US Masters

  • Apparently the smallest field in 15 years with only 79.
    No Tiger (they should take bets on how many times they will mention his name over the weekend still), no Couples (both injured) Sang Bae on Military Duty....Danny Lee and his caddie parted ways
    But I expect the focus to be on Day and Speith, but plenty of others capable of winning this, Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan, Keegan Daniel all over $151....
    Jason Day 7
    Jordan Spieth 9
    Rory McIlroy 9
    Adam Scott 11
    Bubba Watson 11
    Dustin Johnson 15
    Phil Mickelson 17
    Rickie Fowler 17
    Henrik Stenson 26
    Justin Rose 26
    Charl Schwartzel 31
    Louis Oosthuizen 31
    Hideki Matsuyama 41
    Patrick Reed 41
    Branden Grace 61
    Brandt Snedeker 61
    Brooks Koepka 61
    Danny Willett 61
    Marc Leishman 61
    Matt Kuchar 61
    Paul Casey 61 S
    Sergio Garcia 61
    Zach Johnson 61
    Jimmy Walker 81
    Ryan Moore 81
    Bill Haas 101
    Justin Thomas 101
    Rafael Cabrera Bello 101
    Andy Sullivan 126
    Byeong-Hun An 126
    Charley Hoffman 126
    Ian Poulter 126
    Jason Dufner 126
    Kevin Kisner 126
    Kevin Na 126
    Shane Lowry 126
    Billy Horschel 151
    Danny Lee 151
    Emiliano Grillo 151
    Graeme McDowell 151
    Harris English 151
    J B Holmes 151
    Jamie Donaldson 151
    Lee Westwood 151
    Scott Piercy 151
    Webb Simpson 151
    Bernd Wiesberger 201
    Chris Kirk 201
    Daniel Berger 201
    Hunter Mahan 201
    Keegan Bradley 201
    Martin Kaymer 201
    Russell Knox 201
    Victor Dubuisson 201
    Angel Cabrera 251
    Anirban Lahiri 251
    Bryson Dechambeau 251
    Chris Wood 251
    David Lingmerth 251
    Ernie Els 251
    Kevin Streelman 251
    Kiradech Aphibarnrat 251
    Matthew Fitzpatrick 251
    Smylie Kaufman 251
    Cameron Smith 301
    Jim Herman 301
    Robert Streb 301
    Soren Kjeldsen 301
    Thongchai Jaidee 301
    Troy Merritt 301
    Vaughn Taylor 301
    Vijay Singh 301
    Bernhard Langer 501
    Davis Love III 501
    Fabian Gomez 501
    Romain Langasque 501
    Jin Cheng 751
    Steven Bowditch 751
    Darren Clarke 1,001.00
    Trevor Immelman 1,001.00
    Derek Bard 1,501.00
    Mark O'Meara 2,001.00
    Mike Weir 2,501.00
    Paul Chaplet 2,501.00 S
    ammy Schmitz 2,501.00
    Tom Watson 2,501.00
    Ian Woosnam 5,001.00
    Larry Mize 5,001.00
    Sandy Lyle 5,001.00

  • Furyk out too with wrist surgery.
    I love The Masters and The Open.
    No real hatiest players up the top at the moment. Just enjoy watching them all play. I used to think Fowler was a bit of a head but he has grown on me.

  • Wow! Kaymer and Bradley both @ $201

  • Dustin to win it and then a line of coke as long as his stride!

  • Dustin to win it and then a line of coke as long as his stride!

    with someone elses Missus on his arm!

  • Bradley, Kaymer and Mahan are all $41 for a top 5 finish.

  • Oosty at $31 and Sneds at $61 look good shouts at long odds. Both have great Masters pedigrees.
    Kaymer hasn't got inside the top 30 in eight starts, so I think those odds are long for a reason...
    But you'd think one or more of Day, Scott, McIlroy, Watson and Spieth will be there or thereabouts on Sunday arvo.

  • Yep love the Masters.
    Hard to go past the big names - Day and Speith for me. Would love to see Dustin and of course Danny featuring too.
    Also means its time for our work golf tournament Masters Monday too. Cant wait!

  • Not a lot of talk re Bubba. Havent seen much on how he has been playing recently but won in both 2012 and 2014...2016 could be a pattern.

  • Is Jason Day the most likable Aussie sports person around?  Dunno why, I've just really warmed to him.
    Ian Poulter at $126 is laughable.  He could take part in 45,000 masters and he'd never win one.  I think Spieth at 9 is great money.

  • Masters betting is the easiest golf betting of the year. It's still bloody hard, but at least you can narrow down the list of options to 10-15 people.
    In the last 25 years, I would suggest that there have been precisely 4 left-field winners - Schwartzel, Immelman, Johnson, Weir. And even those guys were still top pros at the time and not unheard of, unlike some other winners of majors in that time (eg Shaun Micheel, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, etc)
    It's so rare that people without Augusta pedigrees win the event. And it's one of those courses that you can either play it or you can't. I'd be amazed if the winner wasn't one of the following:
    Jason Day 7
    Jordan Spieth 9
    Rory McIlroy 9
    Adam Scott 11
    Bubba Watson 11
    Phil Mickelson 17
    Rickie Fowler 17
    Justin Rose 26
    Charl Schwartzel 31
    Louis Oosthuizen 31
    Brandt Snedeker 61
    Matt Kuchar 61
    Zach Johnson 61

  • I'd go so far to remove all names on that list beneath Fowler.

  • Rose came second last year with a score that would win 90% of Masters tournaments. Schwartzel is a past champ in winning form right now, and Oosty has almost won here a few times and is also in great form. All three are in it for sure IMO.
    The last three are a bit more speculative, but I think Johnson is a live chance. Can bob up in big tournaments, as he did in the Open last year. And has Augusta form.

  • If Rory McIlroy wins he will become only the sixth player to complete a Career Grand Slam of all four Majors.

  • In the Par 3 shootout, Gary Player, at the age of 80, hit the 31st hole-in-one of his career.
    Five other holes-in-one on the day recorded as well.

  • there was also 2 consecutive holes in one in one of the groups too.

  • I'm firming on Rory as my pick for the week. 
    The previous two years he has come in as a real favourite, with plenty of expectation that he will win. It's taken its toll, and he hasn't produced his best golf.
    This year he is behind Day and Spieth in terms of attention and favouritism, and I think being out of the spotlight that little bit more will help him produce his best. His form is very solid, and he is such a great player in the majors that you just can't count him out.
    He gets it by 2 from Jason Day. Phil Mickelson will be in one of the final two groups on Sunday but will fade to finish 9th.

  • I bet on the option that a non-american, non-European will win.
    Its paying $3.25, good value I reckon.
    My pick is one of Adam Scott, Jason Day, Charl Schwartzel or Louis Oosthuizen. .
    Jason Day is in unbelievable touch at the moment, hits it a fucking mile and is an under-rated clutch putter.
    Adam Scott is playing bloody well at the moment with the short putter. He also has the best caddy in the world back under the strap and loves Augusta.
    Both South Africans also love Augusta, and Louis has just been falling short of late. One of the best ball strikers on tour.

  • heard a soundbite on the radio this morning with Jack Nicklaus and his son (in the car behind) pulling into the Augusta carpark and the gist of it was 'you can park where ever you like Mr. Nicklaus, and yes your son can just follow you'

  • It was on Facebook. Every policeman and security guard were so poilte to him and basically told him that this was his place to do as he pleases.
    It was brilliant.

  • Yay to the first day!! All the right names where you want to see them!
    Fowler had a howler but

  • How about Els on the first hole? Never seen ANYTHING like it, especially from such a big name at a major.
    So bizarre, and indicitive of some mental issues. He did something similar at the Open a few years ago, on the first hole as well IIRC.

  • How about Els on the first hole? Never seen ANYTHING like it, especially from such a big name at a major.
    So bizarre, and indicitive of some mental issues. He did something similar at the Open a few years ago, on the first hole as well IIRC.

    I've been doing a bit of work with Ernie on his putting of late - I heard he had the yips so offered some advice...
    That amounted to watching Happy Gilmore so no idea why he choked so hard!!! C'mon Ernie, it's all in the hips bro!!

  • How about Els on the first hole? Never seen ANYTHING like it, especially from such a big name at a major.
    So bizarre, and indicitive of some mental issues. He did something similar at the Open a few years ago, on the first hole as well IIRC.

    I'm trying to find footage.
    Did he 7 putt?

  • Yep, 7 puts for a 10 shot hole. Doh!

  • Not all that hard to find then....

  • WOW!

  • PGA website has Danny playing under a Korean flag.

  • YEs, I noticed that earlier on the week. Has he changed back to Korea?

  • Ouch! Day Triples the 16th!

  • Day not coming home well. bogey, then a triple on 16.
    Very good first round from Danny today. -4 and in the club house. Well done son!

  • That masters website is dam good. The shot tracking on there is excellent.

  • woohoo, I have had a 6 putt before (the fact I was even par after 9, putting for a 12 ft bird straight downhill sucks even more)
    Love the Masters!

  • Ernie! WTF?

  • if Danny is still a kiwi, then, that's awesome mate! well done.
    If he's korean, then meh, what ever. 
    I know it's only the first round, but after last year, Speith alone at the top by a couple of shots looks ominous.

  • I believe he needs to 'remain' a Kiwi otherwise he needs to return to Korea to do Military service, just as Bae-Sang-Moon currently is.

  • McIlroy bogies the last to go back to -2.

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