US Masters odds
Who wins US Masters 2019?
There are four biggest events in the golf, The Masters, The US Open, The British Open and the PGA Championship. Sanction bodies and writers mostly keep them on same place by referring “4 Majors”. But every golfer mentions The Masters as the biggest tournament in golf. Everyone loves that green jacket which is awarded to the winner, all of them feel proud to participate in the Masters and some are happy to play all 4 days avoiding cut in Masters.
The Masters tournament annually takes place in Augusta National Golf club. Before actual tournament is started, a 9 holes - all par 3- friendly match is organized between the invited participants while their families are serving them as a caddie. Occasionally those caddies can also be seen playing shots for players. This 9 hole par 27 tournament is typical of the Masters tournament and can’t be seen any where else.
The first Masters tournament was played in 1934, which was inaugurated by the most successful amateur golfer in the history of golf , “Bobby Jones”. Who was a lawyer by profession and started to play golf as doctor recommended him to improve his health. He quit playing tournaments while he was only 28 and then he designed Augusta National Golf club in Georgia.
Jack Nicklaus is the most prominent player in The Masters; having most wins in the history of this tournament. 6 times he lifted the trophy; 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, and 1986. He is one of 3 golfers to successfully defend his title 1965 and 1966. in 1972 he won the title in Wire-to-Wire fashion. Wire to Wire is defined as wining all the rounds on all 4 days of tournament. He is among the five who has done so in the Masters. In 2015 Jordan Spieth won the tournament with the lowest score -18 when he surpassed the longest reigning record of Jack Nicklaus -17; settled in 1965.
Patrick Reed of USA is the champion of 2018 Masters, who finished 273 ( 15 Under Par) while a lot of previously title holders missed the cut, Olazabal (won 1994,1999) , Schwartzel (won 2011), Danny Willett (won 2016) and above all defending champion Sergio Garcia(winner 2017) of Spain missed the cut too.
Prize money for The Master tournament 2019 is $11 millions. The winner will get the trophy, a green jacket and 1.98 millions, the second place finisher will get $1.188 millions while those who stand in top 24 will receive $100,000 each.
For 2019 edition which is going to be held on 11th of April 2019 - 14th of April 2019 top dogs are Jorden Spieth, Adam Scott, Phill Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Patrick Reed. Jorden Spieth and Adam Scott are very consistent in recent years while Bubba and Mickelson are only players to win the Masters tournament twice in last decade. Defending champion Reed has something amazing on his record; Masters is the only major win on his profile and he has played 9 under par for 3 consecutive days in Humana Challenge 2014, which is a world record of the lowest score. Tiger Woods a big name who was once considered by many to break all the records of Jack Nicklaus but may be he has passed his prime and now he is underdog for 2019 The Masters.