The 2018 Masters takes place between the 5th and 8th of April at Augusta National Golf Club.
The Masters is one of the main highlights of the golfing calendar and is an invitation-only tournament. The format for the tournament is that there are four rounds of golf. After two rounds, a cut is formed, and in order to progress, you either need to be in the top 50 or within ten strokes of the leader. If after the four rounds, there isn’t a winner, then sudden death occurs until a player wins.
The tournament is possibly most famous for the green jackets. They’re awarded to the champion, who after one year must return it to the clubhouse. It remains their personal property, but it is there where it must remain. There are some other decent perks to winning The Masters, one of which is the guarantee of an invitation for the other majors for the next five years, plus an invitation to play The Masters for the rest of their career.
Much of the focus is on Tiger Woods. He seems to have finally shaken off his injury woes and impressive performances at the Valspar and Honda have put him in contention. Just the fact we’re discussing Tiger Woods even in contention seems remarkable.
He is currently priced at 16.00. His short game and putting will be competitive, and there is no doubt that he has the experience at Augusta. However, it is his driving game which could be make or break.
A win here would certainly be one of the most remarkable stories in the history of not just golf but all sport.
2018 Masters Betting Offers
There are quite a few offers available for The Masters, with improved terms versus recent tournaments on the PGA tour.
- Boylesports – Boylesports are paying seven places at The Masters, and if your player doesn’t win, but does come 2nd or 3rd, then Boylesports will refund your losing stake as a free bet up to £20.
- Betway – Betway is giving you the opportunity to get paid out early as a winner. Place a pre-tournament outright winner bet on the US Masters, and if your player is leading after the first round, Betway will pay you out as a winner.
- SunBets – Bet up to £20 on the outright winner, and if Tiger Woods wins, SunBets will refund losing bets as a cash.
- PaddyPower – Bet £10 on the outright winner, and if Tiger Woods wins, Paddy Power will refund losing bets as a free bet. They’re also paying out 8 places at 1/5 odds.
- Winner – Similar to the Boylesports offer, but not as good. If your player finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will receive money back as a free bet.
Masters TV Coverage
Coverage of the Masters is held by both the BBC and Sky Sports in the UK.
Masters Outright Winner Odds
The price varies according to the bookmaker, but generally across the board bookmakers fancy Spieth or McIlroy as the favourites for the tournament. These odds are provided by 10Bet and accurate of time at publishing:
- Jordan Spieth – 10.00
- Rory McIlroy – 11.00
- Justin Thomas – 12.00
- Dustin Johnson – 12.00
- Justin Rose – 13.00
- Bubba Watson – 15.00
- Tiger Woods – 16.00
- Phil Mickelson – 17.00
- Jason Day – 19.00
- Rickie Fowler – 21.00
How the Field is Formed for The 2018 Masters
The Masters is an invitation-only event. There are 18 categories which enables a player to be invited, and should they qualify through multiple categories, they’ll be put into the highest ranking category. Here are the 20 categories that have formed the 2017 Masters field.
- All past Masters Tournament Champions
- Winners of the last five U.S. Open champions
- Winners of the last five Open champions
- Winners of the last five PGA champions
- Winners of the last three Players Championships
- Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up
- Current British Amateur champion
- Current Asia-Pacific Amateur champion
- Current U.S. Mid-Amateur champion
- Current Latin America Amateur champion
- The first 12 players, (inc ties), in the 2017 Masters Tournament
- The first 4 players, (inc ties), in the 2017 U.S. Open
- The first 4 players, (inc ties), in the 2017 Open Championship
- The first 4 players, (inc ties), in the 2017 PGA Championship
- Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the FedEx Cup, between the 2017 Masters Tournament and the 2018 Masters Tournament
- All players qualifying for the 2017 edition of the Tour Championship
- Top 50 on the final 2017 Official World Golf Ranking list
- Top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking list on March 26th 2018
- Any other invitees