US Masters 2012 Betting

March 27, 2012 •

It’s time for some US Masters 2012 Betting tips! This years Masters promises to be one of the most exciting in years. With Tiger Woods’ recent win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Tournament at Bay Hill, bookies have installed him as the favourite for the win at Augusta. Most bookmakers have Tiger listed at 7/2 but in the early going you can get 4/1 (+400) at Ladbrokes, or the same price at Bovada if you’re a US bettor. It seems like a short price and is a good indication that the bookmakers are still scared of Tiger. Despite his play still being quite erratic and his putting questionable, he’s rarely been a shorter price for the Masters.

Rory McIlroy who was favourite up until this past weekend will tee off as the second favourite at most sportsbooks, and can be had at 5/1 on Bet365 and Ladbrokes, while Americans will have to settle for 4/1 (+400) at Bovada or 9/2 (+450) at Intertops.

Next in the betting is Phil Mickelson, who comes in at 12/1 on Bet365 and 11/1 on Bovada. At 3 times the price of Woods, Mickelson probably represents the best value bet of the three big guns.

Further down the field, Charles Schwartzel at 35/1 looks like a fun bet. The defending champ obviously knows his away around Augusta and has made the cut in 9 straight majors. Looking beyond him, Bubba Watson at 45/1 on Bet365 seems like its worth a small bet. He generally tends to make the weekend at Augusta and will give you a run for your money. Let’s not forget about another hot hand, Graeme McDowell, whose 60/1 looks very generous.

The long term weather forecast is currently showing rain for Thursday and Friday and a dry weekend, but obviously its too early to tell definitively at the moment.