2019 Masters Tournament

McIlroy Opens as Golf Betting Lines Favorite to Win Green Jacket

April 8th, 2019 Golf, Online Betting

Last year Patrick Reed made history by winning the only major tournament of his career at the Masters Tournament. To say that he was an upset winner with the

Golf betting lines would be an understatement. In fact, not many gamblers think that Reed is much of a threat for a repeat.  The 2018 Masters champion opened as a 60/1 long shot to win another Green Jacket this weekend.  By contrast Rory McIlroy is the favorite to be fitted at historic Butler Cabin on Sunday. McIlroy has made an impressive climb on the Official World Golf Ranking and has momentum.

2019 Masters Tournament

Date and Time: April 11-14, 2019

Location: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Golf Betting Online Odds at SBG:  Rory McIlroy 7/1, Dustin Johnson 10/1, Justin Rose 14/1, Tiger Woods 14/1, Brooks Koepka 14/1, Francesco Molinari 18/1, Jon Rahm 18/1, Justin Thomas 18/1, Rickie Fowler 18/1, Jordan Spieth 20/1

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Now McIlroy has won three of golf’s four major events in his career.  Yet the only one he lacks is the one everyone wants most of all.  Namely McIlroy has never won the Masters Tournament.  His best finish was fourth in 2015.  But after winning THE PLAYERS championship this season gamblers were impressed enough to bet him up to chalk status with the Golf Betting Lines.  At the onset of the season McIlroy ranked eighth on the Official World Golf Ranking.  He now is at third heading into Augusta.

Late on Dustin Johnson has been atop the Official World Golf Ranking.  Johnson has wins at WGC Mexico and at the Saudi International this year.  Likewise, to McIlroy, he is on a quest for his first Green Jacket.  Johnson’s only major tournament went was in the US Open in 2016.

Counter to McIlroy and Johnson is Justin Rose.  Rose has posted two wins at Augusta in 2015 and 2017.  On the whole it is that proven ability to get the Green Jacket that has made Rose a favorite with gamblers. Additionally he is second on the Official World Golf Ranking and posted a nice win in the Farmers Insurance Open.

Late on a major question is the sportsbook online viability and value of Tiger Woods.  To his credit Woods has climbed from 668th to 12th on the Official World Golf Ranking.  However, he has not won a major since 2008 with the US Open.  Further, Woods last won a Green Jacket in 2005.  For that reason, he still looks like an expensive overlay for the Masters Tournament.  Woods status as a favorite is much more about public recognition than actual ability to win the event.

Yet another contender not up to par recently is Jordan Spieth.  Indeed, Spieth has fallen from third to 33rd on the Official World Golf Ranking.  Following his 2015 Masters win and a 2017 win at the Open he was considered the game’s future dominant star.  Recent results have put that into question.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation Justin Rose has proven ability with the Golf betting lines to get the Green Jacket.  Additionally, he is in good form entering this week’s Masters Tournament.

Golf Betting Odds Picks

To conclude Justin Rose is the pick to rock a third Green Jacket!

Golf Betting Online Pick

: Justin Rose

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