Tiger Woods at a previous Masters – Image source: gomattolson from Minneapolis, Minnesota, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada offer some great odds on The Masters 2021. The first of the four Majors, the punters love it. They get the chance to bet on golf at its very best. Just a shame then, as 2021 begins, golf displays its very worst side. Not only was one of its favored sons caught using homophobic language, but now it’s a political football as well. Donald Trump and Justin Thomas may well have made a bet on The Masters 2021 just a little less tempting.
“It’s inexcusable.” Justin Thomas, who gets 10/1 in the odds on The Masters 2021, said firmly. “I’m speechless.” Which wasn’t true. It’s what got him in trouble in the first place. He missed an easy putt and called himself a name. A rather bad homophobic name. “It’s bad. There’s no other way to put it.” He agreed. “I need to do better.” He continued. Although whether he meant at putting or not using homophobic language wasn’t clear. “It’s definitely a learning experience.”
“I deeply apologize to everybody and anybody who I offended and I’ll be better because of it.” Thomas promised. They will fine him for conduct unbecoming a professional, of course. The PGA has already released a statement agreeing with Justin his comment was unacceptable. However, he’s unlikely to get dropped like Scott Piercy was. Which means those odds on The Masters 2021 still apply. Thomas still a relatively decent bet on sports in the US at Augusta this year.
Bet On The Masters 2021 At Bovada
Justin Thomas, however, was not alone in dragging the sport into disreputable territory. The PGA itself decided to join in. In a move that will only push the odds on The Masters 2021 further from mind, they chose to get heavy with Trump. Donald Trump is a big golf fan. Indeed one of his courses was due to host the 2022 PGA Championship. Trump National in Bedminster. Not anymore. After the insurrection in Washington DC, the PGA took that honour away from him.
Odds On The Masters 2021
- Patrick Reed – 25/1
- Patrick Cantlay – 25/1
- Xander Schauffele – 16/1
- Brooks Koepka – 14/1
- Justin Thomas – 10/1
- Jon Rahm – 10/1
- Bryson Dechambeau – 9/1
- Rory McIlroy – 9/1
- Dustin Johnson – 13/2
- See more odds at Bovada…
“It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand.” Said Jim Richerson, President of the PGA of America. So it won’t happen. This means the golfing headlines aren’t full of the odds on The Masters 2021 anymore, but full of Trump. Those who like to take advantage of US gambling laws to bet on Golf will find it hard to avoid. It’s even spread from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
Justin Thomas 10/1 In The Odds On The Masters 2021
Golfing authorities in the UK have made it very clear that as long as Trump owns the Turnberry Golf course it won’t be an option for the British Open. Indeed golf as a whole is beginning to step back from Donald Trump and what he represents. His image is now toxic. How Trump reacts is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure, he is unlikely to be pleased, and even less likely to be silent. Just how much could that detract from the odds on The Masters 2021? Only time will tell.
“I’m extremely embarrassed.”
- Justin Thomas
Online betting sites in the US like Bovada provide all the golf betting opportunities you need. Their odds on The Masters 2021 are some of the best. However, people will not remain fans of golf if it becomes another front in the US culture wars. Sure, you can bet on Justin Thomas to mind his Ps & Qs now. You can even bet on Donald Trump to just kind of fade away. But unfortunately, that might not be enough to save golf from the reputation these instances bestow.