When you look at the NFL playoff odds at Internet gambling companies you will notice the Seattle Seahawks on the board.
Some people don’t even look at the golf odds at Internet gambling companies until this week. This is Masters Week and when golf takes the spotlight in online gambling. This year there are a number of contenders to win the Masters and a quite a few players who could be ranked #1 in the world when this weekend is over.
Six of Top Seven Could Rise to #1
Six of the top seven ranked players in the world could be ranked #1 after the Masters. Martin Kaymer is currently ranked #1 and he is followed by Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey and Tiger Woods. The only player out of that list that can’t rise to #1 is Casey. Even Woods who has not won in more than a year could rise to the top spot if the wins the Masters. The world rankings give 100 points to the Masters winner which is why a number of players can reach the top spot.
The favorite to win the Masters is defending champion Phil Mickelson. He is listed at 5 to 1 at Internet gambling companies. The only other player with single-digit odds at Sbg global is Woods who is 8.5-1. Mickelson won in Houston last week and is coming into the Masters playing well. Woods still hasn’t put together four good rounds in a long time and shouldn’t even be among the favorites. Tiger still has the name and he is playing a little better but until he makes some putts and plays well for an entire tournament he can’t be considered a contender.
The public is going to bet on Mickelson and Woods but they are not the only two golfers getting action. The Masters is the most popular golf tournament for bettors so this is one of the few weeks during the year when Internet gambling companies get some decent action on golf. Nick Watney is the third choice at 12-1 while Lee Westwood is the fourth choice at 13-1 in online gambling. Martin Kaymer is listed at 15-1. Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, and Dustin Johnson are 17-1. Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and Luke Donald are 22-1 while Paul Casey, Anthony Kim, Bubba Watson and Graeme McDowell are 27-1.