The US Masters tees off tomorrow from the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
This year’s renewal is looking like one of the most competitive ever with a whole host of the top names in the game coming into the tournament in red hot form, so we thought it would be worth taking a look at how the betting markets are shaping up for the Masters.
You can check out the latest odds here, where you will see that there are quite a few players vying for favouritism.
Currently Jordan Spieth is narrowly edging the position of favourite at a best price of 10/1 and it is easy to see why given his record at Augusta of 2-W-2-11 plus a good finish last week at the Houston Open giving him some confidence going into the Masters.
Next up is Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Rory McIlroy, who is looking to complete the career grand slam of having won all four majors at least once. Memories of his dramatic collapse here in 2011 are hopefully banished by now and if the Ulsterman can recapture his form of a few weeks ago then the current 12/1 about him will look very good indeed.
Also at a best price of 12/1 is world number two Justin Thomas, who has won an amazing seven times since the start of the 2017 season and is surely destined to take over as world number one very soon. His Masters record isn’t the greatest however, with finishes of 22nd and 39th in his two visits to Augusta, but few would bet against him improving on that record this time round.
Current world number on Dustin Johnson is a best price of 13/1 and whilst he has won this season and cannot be ruled out, his form in recent weeks has gone off the boil a little.
Perhaps the greatest story of all this week would be if four-time champion Tiger Woods could add another green jacket to his collection. It would have seemed unthinkable just a few short months ago as he struggled to get out of bed following fusion surgery on his back, but since his return at Torrey Pines two months ago Woods has racked up some impressive finishes on the PGA Tour and Augusta is one of his favourite courses. At 16/1 a fair few punters will be wagering he can do the business this week.
Of the other leading contenders, Phil Mickeslon simply loves Augusta and his recent win in the World Golf Championship event in Mexico backed up his claims that he is playing some of the best golf of his career at the moment. Mickelson is currently available at 18/1 to add to his tally of three green jackets.
Another multiple winner is big-hitting Bubba Watson, twice a winner on tour already this season and looking like he has rediscovered his strongest form. Bubba could be a live contender at 18/1.
Of the Europeans, apart from the aforementioned McIlroy there is last year’s runner-up Justin Rose available at 16/1, perennial Masters contender Paul Casey at 25/1, Spaniards Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia priced at 28/1 and 33/1 respectively, whilst Alex Noren will tempt some at 50/1, as may Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood at the same odds.
It is set to be one of the most exciting Masters in recent memory with so many of the top players in good form and really a strong case can be made for any of them.
The good news this week is that the bookies have some amazing each-way offers available, with Bet 365 going 1/5 the odds for a top 8 finish and SkyBet and Coral going 1/5 top 10.
Have you put your bets on yet? If so, please let us know in the comments below who you have gone for.
If not and you are looking for some tips, then we can recommend the Golf Betting Expert, who successfully picked last year’s winner Sergio Garcia at a very nice 45/1 and will be aiming to repeat the feat this week.
Whatever your wagers this week, good luck and please gamble responsibly.