The first golf Major of the year gets underway on Thursday with the Masters from Augusta.
Betting on this year’s Masters looks as exciting as ever with lots of players going into it thinking they can win. It really does have the making to be one the most entertaining and dramatic Masters yet.
Those betting on golf this weekend will see that Tiger Woods is the highest ranked player who has won at Augusta in the past.
At number seven in the world, Tiger has the knowhow and experience to win this Major, while the six above him have all yet to win at Augusta.
This reason, combined with his return to winning ways last week, means that bookmakers have Tiger as one of the favourites to pick up another victory this weekend. All eyes are on the American and Northern Irishman Rory Mcllroy.
Mcllroy had the victory in his sights last year, but an awful final round cost him his first Major win. The young Northern Irishman will admit he was not ready to win last year, however he insists he has learnt a great deal since then and is therefore a much better player now.
He has now picked up his first Major of course, winning the US open in June last year.
Betting pundits see the next challenger as American Phil Mickelson, the 41-year-old is 12/1 with BetVictor to pick up his first Masters title.
Mcllroy’s fellow Northen Irishman Graham McDowell could be a good outside bet, BoyleSports are offering 66/1 on McDowell coming into some form with a win at Augusta.
It is sure to be an exhilarating four days at Augusta with lots of twists and turns throughout the weekend. Coverage start from 7pm on Thursday.