Perhaps one of the most famous golf competitions to appear regularly on the sporting schedule annually, the Masters is right around the corner once again as players will head down to the world-famous Augusta National Golf Club in April.
Whilst players who compete will be looking to win one of the richest prize pots in the sport and one of the top trophies, many will be looking to get their hands on the iconic green jacket that is provided to them once they are crowned the winner.
For many golfers, there is no higher honor than this item of clothing, with many highlighting it as one of the greatest accomplishments that they could ever achieve in the professional game.
As mentioned, we will not have to wait too long before we see the players arrive at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, as the competition is scheduled to begin on April 7 and run until April 10 when a winner will be crowned.
Of course, with sports betting on the rise across the U.S., there will be many that will be intrigued about the prospect of betting on the iconic major. Therefore, we thought we would take a look at who are considered the favorites to win the competition.
According to the odds available at Unibet’s Arizona sports betting site, it has been suggested that Spanish golfer and current world No.1, Joh Rahm is the favorite to take the trophy with him having been provided odds of +750.
Additionally, Colin Morikawa (world No. 2) and Jordan Spieth (world No. 14) are available at odds of +1,200 as the next best before Dustin Johnson (world No. 9) and Rory McIlroy (world No. 6) with odds of +1,400 each.
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The Masters is a major championship golf tournament that has been played annually since 1934. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf, and it is the first of the four majors to be played each year with John Deere Golf Course equipments. The Masters is also one of the most prestigious tournaments in all of golf, and it is one of the most popular events on the PGA Tour.
The Masters is always held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Augusta National is a private club, and membership is by invitation only. The club has hosted the Masters every year since its inception, except for two years during World War II.
There are a number of notable features about Augusta National Golf Club that make it unique among golf courses. For example, there are no water hazards on the course. This is by design, as club founder Bobby Jones felt that water hazards were unfair and created an “unnatural” element to the game.
As mentioned, the winner of the Masters receives a green jacket, which is one of the most iconic symbols in all of golf. The green jacket is presented to the winner by the club chairman, and it is the responsibility of the winner to return the jacket to the club after each year’s tournament.
The Masters is a 72-hole tournament, and it is played over four days. The first two days are typically played on Thursday and Friday, and the final two rounds are played on Saturday and Sunday. There is a cut, which is a reduction in the number of players who advance to the final two rounds. The cut typically occurs after 36 holes have been completed, and only the top 50 players (and ties) continue playing in the final two rounds.
The Masters has a total purse of $11.5 million, and the winner receives a prize of $2.07 million; approximately 18% of the total purse. The runner-up receives $1.193 million (10.83%), and the third-place finisher receives $751,000 (6.8%).
The Masters has a rich history, and there are a number of memorable moments that have taken place over the years. Some of the more notable moments include:
The Masters is one of the most prestigious tournaments in all of golf, and it is always a must-watch event for fans of the sport.