States With the Most Masters Tournament Wins

States With the Most Masters Tournament Wins
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The road to the 88th edition of The Masters next month, golf’s first major of the season, is almost complete.

To get you in the mood for Ohio sports betting on The Masters, ranked the top 10 states with the most champions based on total wins. For any ties, we factored in total average to par to come up with the higher-ranking state. Here are the results:

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States with the Most Masters Wins

Rank State Total Wins Avg. To Par
1 Texas14-9.3
2 California11-11.2
3 Ohio7-7.2
4 Pennsylvania5-6.8
5 Missouri5-6.6
6 Georgia3-5.7
7 Virginia3-2.3
8 North Carolina2-13
9 Florida2-9
10 New York2-7

Scottie Scheffler, who won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his sixth PGA Tour victory last Sunday, is the favorite (+550) at Ohio sportsbook apps this week at The PLAYERS Championship, which starts Thursday. 

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When it comes to producing Masters champs, the Buckeye State rounds out the top three with seven victories (six by we know who) and an average to par score of 7-under-par. Only Texas with 14 winners (9.6-under-par) and California with 11 winners (11-under-par) rank higher.

Arguably the greatest golfer ever, Ohio State graduate and Columbus native Jack Nicklaus, captured six Green Jackets (the most ever) in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and of course, 1986, where he became the oldest winner of The Masters at the age of 46 and 82 days.

Middletown native Gay Brewer was the only other Ohio champion, winning the 31st edition and only major title of his career at the 1967 Masters. He shot an 8-under par 280, highlighted by a final round 67 to win by one stroke over Bobby Nichols. His first-place prize money: $20,000.

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ESPN BET Masters Futures

An early look over at ESPN Bet Ohio lists the following five favorites for spring's rite of passage:

  • Scottie Scheffler: +700
  • Rory McIlroy: +900
  • Defending champion Jon Rahm: +1000
  • Jordan Spieth: +1400
  • Viktor Hovland: +1400


Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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