US Masters Golf Championship Betting 2016 - Day The Augusta Favourite
The Masters is considered the most famous tournament in golf and we are looking forward to Jordan Speith defending his title this weekend. The big hitting American is one of the hottest young properties in the game and as such is well backed to claim another Green Jacket.
It will not be easy though for Speith with Rory McIlroy and Jason Day both playing really well and both are more than capable of claiming the victory and their first Green Jacket. Two time winner Bubba Watson is an Augusta specialist and is another major contender as we get ready for one of the best tournaments of the year.
The US Masters has a special and unique feel to it with players and fans alike looking forward to the tournament months in advance. The Masters is of course the only Major championship to be played on the same course each with the famed Augusta National in Georgia playing host in April. The course is one of the toughest tests in golf for the players while at the same time maintaining its stunning beauty and scenery making it the perfect venue.
US Masters Players
Qualification to play in the US Masters is very hard and only the very best of the world’s golfer will be invited. The Top 50 in the World Rankings will get automatic invites to the tournament whilst there will also be a number of wild-cards given, they are usually given to up and coming stars of the game. In recent years there have been strong influx of European players into the field at Augusta and 2014 will be no different with a strong contingent heading across the pond to Augusta.
Players will often be scrambling around trying to break into the top 50 in the world in the lead up to the Masters with everyone eager to play at Augusta each April.
US Masters Golf Odds
Each of the four Major Championships in golf are massive betting events and the US Masters is no different as it is eagerly anticipated each April. Augusta plays hosts to the most famous golf tournament in the world each year and the US Masters Odds are looking particularly competitive at this stage. All eyes are on Tiger Woods as always as he bids for a fifth Green Jacket but he is no longer the dominant force of old. Rory McIlroy will be hoping to add to his US Open success and few would argue against his chances in the betting and the same can be said of World Number One, Luke Donald who is continuing his quest for a first Major.
Masters Leaderboard and Scores
No tournament in the world is followed more closely than the US Masters at Augusta and the live leaderboard will be updated on a regular basis throughout the tournament. All the players will be hoping to start the tournament in good style in the first round as they look to get themselves within striking distance ahead of the all important weekend at Augusta. The live scores are partcualrly interesting when the players hit the famed Amen Corner with the toughest holes on the course coming around the turn which always proves to be crucial to the outcome.
Augusta Club and Features
The US Masters Course at Augusta is absolutely pristine and its beautifully landscaped features are always in full bloom in April. The colour and splendour of the US Masters is one of golf’s greatest assets and it is perhaps the most famous course in the world along with St Andrews in Scotland.
However, players are no longer fooled by the beauty of the course, due to its reputation of being one of the most difficult in the world and demands totally focused golf on every shot. It is why only the very best players usually win.
Augusta in April is a joy to behold and visitors will have a classy but varied time. We have put together a US Masters Visitor Guide for your perusal alongside information on US Masters Tickets.
Betting on the US Masters Golf Championship
Over the past few years golf has been going through something of a boom with any number of players capable of winning a Major Tournament at the moment. The era of Tiger Woods dominating the game is over with consecutive majors being won by different players with the likes of Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer, Webb Simpson and Darren Clarke just some of the names who have picked up a Major recently. This highlights how difficult golf betting can be while at the same time providing excellent value for the shrewd punter.