The Masters betting tips: Top GB&I player
Paul Casey will be on many a punter’s Masters shortlist given his performances over the past three years.
The Englishman has finished tied sixth, tied fourth and sixth and can look back at five top 10s at Augusta National overall.
His victory at the Valspar Championship finally got him over the hump as a nearly-man in America – it’s only his second PGA Tour win despite a heap of near misses – and that can do nothing but give the 40-year-old confidence.
25/1 on the outrights will definitely appeal but those looking to hedge their bets a little should also consider Casey in the Top GB&I market.
Given you can also back each-way here – for the top two at 1/3 of the odds – there is plenty of merit in looking at the Arizona native.
The Masters betting tips: Top Rest of the World player
Jason Day has obvious claims and Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters record is impressive if he can find a bit of form.
But I’m going to go down the list in this market and select Kiradech Aphibarnrat at 20/1 with Ladbrokes.
This seems a bit of a no-brainer really, especially as the firm are paying 1/5 of the odds each-way for the first four.
The Thai has only appeared once at Augusta National but performed decently on debut when finishing tied for 15th.
He’s enjoyed a fantastic start to 2018 having won the Super 6 in Perth and finishing top five in both the WGC-Mexico and WGC-Match Play Championships.
In that sort of touch, surely 20/1 is too big a price?
The Masters betting tips: Top American player
Tricky market this, with so many of the leading contenders representing the United States. You can get Tiger Woods, for example, at 11/2 here compared with 9/1 on the outright market.
With 1/4 of the odds being paid on the first four finishers, I am going to go with Matt Kuchar at 28/1.
I’ve also looked at Kuchar in the outright each-way market but, given his Augusta performances over the past few years, I’m even happier to take him here as well.
As a throwaway pound, I’ll also lob the minimum bet Fred Couples’ way at 80/1. He may be 58 but he was still tied 18th at Augusta National 12 months ago.
Take out his missed cut in 2015 and he hasn’t finished out of the top 20 since 2009. He’s timeless round here and, if he finishes fourth in this market, you’ve got yourself a 20/1 winner.