Masters Golf in Augusta Betting Favourites

Published Thursday, April 06, 2017 -
Masters Golf in Augusta Betting Favourites

The green jacket is a coveted prize of any great professional golfer and they don’t come that easily. The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club is the venue for the golfing drama being played out on the links in the Empire State of the South beautiful Georgia USA. The top two betting favorites to win the Masters this year are according to some online sports books Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson neither have taken home the prize.

Johnson tips the scales slightly to his side after the 32 year old American born won the U.S.Open last year and tied for fourth place in the 2016 Masters Tournament. The wins recently in 2017 are impressive. The last three PGA tournaments gained him victories in the WGC-Match Play and the WGC-Mexico Championship events including the Genesis Open in back in February.

McIlroy hasn’t been quite as ambitious as Johnson with his earnings topping a little better than one million dollars compared to Johnson who has made over five times that amount of cash. McIlroy has been doing respectably well making the top ten three quarters of the time at the PGA events he played. The 27-year-old Northern Irish pro is a member of both the European and PGA Tours and was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks straight.

Jordan Spieth is also in the running for another green jacket for him. Spieth won his first major at the 2015 Masters Tournament with a score of 270 (−18), earning him $1.8 million. The 23-year-old Texan tied the tournament record set by Tiger Woods in 1997 with his victory in Augusta in 2015.

Brit Danny Willett, who won last year’s event with a 5-under par 283 but this year he lacks the luster he once had. Other possible contenders are Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose. Watch the tournament unfold, anything can happen at the Masters.




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