It seemed like a lot longer than 29 months that Woods had been gone from the top spot in the World Golf Rankings. But Woods’ climb back to the top has been a slow and steady one. He has certainly made strides under swing coach Sean Foley, and with two-straight wins coming into the 2013 Masters, Woods is the big favorite to win a fifth Green Jacket. It’s been eight years since Woods last won the Masters, coming in 2005. And it’s been nearly five years since he has won a Major championship. You can bet he will be the most talked about player coming into the 2013 Masters though. Continue reading
Phil Mickelson has won the Masters three times in his career, in 2005, 2006, and 2010. Many golf fans likely remember that first win back in 2004, which was Mickelson’s first-career Major championship win, after coming so close many times.
Nine years later, Mickelson will return to Augusta next week for the playing of the 2013 Masters. He is certainly among the top favorites coming to a place he has a history of playing well. Lefty won earlier in the 2013 season at Phoenix, but has not been in contention much since. Continue reading
With just over a week remaining until the first round of the 2013 Masters gets going, we wanted to take a moment to talk to you bettors about Tiger Woods, and the odds that have been formed for him relating to Major championships this season.
As it stands now, there are a couple of betting lines that you can get in on with some solid payouts as to how the No.1 ranked golfer in the world will perform in the four biggest tournament this season. Continue reading
The current 2012 Masters Betting Odds are clearly rooting for a ratings goldmine at Augusta with Tiger Woods and Rory McElroy atop the ladder. Just behind them is Phil Mickelson, who trampled Woods at Pebble Beach with a 64 on the final day. But, etween the three, only McIlroy has won any of the last four majors, although Tiger’s near-triumphant rally in Georgia’s Garden last year could have put him on that list. Continue reading
As we’ve learned from this year’s build-up, The Masters routinely gives us some of the most dramatic story lines in golf before the players even hit the course. What, with Hank Haney’s tell-all book on Tiger Woods, the sizzling climb of some of the game’s youngest golfers and course conditions Phil Mickelson claims will make the tournament a “birdie-fest”.
True, writers have already crafted their storylines, and oddsmakers have already made it known who they would prefer to win the tournament. Continue reading
Phil Mickelson told the media on Tuesday that he was perparing for a “birdie-fest” at The Masters this year. He should know, winning the tournament three times and finishing in the top-5 in several others.
The course is soft, yet not it’s intimidating discructive self.
“It seems that some of the planning I have made may go by the wayside,” he said. “As soft as the golf course is, you can fire at a lot of pins.” Continue reading
This year’s 2012 Masters at Augusta National is intriguing on a number of levels, but the most interesting showdown without question will be the one between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Despite the fact that McIlroy has largely dominated the competition this year en route to a No. 1 ranking, Woods was able to instantly become the favorite at golf’s biggest event following one win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A win mind you, that came against a field that didn’t include McIlroy. Look for the youngster to aim to make a statement against his more seasoned counterpart in this one. Woods is listed at -120 and McIlroy is listed at -110 in a Masters head to head matchup. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.