We have finally arrived at the Masters! In my opinion, this is the best week in all of sports, people who don’t even follow golf tune in to watch this amazing event. The course is amazing, the field is amazing, the tournament itself is amazing, this is as good as it gets.
I have been away for the past few weeks dealing with exams and future plans, but I just had to set aside some time to write about this tournament. I figured everyone has heard about the Masters, so I won’t need to ramble on about how significant it is. Instead, I’ll share my thoughts and ultimately my picks that I have so far.
A few things I always remind myself before I make my picks, typically your first time around you won’t win, at least that’s what history has told us so far. Of course, Tony Finau finished 10th last year his first time around, and even Spieth a few years back played well for his first time at Augusta. With that being said, the players I have chosen this week are familiar with the course.
What I have also found interesting is that the past few winners were not in fact the favourites betting wise. Last year was Patrick Reed, and he was in that 40-50/1 range, same with Sergio the previous year. Let’s not forget about Danny Willett, he was also not the favourite when he won three years ago. I definitely kept this in mind when making my picks.
Speaking of my picks so far, let’s get right to them!
Brooks Koepka – 25/1: I was hoping to get Brooks at around 30/1, however I couldn’t find anything better than what I got him for. Brooks has not played the best this year, but don’t forget this guy has won two of the past three majors so he is by no means afraid of these big stages. His putting has been on point in majors, and knowing that he can make those 7-footers on a Sunday will keep him in the race. The fact that guys like Rahm and Fowler are 16/1 and Brooks is 25/1, I figured this seemed like a good number.
I’ll update my card Wednesday when I have finalized all my bets, but right now Brooks is the only top guy I have money on.
Si Woo Kim – 150/1 (Each Way): Besides the fact that I bet this guy every week, I figured his odds were good at the time to put some money on him. I made this bet back in February, right now he is at 80/1 after finishing fourth at the Valero Texas Open. Si Woo has won the Players Championship before, he can win on the big stage. Ultimately, if he can finish in the top 5 and I can cash in on the each way I’ll be more than happy.
Two other guys I will be betting are Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay, however I am waiting for better odds. Considering these guys haven’t done much lately, there isn’t a reason for sites to lower their odds. If I can get Bryson around 35/1 and Cantlay around 75/1 I would jump on it right away.
Like I said, I will add more players by Wednesday and provide another update then. With that being said, Brooks Koepka is my pick for this years Masters.
Who do you have winning this years Masters? Let’s discuss in the comments section below!