It’s the first major of the golf season this weekend as the top players in the world once again grace the fairways of Augusta for the 78th Masters.
Adam Scott won his first major here last season and he heads into this year’s event as joint bookies favourite alongside Rory McIlroy.
Scott and McIlroy Betting Tips
Australian Scott ended his 13-year wait for a major when he won the Green Jacket twelve months ago with three round of 69 enough to see him finish tied with Angel Cabrera on nine under par. Scott eventually won the sudden death play-off as the Argentinian missed par on the second play-off.
He went onto claim The Barclays in August last season as well as a couple of tournament wins in his homeland and is currently best-priced at 12/1 with Ladbrokes.
Rory McIlroy is also being backed by the bookies to win his first Masters title, with William Hill making him available at 12/1.
After a couple of years out in the wilderness, McIlroy looks to be close to his best and came close to winning his first PGA title since 2012 last month when he lost a four-way play-off at the Honda Classic.
The Ulsterman hasn’t enjoyed the best of times at Augusta, missing the cut in 2010 whilst being tied 40th in 2012 and tied 25th last year. His best finish came in 2011 as he tied 25th.
Masters Outright Betting
With Tiger Woods absent from this event, two-times Masters champion Phil Mickleson assumes his position amongst the fore-runners in terms of the bookies favourites to scoop this year’s tournament.
The 43-year-old last won at Augusta in 2013 but secured his first Open Championship title last year and tied for second at the US Open. He’s best-priced at 14/1 with Paddy Power.
Jason Day finished third last year behind Scott and Cabrera last year and the young Australian showed his class back in February, winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He’s available at 16/1 with Sportingbet as the winner this weekend.
Sergio Garcia is amongst the crop of established players yet to win a major but could this be his weekend?
The Spaniard was six shots off the winner last year as he tied for eighth but claimed his eleventh European Tour win earlier this year at the Qatar Masters. Sportingbet currently offer the best odds of 22/1 on him taking the title this weekend.
Some of the other leading Americans who could lift the title this weekend include Matt Kuchar, who is available at 25/1 with Paddy Power, 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson who’s priced at 28/1 with Sportingbet and Dustin Johnson who is also available at 28/1 with Bet 365.
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Live coverage of the Masters is available every day on Sky Sports, with day one beginning on Thursday at 7pm on Sky Sports 3.