Time for some tips for the first major of the year the Masters. The tips aren’t based upon who I necessarily think will win the tournament but rather on who is a good value bet for the tournament. My recommendation would be to bet each way on the tips I make and to remember that it isn’t my fault if they lose…or maybe it is, I dunno.
Prior to going in to the tournament I was liking the looks of Dustin Johnson who was sitting at about 50/1 however he won in the run up and has collapsed to 16/1. The same could be said of Woods, not that I think he will win but the Tiger Woods was sitting at 50/1 for a tournament which he almost always finishes in the top ten which is despite his awful form incredible odds, at the time of writing he is down to 28/1 which I wouldn’t call great value.
All odds were correct at time of writing.
Patrick Reed 40/1
I really dislike Patrick Reed, I will not be betting him because I can’t honestly sit and support him to win a tournament, saying that I can’t believe he is 40/1 for the Masters. He’s on damn good form just now and is arrogant enough to go on and win. Yes his major record isn’t great (2 MC last year) but it is likely to improve and at 40/1 it’s a great bet especially if you don’t mind supporting an arsehole.
Rickie Fowler 40/1
I genuinely can’t believe that you can get Fowler at 40/1, the guy finished that finished top 5 in each of the majors last year and 2nd in two of them is 40/1…I mean Jesus it’s a bargain. Yes so far Fowler hasn’t had the best of seasons but the Masters is a special beast and form isn’t always a necessity.
Brandt Snedeker 40/1
Every time a major comes around I find myself tipping Snedeker because he just has the right game to win majors. He’s steady, consistent and knows how to putt. Sneds has already won this year at Pebble Beach in a fairly dominant fashion so the man is on form. 40/1 is a good price for a guy that is likely to put in at the very least a top 10 challenge.
Brooks Koepka 85/1
He’s been playing well on the European tour and won his first PGA tour tournament this year. Yes it is his first Masters and generally rookies don’t win but Koepka has shown glances of something special and at 85/1 he is a really good outside bet.
Victor Dubuisson 90/1
A European hasn’t won since 1999, so you know it has to happen eventually and Dubuisson is the sort of crazy assed Frenchman who could do it. He top tenned in his last two majors and he is a man for the big occasion, so 90/1 is a heck of a price for an outside bet.
I think there are a number of golfers on form coming in to the Masters who are ok but not great prices. As I have alluded to Johnson at 16/1 isn’t great but not bad for a man built to win on this course, Jimmy Walker is a man on form and coming in at 20/1 and Henrik Stenson is always around the top of the scoreboard and if you think he can finally make it over the line 20/1 isn’t the worst price.
It really is setting up to be a great tournament, with so many different stories to be told. Will McIlroy complete the career grand slam? Will Bubba retain and become a Masters legend? And most interestingly what in the world will Tiger Woods be doing? It should be very very interesting.