Are you betting on the 2018 Masters golf tournament?
The fist major PGA Tournament of the year takes tees-off on Thursday, April 5 when Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Jordan Spieth hit Augusta National for the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Who should you bet on? Is there a clear-cut favorite? Who will win? Is there a longshot in the field that could win the green jacket? Keep reading for answers to those question and more.
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2018 Masters Odds & Picks
- R. McIlroy +965
- J. Spieth +965
- J. Thomas +1100
- D. Johnson +1100
- T. Woods +1200
- J. Rose +1250
- B. Watson +1575
- J. Day +1650
- P. Mickelson +1725
- P. Casey +2200
- J. Rahm +2200
- R. Fowler +2300
- S. Garcia +2700
The 2018 Masters Favorite: Rory McIlroy/Jordan Spieth +965
McIlroy is in good form heading to Augusta. He took home the Arnold Palmer Invitational trophy at Bay Hill after shooting 69-70-67-64. The 64 he shot in Round 4 at the Arnold Palmer was as good as any round a golfer has shot this year.
If Rory hadn’t won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and if Tiger wasn’t playing great, Spieth would be an 8 to 1 shot to win the Masters Tournament. Jordan has only finished in the Top 10 twice this year. No worries. He practices shots at the Houston Open and still finished fourth in that tournament.
Spieth has become adept at showing his best during major golf tournaments. He’s still one of the top golfers in the world. He’s still young enough for us to say there’s a lot of upside.
The 2018 Masters Smart Pick: Tiger Woods +1200
In late February, Woods finished twelfth in the Honda Classic. He followed that up with a terrific second place finish at the Valspar Championship. Then, he finished in fifth place at Bay Hill after shooting 68-72-69-69.
Woods won the most recent of his four Masters titles in 2005, but that hasn’t stopped bettors from backing him and thus driving down the odds.
The Masters Longshot Pick: Sergio Garcia +2700
Garcia is the defending champion. If Sergio can pull out the win, he join fine company in winning back-to-back Masters: Jack Nicklaus (1965-66), Nick Faldo (1989-90) and Tiger Woods (2001-02). There is no reason why Garcia couldn’t win. After setting the record for most attempts (18) before a first green jacket, Garcia, 38, has four top-10 finishes in six starts this year and is ranked ninth in the world.