It's that time of year again, it's Augusta time and the 2018 Masters. You have heard the saying 'horses for courses' well there is no more apt saying when it comes to the Masters and past experience. Some say you never master Augusta only learn how to play the course and it's perils. Continue reading for our 2018 Masters Preview and Tips.
Golf - The Masters 2018 Tips
Prices Courtesy of William Hill
The Masters 2018 - Preview
One thing to keep in mind when looking at possibles to win at Augusta is not current form although this does play a part but more so how any player has performed in the past around this tough course.
Distance off the tee isn't as crucial here the main things to look for in a players game are fairways hit, greens hit and putting stats, if a player has a decent record of driving the ball straight and hitting a high percentage of greens in regulation then they will have as good a chance as any around Augusta.
With the tough greens with their undulations and fast surfaces you also need a player who can put, if you cannot put well then Augusta is not the place for you but you have to give yourself a chance by hitting the greens and not being too bold with your approach.
Lets take a look at some of the favourites for this years tournament and how they have performed in recent years here, also if they are carrying any form coming in.
Jordan Spieth - 11.1
Experience - One of the best records around Augusta with one win, two seconds and a top 25 out of only four starts a deserved favourite in my eyes.
PGA Form - Three top ten finishes out of nine events played in 2018 with one top three suggests Jordan is in fine touch and just has not put it all together in 2018.
Rory Mcllroy - 11.0
Experience - Four top ten finishes in the past four years suggests he knows his way around Augusta but he has blown a couple of golden opportunities to win in the past.
PGA Form - Mixed bag this year with one win being his only top ten finish from six events played and has missed the cut twice this year.
Dustin Johnson - 12.0
Experience - Only two top ten finishes from seven attempts and three top 25 finishes suggests Augusta isn't his favourite course.
PGA Form - Top form coming in with a win, two second place finishes and four top ten finishes out of only six events this year suggests he is on song.
Justin Thomas - 12.0
Experience - Only two outings and has failed to finish on the top 20 with his best placed finished 22nd last year.
PGA Form - Two wins and a second place from nine events played in 2018 suggests his game is good, five top five finishes overall in 2018.
All four favourites come here with solid form and credentials with Spieth, Mcllroy and Johnson having shown they can handle Augusta.
Now lets look for some value, I am going to concentrate more on experience around Augusta here as this far out ways current form in my eyes and you can pick up some huge odds on people relatively out of form but have a proven record around here.
Ian Poulter - 51.1
Three top ten finishes in the last seven years suggests he now knows his way around and how to approach the course, a big plus is that he won last weeks Houston Open.
He has been struggling with injury the past few years but now looks back to his best.
Matt Kuchar - 51.1
Four top ten finishes for Matt from his last eight attempts around here suggests he may well be there or there about's again this year.
Adam Scott - 67.1
Four top ten finishes in the last eight years including a win and a second place, has to be respected at good odds.
2018 Masters Golf Tips
As I said horses for courses so take the last three mentioned and have some small wagers for top five and ten finishes with a few dollars e.w the win, you would think one of them would oblige and at those odds you would be in profit if just one hit the top 5.