Masters Betting: Who’s the Favorite in 2009 at SBG Global

Masters betting handicappers have a tough call to make in 2009. Generally, Tiger Woods is the favorite to win the Masters odds –end of discussion.

But this year the world’s number one golfer is coming off massive knee surgery and remains a question mark as the front runner in the Masters betting.

Masters betting will have a very strange air about it this year as Woods, for the first time in many years, has failed to cement himself as the Masters betting favorite. He’s played just two tournaments in the past nine months and neither one would make a Masters odds maker pick him as the favorite. But he’s still Tiger, he’s still got a few weeks to prepare and so he must be included in the Masters odds discussion about possible Masters betting champions.

Right now, there is no hotter golfer on the planer than Phil Mickelson and after a gutty win at Doral he has to be considered the Masters betting favorite. He’s in arguably the best shape he’s been maybe in his entire career and he’s hitting his driver like a man possessed with winning the Masters betting competition. His short game is as deadly as ever and at Augusta in the Masters betting competition this is the most important aspect of the game.

World number two Sergio Garcia has not been in top form over the past few tournaments, but no golfer has been as consistent as the Spaniard over the past six months and he’s always a danger to win the Masters betting. He’s never won a Major but his game is especially well suited for the Masters odds competition given the precise demands of Augusta’s short game and he has played some great golf here –though he generally fades out of Masters betting competition by Sunday.

All the other usual suspects also have to be accounted for when handicapping the Masters betting. The Aussies have never claimed a Masters betting title at Augusta but this could be the year as world top ten golfers Stuart Appleby and Adam Scott are both playing great golf and are capable of taking the Masters betting title. Another foreigner that could make a big splash is young Rory McElroy who will be playing in his third Masters betting tournament at the ripe age of 19 years old. The pressure is likely to get him by the final round of the Masters odds, should he make the cut, but there’s no doubt the physical tools are there.

One dark horse to watch is the young American Anthony Kim, who has gotten off to a poor start to the season but could make up for it with great showing in the Masters odds. He was arguably the best American golfer on tour last season is certainly talented enough to take home the Masters betting trophy.

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