ActiveWins' Top Five Masters Betting Tips

11/11/2020

 

Seven months on from when it was originally scheduled to take place, Augusta National is finally set to host the 2020 Masters.

With the world’s best golfers heading for Georgia in a bid to proudly accept that famous green jacket, the Masters betting has got the entire industry talking.

It seems a lifetime ago since Tiger Woods shared that beautiful moment with his son after winning his first Masters title in 14 years. In reality, we’ve only had to wait 19 months, but sports fans are notoriously impatient.

The wait is finally over, as the elite of golf take to the famous Augusta course.

ActiveWins are proud of our association with Betfred, and have picked out five of our top picks in their outright market.

First up, it’s a man who has completely revolutionised his game in this strangest of years.

 

Bryson Dechambeau @ 8/1 With Betfred

Tiger may be the defending champ, and the lack of spectators may make this one of the most intriguing Masters in living memory, but neither are the talk of the course leading up to four day event.

Tales are circulating of staff having to climb out of their carts at the far end of the driving range, as Bryson Dechambeau is clearing the 350 yard fairway and finding the woods at the far end.

The 27-year old has put on 40 pounds in muscle during the three-month hiatus of the sport during Covid-19. He has admitted that the idea was to build a body capable of hitting the ball much harder, faster and further.

It has certainly worked, just seven weeks ago the Californian romped to a six-shot win at the US Open.

Justin Thomas joined Dechambeau for a practice round at the start of the week and was impressed enough to claim that “it's a substantially easier golf course for him than it is for everybody else.”

If that is truly the case, then Dechambeau represents serious value at 8/1, even if that price does give him a share of favouritism alongside Dustin Johnson.

 

Rory McIlroy @ 12/1 With Betfred

Naturally, McIlroy’s golfing career paled into insignificance when it became apparent just how serious this global pandemic was. However, the fact remains that the three-month break in play couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Northern Irishman.

In the months before the hiatus, he found himself on a run of form that resulted in him returning to number one in the world.

In fact, McIlory recorded eight consecutive top five finishes between August and March, including wins at the Tour Championship and WGC-HSBC Championships.

His form has dipped since the return of golf, but he will be licking his lips at the prospect of a rain-filled Augusta course.

Without the added pressure and expectations of the usual onlooking spectators, Rory can play his natural game and thrive.

 

Bubba Watson @ 30/1 With Betfred

The 2012 and 2014 Masters champion looks overpriced to make it a hat-trick of Augusta National triumphs, and Bubba Watson is worth taking a look at.

Finishes of fifth and 12th in 2018 and 2019 respectively suggest that the 42-year old is capable of mounting a serious challenge this year.

It isn’t just his course record that should have punters considering Watson’s chances, his recent form elsewhere suggests that he could be a contender.

He has shown recent glimpses of ending what has been a fairly torrid 2020 with a bang, with a fourth-placed finish at last month’s Zozo Championship backing up a solid seventh spot at Shadow Creek’s CJ Cup a week earlier.

At 30/1, you could do a lot worse than back Bubba.

 

Jason Day @ 40/1 With Betfred

It is no secret that Jason Day’s game is perfectly suited to the Augusta course, and 40/1 is difficult to ignore for a player who was the world number one as recently as 2017.

Granted, the Australian doesn’t appear to be the force of old, but at just 32, we wouldn’t back against him adding to his three top-five finishes at the Masters.

He has threatened in flashes recently, recording five top-ten finishes since the return of the sport in June.

Day has never won here, but did finish tied for fifth last year, and with Betfred paying out each way bets on the top eight players, he could be worth an outside punt.

 

Paul Casey @ 60/1 With Betfred

Speaking of outside punts, Paul Casey appears to be targeting the more prestigious tournaments with his 43rd birthday now behind him.

2020 hasn’t been a vintage year for the Cheltenham-born Casey, but his two best performances have in fact come at the two majors.

After a truly shocking start to the US Open, he recovered admirably to record a more than respectable 17th.

Back in August, he finished joint second at the PGA Championship, two points behind the eventual winner and one clear of the previously mentioned Jason Day.

Shooting under 70 in each of his four rounds last time out at the Zozo Championship, including a final round score of 67, he could be a real value punt.

Five top-ten finishes in 13 Masters tournaments doesn’t seem like the course form of a 60/1 shot to us. He could be a real wildcard.

 

Masters Betting: Betfred Specials

Betfred have, quite literally, hundreds of specials to take advantage of in the Masters betting. One that stands out to us is the 10/1 available on Dechambeau to shoot 69 or better on all four rounds.

If he can keep that monstrous drive accurate, the US Open king could turn Augusta into something of a pitch and putt.

Indeed, in that tournament, he recorded scores of 69, 68, 70 and 67. A single held putt in his third round would have seen that very bet land in New York.

The 7/2 on Bubba Watson to be the top past winner looks a great bet, as does the 13/2 on Paul Casey to be the leading Englishman.

World number four Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship in August, and has to be respected at 9/2 in the top debutants market.

Betfred punters can benefit from their very own Masters betting offer. Place a single bet of £10 or more on the Masters and get a £5 free bet for every round your pick records an eagle or better.

 

Golf Betting and More at Betfred

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