An Early Look At The 2018 US Masters Betting
Punters like to place their bets on nice and early ahead of the US Masters. Here are three players who should be on your Masters betting shortlist for glory in Georgia in the 2018 renewal of the competition.
We’ve spotted value in the outright masters betting market for the opening Major of the year, because victory from now until the start of the tournament at Augusta in April will almost certainly see a player’s odds cut for success in Georgia:
11-time PGA winner Jordan Spieth made his debut in the Masters in 2014. Since then he has not finished any worse than a tie for 11th place. The 24-year-old loves playing at Augusta, where he was successful in 2015 in a dominant display, which saw him end the weekend on -18, four shots better than any other player in the field.
Spieth is a little unlucky not to have more than one Green Jacket in his wardrobe. He finished second in 2014 on his debut where a lack of experience arguably cost him victory, while in 2016 in his title defence, he held the lead after each of the first three rounds but a 73 on the final day cost him the title.
At 7/1 in the golf betting for the 2018 US Masters, Spieth is a solid selection to continue his brilliant record at the course and to add to his Major tally which currently stands at three wins.
It is a major tally that has more chance of being extended than anyone else in the world right now.
With five victories to his name last season, including his maiden Major Championship success in the US PGA Championship, Justin Thomas was the standout player on the PGA Tour.
The 24-year-old looks certain to continue his rise as one of the most clinical golfers in the game in the 2017/18 campaign, where he will be targeting success in the US Masters.
Thomas made his debut at Augusta in 2016 and has only had the two appearances in the tournament. In 2017, he improved 12 places from his opening showing at the course, therefore it is likely he will be even more comfortable this time where he is surely one of the contenders to prevail.
The bookmakers make him an 18/1 shot for success which looks generous given his recent form.
British golfer Justin Rose suffered heartbreak in the Masters last April as he lost in a playoff to Sergio Garcia and had to settle for second place. The former US Open winner had led for the majority of the final day but could not quite shake off the Spaniard who ended his long wait without a Major.
The reason why Rose was in contention in the closing holes last year was because all areas of his game were firing. Not only did the European Ryder Cup player drive the ball well off the tee, his approach play and putting on the greens helped him to gain shots over the field.
The consistent member of the PGA Tour will be desperate to put last year’s disappointment behind him where he is 20/1 in the Masters betting to go one place better.
Early Masters Selections
Jordan Spieth @ 7/1
Justin Thomas @ 18/1
Justin Rose @ 20/1