Fade These Big Names at the 2022 Masters

Bryson DeChambeau has struggled since returning from his injury.
Bryson DeChambeau has struggled since returning from his injury. / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

There are plenty of names that have a great chance of winning the Green Jacket at this year's Masters tournament, but there are also a few big names that you should stay away from.

Public perception and name recognition plays a big role in what golfers' odds are set at to win a big tournament. There are a few golfers who you might get tricked into betting on this year, but I'm here to help prevent that from happening.

If you want my picks to win, check out my betting preview. In this article, I'm going to do the opposite. Below are three big name golfers you should stay away from (or even fade) at the 2022 edition of the Masters.

All odds listed are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

3 Golfers to Fade at the Masters

Jordan Spieth +1800

It's shocking to me that Jordan Spieth is listed at 18/1 to win the Masters. Sure, he's historically played well at this event and he's a former winner, but nothing he's done this season has hinted at him winning this week.

He only has one top 10 finish all season, and he's statistics are average at best. He's 48th in strokes gained: off-the-tee, and his short game, which used to be his biggest strength, has been his biggest weakness. He ranks 180th in strokes gained: putting this year.

Stay away from Spieth!!

Bryson DeChambeau +4000

When Bryson DeChambeau is on his game, he's a tough man to beat. The problem is, he hasn't been on his game for a while. After suffering an injury in the early parts of the 2022, DeChambeau has been back in action for only two weeks, and he's looked abysmal.

He failed to advance to the bracket stage at the WGC Match Play event, and then he missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open last week in what was an overall weak field. His week included an ugly 76 on Friday.

To top it off, he's never performed exceptionally well at the Masters, with his best finish being a T21 back in 2016. Betting on him to win at 40/1 this week is a huge waste of money.

Hideki Matsuyama +4000

I love me some Hideki Matsuyama, but you should be cautious when betting on him at his current price at the Masters this week. He withdrew from the WGC Match Play event as well as the Valero Texas Open last week due to an injury, so it's hard to imagine he's going to be playing at 100% this week.

Yes, he's the defending champion, but the Masters is hard enough to win without having to worry about a nagging injury.

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