Masters predictions, odds 2021: Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth picks from PGA insider

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Sal Johnson has nailed his Masters picks to win the last two years
Dustin Johnson's bid for a repeat is just one of the many enticing storylines as the 2021 Masters gets ready to tee off at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday. The return of golf's crown jewel to its traditional spring date is near the top of the list, as is Rory McIlroy seeking the final piece to complete his career Grand Slam. Can a resurgent Jordan Spieth, who just won the Texas Open, finally return to the form that propelled him to three major titles before he turned 24? Will the big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau overpower Augusta and add a green jacket to the U.S. Open he won in September?

Those players are all among the favorites in the latest 2021 Masters odds from William Hill Sportsbook, with Johnson listed at 8-1. DeChambeau is right behind at 9-1, while Spieth and McIlroy are 14-1. Justin Thomas, the world's No. 2 player, and third-ranked Jon Rahm are 11-1. Before you lock in any 2021 Masters picks or PGA Tour predictions, you have to see who Sal Johnson is backing.

A media legend and consummate golf insider, Johnson has a strong feel for what it takes to win at Augusta National. He was all over Dustin Johnson before the 2020 Masters, and even he had Woods as a shocking pick the previous year.

Before November's event, he tabbed Johnson as the top choice in his best bets. "When he gets on a roll like this, he is nearly impossible to beat," the golf guru told SportsLine. "He is a man with a purpose, and that is to win another major." Johnson simply ran away with the event, leading wire-to-wire and winning by five shots for his second major championship.

Even more stunning, Sal Johnson was on top of Woods before his emotional comeback victory in 2019. He featured Woods in his best bets despite the 15-time major winner coming off back surgery. Johnson noted Woods' tee-to-green game looked almost as sharp as it did in his prime. "And this will be the reason for him winning." The result? Woods shot 13-under to earn his fifth green jacket.

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