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US Masters Odds – Outright Winner Betting
The Masters Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
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The Masters 2017: Guide To US Masters Odds, Preview & Betting Tips
It has been an interesting start to 2017 for both tours but the season really starts on Thursday with the first major of the year. The US Masters is upon us and with the notable exception of Tiger Woods, everyone is here that should be as injury breaks and general resting periods are put to one side, writes Matt.
We are therefore left with the strongest field of the year so far with some familiar names at the top of The Master odds. Here is our Masters preview with betting tips:
Dustin Johnson (pictured) is the new World Number One and as he comes off the back of two tournament wins in March, the American starts things off in the outright winner market at an industry best of 7/1 with Stan James.
The 32 year old decided to skip the Shell Houston Open last week after a gruelling schedule at the WGC Matchplay ended with victory at the final hole. Johnson should therefore be nicely rested and that could be a factor at the end of four long days.
McIlroy has been nursing his injured rib but was a relatively recent winner back at the end of September with his play-off victory in the Tour Championship.
As for Jordan Spieth, he looked to be gaining momentum with that Pebble Beach Pro-Am win back in February and while his form has drifted a little since, he is the value option of the three at best odds of 17/2 with Betfred.
While we know all about Spieth’s win in 2015 and his dramatic slump 12 months ago, it’s easy to forget that he also finished second as a 20 year old back in 2014. He has what it takes to get across the line in this tournament and we haven’t, as yet, seen that from either Johnson or McIlroy
Hideki Matsuyama’s form at the end of 2016 saw him soar to the head of the FedEx ratings but a recent dip sees the Japanese out at an industry top price of 22/1 in The Masters betting odds with Betfred. Matsuyama has a fifth and a seventh place in his last two visits here and course form is important so he shouldn’t be ruled out.
Also at 22/1 is Jason Day who is a confirmed starter following news of his mother’s battle with lung cancer. If the Australian can somehow stay focussed, there have been some recent signs of a return to top form.
One man definitely coming here in good form is Rickie Fowler who was third at the Shell Houston Open last week, following up from his win in the Honda Classic. One concern is the fact that he arrived here in similar touch 12 months ago before carding a first round 80 but at a best of 22/1 with Paddy Power and Boylesports, he is the most tempting of the chasing pack.
Paul Casey has yet to show any repeat of a strong season in 2016 but he has six top 20s at the Masters including a tie for fourth last year. Casey is being talked up again this week and is priced at a best of 50/1 with Betfred in the outrights.
Other interesting bets here include former winners Bubba Watson at 50/1 with Stan James and BetVictor and Phil Mickelson at 30/1 with Betfred. You can also add some of our favourites who have returned well in the top ten markets recently with Brandt Snedeker at 55/1 with Stan James, Tyrell Hatton at 66/1 and debutant Tommy Fleetwood at 100/1 with Betfred.
The Augusta National now stands at a par 72, 7,435 yards and since being lengthened by Tom Fazio in 2002, it can favour the big hitters as it did in 2012 and 2014 when Bubba Watson claimed the Green Jacket.
Leading from the front is important even if wire-to-wire wins such as Spieth’s in 2015 are rare, so in-play is popular after the first round. Overall, you won’t win if you can’t scramble and putt so that brings us back to the favourites. Of the top three, I just favour Spieth’s temperament and the fact that he hasn’t been outside of the top two in the last three years, although Fowler is worth a smaller wager.
Coming to this preview’s final betting tips, the best bets this week are Spieth at 17/2 in The US Masters odds for outright winner with Betfred while the top five market options are Matsuyama at 5/1 and Snedeker at 10/1 with Stan James plus Mickelson at 13/2 with Betfred.