3 Rules for Betting on The Masters

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The European Challenge

Stay Clear of the Oldies:

Jose Maria Olazabal won in 1999, but is now playing for want of anything better to do, rather like most of the champions before him who are in the field this week. In other words, don’t waste your hard-earned on Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, or Ian Woosnam. Nobody can resist a free invite to Augusta – not even folk who have won there before.

Don’t Write off Rory:

McIlroy will contend this week simply because he seems to do well when everyone is having a bit of a go at him. He blew out badly over the weekend last year, and of course had a disaster in 2011, but he knows he can score around here and his game when it is on song is peerless. If everyone plays at their best, even Tiger, Rory will win. 10/1 is a big price in that case (available from our friends at Bet 365 who are paying ¼ of the odds with a top five finish.)

Previous Major winners have an advantage:

With three top 10s already this year in prestigious events. Graeme McDowell (12th last year before coming 2nd in the US Open) could be the man to once again disprove the big-hitter theory of Augusta. Also don’t discount former PGA Champion Padraig Harrington. 8th last year, he has nailed three other top 10 finishes at Augusta. Both Irishmen are available at a generous 66/1, or 12/1 to finish as Top Brit, again with 365.

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