Golf US Masters Betting Tips
The US Masters is the most popular major golf tournament when it comes to online betting. This is a competition also known as The Masters, with the tournament taking place in early April and the location is always Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta.
The winner of each Masters tournament receives a famous Green Jacket, with a prize fund of $11 million available for each renewal and a chance to make history at this prestigious golf tournament.
Augusta is known for being a tricky and demanding course which means that it’s fantastic from a betting perspective and there are often big swings when it comes to the latest odds to win the tournament. This was in evidence in 2016 when Jordan Spieth traded at odds-on during the final round before his mistakes allowed Danny Willett to win the Green Jacket.
How to bet on the US Masters Tournament
There are lots of ways to place golf bets on the action at Augusta. Many betting customers like to bet on the Masters winner and you can afford to back several golfers against the field and still enjoy a handsome profit should one of them win the tournament.
Some customers prefer to wait until the cut is made after round two before placing some outright bets. Once the field is halved, it obviously gives you a mathematically better chance of backing the winner although the odds generally shorten about each player left in the tournament.
Round-to-round betting is also popular, with the players teeing off in groups of three and many bookmakers offer betting markets on which player will achieve the best round score in their group. Similarly, you can bet on First Round Leader at the Masters, along with Second Round Leader and often Third Round Leader.
For the third and fourth rounds, you can bet on the two-balls without having to worry about where the players sit on the overall leaderboard. Providing that your player beats their playing partner with their score, then you make a profit.
How In-Play betting works at the US Masters
The US Masters is classed as In-Play as soon as the first tee shot is hit on the opening morning of the first round. That means several days of In-Play betting markets and odds, with a gap between each round so that bookmakers and betting customers can take stock of the situation.
Online bookmakers such as bet365, BetVictor and Paddy Power offer a first-class betting service when it comes to In-Play betting on the US Masters, along with the other golfing majors such as the Open Championship, PGA Championship and US Open.
When you place an In-Play bet on the Masters, you will then have a Cash Out value attached to this bet, with the value rising or dropping according to the chance of that particular bet winning. So if you back a player who is -4 on the leaderboard and he rises quickly to -8, then you should expect to have the option to make a profit.
Cash out betting on the Masters means you don’t have to back a winning selection to make a profit. You simply need to trade yourself into a profitable position and that is often the aim of many golf betting customers.