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Masters Scoring Average For Every Golfer in 2023 Augusta Field

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Masters Scoring Average For Every Golfer in 2023 Augusta Field

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The buzz is growing and the field is taking shape. It’s almost time once again for the best golf betting week of the year at the Masters.

Familiarity is one of the things that makes this such a special tournament. While the other three big ones annually bounce around from course to course – many of which we only see every 5 or 10 years –  starting each major season at Augusta National is strangely comforting. Golf fans know every hole front and back and remember not only the winner from each year, but how that winner played certain shots all over the back nine.

It also removes a lot of the guesswork when handicapping. While Augusta has evolved and certain holes have been tweaked, the course is largely the same as it was 20 years ago. And we can get a great idea of how well this course suits a given player’s game by looking at their career scoring average at the Masters.

There are a few outliers near the top, as always, with players who have only played a few rounds. Usually that's not enough to draw any meaningful conclusions. The field will also see a few more additions prior to the start of the tournament, and we'll keep this list updated with the current field in the weeks leading up to the 2023 Masters at Augusta National.


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Masters Scoring Average of 2023 Field

  1. Aaron Wise – 70.25, 4 rounds
  2. Will Zalatoris – 70.5, 8 rounds
  3. Scottie Scheffler – 70.58, 12 rounds
  4. Jordan Spieth – 70.71, 34 rounds
  5. Jon Rahm – 70.75, 24 rounds
  6. Tiger Woods – 71.05, 94 rounds
  7. Tony Finau – 71.2, 20 rounds
  8. Dustin Johnson – 71.3, 44 rounds
  9. Phil Mickelson – 71.35, 110 rounds
  10. Rory McIlroy – 71.38, 52 rounds
  11. Cameron Smith – 71.38, 24 rounds
  12. Corey Conners – 71.39, 18 rounds
  13. Xander Schauffele – 71.39, 18 rounds
  14. Justin Thomas – 71.54, 28 rounds
  15. Hideki Matsuyama – 71.55, 42 rounds
  16. Cameron Champ – 71.58, 12 rounds
  17. Collin Morikawa – 71.58, 12 rounds
  18. Jason Day - 71.70, 37 rounds
  19. Sungjae Im – 71.70, 10 rounds
  20. Brooks Koepka – 71.71, 24 rounds
  21. Keith Mitchell - 71.75, 4 rounds
  22. Justin Rose – 71.81, 64 rounds
  23. Abraham Ancer – 72.0, 10 rounds
  24. Viktor Hovland – 72.08, 12 rounds
  25. Patrick Reed – 72.09, 32 rounds
  26. Tommy Fleetwood – 72.14, 22 rounds
  27. Bubba Watson – 72.15, 54 rounds
  28. Fred Couples – 72.27, 134 rounds
  29. Louis Oosthuizen – 72.31, 45 rounds
  30. Charl Schwartzel – 72.34, 44 rounds
  31. Matthew Fitzpatrick – 72.4, 30 rounds
  32. Si Woo Kim – 72.41, 22 rounds
  33. Russell Henley – 72.45, 22 rounds
  34. Min Woo Lee - 72.5, 4 rounds
  35. Talor Gooch – 72.5, 4 rounds
  36. Adam Scott – 72.53, 80 rounds
  37. Patrick Cantlay – 72.6, 20 rounds
  38. Danny Willett – 72.67, 24 rounds
  39. Kevin Na – 72.74, 38 rounds
  40. Harold Varner III – 72.75, 4 rounds
  41. Bryson DeChambeau – 72.68, 22 rounds
  42. Bernhard Langer – 72.81, 132 rounds
  43. Shane Lowry – 72.82, 22 rounds
  44. Brian Harman – 72.92, 12 rounds
  45. Sergio Garcia – 72.99, 76 rounds
  46. Seamus Power – 73.0, 4 rounds
  47. Jose Maria Olazabal – 73.05, 104 rounds
  48. Chris Kirk – 73.1, 10 rounds
  49. Francesco Molinari – 73.17, 36 rounds
  50. Kevin Kisner – 73.21, 24 rounds
  51. Vijay Singh – 73.25, 95 rounds
  52. Sepp Straka – 73.25, 4 rounds
  53. Zach Johnson – 73.29, 56 rounds
  54. Jason Kokrak – 73.3, 10 rounds
  55. Keegan Bradley – 73.36, 22 rounds
  56. Billy Horschel – 73.61, 28 rounds
  57. Gary Woodland – 73.66, 29 rounds
  58. Harris English - 73.70, 10 rounds
  59. Tom Hoge – 73.75, 4 rounds
  60. Mike Weir – 73.81, 70 rounds
  61. Joaquin Niemann – 73.9, 10 rounds
  62. Larry Mize – 73.92, 118 rounds
  63. J.T. Poston – 74.0, 2 rounds
  64. Tyrrell Hatton – 74.05, 20 rounds
  65. Thomas Pieters – 74.13, 8 rounds
  66. Scott Stallings – 74.17, 6 rounds
  67. Max Homa – 74.38, 8 rounds
  68. Sam Burns – 74.5, 2 rounds
  69. Kyoung-Hoon Lee – 74.5, 2 rounds
  70. Sandy Lyle – 74.62, 116 rounds
  71. Alex Noren – 75.13, 8 rounds
  72. Mackenzie Hughes – 75.40, 10 rounds
  73. Cameron Young – 77.0, 2 rounds
  74. Sam Bennett – DEBUT
  75. Ben Carr – DEBUT
  76. Harrison Crowe – DEBUT
  77. Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira – DEBUT
  78. Ryan Fox – DEBUT
  79. Kazuki Higa – DEBUT
  80. Tom Kim – DEBUT
  81. Kurt Kitayama – DEBUT
  82. Matthew McClean – DEBUT
  83. Adrian Meronk – DEBUT
  84. Mito Pereira – DEBUT
  85. Aldrich Potgieter – DEBUT
  86. Gordon Sargent – DEBUT
  87. Adam Svensson - DEBUT
  88. Sahith Theegala – DEBUT
  89. Taylor Moore - DEBUT

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 Jordan Spieth (70.71), Tiger Woods (71.05) and Dustin Johnson (71.3). Phil Mickelson, who sat out last year, is fourth at 71.35.


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Spieth is a future Hall of Famer and Woods, Johnson and Mickelson have been the four 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 we’ve seen in recent years, first-year players and relative newcomers can still seriously contend over the weekend. Will Zalatoris is currently second on the list with a 70.5 scoring average after finishing solo second in his Masters debut in 2021 and T-6 in 2022. Sungjae Im finished T-2 in his Masters debut in 2020 and both guys are excellent ballstrikers with control of their trajectory who figure 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 36.96. 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. Augusta National lengthened the par-4 11th hole by 15 yards and the par-5 15th hole by 20 yards ahead of the 2022 Tournament. The No. 5 hole is also 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.


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Our average of 36.96 rounds played among the top 50 would be roughly nine tournaments if the player had made every cut. With a few missed cuts it would take roughly 11-12 years to amass 36 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.

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.

Billy Horschel is a perfect example here – Horschel has six Tour wins from 2013-2022 and eight Masters appearances in that timespan. But he has never cracked the top 15 and is firmly in the bottom half of current qualifiers with a career scoring average of 73.61. Same goes for guys such as Gary Woodland (73.66, 29 rounds) and Tyrrell Hatton (74.05, 20 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.

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.