Masters 2014 – Early Golf Betting Tips and Preview – Less than a month to the Masters! Our man @chrismunney is here to give his early thoughts on who could feature in the first major of the season, if you think he is right an early bet might be the way forward, if you suspect one of these players will win or perform consistently in the build up. Enjoy.
Masters 2014 Preview:
We have always had an affinity with the Masters. From Magnolia Lane, to the Green Jacket, to the par 3 12th, it seems like we look forward to the Masters as soon as the TOUR championship concludes. As of March 15th, 2014 there are 92 players in the field. That number could rise in the next few weeks depending on who wins the next few tournaments, but as always, Augusta will host the smallest field in all the majors.
There will be a lot of hot players in the field who are playing in their first Masters. This list includes Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Graham DeLaet, Jimmy Walker and Harris English. From the table top greens, to the Amen corner, first time participants do not have a great record here. This year is truly interesting because Reed and Walker are probably the hottest players on TOUR.
Whoever you plump for this year – Keep your eye on the Bookmaker deals in the build up – some of them will pay up to seven places for EW bets!!
Augusta National is a par 72 7400+ yard gem in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters has been held here since 1934. The course had remained relatively unchanged since Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones’ original design until Tiger won by a huge margin here in 1997. The course was lengthened dramatically and big hitters were given a huge advantage here. It’s no secret that the big hitters can still overpower this course as Adam Scott and Bubba Watson are the past 2 winners here.
The best players in the world will start play here April 10th. We can expect to see the big names here as always from Rory, Tiger, Phil, Adam Scott, and Ernie Els.
Can’t wait for play to start for the 2014 Masters so let’s look at some players to watch:
Rory McIlroy – I really do expect Rory to play well here. I think he;s itching at the chance to silence all the noise that has surrounded him for the past year and a half. And also to avenge that epic meltdown when he shot an 80 on Sunday with a 4 shot lead after Saturday’s play. The meltdown at the Honda will surely add some fuel to his fire as well. McIlroy has been playing much better golf in 2014 even though he hasn’t won a tournament since 2010. McIlroy is a big hitter with high ball flight which is perfect for the conditions at Augusta National.
Dustin Johnson – DJ has been playing exceptional golf in the 2014 wrap around schedule. Not only has he won this season, but he hasn’t finished worse than 6th in any tournament he’s entered. DJ is one of the longest players on TOUR (2nd in Driving Distance) which is the type of player I expect to play well here. He’ll play in one more tournament before Augusta (Shell Houston Open) and should be in fine form come April 10th.
Jason Day – Could the Aussies take home 2 Green Jackets in a row? Day has an excellent track record here at Augusta. Excluding when he withdrew in 2012, Day has finished in the top 5 in every appearance here. He seems to love this course and there’s no surprise that Aussies may. Lead designer at Augusta Alister MacKenzie designed some of the most famous venues in Australia including Royal Melbourne which is regarded as the top course in the country. Day is another player who can really drive it long and he is coming off a huge WGC win where he faced some pressure in the final match.
Harris English – This is rare. English is playing in his first Masters which is usually not a sign of success, but there are some things moving in English’s favor. English is a Georgia native and played his college golf at the University of Georgia. This should leave him familiar with the type of course Augusta National is even though he has no course experience. English is another big hitter who can overpower the course and can take advantage of the 4 par 5’s here. I would be surprised if English won, but an e/w play would provide some value and some hedge opportunities is English plays well.
Good luck this year everyone, as I said – look out for the Masters betting deals in the build up, we at thatsbetttingtips.com will keep you updated as best we can; if you want to take a price on a player now, please feel free to use our likes below to sign up for a New Account bonus-