The US Masters, held every April in the beautiful parkland environ of Augusta National, is the first and, for many golf fans, the best Major of the year. Rory McIlroy will look to complete a career Grand Slam, Bubba Watson will hope to defend his crown and win a third Masters and many youngsters, including Jordan Spieth, will be gunning for a first Major. And then there is Tiger…
Woods is making yet another comeback at this year’s Masters as he seeks a fifth title at Augusta. Few give him much hope but it will be interesting to see how the former great goes and his involvement is yet another fascinating subplot to what promises to be a thrilling event.
McIlroy, the world number one, is the favourite, as he is for every event he enters these days. With four Majors to his name he will look to become just the sixth player in history to complete a career Grand Slam and his chances should be helped by the forecast of rain which will both lengthen the course and make the greens a little easier. Despite recently stating that his love for the game has diminished, the Northern Irish pro remains by far the world’s best player and if he produces his best he will surely claim the title.
There are so many other top players though that it won’t be easy and Spieth, now ranked inside the world’s top five, has a real chance. He was runner up last year and with four career wins at the age of just 21 he could be the long term challenger to McIlroy.
Whichever player you think will come out on top, online bookmaker Coral have a nice betting offer that will give you some real value. Just place a £10 bet before the tournament starts on either the outright winner (enhanced win only), or the 5 Place or 6 Place markets and you’ll get a £10 free bet to use once the action starts.
Your £10 in-play free bet is stake not returned and will be added to your account on Thursday afternoon, for use on the outright winner, Top 10 or Top 5 markets. In simple terms, this is a buy one get one free offer and with double the stake, you’ll be getting double the value, so why not give Coral a try today?
We would recommend a £10 win bet on Rory for your qualifying bet, with the forecast rain sure to be a huge help to his chances. In-play you should then either wait and see what happens or opt for a Top 5 bet on Justin Rose. The Englishman likes Augusta, hits the ball long enough to handle the conditions and has had six top 25s here in the last eight years, including a tie for fifth.