It’s the best golf tournament of the year! With all due respect to the Open, it’s just nicer watching the world’s best wander round Augusta with wall to wall sunshine, lakes, rhododendrons and so on, rather than hacking out of three foot rough in a forgotten bit of Scotland during a hurricane. Although I do still like that too of course.
So who’s your money on? Dustin Johnson is favourite, and with damn good reason. He’s hitting it miles and putting like a dream, which is basically a perfect recipe for Augusta. I’ve piled on him (£10! I must be going mad), with some on Spieth too just because of his amazing Masters record. Even though he blew a five shot lead last year. Day is also great round Augusta and is 22/1, his form isn’t as good but maybe worth a go?
Was also going to have John Rahm as my 66/1 outsider, only he came in to 25/1 after making the final of the matchplay thing a couple of weeks ago. Annoying. Still going with him anyway, and might see if I can find a bet that he’ll beat McIlroy over the first two days (they’re in the same grouping).