This week we have the tournament of the year, The US Masters. We’ll stroll down Magnolia Lane and find out who are the consistent performers at Augusta and bring you our best betting tips for The Masters 2019.
We’ve picked three of the last four winners on the PGA Tour with our best bet at the Players Championship, Rory McIlroy saluting at $13/1. That was followed by Paul Casey our second best bet at the Valspar winning at $26/1. Then last week our roughie selection Corey Conners won the Valero Texas Open at a massive price of $151/1. It’s safe to say we’re on fire!
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The Golf Course
Augusta has been lengthened considerably over the past 15 years, it is a par 72 and now measures 7475 yards. While length off the tee is a must, the course is undulating and requires shot shaping from some tees. 7 of the holes favour a draw (for the right handed golfer) while only 3 require a fade leaving 8 holes where you can hit it straight. The main weapon at Augusta is their greens, they are undulating and quick making for some treacherous putts for even the worlds best putters.
Augusta Back Nine flyover
We have had storms at Augusta during the practice days, but the storms should clear up by the start of the tournament. There is some slight rain forecast for the Thursday and Sunday but hopefully it doesn’t have too much of an impact. The wind is supposed to get up throughout the week which will favour true shot shapers and players able to keep the ball low.
Watch: Gary Woodlands crazy low stinger.
Players who perform at The Masters
Players who perform well at the Masters seem to perform well year after year. I’ve narrowed down some of the most consistent performers over the past 9 years.
Masters Champions since 2010
|2018||United States||Patrick Reed||273||−15|
|2015||United States||Jordan Spieth||270||−18|
|2014||United States||Bubba Watson||280||−8|
|2012||United States||Bubba Watson||278||−10|
|2011||South Africa||Charl Schwartzel||274||−14|
|2010||United States||Phil Mickelson||272||−16|
Highlighted top 10’s of consistent performers over the past 9 years.
I think the bookies are on the money this year, except from a few roughies I’ve selected I can’t see the winner coming outside of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey or Matt Kuchar. We’ll try and scratch a few of these guys out.
The wind is supposed to get up so we’ll leave the best wind players standing and scratch out the others. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods,
Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey or Matt Kuchar.
We’ll keep in the guys in the best form this year. Rory McIlroy (7/7 Top 10’s in 2019), Dustin Johnson (5/7 Top 10’s 2019), Justin Rose (3/5 Top 10’s),
Tiger Woods (2/5 Top 10’s) It hurts me to scratch out Tiger. Paul Casey (4/8 Top 10’s)
To win the Masters your Putting has to be on the money so we’ll leave the best putters in and scratch out the others, we’ll take the putts per GIR stat. Rory McIlroy (1.712),
Dustin Johnson (1.748), Justin Rose (1.644), Paul Casey (1.749).
Best Bet (Winner Market)
Justin Rose – $13 @ Ladbrokes – See the market here
A short one here but I can’t go past the putting stats of Rose this year, he is 1st on the PGA tour for putts per GIR at 1.644. Rose has never won the Masters but he has finished 2nd twice in the past four years and with him taking his putting to a new level this year he should be able to go one better.
Second Best (Winner Market)
Rory McIlroy – $7.50 @ Ladbrokes – See the market here
$7.50 is far too short to be backing any player to win the Masters but Rory is seriously on fire this year and he loves playing at Augusta. He is still yet to win the Masters but he’s been top 10 the last 5 years straight. I’d recommend waiting until after the first round to back Rory, if he comes out and has +1 or +2 the first round you will get better odds for him and he will still be a massive chance of winning the tournament.
Roughies (Winner Market)
Charles Howell III – $126 @ Ladbrokes
Charles has only played The Masters once since 2012 due to form. But Howell is back in form this year with 5 top 10’s this season which includes a victory at the RSM classic at the start of the season. It would be a fairytale for him to win but he is striking it solidly sitting 2nd on the GIR stats for the season.
Eddie Pepperell – $126.00 @ Ladbrokes
This is Pepperell’s first Masters appearance but that won’t stop him performing, he finished 3rd at the Players a few weeks back and finished t6th in last years British Open. If the wind gets up it will suit Pepperell and it won’t surprise me if he is in contention late on Sunday.
Charley Hoffman – $101.00 @ Ladbrokes
He’s a solid performer at the Masters with a 9th and a 12th placed finish in the last 4 years, after starting the year in average form Hoffman finished runner up last week at the Texas Open. He’s finding form at a good time for the Masters.
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Field and Odds
|Charles Howell III|
|Jose Maria Olazabal|
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