The first round of any golf tournament, but particularly the Masters, is intriguing because it is generally where lesser known stars get their chance to shine. Without the pressure of actually having to compete for the win and without the burden of expectations, guys that nobody really expects to come out with a victory tend to do surprisingly well.
That being said, predicting who the next unheralded superstar to make an impact in the first round of the Masters will be is a tough feat. That’s why the favorites to emerge with the lead come the end of the first round of the 2012 Masters happen to be guys who everyone is well aware of. Continue reading →
It’s officially Masters Week! So here at Masters Betting Odds, this is obviously the week we look forward to every year, with the first Major Championship ready to get going.
And while we will be flooding the blog with a variety of articles and betting odds for the week, we are going to start off a little away from the normal spectrum on this Monday. Sure, we will get into the overall betting odds, top-10 odds, individual players odds etc.
Apparently Tiger Woods only needed one win to make folks forget about a tremendously disappointing multi-year stretch.
Following his five-stroke victory at the recent Arnold Palmer Invitational, odds makers quickly rushed to install him as the prohibitive favorite to win at this year’s Masters. Never mind that the man had just earned his first PGA win in over two years without even having to square off against the No. 1 ranked player in the world – Tiger’s back! Or something. Continue reading →
Anyone who watched the 2011 Masters last year will likely remember the difficult final round played by Rory McIlroy, after the then-21-year-old led the tournament for the first three days. It was a beautiful display of golf for 54 holes.
And then, it’s as if McIlroy had a lightbulb go off in his head that he was on the cusp of greatness, and wasn’t quite ready for the stage. Continue reading →
He kept telling us that he was close, and that it wouldn’t be much longer before he started to see results on the golf course translate into victories. Some of us believed him, and some of us didn’t think he would ever win again.
It had been 924 days since we last saw a PGA Tour victory from Tiger Woods, but his five-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday definitely made a big statement.
Rory McIlroy officially took over as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the land after recently winning Honda Classic. That’s the good news. The bad news, though, is that the guy who finished second to him in that tournament, Tiger Woods, is nipping at his heels.
After a slow and steady rise from his rock bottom status over the last couple of years, Woods taking down McIlroy sometime in the foreseeable feels about as inevitable as anything in golf can feel. And even though McIlroy still has one tournament and a full month to go before the 2012 Masters, you can’t blame him and everyone else for looking forward and envisioning the potentially legendary battle that these two could have at Augusta. As it stands McIlroy and Woods are listed 4/1 and 13/2 to win the Masters respectively. Continue reading →
One of the most exciting golf tournaments lately was a ProAm? Whether it was Bill Murray’s constant comedy routine or the fact that Tiger and Phil back in the hunt to win a tournament, golf was back as an entertaining sport for the average viewer. People still feeling the hangover of the Super Bowl, found that there are still sports out there to watch while baseball season creeps closer.
Two weekends ago, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finally made golf fun to watch again. The average person can’t even name 3 of the top 5 finishers but they can tell you that Phil Mickelson beat Tiger Woods. It’s like a LeBron fast-break dunk or Albert Pujols clobbering 3 home runs in a World Series game. Continue reading →