez – 72.25, 4 rounds
  • 36. Webb Simpson – 72.27, 30 rounds
  • 36. Marc Leishman – 72.27, 26 rounds
  • 38. Ian Poulter – 72.28, 58 rounds
  • 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick – 72.36, 22 rounds
  • 40. Lee Westwood – 72.39, 70 rounds
  • 40. Charl Schwartzel – 72.39, 36 rounds
  • 42. Daniel Berger – 72.42, 12 rounds
  • 43. Jimmy Walker – 72.46, 28 rounds
  • 44. Paul Casey – 72.48, 48 rounds
  • 45. Max Homa – 72.5, 2 rounds
  • 46. Danny Willett – 72.56, 18 rounds
  • 47. Angel Cabrera – 72.71, 66 rounds
  • 48. Bernhard Langer – 72.72, 128 rounds
  • 49. Si Woo Kim – 72.79, 14 rounds
  • 50. Francesco Molinari – 72.83, 30 rounds
  • 50. Kevin Kisner – 72.83, 18 rounds
  • 52. Jose Maria Olazabal – 72.86, 98 rounds
  • 53. Ryan Palmer – 72.88, 16 rounds
  • 54. Kevin Na – 72.93, 30 rounds
  • 55. Bernd Wiesberger – 72.95, 20 rounds
  • 56. Sergio Garcia – 72.97, 70 rounds
  • 57. Stewart Cink – 72.98, 60 rounds
  • 57. Henrik Stenson – 72.98, 50 rounds
  • 59. Vijay Singh – 72.99, 91 rounds
  • 60. Zach Johnson – 73.15, 52 rounds
  • 61. Martin Laird – 73.3, 10 rounds
  • 62. Billy Horschel – 73.45, 20 rounds
  • 63. Matt Wallace – 73.5, 6 rounds
  • 64. Michael Thompson – 73.5, 6 rounds
  • 65. Lanto Griffin – 73.5, 2 rounds
  • 65. Matthew Wolff – 73.5, 2 rounds
  • 67. Gary Woodland – 73.57, 23 rounds
  • 68. Shane Lowry – 73.64, 14 rounds
  • 69. Larry Mize – 73.72, 114 rounds
  • 70. Mike Weir – 73.76, 66 rounds
  • 71. Brian Gay – 73.83, 6 rounds
  • 72. Trevor Immelman – 73.87, 54 rounds
  • 73. Jason Kokrak – 74, 2 rounds
  • 74. Tyrrell Hatton – 74.08, 12 rounds
  • 75. Brendon Todd – 74.25, 4 rounds
  • 76. Sandy Lyle – 74.48, 112 rounds
  • 77. Ian Woosnam – 74.48, 88 rounds
  • 78. Harris English – 74.83, 6 rounds
  • 79. Matt Jones – 76, 2 rounds
  • 80. Joaquin Niemann – 76.5, 2 rounds
  • 80. Hudson Swafford – 76.5, 2 rounds
  • 80. Jim Herman – 76.5, 2 rounds
  • 83. Robert Streb – 78, 4 rounds
  • 84. Mackenzie Hughes – 79.5, 2 rounds
  • Joe Long – DEBUT
  • Carlos Ortiz – DEBUT
  • Charles Osborne – DEBUT
  • Tyler Strafaci – DEBUT

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Career Masters Scoring Average Betting Tips

Augusta is a second-shot course that tends to reward the best iron play and allows players a little more freedom off the tee as opposed to traditional tight, rough-lined fairways at the U.S. Open. Looking at past Augusta National scoring average for the current Masters field, we can compile a few tips and betting takeaways to apply in April as a tradition unlike any other plays out in Augusta, Georgia.

The Cream Rises

There’s no question that Augusta National brings the best out of the top players in the world. Of those with at least 30 Masters rounds under their belt, the top three in lifetime scoring average are Tiger Woods (70.87), Dustin Johnson (71.03) and Phil Mickelson (71.32).

Those have also been the three most prolific winners on Tour over the past three decades by far. This course always seems like the perfect playground for the world’s best to thrive, as we’ve seen with Woods winning five times and Mickelson three times. It also shows the importance of looking at the big picture – while it took Johnson a while to break through, he has been one of the best Masters performers for years and finally got it done with a record-setting win in 2020.


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Pay Attention to Newcomers

As previously stated, we see some outliers at the top of the scoring average list with players who made their Masters debut in 2020, a year that featured the lowest winning score in Masters history. But it also shows that first-year players can still seriously contend over the weekend.

Sungjae Im finished T-2 in his Masters debut and tops the scoring list at 68.25. He is an example of an excellent ballstriker with control of his iron trajectory who figures to play well at a course like Augusta. While experience is clearly a huge advantage in the Masters, finding the right rookie with a made-for-Augusta game can pay off in the short term.


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The Masters Sweet Spot

The average number of rounds played from the top 50 on our list is 31.98. That makes perfect sense at a course like Augusta National. It’s so nuanced that players learn new tricks every year and gradually amass an understanding of how to play certain shots over time.

It’s also a brutally demanding test that requires a lot of distance on certain tee shots, even more so in recent years with several renovations – the No. 5 hole is especially tough and now plays as a 495-yard par-4 with the tee box moved back some 40 yards in 2019. Experience is extremely helpful here as long as a player still has the physical skills required on certain drives and approach shots. The course is just too much to handle after a certain age.

Our average of 31.98 rounds played among the top 50 would be eight tournaments if the player had made every cut. With a few missed cuts it would take roughly 9-10 years to amass 32 competitive rounds at Augusta. Keep an eye out for players in this wheelhouse – they should in theory be the ones with the best combination of course knowledge and physical ability.


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Not For Everyone

Conversely, we know that certain players who are good enough to win on Tour and qualify for the Masters each year aren’t necessarily a good fit at Augusta. Some players just can’t quite break into contention even with significant experience.

Kevin Na is a perfect example here – Na has five Tour wins from 2010-2021 and nine Masters appearances in that timespan. But he has never cracked the top 10 and is firmly in the bottom half of current qualifiers with a career scoring average of 72.93. Same goes for guys such as Billy Horschel (73.45, 20 rounds) and Gary Woodland (73.57, 23 rounds).

Even if a player is in good form coming into Augusta, we can conclude that some players with a significant amount of experience probably just aren’t a great fit for the golf course.