If one event gets me more charged than The Championships in April, it is The Masters at an absolute canter.
The world’s best golfers will descend on the famed, time-honoured and utterly stunning Augusta National in Georgia from Friday morning and four days of magnificence will follow, as they each seek their place in the history books and a green jacket.
Par is 72 and the course spans a total of 7475 yards. Some of The Masters betting market leaders have found serious form in recent months, but it is a tournament that typically offers a wide-range of golfers their opportunities and it has been won by plenty of roughies since the turn of the century.
A full set of 2019 US Masters Tips and a preview can be found below.
The Masters Winner
As hinted above, The Masters is known for its long and challenging holes and Augusta National has been a happy hunting ground for players like Bubba Watson. The big-hitting leftie bookended Aussie Adam Scott’s title by winning the 2012 and 2014 green jackets and has opened a $34 shot in 2019 The Masters betting.
Patrick Reed teed off as a $70 shot at The Masters in 2018 but was able to hold his nerve and take out the whole thing. The American has managed only one top-ten finish this season and is probably under the odds at his $51 quote here.
I’ve zeroed in on three players in 2019 The Masters betting whom I’m happy to be with to win.
Dustin Johnson ($11)
Understandably, current world number one Dustin Johnson has been in strong and consistent form recently and looms as a live chance once more at $11. The thirty-four-year-old was an impressive winner of the Mexico Championship in February and has since placed T5 at The Players and T6 at the Valspar Championship most notably. His best result here at Augusta was a T4 in 2016 and if he has all the tools necessary to claim the green jacket – he simply needs to put it all together.
Brooks Koepka ($13)
Ten of the last thirteen majors have fallen the way of a first-timer, but Brooks Koepka has won three within that period of time and is clearly good enough to take out The Masters in 2019. Koepka has been somewhat inconsistent this season but has still managed some outstanding results and he is a player that has typically kept his best performance for major tournaments. In a nutshell, he knows what he’s doing and if he is thereabouts on the final day, will be tough to hold out.
Bryson DeChambeau ($26)
Bryson DeChambeau has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence in recent seasons and looks as though he is on the cusp of securing his first (of potentially many) major victories. The twenty-five-year-old opened his season with an impressive winner at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and has continued to produce eye-catching performances. He typically plays well under pressure and I’m happy to take the $26 that’s currently on offer in outright tournament winner betting. DeChambeau would not look out of place continuing the trend of new players saluting.
You can take advantage of a wide variety of The Masters betting options here at Neds, including group plays.
Four players will fly the Aussie flag at Augusta this year and you can back the Aussie that you think will finish the highest on the leader board, for example. At publish, Jason Day ($3.10) leads the market from Marc Leishman ($3.20), Adam Scott ($3.75) and Cameron Smith ($5).
Tip: Back Marc Leishman finish above the other Australians