2021 Masters Tournament Golf Betting Tips and Predictions

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:43 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 4:43 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips previews the Masters for oddsmarket.com
<div><div><strong>April 8-11 Augusta National, Georgia</strong></div><div> </div><div>For this preview, we are going to analyse the European challenge at this week's Masters, given the history of many European winners of the Masters plus the recent strong form of many over on the PGA Tour.</div><div> </div><div><strong>European Tour Form is Often a Key Correlation for Masters Week</strong></div><div> </div><div>Going back to the days of Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo, through the Angel Cabrera years, the likes of Shane Lowry and Danny Willett currently have a distinctive form line we can trust at the Masters. This strong course correlation has been apparent for forty years now.</div><div> </div><div>Wentworth hosts the European Tour’s flagship event, the PGA Championship and still, this form correlation exists. In that circumstance let’s go and have a look at last year’s event where Tyrrell Hatton was an impressive winner as he fended off a strong challenge from the young Frenchman, Victor Perez.</div><div> </div><div>Since, Perez has gone from strength to strength, making a solid debut at the Masters where his finishing position undermined how well he played all week. The twenty-eight-year-old has two 4th place finishes in 2021 at the Saudi International and the World Matchplay. However, his most impressive performance was his weekend play at the Players Championship on debut.</div><div> </div><div>Faced with a long putt to make the cut early on Saturday morning, the Frenchman produced a clutch read and went on the scythe his way through the field over the weekend for a top 10 finish.</div><div> </div><div>There is much recent history of players winning or playing well on their second visit to Augusta National, so with last year's debut experience in the bank, we can expect a strong performance from Victor Perez.</div><div> </div><div><strong>Masters Top European Golf Tip</strong>: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Victor Perez – Top European – each way at 34.00 Boylesports</a></div><div> </div><div><strong>Who Else has Wentworth Form?</strong></div><div> </div><div>We must take 2016 champion, Danny Willett, seriously this week. We know how previous champions can win for a second time or at least play well. There have been many examples over the years, but Jose Maria Olazabal and Bernhard Langer spring to mind.</div><div> </div><div>We know that Englishman, Willett, won the PGA Championship of 2019 and is a serial closer when in position. The Sheffield man is prone to runs of poor form and has found it hard since the Covid hiatus in 2020.</div><div> </div><div>That’s why when I saw his name at the top of the leaderboard on the Saturday of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship a couple of weeks ago, I looked twice. That is likely to sharpen Sheffield’s Danny Willett perfectly for this week and a tilt at a second Green Jacket.</div><div> </div><div>It’s amazing to me that Shane Lowry hasn’t competed strongly for the Masters in previous years given his affinity and strong trend of results at Wentworth. There was a slight improvement in last year’s event and there has been recent encouragement from the Northern Irishman with a strong Players Championship performance followed by competing well at the Honda Classic.</div><div> </div><div>Lowry is the sort to close out a surprising win if he gets in the van as he showed at the 2019 Open in his native country. If there is to be a shock this week, it could be Willett or Lowry but Lowry’s ability to close twinned with an attractive price of 126.00 with Betfred was too much to resist.</div><div> </div><div><strong>Masters Golf Tip</strong>: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shane Lowry – each-way at 126.00 Betfred</a></div></div>
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