Golf Betting on Masters 2016
The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The US Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Whilst it must be remembered that the odds differ slightly from sports book to sports book, the 2016 Masters odds that are already available for betting on Masters 2016 are:
J Spieth 5/1
R McIlroy 6/1
J Day 10/1
B Watson 15/1
D Johnson 15/1
J Rose 25/1
A Scott 25/1
R Fowler 25/1
T Woods 25/1
As can be ascertained from these odds for betting on Masters 2016 Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are the co-favourites with Jason Day trailing closely behind.
Golf Betting in General
An interesting factor regarding betting on Masters 2016 is that because the majors are such huge sporting events and that golf is notoriously difficult to bet on with any degree of certainty due to the high levels of difficulty and low levels of consistency which throw up different and often unexpected winners each week. Golf betting is thus more often associated with luck as opposed to form and pedigree. This needs to be taken into serious consideration when selecting who to put money on.
There are two primary betting variations offered by bookmakers. The first is the tournament win bet, which requires a high degree of luck as it involves the selection of that years’ Masters winner. This bet is more often utilised by amateur punters simply having a lucky guess.
Professional gamblers tend to favour matchups between individual players. Golf betting sports sites pick and post matchups on the site, and punters select which of the two will be more successful in the tournament at hand. This system is more reliable, easier to predict and better for calculating the odds. Gamblers, therefore, wanting to bet on the Golf Masters in Augusta, USA in 2016, should use form and course preference to try to predict the winner with any accuracy, for the tournament is generally wide open.
The Rewards should Match the Risk
Betting on Masters 2016 is therefore a reasonably high-risk venture, and punters should seek out the odds that reflect this level of risk appropriately. For instance, when considering betting on Masters 2016 despite the fact that Jordan Spieth is favourite, it is rare for a player to win the Masters in back-to-back years, and 5/1 odds barely pays this any regard, making it a very high risk wager.
The 2016 Masters will make betting on Masters 2016 somewhat different. There are many golfing storylines at play, and many off-course factors in the mix. As time for this golf tournament gets nearer, and April draws closer, more form estimates will be necessary for the astute golfing punter. Anyone hoping for a lucrative windfall will have to weigh the many factors involved, and select the best odds they can find from amongst the many sports books available. And all the time be aware that betting on Masters 2016 is a high-risk gamble, and should pay compensatory rewards.