TIGERMANIA will hit Augusta this week but the man to beat could be Bubba Watson.

Revived Tiger Woods is sixth favourite for the Masters at 18-1 with BetStars and while he might place I'd want double those odds.

Watson arrives at a hyped-up tournament as the man in form having won twice this season including a spectacular success in the Dell-Tech Match Play two weeks ago when he blew everyone away.

The double Green Jacket winner has all the assets for Augusta – he hits it long, is left-handed and has sharpened up his short game. I'm backing him each way at 16-1 with Paddy Power (8 places).

Another left-hander Phil Mickelson has three Masters triumphs – the last in 2010 – and is back to his best having won the WGC-Mexico this season.

It's been said Augusta was designed for Mickelson and again he should go close at a biggest 18-1 with bet365 (8 places).

Jordan Spieth, the 2015 winner, is 10-1 favourite but a third place at Houston last week doesn't justify that price.

It would be great to see a final pairing of Woods and Rory McIlroy a she tries to complete a career Grand Slam but he is a little short at 12-1 on greens where he struggles.

I'd rather be with Justin Rose who has been runner-up twice in three years and handed it to Sergio Garcia 12 months ago. He is 16-1 with Betfred (6 places).

Georgia lad Russell Henley, who has finished 31st, 21st and 11th in the last three years, is an each-way long shot. He was eighth at Houston and is 110-1 at bet365.

I don't think Fred Couples has too much to beat to be top Senior. He is 2-1 favourite with Unibet and the only players likely to challenge are Vijay Singh and Bernhard Langer (both 5-2, BetStars).

Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat to finish top Asian at 5-1 with Ladbrokes has a chance. Japan's Hideki Matsuyama is evens favourite but off the boil and Aphi shone at the Match Play.

And here's one that can't lose – Sandy Lyle to be top Scot on his final Masters appearance. He's got nothing to beat .. and that's sad.

Recommended Bets

  • Bubba Watson 2pts ew
  • Phil Mickelson 1.5pts ew
  • Justin Rose 1pt ew
  • Russell Henley 0.5pt ew
  • Kiradec Aphibarnrat top Asian 1pt
  • Fred Couples top Senior 1pt
2 Comments
  1. buzzer 3 years ago

    Been down Ladbrokes and had my tons worth on these 5 as singles hopefully some profit come Monday

    Jordan speith top 5 finish @9/4 £20 returns £65

    Justin Thomas top 5 finish @9/4 £20 returns £65

    Bubba Watson Top 10 finish @11/8 £20 returns £47.50

    Tiger Top 10 finish @6/5 £20 returns £44.00

    Phil Mickleson Top 10 finish @6/4 £20 returns £50

    good luck everyone and here’s to a good masters

  2. Jordan 3 years ago

    By no means tips but these are my punts for Augusta. Only golf event I ever punt on.

    Cantlay
    Hadwin
    Chappell

    To Make The Cut Treble @ 6/4 @ 365 – 4 points

    Just to juice up the odds I’m adding a few on the very short favourites. Can get decent odds for a 14 fold @ 365 which is always worth a point.

    Cantlay
    Hadwin
    Chappell
    Noren
    Poulter
    Scott
    Matsuyama
    Fowler
    Garcia
    Watson
    Mickelson
    Kuchar
    Casey
    Rose

    14/1 @ 365 – 1 point

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