Experts Bets and Picks for 2018 Masters: Three Players To Win the Masters
One of the biggest tournaments in all of Golf is set to kick off this Thursday, April 5. The Masters Tournament will be aired on CBS and ESPN as the tournament goes on from April 5 to April 8. 87 golfers will compete in the four-day tournament to take home the Green Jacket. Here are my top three players to bet on winning the Masters.
Rory McIlroy (+1100) – Closing In For The Jacket
Rory McIlroy has not won his first Masters yet, but I find it hard to believe that will continue much longer. McIlroy has been one of Golf’s best young players for years. McIlroy’s best finish in the Masters came back in 2015 when he finished fourth overall with a -12 score.
In the 2017 Masters, Rory McIlroy finished tied for seventh with a -3 score. If McIlroy is able to continue to elevate his game, we should see him competing during all four days. I believe that McIlroy has a legitimate shot to take home the Green Jacket if he can finish on the green. It will come down to his putting though. McIlroy’s putting has held him back in past tournaments, but on Golf’s biggest stage, he has a chance to put that behind him.
Jordan Spieth (+1000) – Going For 2nd Jacket [Favorite Pick]
Jordan Spieth is looking for his second jacket in this years Masters. Spieth won his first Masters in 2015. Spieth has competed in four Masters in total, he came in second in 2014, first in 2015, second in 2016 and finished in eleventh in 2017. Spieth has what it takes to compete with the very best. His putting has been inconsistent in the past, but I do not believe it will hold him back this year.
Justin Rose (+1400) – Experienced On The Course [Crowd Top Pick]
Justin Rose came so close last year in the Masters, but he failed to win his first Jacket after falling short to Sergio Garcia. Rose finished with a -9 score, which locked him in sole possession of second place in the 2017 Masters. In 2015 Rose also finished tied for second in the Masters. Justin Rose has come close before, but he is experienced on this course as this is his twelfth Masters that he has competed in. This course fits him well, which is shown by the fact that he has come close before. If Rose can jump out to an early lead, I believe he could lock down his first Jacket.
Odds Analysis & 2018 Masters Predictions – Overview Of Players
- Rory McIlroy is listed as a +1100, which gives him and eight percent chance of winning this. This seems about right to me, especially given his putting woes. If he can clean up his game though, he will compete until the very end.
- Jordan Spieth is listed at a slightly better +1000, which gives him implied odds of nine percent. Spieth has competed in just about every Masters tournament he has ever been in. Last year he had a bit of a bump, but every golfer will see their share of struggles. Now he has a chance to bounce back and prove he can win it again.
- Justin Rose has a line of +1400, which gives him the worst implied odds of the three. Rose has implied odds of just under seven percent. Rose has come so close a couple of times and now I believe he is out for blood. He wants this as much as anybody else and if he can use his experience to his advantage, he has a legitimate shot.