The Masters Golf Betting Tips And Preview 2016

The Masters Golf Betting Tips And Preview 2016

by 4th April 2016

Golf tips for The Masters at Augusta from April 7th – 10th. Read our experts betting preview on this tournament and get his golfing tips & their betting odds

Venue

Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA • Purse: $10,000,000 – 7th – 10th April 2016

The pinnacle of any sport is winning the biggest prize on offer. On that count, every golfer will dream of one day wearing the Green Jacket that comes with winning the Augusta Masters. Getting an invite to this exclusive event is in itself considered a huge honour.

There are 18 criteria to get invited to the Masters making you wonder if one can sneak in on any of these. But don’t be fooled by this number because just getting into this tournament is an achievement.

Unlike any other tournament where theoretically anyone can qualify, the Masters is limited to past champions, past major champions, amateur champions and the top players from the official rankings. The tough field accentuates the importance of this tournament for every golfer.

The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf and is held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Established in 1934 and designed by Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie, this invitational event has a prize fund of US $10 million and 600 FedExCup points. The tournament history is laced with many traditions most notable of which is the green jacket being awarded to the champion since 1949.

The Augusta National Golf Club measures 7.435 yards and has a par score of 72. The course is complete with picturesque and challenging holes making this a very intriguing course.

The hole on number 11 – known as the ‘White Dogwood’ – is one of the most picturesque and is the beginning of the legendary ‘Amen Corner’. Technically the ‘Amen Corner’ consists of the second shot on 11, the 12th and the 13th shots. This is famous for many title determining plays.

The hole on 14th – the ‘Chinese Fur’ – with a par score of four is the only hole at Augusta National that has no bunkers. The 17th hole is protected left by an enormous tree famously known as the ‘Eisenhower Tree’. The former US president was an avid golfer who despised the tree and wanted it to be removed from the hole. But the tree has remained and is still a challenge for the players.

This year’s field will see only 89 players with four-time winner Tiger Woods withdrawing due to injury. This will be the smallest field since 2002, though one more slot is open for the winner of this week’s Shell Houston Open – if not already qualified. Update Jim Herman takes up the last place after victory from Stenson on Sunday.

Jordan Spieth may have recently lost his world number one ranking spot, but the defending champion is still a hard player to beat. He has gone winless ever since his victory at the Tournament of Champions in January but that should only make him compete harder for the Masters.

No one will contest the fact that Jason Day has earned his number one ranking, through his red-hot form and consistency. At the top of his game he’s unstoppable and that makes him one of the toughest competitors for this year’s Masters.

Among others, Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy will be itching to win the coveted Green Jacket – especially the Irish former world number one for whom this is the only major that’s eluded his trophy laden career thus far.

Then of course there are the usual contenders Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson – making this one of the most open fields of the recent times at the Masters.

This year will mark the final Masters for two-time Champion Tom Watson, which comes 35 years after the last of his triumphs at the Augusta. This year will also be the first time since 2007 that legendary Arnold Palmer will not hit a ceremonial tee shot on Thursday.

That particular honour will be taken by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in his stead. Watch out for the debutants in the field, a whole 18 of them, led by World number 22 Kevin Kisner and U.S. Amateur and NCAA Champion Bryson DeChambeau.

Last year saw Spieth produce an exemplary performance and shattered a plethora of records on the way. Mickelson and Justin Rose finished four shots back in second, a clear indication of the dominance of Spieth.

Will it be a repeat for Spieth, or will Day find a way to mark his journey to the top of the world rankings?
McIlroy will have another chance to complete a career Grand Slam which would make him only the sixth in the history to achieve that feat. No wonder that this year field is considered to be one of the best in recent times. No one’s complaining though, as The Masters 2016 promises to be a fantastic spectacular.

Golf Tips For The Masters 2016

Henrik Stenson nearly pulled of a win for us last week at The Shell Houston Open failing by one shot to eventual winner Jim Herman who earns his invite to The Masters courtesy of that win. Stenson can go one better this week and win The Masters although his previous visits have not been inspiring he did close with a 68 last year. He is bang in form now and he is primed for a big showing and at odds of 28/1 is too good to pass up. Henrik Stenson for us to win The Masters

Recommended Betting Tip

William Hill Bookmaker

Henrik Stenson to win The Masters 28/1 – 2pts each way

Our second tip for The Masters goes out to an old favourite and three time winner of the coveted green jacket Phil Mickleson. He has seen a resurgence in form this year with a string of top tens and going close to victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He currently sits 19th in The Fedex Cup standings and with a win can move right up the rankings. But we are sure a fourth green jacket is what he wants more than the points or prize money. So Phil Mickleson is our second tip to win The Masters.

Recommended Betting Tip

William Hill Bookmaker

Phil Mickleson to win The Masters 22/1 – 2pts each way

Moving on to our last golf tip for The Masters and as usual we look for an outsider who has a chance, although that does not really apply here as the field is so strong. But here goes Rafael Cabrera Bello has been in excellent form on both tours this year and is one of the most consistent players around. He had a great finish to The Shell Houston Open last week finishing with rounds of 68 and 65 at the weekend. He is overpriced to win The Masters at 150/1.

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Totesport Bookmaker

Rafael Cabrera Bello to win The Masters 150/1 – 1pt each way

So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at The Masters Tournament.
Henrik Stenson 28/1 – 2pts each way
Phil Mickleson 22/1 – 2pts each way
Rafael Cabrera Bello 150/1 – 1pt each way

Betting Odds For The Masters Tournament

Jason Day 6/1
Rory Mcilroy 7/1
Jordan Spieth 7/1
Bubba Watson 10/1
Adam Scott 12/1
Rickie Fowler 16/1
Dustin Johnson 20/1
Phil Mickleson 20/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Louis Oosthuizen 28/1
Charl Schwartzel 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama 40/1
Patrick Reed 40/1
Brandt Snedeker 50/1

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