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