US Masters 2019 Betting and Odds Preview
The 2019 edition of the US Masters Tournament is scheduled to take place from 11 April to 14 April at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It is the first of the four majors scheduled for 2019 and the excitement surrounding the event is definitely understandable.
Among the top contenders to take home the spoils in this year’s US Masters are 2015 winner, Jordan Spieth, current world number one, Justin Rose, and the always dangerous Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, and Justin Thomas.
Punters worldwide have already started looking for golf betting tips to help them decide the winner of the first major of 2019 and it is fair to say that the competition for the top spot will probably be tighter than ever.
We will try to do our bit in helping betting enthusiasts decide which golfer to back by short listing the four most likely winners of the 2019 US Masters. We will also compile a list of US Masters odds given to these players and see how they compare to the players realistic chances for victory at Augusta.
Can Jordan Spieth Notch Another Big Win?
Jordan Spieth won the Masters in 2015. In that same year, he also won the second of his three majors, the US Open, and also won at the Valspar Championship and the Tour Championship by Coca Cola. These victories propelled him to number one in the rankings and established him as one of the best golfers in the world back then.
And even though 2018 was difficult for Spieth (he finished 17th at the end of the year) he will probably try his best to return to winning ways quite soon. If you think that his bad form will be short lived and he will return to his best form at the US Masters, you can make some good money backing him.
It will also help that he has really fond memories of Augusta and it is to be expected that he will definitely be one of the top favourites to win this year. Bookmakers such as Fun88, Betvision, SportPesa, and 10Bet agree with this and give Spieth odds of 11/1. These odds are joint shortest on offer and you would be foolish not to back the American to triumph come April.
Can Rory McIlroy Record His Fifth Major Victory?
Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Championship twice, and has also triumphed at the 143rd Open Championship and the US Open Championship. These four major wins came in 2011, 2012 and 2014. This means that McIlroy hasn’t won a major trophy in the last five years.
In fact, the most recent tournament which McIlroy won, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, was last March and before that, he was on a similar trophy drought going back to 2016.
However, it has to be said that Rory McIlroy is one of those golf evergreens that are always around the top at any given tournament. This February marked exactly ten years since Rory was last ranked lower than 25th in the world. That is an astonishing achievement which is made even stronger when you consider that during most of that time he was ranked in the top 10.
That’s why it is no surprise that bookmakers such as Fun88, Betvision, SportPesa, and 10Bet make McIlroy the joint top favourite, together with Spieth, for the US Masters. He is given odds of 11/1 and is one of the prime contenders to win at Augusta.
Can Dustin Johnson Continue His Great Form?
Dustin Johnson has been in the top 3 for more than two and a half years. This is not something that many golf players can say. And as things stand, it seems that the current world number 3 can win at any course he plays, such is his versatility.
He has only one major win, when he triumphed at the US Open back in 2016, but he has also triumphed at highly ranked tournaments such as the WGC Mexico, Dell Technologies, and Cadillac Championships as well as the Northern Trust.
Bookmakers are certainly trying to protect themselves from an influx of bets on the American. Sports betting operators such as SportPesa, 10Bet, Betvision, and Fun88 recognize that Johnson is an excellent pick to win at Augusta and that many punters will back him with sizeable deposits. That’s why they assign odds of only 12/1 to the joint third favourite to win the US Masters.
Can Justin Rose Keep His World Number One Spot?
Justin Rose is definitely flying high at the moment. The winner of the US Open Championship back in 2013 recently triumphed at the Farmers Insurance Open, the Turkish Airlines Open and the Fort Worth Invitational. He also came a close second at the Dell Technologies Championship and the BMW Championship.
Rose has established himself as one of the most consistent performers and his record of eleven finishes in the top 10 on the 2018’s PGA Tour is a testament to just how many top notch performances Rose produced last year.
He was the runner up at the 2015 and 2017 edition of the Masters and he is definitely itching to set the record straight and record his second major victory when the tournament starts on 11 April.
Sports betting operators such as Betvision, 10Bet, SportPesa, and Fun88 feel the same way and they give the English golfer odds of 12/1 to triumph at one of golf’s most popular tournaments.