The long wait is nearly over as the first major of the year is just around the corner and it feels like an eternity since we saw Jason Dufner lift the PGA Championship at Oakhill back in August last year.
The players have arrived at Augusta today and they will playing their practise rounds, either on their own or in groups. For some players this will be a new experience, especially the likes of European players such as Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson and Joost Luiten. The last debutant to win The Masters was Fuzzy Zoeller back in 1979, so it doesn’t happen that often. Just to make the cut would be a major achievement for these players, and I’m sure they will be seeking advice for fellow European players before teeing it up on Thursday.
So the big question is….Who is going to win?
It’s always hard to pick a winner at any tournament, but even harder in a major championship. Augusta is a well known course, and The Masters is the only major that is held at the same golf course each year so you can kind of get an idea looking back through previous results who does well, and who doesn’t. So if you are going to bet, this is a good one to bet on.
Here are my tips for this year:
Phil Mickleson 12/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Jimmy Walker 55/1
Zach Johnson 33/1
For more betting odds visit Paddy Power.
Good luck if you are having a bet and enjoy watching the golf this week, this really is a spectacular event that never fails to be exciting!