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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.

US Masters Las Vegas Betting Tips

The Masters really doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday. Everyone knows that.

The first 63 holes at Augusta National are just for positioning. The pressure mounts as the final groups tackle Amen Corner (the 11th, 12th and 13th hole), challenge the par-5 15th and hang on for dear life through No. 17 and 18.

In 1996, Nick Faldo overcame a six-shot lead held by Greg Norman to capture his third green jacket — one of the worst collapses in major history.

In 2016, Spieth led by five with the back nine to play. He was on track to win back-to-back Masters. He bogeyed No. 10 and 11, and then the unthinkable happened. Catastrophe at No. 12. Spieth made a quadruple-bogey seven on the par 3. He was in shock as he crossed Hogan Bridge. His lead was gone.

Augusta National is filled with thrilling victories — like the sixth win for Jack Nicklaus in 1986. He became the oldest champion of the Masters at age 46. But there are just as many major meltdowns.

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