Pro Betting Tips for US Masters 2019

Craig Edwards

Friday, April 5, 2019 4:29 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 4:29 PM UTC

Craig Edwards (follow hoim on twitter @EdwardsTips_) previews the US Masters for and recommends three bets.

<p style="text-align:center">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2 style="text-align:center">US Masters</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Augusta national, Augusta, Georgia</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Par 72, 7475 yards</h2><p style="text-align:center"> </p><h2>Preview</h2><p>The most iconic major championship the on the golfing calendar the US Masters starts Thursday at the picturesque Augusta National.</p><p>A supreme test of a players skill and nerve for the competitors with the lightning fast greens. The course has been lengthened considerably in recent years and the players who can drive long and accurate have generally prospered recently.</p><p>What a memorable tournament the Masters has been over the years at a venue where many European players have defined their careers. Seve Ballesteros put the continent on the map here followed by England’s Nick Faldo winning a hat trick of titles. Sandy Lyle, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Jose Maria Olazabal all followed in a period of domination for Europe. In recent years Europeans Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia have started to fly the flag again. Two of my earliest golfing memories are Larry Mize chipping in on the sudden death play off with Greg Norman in 1987 and Jack Nicklaus swashbuckling back nine at the age of forty-six to snatch victory again from Greg Norman in the previous year. Ten years later Greg Norman again lost from a seemingly invincible position as Nick Faldo turned over a five stroke deficit in a dramatic final round for his third and final victory. Ben Crenshaw won both his major championships here some eleven years apart like Jack Nicklaus proving age is no barrier when it comes to putting on the converted Green Jacket. Tiger Woods will be hoping that is a good omen as the four time champion is back very close to his best after several recent years strugglingwith injury. Bubba Watson is a two time champion with a real affinity for the event like three time champion Phil Mickelson.</p><p>Last year the unpopular brash American Patrick Reed was a surprising winner holding off a determined challenge from the World number one Englishman Justin Rose.</p><p> </p><h2>Verdict</h2><p>The player top of my list this year is Bubba Watson, a player who specialises in repeat victories at the same venue particularly here, Riveria and TPC River Highland. He has been notably consistent so far this season without winning. This has kept him under the radar but 4th place finishes at the Valspar Championship and Phoenix Open shows he has been in contention which can only help sharpen him up for this weeks test.</p><p>Second on my list is the great man himself Tiger Woods who structures his entire season around golfs four major championships. Now back to full fitness after surgeries for a serious back condition he has to manage his health with a cautious schedule. No one is better at prioritizing than Tiger over the years and with the knowledge the years are ticking by he will be keen to add to his fourteen major titles. Winning last season’s Tour Championship proved he still has what it takes to mix it in the modern game and last week he beat Rory McIlroy at the World Matchplay. Always difficult in sport to compare era's but the modern day competitors look like “snowflakes” in comparison to the great man. Professional sport can be 90% in the mind and there is no one stronger.</p><p>Phil Mickelson the triple Masters champion is still winning tournaments on the PGA tour with this seasons Pebble Beach Pro Am and last year's WGC Mexico. The forty-eight year old will be hoping for one last hurrah here which would break Jack Nicklaus record as the oldest ever champion here. This evergreen character has a real shot at the title this year.</p><p>I like three Australians this week firstly 2013 champion Adam Scott who like Bubba Watson is flying under the radar but with three top 12 finishes in his last five events he could become another multiple winner of the great event this week. Jason Day has looked a champion in the making for several years now, runner up in 2011 and just missing out on the 2013 play off we know he has what it takes round the Augusta national. I must mention a third Australian</p><p>and one I have for a long time thought would win a major championship, Mark Leishman contended here in 2013 and currently enjoying an extremely consistent season.</p><p>Jordan Speith has the most outstanding record here in his young career with a second on debut in 2014 followed by an impressive victory in 2015 since which have followed a second, third and eleventh. That is an outstanding record for a player so young but he arrives at Augusta national in dreadful form and it will be interesting to see if he can draw inspiration from his favourite week of the year.</p><p>In recent years the top of the betting market has dominated the event although in 2016 unheralded Englishman Danny Willett sneaked up the rails to take advantage of an implosion from Jordan Speith when he looked the runaway winner. Since the Sheffield born professional has been in the doldrums however, in recent months there have been signs of encouragement especially when winning the DP Tour Championship in November .</p><p>Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler have populated the higher reaches of the leaderboard in the US Masters without managing a victory but obviously they like the Augusta national and demand respect.</p><p>Always worth checking bookmakers each way concessions this week with Paddy Power and Coral already offering ten places.</p><p>I will be back next week with my analysis of the many side markets that will be offered by the bookmakers.</p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><p>Tiger Woods - each way @ 14/1 (15.00) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a></p><p>Bubba Watson - each way @ 40/1 (41.00) <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a" target="_blank">Unibet</a></p><p>Phil Mickelson - each way @ 50/1 (51.00) <a href=";a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3" target="_blank">Boylesport</a></p><h2><strong>Related articles:</strong></h2><ul> <li><strong><a href="" title="The Masters Side Markets Preview and Betting Tips">The Masters Side Markets Preview and Betting Tips</a></strong></li></ul>
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