Golf’s first major of the year and also its most prestigious, the US Masters gets underway this Thursday at the Augusta National in Georgia USA.
US Masters 2022 Stats
|Date||7th April – 10th April|
|Start Time||14:00 (Ire)|
2022 US Masters Betting Odds
2022 US Masters Betting Tips
The 2022 Masters will begin on Thursday with Hideki Matsuyama back in town to defend his crown. He is available at 33/1 to do exactly that. Tiger Woods is set to make an amazing return to competitive golf following his car crash in 2021. Novibet punters can get 50/1 right now on Woods writing another amazing chapter in his story.
You might also like the look of the 16/1 on 2020 winner Dustin Johnson. The player who catches our eye though is Rory McIlroy who is aiming to complete his career Grand Slam. The Northern Irishman has won four Major titles in all, but his last victory came back in 2014. This though is surely the one he wants the most and he has come close in the past, most notably in 2011. McIlroy, who missed the cut last year, has had six top tens at Augusta and recent good form hints at possible deep run happening again this year.
Another interesting pick is Norway’s Viktor Hovland who is one of golf’s brightest young talents and someone who is surely destined to be world number one before long. He will almost certainly win a major at some point too and is already one of the most consistent performers in the game right now, already racking up six professional wins. At the recent Arnold Palmer the 24 year old came in second and also produced a top ten finish at golf’s unofficial fifth major The Players which suggests another big performance could be in the offing.
Elsewhere, at 12/1 Justin Thomas also has some value and is astonishing to think that he has only the one major to his name, but the 16/1 available on both world number one Scottie Scheffler and Players Championship winner Cameron Smith is hard to turn down.
All About The US Masters
One of golf’s four majors, the US Masters is an annual golfing contest that takes place at the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia USA. The event is traditionally held in the first week of April and is the only major that always takes place on the same course. The Masters began life in 1934 when amateur champion Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts purchased the former plant nursery and created one of the world’s most famous golf courses.
Because this is an invitational event, The Masters has a smaller field size than other major championships such as The Open or The PGA Championship. In a tradition that has been held since 1949, the winners of the tournament are awarded the famous green jacket. On the Tuesday before the tournament gets underway, there is a Champions Dinner which began in 1952 with the inaugural host Ben Hogan.
Like most tournaments, the US Masters lasts for four days from Thursday through Sunday. Each day sees all of the competitors complete one full round of 18 holes. The players will compete in groups of three for the first two rounds after which there will be a cut to eliminate the stragglers. Once the field has been cut, the remaining players will play two more rounds on the Saturday and the Sunday. If after 72 holes, there is no definite winner, then a play off will be held between the players sharing a tied score to find a winner.
A History Of The US Masters
The very first Masters was held in 1934 and was won by Horton Smith. Back then the tourney was known as Augusta National Invitation Tournament. It wasn’t until 1939 that the tournament became known as The US Masters. From 1960 through 1978, the Big Three of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus dominated the Masters winning the event 11 times between them during that period. In fact, Nicklaus remains the most successful golfer in this event with seven wins. In 1961, Gary Player from South Africa became the first international winner of the US Masters.
European winners of the green jacket include Germany’s Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle of Scotland, Nick Faldo from England, Wales’ Ian Woosnam, recent winner Danny Willet from the UK and two time winner José María Olazábal of Spain. Other winners from Spain include Sergio Garcia and Seve Ballesteros who became the first European winner in 1980, and won the tournament for a second time in 1983.
In 1997, 21 year old Tiger Woods became the youngest ever Masters champion when he won by 12 shots with an 18 under par 270 breaking a 32 year old record in the process.
Former Winners of US Masters
|2020||Dustin Johnson||United States|
|2019||Tiger Woods||United States|
|2018||Patrick Reed||United States|
|2015||Jordan Spieth||United States|
|2014||Bubba Watson||United States|
|2012||Bubba Watson||United States|
US Masters Records
- The ever green jacket was awarded to Sam Snead in 1949.
- The most successful golfer in the US Masters is Jack Nicklaus who has won this tournament six times.
- Jack is also the oldest ever winner with his sixth win coming at the age of 46.
- The youngest ever winner of the US Masters is Tiger Woods who his first event at Augusta when he was 21.
- That very same year, Woods also posted the lowest ever score recorded at The Masters which was 270.
- The legend Tiger Woods also won by 12 strokes that year which is another tournament record.
- The first non-American winner of the tournament was South Africa’s Gary Player in 1961.
Masters Betting FAQs
Who is the favourite to win the US Masters?
This could change but right now it is Jon Rahm.
Which channel broadcasts the US Masters?
In Ireland, viewers looking to watch the race can do so on Eir Sport.
What is the course par for the US Masters?
The course pare for the Augusta National Golf Club is 72.
Are winning favourites common or rare in the US Masters?
Not entirely rare, but not common either. Eight of the last 10 winners were ranked in the world’s top 20 while the other two(Patrick Reed and Hideki Matsuyama) were ranked 24th and 25th respectively.