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Our 2022 US Masters Betting Offers
With the 2022 US Masters almost upon us, Online Bookmakers have started sending through their betting offers for the first major of the year. Below you’ll find all the specials currently available for both new and existing customers.
US Masters 2022 Form Guide
The U.S. Masters is played at Augusta National, a unique venue that makes preparation incredibly difficult. Other than the experience of playing in the tournament, recent form can be a telling factor in the run-up to the event in general.
Those players, who sit at the top end of varying statistics for Driving Accuracy, Approach Play and Greens In Regulation, tend to do well, however Putting is a pivotal part of any potential Masters win, with Augusta’s greens, some of the toughest and quickest in the world.
There are several players in strong form at the moment and we will update this selection, as we get closer, but the following three players, have been making a mark on the season so far sit at the top of the FedEx Cup standings as of 2nd February.
Hideki Matsuyama: The Japanese player and current Masters champion, has two wins on the PGA Tour already this season, taking the Sony Open and Zozo Championship.
Talor Gooch: Won his first PGA event, when taking the victory at the RSM Classic and has also grabbed two Top 5 finishes too.
SungJae-Im: The Korean won the Shriners Open and has three further Top 10 finishes to his name, as he continues to impress over the last 18 months in general, on tour.
US Masters Trends and Betting Insight
Although there is no real hard or fast rule to becoming a U.S. Masters winner, there are a few guiding trends that do lend themselves well to seeing who could potentially take the converted Green Jacket, that is awarded to the victor.
- Previous success in one of the Majors isn’t a prerequisite, with only three of the previous ten Masters winners winning another Major prior to the Victory at Augusta.
- A good run of form on Tour is also not a guarantee, with ten of the last thirteen winners, finishing outside the top ten of the FedEx Cup standings
- Success at Augusta does have an impact though, with over two thirds of the previous thirty winners of the Masters, previously finishing in the top ten before.
- Statistically, those with accuracy across the course, tend to do the best, with twelve of the last twenty winners finishing in the Top 50 for Greens In Regulation on Tour.
- Experienced golfers have also fared better, with two-thirds of champions over the last thirty years, averaging over 30 years old.
US Masters Defending Champions
The last couple of U.S Masters winners have been record breaking for various reasons.
The current 2021 champion is Hideki Matsuyama, whose -10 under par helped him to became the first Japanese and Asian player to win one of Golf’s four Majors in the history of the professional game.
In the previous year’s edition, Dustin Johnson won his first Masters and set a tournament record of -20 under par, to win by 5 strokes in an unprecedented display.
The record for most wins in this event is held by Jack Nicklaus, who won six times, while Tiger Woods is next best with 5 victories. The tournament has been largely dominated by American players, with the last European winner, being Sergio Garcia of Spain, who won in 2017.
In general defending champions don’t have the greatest of times, on return, with the last back to back winner, being Tiger Woods in 2001 and 2002. In fact in recent years, the returning champion has missed the cut in three of the last five editions, with 2020 winner, Dustin Johnson missing the cut last year, by two strokes.
What are the best US Masters betting markets?
Betting on the 2022 U.S. Masters can be as straight forward as a bettor wants, with the main market being the Outright: with a bet placed on the winner of the event. This can generate a larger winning amount, as betting odds tend to be higher, however, there is no room for error, so if backed Golfer misses out by a single shot, then that bet is lost.
Outside of that market, a favoured bet for many bettors, is the Each-Way Bet, with a stake placed on both the outright market and to finish within a predetermined position, as stated by the bookmaker. This can be anywhere from second place to as low as tenth, with one fifth of the stated odds paid on those places.
This not only gives more choice in making a betting selection, but also encourages backers to look at higher odds, as a 100/1 outsider, would pay out at 20/1, if they finished in those specified places.
Drilling down further, other interesting markets, include Top European, Top American and Hole In One betting, which are self-explanatory whilst another significant market is the Three Ball Market.
This is a market mainly sees dedicated interest over the first two days, prior to the cut. Three players usually play together in a round, so with 156 players, we have 52 “threesomes” playing, with the ability to be on the outcome of that round, as an individual betting event, with players able to pick who they believe will have the lowest score. Although odds are significantly shorter, these threesomes are a great way of creating an accumulator bet, with several selection or more, creating a larger priced outcome. However, the risk of this is that, if one fails, the bet fails.
Nearer to the event, bookmakers will have extra markets available, If any special markets appear, we at bettingpro.com will let you know in this section.
Augusta National Golf Club
The Masters has alway been held at the Augusta National course, with the first ever tournament back in 1934. This will be the 85th edition of the event which was originally founded by Amateur champion Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. Bobby Jones, alongside course architect Alistair MacKenzie designed and built the now world famous course, after Jones bought a plant nursery on the plot of land, with the rest now history.
The course plays to a Par 72 and around 7,475 yards, with huge testing greens, that tend to be some of the fastest on Tour and plenty of hazards to make life difficult for the player, with large sand traps and bunkers. The topography of the course, also adds an extra challenge, with sloping fairways adding to the difficulty level, as players can hit what looks to be a fine shot, but end up with an awkward angle of approach to the green. Each of the eighteen holes are unusually named after plants, with all players beginning their round on the tee at Tea Olive.
The toughest part of the course is Amen Corner, a group of difficult holes, spanning across holes 11, 12 and 13, with this trio affecting a round in both good and bad ways, depending on how a player gets through there.
What Is Amen Corner?
As mentioned, Amen Corner is formed by the 11th, 12th and 13th holes and can “make or break” a players round at Augusta. The name Amen Corner was coined by a sports illustrated writer named Herbert Warren Wind in 1958, when describing the holes in and around Rae’s Creek.
Although it was more of an allusion to its beauty back then, its now become a name synonymous with the most testing section of the course, featuring a 505 yard, Par 4, a 125 yard, Par 3 and a 510 yard, Par 5.
The Par 3 at the 12th, named Golden Bell is the real killer for players. The idyllic 125 yard hole is set in such a way, that winds are almost impossible to work out. In an interview with USA Today, Patrick Reed said. “It’s so deceiving there, because the clouds can go one way, the flag will go the opposite way, and the trees are going another way”
“Then you throw up grass, and that’s going in a different direction, so it just confuses you”
Even if, you manage to get a sense of the wind and If you avoid the water, the sand is likely to catch your ball, with bunkers in front and behind, and if you manage to stick to the green, the undulating surface, could either carry you off, or give you a nightmare putt. Tom Wieskopf, a four-time runner-up at Augusta, hit a 13 (10 over par) on the hole back in 1980, the very worst score recorded.
If all that danger was not enough to concern players, the surrounding waters of Rae’s Creek add further tension to a golfer’s tee shot as crowds are usually very busy there, due to the ability to see all three holes being played, from the public gallery.
If you can survive Amen Corner without dropping a shot, you should have a great round of golf!
The US Masters History
The Masters tournament was originally created by legendary player, Bobby Jones and investment banker, Clifford Roberts. Jones had purchased the Fruitfield land in 1930, having won a Golfing Grand Slam and wanted to build a course for his retirement from the sport. The course itself was officially opened in 1933, however, sadly for co-designer Alistar Mackenzie he passed away prior to the inaugural Masters event in 1934.
The first ever Augusta National Invitation Tournament, as it was known, was won by Horton Smith who pocketed a prize of $1,500, a little less than the 2021 winner, Hideki Matsuyama, who won just over $2,000,000. The current name of the event was adopted in 1939 and has remained synonymous with Golf ever since.
The coveted “Green Jacket” won by winners, was first awarded in 1949 and is given by the previous years winner. It is the official attire of club members, with each Masters victor given an honorary membership of the club too. The winning player can take it off the grounds for a year, but it must be returned to club grounds, in which the player on return at any time will wear it for functions and other events tied to the Augusta National club.
In terms of the tournament itself, the most successful player in US Masters history is Jack Nucklaus, with six victories between 1963 and 1986, with Tiger Woods next best, with a total of five wins between 1997 and 2019.
The record low score for the 72 hole tournament was set recently by Dustin Johnson in 2020, when he scored 268 or -20 under par overall, whilst the lowest single round of golf played in the tournament is a -9 under par, round of 63 by both Nick Price (1986) and Greg Norman (1996).
Tiger Woods holds two records, becoming the youngest ever winner at 21 years old in 1997 and at the same time set the record margin of victory, when 12 strokes clear of second placed Tom Kite.
US Masters Betting Tips FAQ
- Who are the best bookies for the US Masters tournament?
- In terms of best bookmakers, the bigger firms tend to have the better odds, more extra places and more markets. The likes of Paddy Power and Sky bet will pay up to 10 places on the U.S. Masters, while alternative markets tend to also feature, such as Threesomes, Top European and Top Asian markets to name a few.
- How can I watch the US Masters in the UK?
- The event will be televised live on Sky Sports in the U.K., while on terrestrial television, the BBC will show extended highlights, along with coverage of Amen Corner on the iplayer service, whilst coverage will be available on radio, with confirmation of that to come.
- Who is the favourite to win the 2022 US Masters
- The current favourite to win the 2022 U.S. Masters is Spaniard Jon Rahm, who currently sits as the World Number One, according to the Official World Golf Rankings. He is currently priced at around 8/1 to win the green jacket at Augusta National.
- Where is the US Masters held?
- The 2022 U.S. Masters is held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia and is played across an 18 hole course, to a par of 72, with a yardage of around 7,475 yards on average, dependant on hole placement.