It’s a mouthwatering prospect for golf fans, the 2018 US Masters is a veritable who’s-who of the sport with the very biggest names going head to head on one of the most famous courses in the world in pursuit of the prestigious green jacket. But can Rory Mcllroy live up to the expectations of fans and bookies? Should you bet on the Masters being won by the likes of Dustin Johnson or Justin Thomas? Or is this the year that sees that Tiger reclaim his throne? We take a look.
- Date – April 5th > 8th
- Location: Augusta, USA
- Par – 72
- Length – 6,799m
- Purse – $11m
- Winner’s Prize – $1.98m
One of the four major championships in professional golf the Masters has been played since 1934 and has rarely been so anticipated as in the run up to this year’s tournament. The field is one of the best ever assembled and with so many of the top players on top form the competition is set to be as fierce as the bookies odds indicate. You can always bet on the masters to be a battle of the best but with Mcllroy winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational by three strokes, it looks like the best just got even better.
Naturally Rory won’t have it all his own way, you only have to check the US gambling news headlines that have muttered about the low odds on Tiger Woods ever since his presence was confirmed. Can he really be that good again? Should he really be getting odds better than the likes of Jason Day, Justin Rose or Jordan Spieth? Does he deserve four times greater odds of winning than Hideki Matsuyama? A bet on the Masters this year is not so much pick a winner but just decide if Woods will win or not.
Can Woods Win The Masters In 2018?
Rory McIlroy (source: Wikipedia)
Those among you who are apt to favor the admittedly far more interesting Tiger Woods over the likes of Jon Rahm or Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler or Sergio Garcia this tournament is destined to be nail biting, the almost fairytale-esque back-story providing the television commentators just the sort of drivel they need to fill in the gaps between shots, but that will make it no less of a tough call for a man still regaining his form, and if you’re not going to bet on the Masters being won by Tiger, who should you back?
Well whilst Mcllroy is the obvious choice for your non-Woods based bet on the Masters there are some tasty opportunities to bet on the Masters and back Spieth or Thomas, both of whom have looked very composed recently, Johnson too is on great form and this year the Masters is going to be a battle of the irons as those birdies don’t make themselves and there’s no guarantee anyone will be staying on the fairways and that applies even if you take advantage of US gambling laws to back Woods to win it.
All The Odds For Your Bet On The Masters Are Available Online
So what are the odds you can expect to see if you want to bet on sports in the US
Justin Rose gets 14/1, Jordan Spieth 12/1 and Justin Thomas just 11/1 making all three a very good bet on the Masters this year, and yes, that 10/1 that you can find on Tiger Woods is a good wager too, no doubt about it, even if Dustin Johnson is getting 9/1 or so at online bookies the same as the current tournament favorite Rory Mcllroy. So whilst we all wait to see if Tiger can put the bite on Mcllroy and leave Johnson in the dust if you’re going to place a wager on this tournament, now’s the time to do it.