US Masters Betting: Back Jason Day to outgun Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy to claim Augusta gloryPublished April 6, 2016
The world’s elite players travel to Georgia for the 2016 US Masters Championship at the Augusta National golf course, arguably the toughest test for any golfer.
Much of the focus will be on the top three players in the world, with defending champion Jordan Spieth, Irishman Rory McIlroy and world number one, Jason Day expected to be fighting it out come Sunday.
However it’s Aussie, Jason Day (7/1 with bet365) who stands out with some impressive form, having won the Arnold Palmer and World Matchplay events on his last two outings. In fact including 2015’s events, Day has won seven of 26 events he has participated in to date, winning an astonishing 26.9% of tournaments he has entered.
The positives for the Aussie don’t stop there either, he has plenty of Major’s experience, winning the PGA Championship last year and has played at Augusta several times, including a third place in 2013. As both Spieth and McIlroy are somewhat below par, Jason Day looks the man to beat.
Elsewhere, it’s worth looking for a bit of value in the each-way markets…
Henrik Stenson is in good form at the moment, having finished no lower than fourteenth in his six events of 2016. Although he has never won a Major, he has had numerous top three’s and looks likely to go close again, with Paddy Power offering 6/1 for a Top 5 finish.
Dustin Johnson continues his resurgence in 2016 after personal issues last year, with the American recording five Top 10 finishes in the seven events he has played this year. His sixth place in last years Masters makes the 6/4 for another Top 10 place at Coral a strong choice.
Lastly, Patrick Reed (4/1 Totesport) is another strong option for a Top 10 finish. Three top ten’s in his last three events have propelled the Texan into many selection lists. His ball control and scrambling abilities from the rough have really improved and could be a real boon for his Augusta campaign, with the only down point being his lack of distance off the tee.