The Masters is one of the most prestigious majors in golfing history and putting on the green jacket is a dream and goal of every professional golfer.
The Masters takes place at the Augusta National Golf Club and is the first Major of the season and always attracts a lot of attention from betting enthusiasts.
Below we have put together some betting tips for the Masters to help you place an informed bet on the tournament.
Betting Tips for the Masters
Bet on a golfer in top form
Since 2011 all winners of the Masters have been in great form leading up to the tournament. For example in 2015, winner Jordan Spieth had been in excellent form with 1 win and 6 top ten finishes leading up to the tournament. Similarly, Bubba Watson (winner in 2012 and 2014) had 1 win and 3 top 10 finishes leading into the 2014 tournament and had similar results in 2012. The South African Charl Schwartzel won the Masters in 2011 and had 1 win and 3 top 10s leading into that year’s tournament.
Read our article on 5 Players to bet on at The Masters for our picks of possible winners.
Hitting a long ball
Over the last 15 years there has been only one winner (Zach Johnson) who was not in the top 35% of professional players for power hitting. Augusta is a long course and in order to take advantage of the Par 5s and put yourself in to win a birdie shot on the Par 4s you need to be able to drive well.
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Bet on Players who have done it before
There is a reason you very seldom here of a rookie winning the title. It takes years of experience to learn your game, to understand a course and win a golf tournament. Placing a golf bet on a player that has demonstrated big match temperament in the past, won similar tournaments and has those shots in those big moments will improve your chances of winning. In 2011 Rory Mcllroy took a 4 shot lead into the final round at the Masters, although extremely talented he was young and it was the first time he was in this position and the pressure got to him, he imploded and shot a final round 80 to finish in 15th place. He learnt from his experience and has since won major titles.
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