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2014 PGA Masters Betting Lines – Outright Winner Odds

When: Thursday, April 10th 2014 – Sunday, April 13th 2014
Where: Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia

The first major tournament on the PGA Tour this year is finally here. The Masters is this week at the Augusta National Golf Club and most of the world’s best golfers will be in the playing field. However, one big name that’s injured and won’t play is Tiger Woods.

This is an incredibly tough course that is a par 72 and listed at 7435 yards although it plays longer than that in reality. The two most important stats to look at this week are driving distance and putting although there are some other helpful trends as well.

Where to Bet on The Masters in 2014

Before we get into the trends and my selections let’s discuss where to bet on the US Masters. If you’re in the USA your #1 place to bet on The Masters is the Bovada Sportsbook ($250 Bonus). They’ll have outright and match-up markets available all week.

If you live outside of the USA then you’ll want to place your outright winner wagers at Paddy Power who will be paying out the T6 places on E/W bets. For those opening a new Paddy Power account you’ll receive double payout odds on your outright winner bet!

Some of the trends that you want to consider this week include the following.

It should also be noted that only one golfer has won The Masters in his first attempt and only one golfer has ever won The Masters as their first ever win on tour. These trends will allow us to make the remaining field more manageable to handicap this week.

My Top Three Outright Winner Bets at the 2014 US Masters

Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods are the only golfers to win consecutive Masters tournaments. Adam Scott won the event last year and will have the opportunity to join this elite class. He also checks out in all of the trends above, which is important.

Since Scott has only played in five tournaments this season his stats aren’t available at the PGA website, however, his stats do meet the requirements above. Scott has finished inside of the T10 three times this season including a T3 in his most recent tournament.

Here is another interesting trend, since 2006 the winner of The Masters hasn’t won on tour previously that season. Scott also fits in to this trend, as he hasn’t won this year. In the L3 years Scott has finished T2, T8 and 1st place at Augusta and is the clear favorite.

For some reason Dustin Johnson has never done well at Augusta in his career. His best finish was last year (T13), but before that he finished outside of the T30 on three occasions. For such a good golfer I expect better results, but this could be his year finally.

Johnson ranks 2nd in driving distance (310.8 Yard Average), T119 in driving accuracy (58.25%) and T5 in scoring average. He has five finishes already this season inside of the T6 including a win back in November at the HSBC Champions. He fits the trends well.

The biggest worry about betting on Johnson this week is current form/health. He withdrew from the Houston Open after shooting an 80 in the first round, which was his worst round of the year. One reason to love Johnson is he ranks 1st in putting average.

Sergio Garcia is quietly putting together an impressive season on the PGA and European tours. In six PGA events he has four finishes inside of the T10 with his best finish (T3) coming in the Houston Open this past week. He’s definitely having one of his best years.

On the European Tour he has played in three events and he has a win and 2nd place finish already. Garcia ranks 1st in scoring average, T31 in driving distance (297.6 Yard Average), T11 in putting average and T107 in driving accuracy (59.29%) on the tour this year.

Golfers I Recommend Avoiding at The Masters

Phil Mickelson (15/1) is amongst the favorites to win the green jacket this year despite his poor performance. Mickelson still hasn’t had a T10 finish on the year although he was close (T12) in the Houston Open. He also finished T54 last year at Augusta.

Another golfer I’m avoiding in all markets this week is Rory McIlroy (13/1) who is having a good season. The reason I’m avoiding him is because he has never had success at Augusta. He has played in The Masters five times with finishes of T20, MC, T15, T40 and T25.

Long Shot to Consider at Augusta

If you want to go strictly off course form and look for a long shot to win this week you can’t look past Angel Cabrera (70/1) who has won The Masters once (2009) and finished T2 last year. The problem is his best finish on the year is a T43 in the Houston Open.

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