Justin Rose can make up for disappointment of 2017
There is a plenty of golf to be played from now until the start of the US Masters, however, that is not to stop us building our portfolio for Augusta where often some fantastic value can be snapped up ahead of the opening Major Championship of the year.
One of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour today is Justin Rose. The Englishman is arguably playing the best golf of his career as he is consistently in contention for tournaments going into the final Sunday which takes some doing.
Rose suffered heartbreak in 2017 as he missed out on the second Major of his career and his first Green Jacket in a playoff loss to Sergio Garcia. The European Ryder Cup member played brilliantly for four days but just didn’t get the break he needed in that playoff with Garcia who proved to be a popular winner.
Such is the temperament of Rose, he will use that disappointment of last April to good effect when he returns to Georgia. If he plays anywhere near as well as he did in 2017, he is surely going to be in contention on the back nine of the final day. At 20/1 for the most prestigious Major in the sport, he looks fantastic value to go one better in 2018. Rose will be in action in all the big PGA Tour events before April so keep an eye on his form in the golf betting news over the next few months.
Matsuyama Ready To Break Maiden Major in 2018
It is only a matter of time before Hideki Matsuyama becomes a Major Championship winner, such is the talent of the Japanese golfer. The 25-year-old has been as high as number two in the world rankings and in 2017 he came very close to his first success in one of golf’s biggest four tournaments as he finished second in the US Open behind Brooks Koepka.
Matsuyama has proven he has the game for the big tournaments as he is a two-time World Golf Championship winner. His first success came in the 2016 HSBC Champions where he became the first Asian player to score in a WGC event. In 2017, the world number five also claimed the Bridgestone Invitational, where his margin of victory was five strikes.
The five-time PGA Tour winner has seven top-10 finishes in Major Championships so he has been knocking on the door. Matsuyama’s best result in the US Masters came in 2015 where he ended the weekend in fifth place in the year Jordan Spieth came out on top. He can be backed at 22/1 to win the Green Jacket in 2018 where he has to be on your shortlist to add his name to the roll of honour at Augusta.
A victory at Augusta could help Matsuyama edge towards the number one spot in the world rankings which is very much within his reach in 2018.
The 2018 US Masters takes place between April 5-8 in what will be the 82nd edition of the famous golf event.