If you bet on golf, you bet on the Masters. It’s the first and most prestigious tournament of the year, and there could be history made. We tell you our best picks to bet to win the Masters!
Best bets to win Masters at Intertops Sportsbook
- Rory Mcilroy to win at 9.00 (8/1)
- Jason Day to win at 7.5 (13/2)
- Bubba Watson to win at 12.00 (11/1)
- Jordan Spieth to win at 10.00 (9/1)
For those who bet on golf, or even who bet on sports at all, it’s one of the most exciting weekends of the year. This year, it’s tough to decide on whom to bet to win the masters, especially without the option to bet on Tiger Woods, who is out through injury! Will you bet on Rory Mcilroy to complete his Career Grand Slam? Maybe you’ll bet on Jason Spieth to defend the trophy he won last year. Perhaps you’ll bet on Jason Day, world number 1, who is also in with a great shout. Or you could bet on an outsider in the shape of many top golfers who’ll also fancy their chances! Here’s the lowdown on how the top competitors are shaping-up…
Jason Day: 7.5 (13/2) to win the Masters
Day is World number 1, and won the last major held: the PGA Championship. If he wins at Augusta, it would be his third tournament victory in a row, after wins at Bay Hill and Match Play Championships in Texas. He’s on form, and could well improve on the 2nd place finish he achieved here in 2011. However, if you bet on sports in Australia, you’ll have heard about his reputation for lacking the killer instinct; until recently it was better to bet on Jason Day to come second, rather than first. Has he learned how to win, or is he just going through a lucky patch?
Rory Mcilroy: 9.00 (8/1) to win the Masters
For the man from Hollywood, Northern Ireland, this is an opportunity to make history. A win would make him only the sixth man to complete a career grand slam. Ever since he threw away his lead at the 2011 Masters, he’s always seemed a good bet to win the masters at some point. He will one of these days, and though he’s the only top six player not to win a tournament this year, he has the talent to blow everybody else away.
Jordan Spieth: 10.00 (9/1) bet to win the Masters
Another kind of history could be made by 22 year-old Jordan Spieth. He hopes to be only the second player to defend the Masters in the past 25 years. He has the talent, winning two majors last year and coming 2nd in the Masters in 2014. However, he isn’t in the greatest form and the duties required of a defending champion could prove to be a little distracting.
Bubba Watson: 12.00 (11/1) bet to win the Masters
If you’re looking for a bet to win the Masters, you always have to favour big-hitting left-handers. Bubba won the tournament in 2012 and 2014, so has the possibility of continuing an even-year trend. He’s world number four and playing well: you wouldn’t want to write him off.
Adam Scott: 13.00 (12/1) bet to win the Masters
Best bets for Masters Top 5 Finish Intertops Sportsbook
- Phil Mickelson at 4.00 (3/1)
- Justin Rose at 5.00 (4/1)
- Hideki Matsuyama at 8.00 (7/1)
2013 Champion Adam Scott leads the PGA Tour so far this year, winning back to back titles last month. He’s made a controversial choice by ditching his regular caddie for Steve Williams, with whom he won the Masters previously. If it disturbs his consistency, you can write off his chances. But it could be a stroke of genius, and he may well finish near the top of the rankings.
Rickie Fowler: 17.00 (16/1) bet to win the Masters
If you bet on sports in the US, you’ll have been told that Fowler was a good bet to win the tournament in many majors of the past few years. He hasn’t made his breakthrough yet, but he’s made the top 5 in every major; it’s matter of time till he wins won.
Phil Mickelson: 19.00 (18/1) bet to win the Masters
He might not have won so far this year, but Phil is always in with a shout at the Masters. He’s won three times and made the top 10 on an incredible 12 other occasions. He’s getting older and can’t be relied upon to win, but he’s a smart bet to make the top 5.
Justin Rose: 26.00 (25/1) bet to win the Masters
There’s not been a European winner since 1999, with most online sportsbooks predicting that it’ll be Mcilroy to bring that run to an end. Justin Rose might disagree with that, though! He wasn’t in great form last year, yet managed to come in 2nd place. This time around his form is a little better, and he’s ranked eighth in the world. His consistency over the years means that he deserves a second major: it could come here.
Hideki Matsuyama: 36.00 (35/1) bet to win the Masters
A smart outsider bet is for the 14th ranked golfer in the world, Hideki Matsuyama. He was top amateur here in 2013 and came fifth in 2015. He is only 24, and keeps improving. Bet on him to get into the top 5. And If you’re going to bet on an outsider to win, bet on Mastsuyama.