It's Masters week everyone at Golfalot is very excited. To channel this excitement we've given each member of the team £20 to spend on Masters bets that can be anything from winner, to winning score, top nationalities or first round leader.
If you're struggling to decide on who to place your Masters bets on, hopfully this will give you some extra insight. Here's what they went with...
Sophie Walker, Golfalot Presenter and Professional Golfer
"DJ has been playing so well recently, he hasn't finished outside the top six in his last six starts! He has been pretty much the best golfer in the world for the last five years but still only has one major win to show for it. It's time for a second."
- Patrick Cantlay to win - £5 E/W @ 25/1
"Cantlay seemingly has no weaknesses - he drives it long and straight, he's a good iron player and a fantastic putter. Injuries have set him back a couple of years but he's recently started to show just why many regard him among the very best players in the world. Cantlay had a chance to win at Augusta last year and won recently at the Zozo too."
- Lee Westwood Top Englishman - £5 @ 10/1
"There's life in the old dog yet! The Masters seems to favour golfers with experience of the venue as you have to learn the course's many intricacies and quirks in order to really understand it, and few in the field have as much experience here as Westy."
George Stead, Golfalot Editor and Equipment Reviewer
- Lee Westwood to win - £2.50 E/W @ 80/1
"I’ve watched a lot of Westwood this year, what with the lockdown tempting me back into purchasing a Sky Sports golf subscription for the first time in 10 years, and I’ve been impressed by the 47 year old. I think he is in a good place mentally and although he has played the majority of his golf on the European Tour due to COVID insecurities, if there was one course in America that he’d back himself on, it’s Augusta National. His record speaks for itself. If he’s ever going to win that elusive major, with conditions slightly favouring what Lee is used to, 2020 could be his year."
- Jason Day to win - £2.50 E/W @ 33/1
"I’m a sucker for betting on Jason Day in majors and to be honest it hasn’t paid off in recent years. His fitness is no doubt a problem and something he will have to overcome this week if he is to claim the Green Jacket. However there is good reason to believe he will do so: T5th last year, he played well in the PGA Championship earlier in the year finishing T6th and then finished very well last weekend at the Vivint Houston Open at T7th showing he’s clearly still got it and will be driving down Magnolia Lane with some good form. If he looks after his back, he will be up there come Sunday."
- Shane Lowry to win - £2 E/W @ 66/1
"I’ve always believed the longest reigning Open Champion of all time, Shane Lowry, has the short game to win around Augusta, he has a stunning touch with is wedges but sometimes the putter can be cold. If however, his putter is warm this week, with a steady run of form, 3 top 30 finishes in his last 3 starts, plus heading into the week as the current Open Champion will give him plenty of confidence."
- Brooks Koepka to win - £2 @ 16/1
"Koepka hasn’t won since the 2019 WGC St Jude Invitational but you still can’t rule him out. After coming so close last year, finishing just one shot behind Tiger and finishing T5th at the Houston Open – he’s clearly a man with unfinished business at Augusta. In recent years given his major record, 16/1 seems like an absolute steal for the hard hitting American."
- Rory McIlroy to win - £2 @ 12/1
"It’s McIlroy. I’ve wasted that much money on him over that last decade at the Masters, if he does win and I’ve not got money on I would have to shoot myself. It’s worth a couple of quid isn’t and personally I’d love to see him win anyway. I know, I’m in too deep…"
- Tiger Woods to win - £2 @ 33/1
"Tiger Woods, the most gifted golfer to ever walk planet earth and defending champion is 33/1 to win the Masters, a tournament he has won five time before. How can you not chuck a cheeky quid on that at the bottom of you betting slip? It’s one of them where you’d hate yourself if you didn’t. Up the big cat."
Dan Box, Golfalot News Editor and Equipment Reviewer
- Justin Thomas to win - £5 @ 11/1
"This event seems to favour golfers who have experience of Augusta as there is so much to learn. JT now fits that category as he heads towards his late 20s, and after admitting himself that he can get 'too excited' when playing The Masters I think that this could be the year he finally puts four rounds together."
- Jordan Spieth to win - £2.50 E/W @ 45/1
"Back in 2015 I made the decision that I was going to bet on Spieth to win at Augusta every year, after he had finished T2 in 2014 and then won convincingly at aged 21. It just seemed like every time he arrived at the course, he felt at home. Fast forward to 2020 and am I regretting that decision? A little, but I still have confidence that Spieth is more than good enough to bounce back from this slump and win on the biggest stages again - and why not here?"
- Webb Simpson to win - £2.50 E/W @ 33/1
"He wouldn't be the most glamorous of victories but Simpson is potentially golf's most underrated player and is a Top 20 machine. He seems to hit every fairway and his new putting stroke has worked wonders in the last couple of years. Simposon has also won twice in 2020, and is a previous US Open and Players Championship winner so knows how to get it done, and snuck a T5 here last year."
- Matthew Wolff Top Debutant - £2.50 @ 11/2
"Wolff faces stiff competition from the excellent Collin Morikawa as well as big-hitting Cameron Champ and Scottie Scheffler, but I've got a feeling that Augusta may just suit his game. His form has not been brilliant in his last couple of starts but finished second and fourth in his last two majors so clearly enjoys the big stage."
- Hole in One in Round 3 - £2.50 @ 14/1
"The pins are a little more tucked on Saturdays in comparison to the Sunday pins, where you often see balls trickling down the slope on 16 and the pin on 6 is little more than a wedge for most golfers, but at 14/1 it's worth a punt. Judging by the weather forecast the conditions may be a little softer than usual, and this may just tempt players to go pin-seeking."
Jamie Thompson, Golfalot Video Editor
- Bryson DeChambeau to shoot 4 rounds of 68 or less - £5 @ 33/1
"Bryson is the clear favourite this week and it's easy to see why - he has the distance to overpower any golf course in the world and his putting has been really strong recently. He should be able to attack the par 5s and he'll be hitting short irons into almost every other green, so I can see him really scoring well this week if it all comes together."
- Dustin Johnson to win - £10 @ 10/1
"Although he's only just coming back from illness, DJ finished very strongly last week in Houston and it feels like he has unfinished business at Augusta. The course seems tailor made for his style of play and you have to think that another major can't be too far away - why not this week?"
- Justin Thomas to shoot any round of 64 or less - £5 @ 11/2
"JT is not afraid to go low, as shown by his 59 at the Sony Open a few years back. He's also got a pretty good record at Augusta and if the conditions are a little softer than usual it'll be ideal for a fantastic iron player like him."
Andrew Noyce, Golfalot Staff Writer
- Xander Schauffele to win - £5 E/W @ 14/1
"The American is clearly comfortable at Augusta as he finished second behind Tiger Woods last year, and a major win feels like it's due for the World Number Eight."
- Jon Rahm Top European - £5 E/W @ 11/44
"Rahm's game is ideally suited to Augusta as he is a fantastic driver of the ball and possesses a rock-solid short game. Spaniards have a history of success at Augusta National - surely Rahm will follow suit at some point in his career? He's in fantastic form this year too, winning twice this summer and finishing T2 at the Zozo last time out."
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