The great thing about a huge sporting event like The Masters, is that it opens up a great variety of markets for punters. The 2015 Masters is no exception and with Rory McIlroy seemingly the clear favourite to succeed at Augusta this year, better value may be found is some of the alternative markets.
The top 10 finish market can open up some excellent betting opportunities. Lee Westwood, who has finished inside the top 10 at The Masters in 3 of the last 4 years is 7/2 to do so again in 2015.
Young American, Patrick Reed, has been in great form this year, winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January and also claiming 5 top 10 finishes since the turn of the year. Reed is available at 10/3 with Boylesports to finish inside the top 10 at the 2015 Masters.
The weather can always make a difference at a golf tournament and the latest forecast is showing signs of wet weather throughout The Masters. Matt Kuchar is one player who seems to thrive under bad playing conditions and the weather could suit him more than most. The American is 3/1 with Betfred to finish in the top 10 this week. Another player who could wake up happy to see the rain on Thursday morning is Paul Casey and the Englishman is 6/1 with Bet365 to finish in the top 10.
Another interesting market at The Masters is Top Debutant, which offers the chance to bet on which player will finish top of all the players who are making their first appearance at the tournament. Top of the list is Brooks Koepka, a talented young American golfer, who claimed the Phoenix Open title in February. However, Koepka picked up an injury at the Arnold Palmer Invitational 3 weeks ago and may not be 100% fit. Therefore, that leaves American Cameron Tringale and Englishman Danny Willet as the top contenders. Willet, who is 10/1 with Bet365 to be the top debutant this week, is currently first in the Race to Dubai and Tringale, 12/1 with SkyBet, finished T5 at the Houston open last week.
Finally, the chance to bet on who will be leading at the half-way stage, is always a good opportunity at The Masters. This year, one player who’s name stands out as a leader after 36 holes is Henrik Stenson. The Swede is currently 1st for round one scoring average, 18th for second round scoring average and 190th for third round scoring average this year. With a great short game, ideal for Augusta but a terrible average for third round scoring, Stenson makes a good bet at 22/1 with SkyBet, as the half-way stage leader of the 2015 Masters.
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