2017 PGA Masters Betting Odds Updated
With the first major of the year quickly approaching, it’s time to take a long range look the odds for the upcoming 2017 Masters while offering up a trio of golf expert picks on the favorite, my ‘smart’ pick and top longshot selection.
With the world’s most prestigious golf tournament taking place from April 6-9, live from August National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia, let’s get started.
In Depth Analysis On The 2017 PGA Masters Betting Odds Updated
|Dates||April 6–9, 2017|
|Location||Augusta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
Japan Golf Tour
|Length||7,435 yards (6,799 m)|
The Favorite To Win The Open: Jordan Spieth 6/1
Spieth won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by four shots two weeks to move from a 8/1 favorite to a 6/1 favorite and has recorded nine wins on the PGA Tour since turning pro in 2012.
Spieth nearly pulled off the impossible calendar year slam in 2015 by winning the Masters and U.S. Open to start the year before finishing fourth at the 2015 Open Championship and second at the PGA Championship.
In his last three appearances at the Masters, Spieth has recorded a pair of second place finishes and one win, including last year’s second place finish. While Spieth is not a lock to win the 2017 Masters, but he’s about as close as it gets these days.
The Smart Bet To Win The Open: Dustin Johnson 12/1
It was just a couple of weeks ago that I picked Johnson to win the 2017 Masters. Now, after watching him win the Genesis Open this past weekend, I’, as convinced as ever that he is indeed, the smart pick to win the 2017 Masters.
Johnson’s win at Riviera was his fourth win against the best golfers on the planet in the last eight months, with Johnson winning the U.S. Open at Oakmont, a World Golf Championship at Firestone, a FedEx Cup playoff event at Crooked Stick and the best field so far this year at Riviera. He has finished no worse than third in eight of his last 16 tournaments.
”No surprise to us players, and I don’t think too much surprise too many others,” Jordan Spieth said.
The gifted South Carolinian won the 2016 U.S. Open and finished the 2016 Masters in fourth place, one year after tying for sixth place. In seven appearances at the Masters, DJ has one top five finish, two top 10 finishes and three top 25 finishes. Make no mistake about it, Johnson has the length off the tee – and the short game – to win the 2017 Masters.
The Longshot Pick To Win The Open: Tiger Woods 100/1
Were you expecting another longshot selection other than Tiger Woods?
Well, think again.
I know Woods has had numerous back issues and that he hasn’t played very much competitive golf over the last two years. I also know that he has skipped two of the last three Masters events, including last year’s. Still, arguably the greatest golfer of all-time does has a trio of fourth place finishes at the Masters since 2010.
Since 2001, Woods has three wins at the Masters, a pair of second place finishes, one third place finish, the aforementioned trio of fourth place finishes and one sixth place finish.
If you’re looking for a long shot selection that offers real value, look no further than at the incomparable Tiger Woods. Besides, after seeing Roger Federer pull off the impossible at the 2017 Australian Open, I see no reason why Tiger can’t turn back the hands of time at the 2017 Masters.