PGA Tour 2019: The US Masters Preview and Betting Tips

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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.

2018 Leaderboard

1 P. Reed -1 -15
2 R. Fowler -5 -14
3 J. Spieth -8 -13
4 J. Rahm -3 -11
T5 B. Watson -3 -9
T5 R. McIlroy 2 -9
T5 H. Stenson -2 -9
T5 C. Smith -6 -9
9 M. Leishman -2 -8
T10 D. Johnson -3 -7
T10 T. Finau -6 -7
T12 L. Oosthuizen -3 -6
T12 C. Hoffman -5 -6
T12 J. Rose -3 -6
T15 R. Henley -5 -5
T15 P. Casey -7 -5

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
2017  Spain Sergio García 279 −9
2016  England Danny Willett 283 −5
2015  United States Jordan Spieth 270 −18
2014  United States Bubba Watson 280 −8
2013  Australia Adam Scott 279 −9
2012  United States Bubba Watson 278 −10
2011  South Africa Charl Schwartzel 274 −14
2010  United States Phil Mickelson 272 −16

Consistent performers

Highlighted top 10’s of consistent performers over the past 9 years.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jordan Spieth DNP DNP DNP DNP T2 1 T2 T11 3
Justin Rose T20 T11 T8 T25 T14 T2 T10 2 T12
Matt Kuchar T24 T27 T3 T8 T5 T46 T24 T4 T28
Rory McIlroy CUT T15 T40 T25 T8 4 T10 T7 T5
Paul Casey CUT T38 CUT DNP DNP T6 T4 6 T15
Bubba Watson DNP T38 1 T50 1 T38 T37 CUT T5
Ricky Fowler DNP T38 T27 T38 T5 T12 CUT T11 2
Dustin Johnson T38 T38 DNP T13 CUT T6 T4 DNP T10


Tiger Woods 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
5 1 1 T15 T22 1 T3 T2 2
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
T6 T4 T4 T40 T4 DNP T17 DNP DNP T32

**See the tee times for Round 1 and Round 2 here**

The Tips


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.

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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.

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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

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Rory McIlroy
Dustin Johnson
Justin Rose
Jon Rahm
Rickie Fowler
Tiger Woods
Jordan Spieth
Justin Thomas
Francesco Molinari
Tommy Fleetwood
Brooks Koepka
Jason Day
Paul Casey
Adam Scott
Bryson Dechambeau
Bubba Watson
Hideki Matsuyama
Louis Oosthuizen
Marc Leishman
Matt Kuchar
Patrick Reed
Phil Mickelson
Sergio Garcia
Tony Finau
Xander Schauffele
Henrik Stenson
Cameron Smith
Kevin Kisner
Patrick Cantlay
Gary Woodland
Ian Poulter
Si-woo Kim
Webb Simpson
Billy Horschel
Brandt Snedeker
Charley Hoffman
Hao-Tong Li
Matt Wallace
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Tyrrell Hatton
Branden Grace
Charl Schwartzel
Charles Howell III
Eddie Pepperell
Keegan Bradley
Shane Lowry
Thorbjorn Olesen
Zach Johnson
Alexander Noren
Corey Conners
Danny Willett
Emiliano Grillo
JB Holmes
Lucas Bjerregaard
Aaron Wise
Jimmy Walker
Keith Mitchell
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Martin Kaymer
Justin Harding
Kevin Na
Kyle Stanley
Andrew Landry
Kevin Tway
Patton Kizzire
Stewart Cink
Adam Long
Bernhard Langer
Fred Couples
Michael Kim
Satoshi Kodaira
Shugo Imahira
Takumi Kanaya
Vijay Singh
Viktor Hovland
Alvaro Ortiz
Angel Cabrera
Jovan Rebula
Trevor Immelman
Devon Bling
Kevin O’Connell
Jose Maria Olazabal
Mike Weir
Larry Mize
Sandy Lyle
Ian Woosnam

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