17.2 C
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
- Advertisement -

The Masters – Betting tips for the first Major of the year

Must read

You Give Love a Bad Name*

When passion boils over into anger, there's no excuse for taking your rage out on the golf course. Sadly, that's exactly what happened on the 17th green at North West GC recently

Hazeltine memories highlight the fervour and fanaticism of US supporters

Another year to wait but much to ponder in the interim; a Ryder Cup in America is no place for the fainthearted, be they European players or fans

Fast & Fascinating facts

More tidbits from around the world of golf including the one time Masters champ who not only correctly predicted his win but also his aggregate score

Cursed in Foxford and Puerto Rico

Some curses seem harder to break than others, whether you're a Mayo footballer chasing an All-Ireland title or a Puerto Rico champion sentenced to PGA Tour doom

Legend has it, Donal ‘Doc’ Hughes from GolfCentralDaily was a Bloodhound in another life. Who better then to sniff out a winner amidst the azaleas and pines needles of Augusta National than the man himself?

Jon Rahm 18/1

Rahmbo has been knocking on the door this season but despite six top-10’s, he has yet to break through and win. It’s only his third Masters but the improvement from T27 on his debut to solo 4th last year was impressive even when giving the field a headstart with an opening 75. There’s a massive Spanish tradition at The Masters with Seve, Ollie and Sergio, and Jon Rahm is a winner in waiting. Whether it happens this year remains to be seen but he’s definitely worth an each way shout.

Justin Rose 14/1

There’s a couple of conflicts at play here but Justin Rose still remains the most consistent Masters performer in recent years. Five consecutive top-15 finishes, twice T2 in the last four years, winner of the 2019 Farmers and T8 at The Players all suggest he’s primed to contend again. More than anywhere, the player-caddie relationship at the Masters is key and with regular caddie Fooch still recuperating from heart surgery, let’s hope he lends Gareth Lord his Augusta yardage book!

Tiger Woods 16/1

Without really contending this year you get the feeling that Tiger Woods is building towards The Masters. His journey from injury and where his personal life was to claim the Tour Championship last season is for me, one of the great comeback stories in golf and I’m convinced that fully fit, he has another Masters win in him. Granted the last of his four wins was in 2005 but with nobody in world beating form at the moment, the stage is set for Tiger. Matching Rors shot for shot at the Match Play was the final bit of assurance I needed to convince me!

Paul Casey 28/1

Second at Pebble, T3 in Mexico, winner at The Valspar… Casey is a man in form, his GIR stats are stellar and if you heard him interviewed at the Match Play you’ll know he’s not short on confidence! Casey’s Masters form from 2015 on is T6, T4, 6th, T15 and you have to think he can contend for a place.  Can he win? The doubt for me is can he putt well enough to win a Major and every year he seems to throw in one poor round (2018-75, 2017-75, 2016-77).

Hideki Matsuyama 33/1

With six top-20 finishes from his last seven starts, Hideki is building a nice run of form again and impressed with a T8 at The Players. It’s hard to believe that this is his eighth Masters and since 2015, he’s gone 5th, T7, T11, 19th. One of the few players that brings a methodology to managing Augusta which, amidst all the calamity that lies in store, will stand him in good stead.

New Gear

Looks like a Mallet, Feels like a Blade, Forgives like a Spider

TaylorMade’s latest short-stick, the Spider FCG boasts a forward centre of gravity designed for golfers seeking the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade

TaylorMade dial it in even further with new iron additions

TaylorMade fans rejoice as the company announces additions to the Series of P700 Irons with the all-new P7MB, P7MC and P770 offerings

Special edition Tiger wedge added to Taylormade’s MG2 line-up

TaylorMade Golf Company has lifted the curtain on a limited edition Tiger Woods wedge; a club milled for precision and played by a champion

Versatility comes easy with TaylorMade’s new utility irons

The latest SIM UDI and SIM DHY deliver a new level of versatility to TaylorMade’s utility irons category sure to improve any player's game


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Murphy hits the front at Irish Boys

Sam Murphy from Portumna will take a two stroke lead into the final round of the Irish Boys Championship at Thurles Golf Club on  Wednesday

Glasson primed to tackle the challenges presented by Covid-19

Director of Golf at Glasson, Lynn McCool is remaining extremely upbeat as their two-year development plan unfolds at the club

O’Briain delighted with 64 after cruising to Cork Pro-Am win

Neil O’Briain gave everyone a reminder of his undisputed talent by firing an eight-under par round of 64 to claim the latest PGA Ireland Pro-Am at Cork Golf Club

McGinley insists it’s too soon to compare Morikawa to Woods

"Let's not jump to any conclusions that this is the new Tiger Woods though, and that he is going to run off and win 15, 16 major championships. Let's give him a bit of time"

Presidents Cup to return to Royal Montreal in 2024

Royal Montreal will become only the second international venue to host the Presidents Cup more than once, joining Australia's Royal Melbourne. Have you played either track?