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.
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 →