Vegas Odds US Masters 2018
The Masters started in 1934 at Augusta National, but it wasn’t until 1949 that a green jacket was awarded to the champion of the 72-hole tournament. The prestigious event was started by noted amateur champion Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts. Jack Nicklaus won his six Masters titles between 1963 and 1986. Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods have won four each, while five players have won three times.
Driving accuracy is important. Distance control from tee to green is required. But putting on these greens is the true test of a champion at Augusta National.
This is a course that must be played over and over. Experience matters here, especially in the final round at Amen Corner when the wind seems to be blowing from every direction.
The Masters is the first of golf’s four majors every year. The annual event is played in the first full week of April in Augusta, Ga., in the southeastern United States. The famed azaleas are as much a part of this iconic tournament as the green jacket, Butler Cabin and Magnolia Lane.
The top players in the world are always among the betting favorites at the Masters. But those who have enjoyed success in the past at Augusta National are also likely among those with the lowest odds.
The No. 1 player in the world, Dustin Johnson, is the favorite on Bovada’s betting board for the 2018 Masters. Johnson, who has never won this championship, is listed at +700.
Former Masters champion Jordan Spieth (2015), who has never finished worse than 11th in his four trips to Augusta National, is at +750.
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who has finished in the top 10 in the last four Masters, is slotted at +850.
Sergio Garcia, last year’s champion, is +3300. Danny Willett, the 2016 champ, is +10000, while Bubba Watson, the 2014 winner, is +2800.