2016 Masters Betting Predictions
There are many golf tournaments held throughout the year. Professionals are constantly competing in the ever changing sport. However as any sport, there are certain times to bet where the community is at its biggest. The main tournaments are generally referred to as the four majors. These include the Masters Tournament, which takes place in April, the US open, held in June, the Open Championship, which makes its way in July, and the PGA Championship, which is in August. All of these are huge tournaments, and perfect for betting purposes. And with the help of online and mobile betting, all punters can take get into the game. All from the comfort of home.
The Current Season and 2016 Masters
The PGA Tour regular season concluded at the TOUR Championship in late September and Jordan Spieth captured the FedEx Cup, golf’s version of the playoffs. Spieth was listed as the 5/1 betting favorite to repeat at Augusta in early August but the odds have changed after Jason Day won three tournaments. Day, Spieth and Rory McIlroy are all listed as 8/1 co-favorites to win the 2016 Masters.
For those bettors interested in backing big names, you can still make an investment in veteran golfer Phil Mickelson (35/1). Tiger Woods, who just had back surgery and is ‘questionable’ to play the first major of the 2016 season has odds at 30/1.
The Golf Season in 2016
The first Major of the season commences on April 7 2016 at the beautiful Augusta National Golf Club where a select field will vie for that famous Green Jacket. Jason Day closed out the 2015 PGA Championship to earn his first major title and conclude a season that otherwise belonged to the Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth. Masters betting predictions abound and pundits are never too early to start picking favorites. Do the experts believe Spieth can turn his historic year into a personal dynasty at golf’s biggest events? Will Rory McIlroy be back at his best to challenge the 22-year-old Texan? And who else is poised to spoil the party for the world’s top two players at Augusta?
The Golf Masters tournament in Augusta has a number of traditions. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the champion, who must return it to the clubhouse one year after his victory. The jacket remains his personal property although it is stored with other champions’ jackets in a specially designated cloakroom. In most instances, only a first-time and currently reigning champion may remove his jacket from the club grounds. Beginning in 1963, legendary golfers, usually past champions, have hit an honorary tee shot on the morning of the first round to commence play. These have included Fred McLeod, Jock Hutchinson, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player. Since 1960, a semi-social contest at the par-3 course at Augusta, USA, has been played on Wednesday, the day before the first round.
Golf Betting and Predicting
There are many golf games held throughout the year. Professionals are constantly competing in the ever changing sport. All of the major golf tournaments are perfect for betting purposes. And with the help of online betting offers, all punters can compare odds offered, select the site that suits them best and make astute Masters betting predictions.