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Ready your inner punter: Masters prop bets are here

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Along with the Super Bowl, the Masters is the sporting event in which casual bettors take the prop betting plunge in a big way.

Bovada just sent along some of its Masters prop bets, if you’re keen to put some cash behind your belief that Tiger Woods will make an eagle, that the winner will be an American, etc.

Here they are.

Tiger Woods Props

Tiger Woods – First Round Score

70 & Under: +110     (11/10)

71 & Over:  -140     (5/7)

Will Tiger Woods record an eagle in the Tournament?

Yes: 11/10

Will Tiger Woods record an eagle in the First Round?

Yes: 41/1

Miscellaneous Props

Score Cut Made At

147 & Under: 11/5

Exactly: 148 9/5

149 & Over: 5/4

Lowest Tournament Round

64 & Under: 9/5

Exactly: 65 8/5

66 & Over: 7/4

Winning Score

275 & Under:  9/4

276-278: Inclusive 2/1

279 & Over: 6/5

Winning Margin

Playoff:  11/4

1 stroke: 5/2

2 strokes; 7/2

3 strokes: 11/2

4 or more strokes: 4/1

Winning Nationality

USA: 5/7

European: 7/4

Rest of the World: 11/2

Wire-to-wire winner?

Dustin Johnson: 50/1

Jordan Spieth: 50/1

Rory McIlroy: 66/1

Justin Rose: 66/1

Justin Thomas: 66/1

Tiger Woods: 66/1

Phil Mickelson: 80/1

Bubba Watson: 80/1

Bogey Free Round 1

Rory McIlroy: 16/1

Jordan Spieth: 16/1

Justin Thomas: 16/1

Dustin Johnson: 18/1

Tiger Woods: 18/1

Will there be a playoff?

Yes: +275     (11/4)

No: -400     (1/4)

Players Under Par

11 & Under: 7/4

12-16 Inclusive: 3/2

17 & Over:  2/1

Will there be a hole-in-one?

Yes: -150     (2/3)

No: +115     (23/20)

Will any player shoot all four rounds in the 60’s?

Yes: 8/1

Will there be a double eagle?

Yes: 14/1

What do you think, GolfWRX members? Spot any easy money on the board?

 

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  1. Oregon

    Apr 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Lots of typos in this article…

  2. Paul

    Apr 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Will Tiger Woods record and Eagle in the First Round? at 41/1 sure looked tasty. Alas it was a typo.

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Hungover Eddie Pepperell is the real winner of The Open

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Eddie Pepperell is never dull. The Englishman’s candor, articulateness, and skill with a pen make him a great follow on Twitter and beyond.

But even given standard Peperellian forthrightness, it was surprising to hear this: Pepperell was hungover during the final round at Carnoustie…a round in which he fired a 4-under 67.

Pepperell finished tied for sixth at 5-under, three strokes behind Francesco Molinari, and he offered this admission in his final-round press conference.

“I was a little hungover…I had too much to drink last night. And I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn’t say a write-off, but I didn’t feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn’t have been heartbreaking. But as it happens, I shot 67. So, you know, it’s a funny game.”

Hitting the course before the winds kicked up, Pepperell birdied the third, fifth, sixth, and 14th holes before rolling in another at the 17th.

He clarified that he’s no wino.

“Listen, I wouldn’t always have a drink the night before. Sometimes I have a few drinks. Tiger is minus-7, he didn’t have a drink last night, I bet. Proper athlete…I didn’t really have that much to drink, just I’m a lightweight, yeah.”

Pepperell clarified that he felt okay this morning, but woke up in the middle of the night feeling poorly. he said. Then it was time to sit back and watch as the leaders battled Carnoustie’s back nine.

Proper athlete or no, Pepperell finished tied with Woods at 5 under.

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Pat Perez: The R&A “do it right, not like the USGA”

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Pat Perez opened The Open, as it were, with a 2-under 69, and at the time of this writing, he’s 4 under for the second round and tied for the lead.

Clearly, there’s something Double P likes about links golf. And when he was asked whether he was surprised by how receptive the greens at Carnoustie were after his opening round, Perez shook his head with conviction and said.

“They (the R&A) do it right, not like the USGA…They’ve got the opposite [philosophy] here. I told them, you guys have it right, let the course get baked, but you’ve got the greens receptive. They’re not going to run and be out of control. They could have easily had the greens just like the fairway, but they didn’t. The course is just set up perfect.”

“The U.S. Open could have been like this more if they wanted to. They could have made the greens a bit more receptive,” Perez said. “These greens are really flat compared to Shinnecock. So that was kind of the problem there is they let it get out of control and they made the greens too hard.”

Pat Perez has no problem speaking his mind. While it has gotten him in trouble in the past, you have to respect his candor. The interesting question, as I asked in the Morning 9, is how many Tour pros agree him?

Sure, it’s unlikely any of Perez’s compatriots will join him publicly in his “R&A does it right, USGA does it wrong” stance, but it’d be very interesting to know what percentage are of the same mind.

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68 at the British Open in the morning, golf with hickories at St Andrews in the afternoon

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Yes, golf fans, just another day in the charmed life (or week, at least) of one Brandon Stone.

Stoney (as I assume his friends call him), came to Carnoustie on the heels of a final-round 60 to win the Scottish Open. All he did in his opening round was fire a 3-under 68. Not bad!

But his Thursday to remember was only getting started as Stone made the 25-mile trip south to the Old Course to peg it…with a set of hickory clubs! Well played, sir, well played.

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