The Masters 2018 – 4 Picks For Outright Winner

Masters Week is finally here.  The top golfers in the world are heading to August National golf course to battle it out for the coveted green jacket.  Tiger is back and he’s played some solid golf leading into the Masters, so the media attention for this years tournament will be through the roof.

Below I will provide the 4 golfers I will be betting on to win the Masters this week.  I will be using the best odds available for each golfer from any of our top rated betting sites for Canadians.

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Jordan Spieth 10/1 @ SportsInteraction.com

Spieth is my top pick to win the Masters this year.  He’s played in four Masters events, winning in 2015 and finishing T2 in both 2014 and 2016.  Last year he finished T11, but he still entered the first round just two shots off the lead and it was an awful Sunday that dropped him back to 11th.  Spieth absolutely destroyed everyone in 2015, winning the tournament by four strokes and tying Tiger Woods record Masters score of -18 (he would have set the record at -19 if it wasn’t for a final hole bogey).  A bounce here or there could have won Spieth another green jacket in either 2014 or 2016, and even last year he was in the hunt on Sunday.

This year Spieth isn’t playing his best golf, but he’s still been in the hunt with top 20 finishes in all 7 events where he made the cut this year.  It’s only a mistake here and there that is keeping Spieth from winning a tournament and with the amount of birdies he’s able to make the Masters, even if he does make a mistake early in the tournametn I still believe he will be in the hunt on Sunday.

In my opinion, Spieth should be the favourite heading into the Masters every year until his game falls off a cliff.  At 10/1, I’m all over these odds and fully expect Jordan to be able to find a way to win.

Dustin Johnson 12/1 @ SportsInteraction.com

Spieth may be my pick to win the tournament, but DJ is a close second.  He had odds of 6/1 heading into the Masters last year and I would argue that his form is very similar to last season, just without the wins.  I also think the fact that he was not able to play in the Masters last year due to his freak injury could result in DJ bringing an A+ game because he surely feels like last season was a missed opportunity when he was playing the best golf of his career.

As I mentioned, DJ did not participate in last seasons Masters, but he had finished T6 and T4 the previous two years, so he was starting to figure out his way around Augusta National after not having much success earlier in his career.

These are DJ’s finishes in the tournaments he’s playing in 2018: 1st, T9, T2, T16, T7.  One win in 5 tournaments and he’s been in the mix in every other.  In my opinion his form is being overlooked and his ability to go very low should play big dividends at Augusta this weekend.

I really like Spieth and DJ among the favourites and I will be looking much further down the odds for my other plays.

Patrick Reed 50/1 @ Bodog.eu

Reed is a player who has not had much success at the Masters, but he’s playing so well this year I think he is at the verge of winning a big tournament and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be this years Masters.  Reed finished T2 at the Valspar Championship, T7 at the Arnold Palmer and won 3/4 matches in the WGC Match Play before taking last week off, so he’s coming into The Masters in great form.

He was cut at last years Masters event, so he would have to overcome the huge “a player who missed the cut the previous year has never won the Masters” narrative, but I think he can.  He came T2 at last seasons PGA Championship, which was his first top ten finish ever at a major event and I think that confidence boost will follow him into the Masters this year.

At 50/1 to get a top young player who is in great form is great value even if his tournament history is lacking.

Adam Hadwin 150/1 @ Bodog.eu

Hadwin is quietly having another great season.  The Canadian finished T6, T9 and T12 in his last three tournaments and he’s taken a few weeks off to fully prepare himself for this week.

Last year was Hadwin’s first trip to Augusta and he performed decently well finishing T36.

When Hadwin’s approach and putter get going he can become a birdie machine, which is exactly the type of game that can succeed at Augusta.  At these odds he’s my favourite long shot to win this years first major.

***Check out our how to bet on the Masters in 3 steps article for a quick and easy breakdown of how to get your bets placed this week.

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