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Masters Tournament Betting Trends

Masters Tournament Betting Trends Augusta National

The old adage of history repeating itself has rung true time and time again in the sports world. So when examining the field for this year’s Masters, it’s useful to look back at the past to try to project who’s going to slip on the green jacket on Sunday.

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The youth movement is real in Georgia

For starters, it’s worth noting that this tournament is clearly a young man’s game, as each of the last 12 champions was under the age of 40 at the time of winning. At the green age of 21, Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest player ever to emerge triumphant at Augusta National in 2015.

He was also just the second man in over 100 years to lead wire to wire at a major while 21 years old or younger. Danny Willett triumphed in 2016 at the age of 28, surpassing Spieth on the back nine of Augusta in one of the most memorable finishes in recent history. Sergio Garcia finally got the major monkey off his back in a dramatic 2017 finish that became an immediate classic.

Good luck, Masters rookies

Experience is everything at this renowned event, so it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that every winner in the last 11 years has at least one Masters under his belt. This is no ordinary golf course, and the bright lights of Georgia tend to greatly impact rookie golfers.

Past solid finishes is another important stat. Nine of the last 12 men who claimed the title had posted a top-32 at Augusta, while nine had already shot a round in the 60s there.

It’s tough to go back to back at Augusta

Winning the Masters once is hard enough, but going back to back in Georgia is almost unheard of unless your name is Tiger Woods. Woods was the last golfer to win two straight Masters, a feat he accomplished in 2001 and 2002.

In recent years, reigning Masters champions have struggled mightily the next year, evidenced by Willett posting a 7-over showing and missing the cut altogether in 2017 after triumphing in 2016.

No shortage of parity

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson didn’t compete here a year ago due to a bad run-in with some stairs, but the top-ranked golfers in the world rankings have a poor track record at Augusta. No player who ranked first in the rankings has won the Masters in over a decade, so DJ bettors will be hoping the American can buck that trend.

Aces galore

Since its inception in 1934, there has been at least one hole-in-ones in 20 Masters (1934, 1935, 1940, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017). The odds of there being a hole-in-one in the 2018 Masters are -150, while the chances of it not happening sit at +115. For more Masters props, head over to our Ultimate Masters Tournament Betting Props Page.

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