It’s that time of year again where we get to witness one of the greatest tournaments in golf, whether you love golf or hate it, the Masters has a special feel to it and there are some great betting opportunities to take advantage of this year. The first thing we are going to do is to take PaddyPower up on their offer that if Tiger Woods wins, all other win bets are refunded. Now considering Tiger has won this 4 times and has not finished outside the top 6 since he last won it in 2005, and won last week by 5 shots, this is a pretty damm good offer… So who will we be backing?

Augusta plays some 7500, so its long and tricky, and looking at the stats it seems the longer hitters do well here. You also need to be very accurate with your approach shots and around the greens. Another interesting stat is that current World number 1’s don’t do so well. So I think we can rule out Luke Donald here as he is not renowned for his distance. I think Rory Mcilroy will be up there again, although his odds are too short.


Where my money is going


Jason Day 35/1 - Made his Masters debut last year and was very impressive, finishing 2nd with an average score of 69, although no Australian has ever won the Masters, Jason Day looks a tasty 35/1 and with PaddyPower paying 6 places, the 24 year old is definitely worth a bet this week.


Hunter Mahan 30/1 - Coming off a win at the shell last week, and the first 2 time winner this year, Hunter has the credentials to do well here with his straight hitting


Adam Scott 33/1 - Another Australian who has really improved his game over the last 6 months, finished tied 2nd last year with Jason Day and has a spot in the worlds top 10. Scott will relish this event and has the credentials to win the Masters


Dustin Johnson 50/1 - Huge hitter, has featured in majors and come close. On his day Dustin has the ability to fend off the best of them, good E/W chance

Bae, Sang moon  175/1 – big outsider, has a lot of potential and could be a future star and may sneak a place this week


If you don’t have a PaddyPower account you can get one by clicking here. They are paying 6 places and if Tiger woods wins the Masters they will refund our bets


Whatever happens its sure to be a great week and I look forward to seeing it unfold.. lets just hope we have a winner!!

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13 thoughts on “The Masters 2012 Betting preview”

  1. Your Comments
    Hey Jason,
    I recall that for last years Masters you opted for Johnson, Nick Watney and ……………………………………………. Bubba Watson !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yes Richard, Keegan Bradley has been playing very well lately and stands a good chance this week. As Dustin Johnson is no longer playing, I will be having a few quid on Keegan!!

  3. Luke Donald is a certainely to finish in first 6 and is a good bet each way at these odds , he is the number 1 in the world, because of his fantastic short game. so get on with paddy power and get 6 places.

  4. Already on the Aussies, they did great last year and expect more of the same!

    I think Donald has a better chance than you have suggested and I think we would be crazy to ignore Mickelson at his odds!!!

  5. agree with hunter mahan doing well_backed him at 50/1 with WH
    although they only paying top 5…..your tiger woods returned stakes sound good,. but if honest cannot see tiger winning_believe tiger will finish out of the top 10…..just my opinion although tigers form last 6 comps is exceptional…..its all about risks

  6. Your Comments Luke Donald to beat Lee Westwood over 72 holes (Evs, Bet Victor). Donald plays the course better than Westwood being a superior putter and with the better recent form including a last time out win which put him back as world no 1.

  7. Hey Jason
    So far this last week I have followed your tips, so what the he’ll let’s go for our distant relatives down under.

  8. Interesting thoughts.

    I’d agree with you on Hunter Mahan but not about Luke Donald. Whilst he isn’t the longest, his short game (esp. in America) is second to none. That makes him a viable play to me at the prices.

    Nick Watney could be another e/w price IF he gets a good start – he never seems to come from off the pace.

    I always like to look for a big price ‘runner’ for the first round as there’s usually a shock leader early doors. Kevin Na is the one I’ve picked this year (330 on betfair) as a back to lay along with Paul Casey (240) who always plays nicely before throwing in a stinker

    All the best