As interesting as this year’s 2012 Masters at Augusta National promises to be, even a tournament with this much history and this much
excitement surrounding it will end up being far more entertaining if spectators get to see a hole in one. It is the single most beloved occurrence in golf (because of its obvious rarity), and it is an undeniable treat for all in attendance whenever it wounds up happening.
With the best golfers in the world all in one place, competing head to head for the honor of putting on a green jacket – it has to happen at least once, right?
So who figures to have the best odds at accomplishing this rare, half impossible feat? The general presumption would be that the best players would have the best shot at hitting golf’s rarest milestone. So, if that’s the case, then the favorites to win the Masters this year, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Luke Donald, Justin Rose and so and so forth should be favorites to hit a hole in one too, theoretically. Only that’s not the case, albeit not for a lack of sound supporting logic.
A hole in one is a single shot that has very little to do with a given player’s overall ability or talent as a golfer. As important as someone’s skill level obviously is when it comes to accomplishing the feat, being able to get distance on your shots and general accuracy is just as, if not more so important than general golfing skills. All of which probably explains why Woods, McIlroy, Westwood, Donald, Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Hunter Mahan, Martin Kaymer, Nick Watney and the like are all listed at +10000 long shots to attain the seemingly unattainable accomplishment on Masters Hole In One Props at Bovada Sportsbook.
This year’s Masters Tournament will run from April 5 right through April 8