The Masters Tournament – Separating the Good from The Best

Also knows as The Masters or The US Masters, this tournament falls part of the four major championships in professional golf. It is a popular choice for avid sports betting fans.

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The Masters is the first of the majors to be played each year, and is scheduled for the first full week of April. This tournament is played at the same location each year, at Augusta National Golf Club, a private club located in the city of Augusta in the USA. It is a favourite amidst American spectators and internationals alike

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Started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones, the Augusta National was designed with the assistance of architect Alister MacKenzie.

The Masters is a money event on the European Tour, the PGA Tour and lastly, the Japan Golf Tour.

The Masters Tournament Traditions

  • A green jacket has been awarded to the winner since 1949.
  • The jacket must be returned to the clubhouse one year later after the victory.
  • The Champions Dinner is held on a Tuesday prior to the tournament and is open to past champions and certain board members of the Augusta National Golf Club, since Ben Hogan inaugurated it in 1952.
  • Since 1963, an honorary tee shot is hit every morning of the first round to commence play by legendary golfers or past champions.

The Masters Tournament Course

Each hole of the plant nursery (gold course) is named after a tree or shrub. Below was the course layout for the 2014 tournament.

Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 445 4
2 Pink Dogwood 575 5
3 Flowering Peach 350 4
4 Flowering Crab Apple 240 3
5 Magnolia 455 4
6 Juniper 180 3
7 Pampas 450 4
8 Yellow Jasmine 570 5
9 Carolina Cherry 460 4
Out 3,725 36

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Type of Bets That Can Be Made on The Master’s Cup

  • Outright Betting
  • Big Guns v The Field
  • Place Only – 5 Places
  • To Finish in the Top 10
  • To Finish in the Top 20
  • Leader After Round 1
  • Top Australian Player
  • Top European Player
  • Top European Player (Excl GB and I)
  • Top English Player
  • Top GB & Ireland Player
  • Top Korean Player
  • Top South African Player
  • Top Rest of World Player
  • Tournament Group Betting
  • Tournament Match Betting
  • 72 Hole Handicap Betting
  • Finishing Position
  • Make/Miss the Cut
  • Tournament Specials
  • 3 Balls
  • Betting W/O
  • Top Asian Player
  • Top Scandinavian Player
  • Top Scottish Player
  • Top South American Player
  • Insurebet – 5 Places
  • Top Irish Player

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Winners of The Masters Tournament

Year Champion Country Runner(s)-up Winner’s
share ($
)
2014 Bubba Watson (2)  United States  Jordan Spieth
Jonas Blixt
1,620,000
2013 Adam Scott  Australia  Ángel Cabrera 1,440,000
2012 Bubba Watson  United States  Louis Oosthuizen 1,440,000
2011 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa  Jason Day
Adam Scott
1,440,000
2010 Phil Mickelson (3)  United States  Lee Westwood 1,350,000
2009 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina  Kenny Perry
Chad Campbell
1,350,000
2008 Trevor Immelman  South Africa  Tiger Woods 1,350,000
2007 Zach Johnson  United States  Retief Goosen
Rory Sabbatini
Tiger Woods
1,305,000
2006 Phil Mickelson (2)  United States  Tim Clark 1,260,000
2005 Tiger Woods (4)  United States  Chris DiMarco 1,260,000
2004 Phil Mickelson  United States  Ernie Els 1,117,000
2003 Mike Weir  Canada  Len Mattiace 1,080,000
2002 Tiger Woods (3)  United States  Retief Goosen 1,008,000
2001 Tiger Woods (2)  United States  David Duval 1,008,000
2000 Vijay Singh  Fiji  Ernie Els 828,000

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