THIS will be the 77th US Masters and during the first 76 events there have only been 23 aces. At first glance their scarcity would suggestt the only feasible option is to lay Yes or back No in the Hole-in-one Market but that’s definitely not the case.

In the tournament's entire history the tough 4th hole has provided just one hole-in-one. Four have been registered at the 6th and there have been just three at the 12th.

If there’s going to be one again this time around it’s highly likely to be at the 16th and it’s also highly likely to be on Sunday. And if recent history is to be believed we may even get two!

Much excitement has been caused over recent years by the pin placement on the 16th on Sunday and we’ve seen a rash of hole-in-ones there, nine in the last nine years in fact!

In 2004 Padraig Harrington and Kirk Triplett, playing in consecutive groups, both aced it within 10 minutes of each other. Nathan Green and Ryan Moore both found the cup in one three years ago and last year it was the turn of both Bo Van Pelt and Adam Scott.

As detailed here, there have been very slight alterations to the 16th green ahead of this year’s renewal but it shouldn’t make any difference and given the extra spice putting the flag on the flat spot below the slope provides I see no reason whatsoever for the organisers to change tact this Sunday.

It’s all about getting Yes onside on day four – how it’s done is all down to personal choice. If you wanted to be clever, you could lay Yes before the tournament begins and then back it after round three (provided there hasn’t already been one of course!) or you could take less of a risk and just back Yes before Sunday and forget about laying it first.

I don’t see any value in backing Yes before Sunday though as the chances of there being one before then are very slim indeed.

The price should drift as the event progresses and yet if there is to be one the odds are stacked in favour of it happening on Sunday.

Recommended Bet

Back Yes @ 2.0 or better

Milesey (Betfair)

11 Comments
  1. James C 9 years ago

    A nice bit of analysis, Mr Fixit!
    I’ve bet £25 on Tiger Woods at 4/1 to win the tournament with Ladbrokes (though he is available elsewhere at 9/2). Reason being that Ladbrokes are giving you a refund up to £25 (as a free bet) if a British or Irish player wins the tournament!

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      James C, I’ve done the same as you plus doing my each-way bets with Paddy for the six places.

  2. Milesey 9 years ago

    HOLE BY HOLE GUIDE
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    Hole 1: Tea Olive
    445 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: Hardest

    Augusta starts with a very tough hole, so it makes little sense carrying too much risk on a player until they’ve safely negotiated it. This ranked as the hardest hole last year, so everyone should be happy with a solid par.

    Hole 2: Pink Dogwood
    575 yard par-five
    2012 ranking: 18th hardest

    In complete contrast to the opening hole, this par-five rated the easiest last year and represents the ideal time to back your pick as there are plenty more opportunities looming. Par will be a backward step.

    Hole 3: Flowering Peach
    350 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 14th hardest

    Now it’s time for a classic risk-reward affair that usually yields more birdies than any hole beside the par-fives. At just 350 yards, the third hole is well within range for the longest hitters, but the most rewarding approach tends to involve laying up short of the bunkers, leaving a full second shot with maximum control. A good birdie opportunity.

    Hole 4: Flowering Crab Apple
    240 yard par-three
    2012 ranking: 10th hardest

    No short hole on a course like Augusta is going to be easy, but there will be plenty of birdies here too. Par, nevertheless, is a good score.

    Hole 5: Magnolia

    455 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 8th hardest

    Another mid-ranking hole. Finding the fairway bunkers will probably cost a bogey but an accurate tee shot sets up a birdie chance.

    Hole 6: Juniper
    180 yard par-three
    2012 ranking: 12th hardest

    This is usually the least penal of Augusta’s short holes so we’re still in the section of the course where contenders are likelier to be moving forward, rather than back.

    Hole 7: Pampas
    450 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 7th hardest

    Tee-to-green accuracy is the order of the day here to obtain the best fairway lie and then avoid the greenside bunkers. Par is a good score on another tough hole.

    Hole 8: Yellow Jasmine
    570 yard par-five
    2012 ranking: 15th hardest

    The final hole of the good early scoring stretch. In the last four Masters, this has been the hardest of Augusta’s long holes but it always averages under par.

    Hole 9: Carolina Cherry
    460 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 2nd hardest

    We are now at the stage where it makes sense to lay back, or take all the risk out of earlier positions, because troubling is looming. The ninth ranked much harder than usual last year, faring the second toughest hole. That’s unlikely to be the case again and we will see some birdies here, but anything other than a perfect second-shot can be unduly penalised, rolling backwards off a sloping green.

    Hole 10: Camellia
    495 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 4th hardest

    Any player in the field will happily take level par over the next three holes, so you definitely want to be laying rather than backing them throughout this stretch. First up, the long par-four that derailed Rory McIlroy in 2011.

    Hole 11: White Dogwood
    505 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 4th hardest

    The first stopping point of Amen Corner ranked fourth last year, but is more often regarded as the toughest hole on the course. A long second shot must clear the pond guarding the front-left of this green, so players often take the safer option of bailing out right, leaving a tough scramble for par. Birdies here are like gold-dust, and par always an excellent score.

    Hole 12: Golden Bell
    155 yard par-three
    2012 ranking: 13th hardest

    This short hole is just a flick with a wedge but no picnic by any means. Numerous challenges have folded here over the years. If the player you’re following safely finds the green, this is the ideal time to switch direction and become a backer once again. Plenty of birdies are made on this green and the easiest stretch of the course awaits.

    Hole 13: Azalea
    510 yard par-five
    2012 ranking: 16th hardest

    With three good birdie chances on the run ahead, the 13th is a time to be backing, rather than laying, players. This is one of the great long holes in tournament golf, which always produces plenty of eagles as well as threatening ruin for players finding Rae’s Creek if their second shot comes up short.

    Hole 14: Chinese Fir
    440 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 9th hardest

    This played harder than usual last year but remains one of the better birdie chances due to the lack of penal bunkers. As always though, a pinpoint iron approach is essential.

    Hole 15: Firethorn
    530 yard par-five
    2012 ranking: 17th hardest

    Arguably the most exciting and pivotal hole on the course. This green is usually within range and will yield plenty of eagles, but the second shot requires perfect precision to clear the water and hold the green. Those hitting it long will face a devilish eagle chip downhill towards the water.

    Hole 16: Redbud
    170 yard par-three
    2012 ranking: 11th hardest

    Another pivotal hole down the stretch and, increasingly, a birdie chance. The final day pin position offers a genuine hole-in-one chance but anything past or left of the pin leaves a brutal putt or chip.

    Hole 17: Nandina
    440 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 6th hardest

    The best scoring chances have now gone so it’s mostly about protecting your score from here. The 17th didn’t use to be that difficult but ranked second hardest in 2011 and played tough again last year. At this stage, it makes sense to lay or take the risk out of players you’ve already backed. Check the earlier scores that day on this hole first though, because depending on the pin position it can play quite easy.

    Hole 18: Holly
    465 yard par-four
    2012 ranking: 3rd hardest

    Again, this is not a tee-shot where you want to be carrying too much risk, as the bunkers down the left always snare a few victims. From there, a double-bogey becomes a real possibility. The best betting ploy at this late stage is to back the clubhouse leaders, in expectation of other contenders dropping shots on these last couple of holes.

    Milesey ( betfair )

  3. Milesey 9 years ago

    1. Tiger Woods 4/1

    Unsurprisingly there has been a truckload of money for Tiger. He is a four-time Masters winner and in his 17 US Masters tournaments, he has finished in the top five 59 per cent of the time. In his 66 rounds at the Augusta National Course Tiger has made par or better 77 per cent of the time. Woods has three tour wins to his name since the turn of the year and if he regains the Masters for the first time in eight years he’ll have the traders in Paddy Power running for cover.

    2. Rory McIlroy 8/1

    Despite Rory McIlroy’s issues with the new sticks, this hasn’t stopped punters ploughing into the world number two. He may be coming into form at the right time after finishing second in the Texas Open and shot a 66 in the final round. Punters have no problem backing Rory to win the Masters for the first time but Paddy Power will be praying for a ‘McIlroy meltdown’ circa 2011 to avoid a costly payout.

    3. Justin Rose 20/1

    Justin Rose has never won a major – missing 13 cuts out of 35 – but that hasn’t put punters off at a price of 20/1 for the US Masters. Paddy Power might pay for offering six places as Rose is having a pretty decent season and has no problem with the tough Augusta course. Since the turn of the year Rose has not finished any lower than 17th in six tournaments and in his seven Masters appearances he has made the top 25 five times.

    4. Phil Mickelson 11/1

    Hundreds of years ago left-handers were accused of witchcraft – now they’re busy winning the US Masters. Five of the last 10 tournaments have been won by leftys and Mickelson can improve that record. Punters have been emptying their piggy-banks for Big Phil who has finished in the top six in 11 of his 17 appearances at the US Masters. That 65 per cent success rate will leave Paddy watching the two-time Masters winner from behind the couch.

    5. Lee Westwood 28/1

    Westy might not have won a Major yet but punters haven’t been shy in backing the former world number one. In four of his last five Masters tournaments he has finished 11th or better and has finished in the top 25 in 62 per cent of tournaments since the start of 2013. This might not be Westwood’s best chance of a debut major but he makes excellent place claims and another top six finish will be a swift kick in the unmentionables for Paddy.

    6. Louis Oosthuizen 28/1

    Oosthuizen became just the fourth player to record an albatross in the Masters with his incredible 253-yard shot on the second hole in 2012. That set him up for an agonising play-off defeat against Bubba Watson to record his best-ever Masters finish. That recent form has punters throwing more than a few quid on the South African who has already notched up a tour victory back in January. Similar accuracy this year will put Oosthuizen in the frame and put Paddy Power on a one-way street to the poor house.

    Milesey ( betfair )

    • Milesey 9 years ago

      Tiger Woods has been partnered with England’s Luke Donald and fellow American Scott Piercy after the opening round draw was made for this year’s Masters.

      The world No 1 and his playing partners tee off at 3:45pm BST on Thursday and will then go out at 6:41pm in Friday’s second round.

      Woods has won four Masters titles but has not claimed victory at Augusta since 2005, with his last major in any competition coming at the US Open in 2008.

      But Woods is the favourite to claim the Green Jacket after recently regaining his status as the world’s top player.

      Defending champion Bubba Watson will be in the group just ahead of Woods, with US Amateur champion Steven Fox and Britain’s Ian Poulter keeping him company.

      The group going out directly after Woods includes Irishman Padraig Harrington, Australian Jason Day and American Rickie Fowler.

      World No 2 Rory McIlroy heads out in Thursday’s penultimate group alongside American Keegan Bradley and Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson.

      The group in front of them is also an intriguing one, with three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson, Germany’s Martin Kaymer and South African Louis Oosthuizen, last year’s Masters runner-up, drawn together.

      Milesey

  4. Milesey 9 years ago

    Thursday – Round One (all BST)

    1:00pm S Lyle (Sco), J Peterson (USA), N Smith (USA)

    1:11pm L Mize (USA), B Gay (USA), R Henley (USA)

    1:22pm I Woosnam (Wal), D Lynn (Eng), K Na (USA)

    1:33pm D Toms (USA), R Sterne (Rsa), T Potter Jr (USA)

    1:44pm T Watson (USA), R Moore (USA), K Streelman (USA)

    1:55pm R Garrigus (USA), C Pettersson (Swe), T Clark (Rsa)

    2:06pm M Weir (Can), L Westwood (Eng), J Furyk (USA)

    2:17pm B Snedeker (USA), R Ishikawa (Jpn), J Rose (Eng)

    2:28pm J Olazabal (Esp), M Leishman (Aus), T Vogel (USA)

    2:39pm C Schwartzel (Rsa), W Simpson (USA), P Hanson (Swe)

    2:50pm Z Johnson (USA), KJ Choi (Kor), G McDowell (NIr)

    3:12pm M Thompson (USA), J Huh (USA), J Senden (Aus)

    3:23pm S Cink (USA), N Colsaerts (Bel), T Wiratchant (Tha)

    3:34pm B Watson (USA), I Poulter (Eng), S Fox (USA)

    3:45pm T Woods (USA), L Donald (Eng), S Piercy (USA)

    3:56pm J. Day (Aus), R Fowler (USA), P Harrington (Irl)

    4:07pm J Merrick (USA), T Olesen (Den), DA Points (USA)

    4:18pm C Stadler (USA), B Curtis (USA), M Weaver (USA)

    4:29pm M O’Meara (USA), M Laird (Sco), J Donaldson (Wal)

    4:40pm P Lawrie (Sco), T Bjorn (Den), G Fernandez-Castano (Esp)

    4:51pm T Immelman (Rsa), G Coetzee (Rsa), A Dunbar (NIr)

    5:13pm E Els (Rsa), S Stricker (USA), N Watney (USA)

    5:24pm B Crenshaw (USA), M Manassero (Ita), T Guan (Chn)

    5:35pm B Langer (Ger), L Glover (USA), H Stenson (Swe)

    5:46pm V Singh (Fij), B Van Pelt (USA), YE Yang (Kor)

    5:57pm A Cabrera (Arg), S Garcia (Esp), A Scott (Aus)

    6:08pm F Couples (USA), D Johnson (USA), B Grace (Rsa)

    6:19pm H Mahan (USA), H Fujita (Jpn), F Molinari (Ita)

    6:30pm P Mickelson (USA), L Oosthuizen (Rsa), M Kaymer (Ger)

    6:41pm R McIlroy (Nir), K Bradley (USA), F Jacobson (Swe)

    6:52pm J Dufner (USA), M Kuchar (USA), B Haas (USA)

    Friday – Round Two

    1:00pm J Merrick (USA), T Olesen (Den), DA Points (USA)

    1:11pm C Stadler (USA), B Curtis (USA), M Weaver (USA)

    1:22pm M O’Meara (USA), M Laird (Sco), J Donaldson (Wal)

    1:33pm P Lawrie (Sco), T Bjorn (Den), G Fernandez-Castano (Esp)

    1:44pm T Immelman (Rsa), G Coetzee (Rsa), A Dunbar (NIr)

    1:55pm E Els (Rsa), S Stricker (USA), N Watney (USA)

    2:06pm B Crenshaw (USA), M Manassero (Ita), T Guan (Chn)

    2:17pm B Langer (Ger), L Glover (USA), H Stenson (Swe)

    2:28pm V Singh (Fij), B Van Pelt (USA), YE Yang (Kor)

    2:39pm A Cabrera (Arg), S Garcia (Esp), A Scott (Aus)

    2:50pm F Couples (USA), D Johnson (USA), B Grace (Rsa)

    3:12pm H Mahan (USA), H Fujita (Jpn), F Molinari (Ita)

    3:23pm P Mickelson (USA), L Oosthuizen (Rsa), M Kaymer (Ger)

    3:34pm R McIlroy (Nir), K Bradley (USA), F Jacobson (Swe)

    3:45pm J Dufner (USA), M Kuchar (USA), B Haas (USA)

    3:56pm S Lyle (Sco), J Peterson (USA), N Smith (USA)

    4:07pm L Mize (USA), B Gay (USA), R Henley (USA)

    4:18pm I Woosnam (Wal), D Lynn (Eng), K Na (USA)

    4:29pm D Toms (USA), R Sterne (Rsa), T Potter Jr (USA)

    4:40pm T Watson (USA), R Moore (USA), K Streelman (USA)

    4:51pm R Garrigus (USA), C Pettersson (Swe), T Clark (Rsa)

    5:13pm M Weir (Can), L Westwood (Eng), J Furyk (USA)

    5:24pm B Snedeker (USA), R Ishikawa (Jpn), J Rose (Eng)

    5:35pm J Olazabal (Esp), M Leishman (Aus), T Vogel (USA)

    5:46pm C Schwartzel (Rsa), W Simpson (USA), P Hanson (Swe)

    5:57pm Z Johnson (USA), KJ Choi (Kor), G McDowell (NIr)

    6:08pm M Thompson (USA), J Huh (USA), J Senden (Aus)

    6:19pm S Cink (USA), N Colsaerts (Bel), T Wiratchant (Tha)

    6:30pm B Watson (USA), I Poulter (Eng), S Fox (USA)

    6:41pm T Woods (USA), L Donald (Eng), S Piercy (USA)

    6:52pm J. Day (Aus), R Fowler (USA), P Harrington (Irl)

    Milesey

  5. Milesey 9 years ago

    US Masters Betting: Each way selections for the first Major of the season

    Back Hunter Mahan @ 41.0

    With a string of high finishes at Augusta and a decent start to the season under his belt, Mahan must be hopeful of a very strong showing at this year’s Masters. Top-10 finishes in 2009 and 2010 (and 12th last year) demonstrates an aptitude for the course. Long off the tee, accurate with his irons and a better putter than many credit him for – Mahan has the all-round game to go close and five PGA Tour wins shows that if he gets in the right position he can get the job done.

    Back Richard Sterne @ 201.0

    Although the cream usually rise to the top in the season’s first Major it certainly isn’t prone to an upset – think Angel Cabrera, Zach Johnson, and Charl Schwartzel in recent years. Fingers crossed then that this year’s surprise is Richard Sterne. We know that South Africans have a tremendous record at Augusta, and players from the Rainbow Nation have dominated the early part of the European Tour season so far. Sterne tops the money list on that Tour currently and comes here on the back of a very respectable T12 at the WGC Cadillac Championship. He has an excellent second-shot game when on song and can putt very well. He’ll do for me at massive odds.

    Back Martin Laird @ 111.0

    Standing in the middle of the 18th fairway at last week’s Valero Texas Open, Rory McIlroy looked pretty hacked off as he watched his fellow Brit Martin Laird hole yet another putt. The young Northern Irishman did very little wrong but was beaten by an inspired Laird who played arguably the best golf of his career to date. The Scot is a wonderful driver of the golf ball, has three PGA Tour wins to his name and has made the cut both times he’s visited Augusta; notably, finishing 20th on his debut in 2011. After last week’s performance he must be followed at a triple figure price.

    Back Matt Kuchar @ 41.0

    Matt Kuchar fits the perfect profile of a first-time major winner and, as we’ve known ever since his teenage amateur days, Augusta is a likely setting. His win at the World Matchplay was one of the most impressive displays from anyone this season and, having already won golf’s ‘fifth major’ at Sawgrass, Kuchar looks primed for a breakthrough. He could easily have won when finishing third at last year’s Masters and is unlikely to be far away again.

    Back Luke Donald @ 34.0

    Luke Donald comes into this year’s Masters slightly under the radar somewhat. He’s no longer the world number one as he was this time last year, and that in itself should enable him to play under a bit less pressure. He also hasn’t started 2013 in great fashion which means his odds to win are twice the price they were in 2012, but the fact still remains that he is a tremendous driver of the ball, a great scrambler, and one of the best putters on Tour. Those latter two skills will serve him well at Augusta National and should see him contend.

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Milesey, I hear there are thunderstorms forecast for Thursday and Friday so may be a few delays.

    • Milesey 9 years ago

      ………… i’m all soted, this is exactly what i am doing………………….

      GOLF
      —-

      US MASTERS 2013

      US Masters: The simpleton’s guide to having an Augusta bet

      Most punters will be chasing massive odds with a bet in the winner market but there are plenty of ways of making a profit from the 2013 Masters……………..

      In just a few days the world will fall quickly and strongly in love with golf when the year’s first major gets under way in the ludicrously photogenic setting of Augusta.

      As the only major that is always played at the same venue our Masters memories are perhaps stronger than the other three – The Open, US Open, USPGA. The cast changes but the setting remains the same year after year.

      A bet on the Masters is a must for even the most part-time of sports fans. At the odds, every player – yes, even Tiger – would bring tasty returns and with each-way bets paying down to fifth place in the winner market there’s every chance of getting some money back when it’s all over.

      Of course, there are a massive array of markets on Betfair and it’s not just about finding the tournament winner. There are countless ways of making a profit, but with so many to pick from how do you make your selections? Here’s a run through a handful of betting options ahead of the big tee-off on Thursday…

      A patriotic punt
      British, or perhaps more specifically, English golf has been one of the least heralded sporting success stories of the last few years. In Luke Donald and Justin Rose, England boast two of the top four ranked players in the world, while Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are both in the top 20. All four have Augusta form. Poulter has been top 10 two of the last three years; Westwood was third last year and second in 2010; Donald finished fourth in 2011; Rose was eighth last year and has gone top five before (2007). At 17.0 to back in the fixed odds, the Betfair market likes Rose’s chances best with Donald a couple of ticks off at 31.0. Westwood trades at the same price while Poulter can be backed at 46.0. Of the four Westwood has been playing the most golf and looks to be coming on well. The course suits his powerful, accurate long game and while he will undoubtedly miss a few tiddlers he won’t be the only one to do so. An each-way bet on Westwood looks the sensible play.

      An American most people have never heard of
      Most golf fans will know about Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan but they hardly resonate beyond the confines of the sport. Nevertheless, they could be among the wiser bets you strike this week. The home challenge looks especially strong this year and these two are likely contenders over the four days at Augusta. Both are class performers and regular tournament winners – Kuchar defeating Mahan in the final of the high-profile WGC Match Play this year. Tougher courses tend to suit these two and Augusta is just that. Kuchar’s third last year shows an aptitude for the Georgia masterpiece, while Mahan has finished top 10 two times in the last four years and 12th in 2012. Playing it safe, Top 10 bets on either look sensible – Kuchar trades around 4.0 while Mahan is a tick bigger @ 5.0.

      A decent run for your money
      This has been a quietly impressive season for Peter Hanson who could just serve up an Augusta treat at big odds. This Ryder Cupper has produced top 10 finishes in the US and the Middle East, missing just one cut this season. Third last time out it wouldn’t surprise to see this hugely consistent golfer go close once more. Hanson is 100.0 to win on the exchange, 61.0 on fixed odds, but the best way to profit from this steady Swede may be a back at 8.0 to finish as Top Continental European.

      Do the obvious
      Let’s face it, the best bet is a winning bet and Tiger’s the one you want to be on. With three tournament wins to his name this year the great man is back on his best form and 5.4 is a bigger price than he would have been in his pomp. Four Green Jackets are in the cupboard chez Woods – they’ve probably taken his measurements already haven’t they?

      Recommended Bets
      Back Lee Westwood each-way @ 31.0
      Back Matt Kuchar @ 3.9 to finish Top 10
      Back Hunter Mahan @ 5.0 to finish Top 10
      Back Peter Hanson @ 8.0 to finish as Top Continental European
      Back Tiger Woods @ 5.4

      MY E/W SELECTIONS……………..

      Lee Westwood 28/1

      Westy might not have won a Major yet but punters haven’t been shy in backing the former world number one. In four of his last five Masters tournaments he has finished 11th or better and has finished in the top 25 in 62 per cent of tournaments since the start of 2013. This might not be Westwood’s best chance of a debut major but he makes excellent place claims and another top six finish will be a swift kick in the unmentionables for Paddy.
      ———————
      Louis Oosthuizen 28/1

      Oosthuizen became just the fourth player to record an albatross in the Masters with his incredible 253-yard shot on the second hole in 2012. That set him up for an agonising play-off defeat against Bubba Watson to record his best-ever Masters finish. That recent form has punters throwing more than a few quid on the South African who has already notched up a tour victory back in January. Similar accuracy this year will put Oosthuizen in the frame and put Paddy Power on a one-way street to the poor house.
      ———————
      Hunter Mahan @ 41.0

      With a string of high finishes at Augusta and a decent start to the season under his belt, Mahan must be hopeful of a very strong showing at this year’s Masters. Top-10 finishes in 2009 and 2010 (and 12th last year) demonstrates an aptitude for the course. Long off the tee, accurate with his irons and a better putter than many credit him for – Mahan has the all-round game to go close and five PGA Tour wins shows that if he gets in the right position he can get the job done.
      ———————-
      Richard Sterne @ 201.0

      Although the cream usually rise to the top in the season’s first Major it certainly isn’t prone to an upset – think Angel Cabrera, Zach Johnson, and Charl Schwartzel in recent years. Fingers crossed then that this year’s surprise is Richard Sterne. We know that South Africans have a tremendous record at Augusta, and players from the Rainbow Nation have dominated the early part of the European Tour season so far. Sterne tops the money list on that Tour currently and comes here on the back of a very respectable T12 at the WGC Cadillac Championship. He has an excellent second-shot game when on song and can putt very well. He’ll do for me at massive odds.
      ———————-
      Martin Laird @ 111.0

      Standing in the middle of the 18th fairway at last week’s Valero Texas Open, Rory McIlroy looked pretty hacked off as he watched his fellow Brit Martin Laird hole yet another putt. The young Northern Irishman did very little wrong but was beaten by an inspired Laird who played arguably the best golf of his career to date. The Scot is a wonderful driver of the golf ball, has three PGA Tour wins to his name and has made the cut both times he’s visited Augusta; notably, finishing 20th on his debut in 2011. After last week’s performance he must be followed at a triple figure price.

      Milesey ( betfair )

  6. Milesey 9 years ago

    GOLF
    —-

    US MASTERS 2013

    Recommended Bets
    Back Lee Westwood each-way @ 31.0
    Back Matt Kuchar @ 3.9 to finish Top 10
    Back Hunter Mahan @ 5.0 to finish Top 10
    Back Peter Hanson @ 8.0 to finish as Top Continental European
    Back Tiger Woods @ 5.4

    MY E/W SELECTIONS……………..

    Lee Westwood 28/1
    Louis Oosthuizen 28/1
    Hunter Mahan @ 41.0
    Richard Sterne @ 201.0
    Martin Laird @ 111.0

    Milesey ( betfair )

    • MUZZA 9 years ago

      I’m on:

      Westwood 28/1
      Kuchar 40/1
      Fowler 50/1
      Stricker 55/1
      Simpson 70/1

      Paddy power paying 1/4 odds for top 6

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