If you Bet on Golf and follow the PGA, the 2016 Masters is the 1st Major Tournament and tees off on Thursday the 7th of April 2016 with the 1st two rounds on Thursday and Friday on ESPN TV, and continues through Sunday the 10th of April 2016 with the final two rounds on CBS TV.
At SBG Global they have Jordan Speith as the favorite since he is the defending champion and is seeking another green jacket. But, he has some strong competition in J. Day and R. McIlroy who will make this tournament very interesting.
In previewing the favorites we start with Jason Day who has won his ultimate 2 tournaments with a 17 under par 270 at the Palmer Invitational, and then the following week won the Match-Play WGC. That gives him a total of 6 wins in his last 13 tournament play, and presently if ranked 1st in the World Golf Rankings to date and is the favorite at +650 odds.
Then we have Rory McIlroy who seems to be back in form as he finished 4th in the Match-Play WGC, and appears ready to compete in this Masters Tournament. At this Augusta National Golf Course last year he finished in 4th with a 12 under 277 and the odds have him at +750 for this Masters.
Next we have the struggling J. Speith whom has tried to get his momentum going for this tournament. He hopes to repeat his run of last season when he finished in the top two on three occasions, and 1 win before the 2015 Masters. He is still a favorite to win this tournament and his present odds are at +750 to win. Then there is Adam Scott who coming into this major tournament has display his dominance this season on the golf course, and had a 2nd at the Northern Trust followed by a win at the WGC Cadillac and the Honda Classic. However, he dropped off a bit and finished the Arnold Palmer at 12th, and the Match-Play of the WGC at 28th. Yes he has struggled recently but remains a favorite with +1,000 odds for the Masters.
Finally we have Rick Fowler who will be under the spot light for this tournament along with Jason Day, as both in their last match, the Match-Play WGC struggled with a loss, then they went partying onboard a boat, apparently to release some struggling steam.
Now Fowler seems rested and focused, and has his eye on winning this tournament, as he has had a hot streak placing in the top 10 some 5 times and with 3 finishes in the top 5. Last year in the Masters he was 12th with a 282 – 6 under par game. Thus his odds to win are at +1,200 for this Masters.
The prediction for this 2016 Masters is that fans would find it hard not to bet on the No. 1 Golfer in World rankings at +650, while the other contenders will keep the pressure on him.