This is the tournament that we all have been waiting for.  From the beginning of the season on, all the golfers are looking to improve their game for “this tournament.”  There are four majors that golfers are striving for, but this is the one that they all want the most.  It is “a tradition unlike any other.”  It is The Masters!

Augusta National is a 7,435 yard Par 72.  It contains very lengthy Par 4’s and reachable Par 5’s.  The combination of undulations and speed on the greens make them very challenging to score on.  These greens are the fastest greens the players will see all year.  They also contain many run off areas around the edges of the greens making it difficult to hit them in regulation.  This is an extreme test of golf and in order to do well here, the golfers must be solid in many areas of their game.

Important Statistics:

Driving Distance:  There are many long holes and reachable Par 5’s making Driving Distance here a very crucial stat.

Greens in Regulation:  In order to win here, you have to hit greens.  Not all golfers have to be superb putters, but they have to have success that week at hitting greens in regulation.

Course History:  This course is so difficult that many players need to play the course a large number of times in order to figure a lot of the parts out.  The undulations on every green make it so important to know the course as much as possible.  There is a large trend of golfers who play well here from year to year that is hard to ignore.

Putting:  This has been stated throughout, but it’s worth stating again.  These are extremely fast and difficult greens making it difficult to make putts.  It does not always take the best putter to win, but the putter has to be solid that week.

Below are the plays that I have already taken a stab at.

Free Picks: 2016 Masters Tournament:

Jason Day -115 vs Rory McIlroy
Bubba Watson +105 vs. Rory McIlroy
Henrik Stenson +100 vs. Justin Rose
Vijay Singh -120 vs. Davis Love III
Danny Willett +105 vs. Zach Johnson
Charley Hoffman -120 vs. Shane Lowry

Leans:
Oosthuizen +125 vs. Justin Rose
Jordan Spieth +110 vs. Rory McIlroy

Note*  Leans are plays that I have not yet played, but I am considering.  It could either be used to help you agree or get off a play that you may have liked previously.  Use the information as you wish.

Updated Masters Odds from Vegas:

THE MASTERS

AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB – AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
APRIL 7-10, 2016
ODDS TO WIN:
JORDAN SPIETH            8/1
RORY McILROY             8/1
JASON DAY               13/2
BUBBA WATSON            10/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON          15/1
JUSTIN ROSE             20/1
ADAM SCOTT              12/1
RICKIE FOWLER           15/1
PHIL MICKELSON          15/1
HENRIK STENSON          20/1
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA        30/1
BROOKS KOEPKA           60/1
MATT KUCHAR             60/1
SERGIO GARCIA           60/1
JIMMY WALKER            60/1
PATRICK REED            30/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN        30/1
ZACH JOHNSON            40/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER         50/1
PAUL CASEY              60/1
BRANDEN GRACE           80/1
JUSTIN THOMAS          100/1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL        40/1
J.B. HOLMES            150/1
MARTIN KAYMER          150/1
LEE WESTWOOD           125/1
IAN POULTER            125/1
ANGEL CABRERA          200/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY         200/1
BILLY HORSCHEL         150/1
BILL HAAS              100/1
HUNTER MAHAN           250/1
ROBERT STREB           300/1
VICTOR DUBUISSON       250/1
SHANE LOWRY            150/1
MARC LEISHMAN           60/1
DANNY LEE              200/1
KEVIN NA               125/1
CHRIS KIRK             125/1
HARRIS ENGLISH         125/1
RYAN MOORE             100/1
JASON DUFNER           125/1
GRAEME McDOWELL        200/1
WEBB SIMPSON           250/1
DAVID LINGMERTH        250/1
KEVIN KISNER           100/1
CHARLEY HOFFMAN        125/1
DANNY WILLETT           50/1
CAMERON SMITH          500/1
ERNIE ELS              300/1
BERND WIESBERGER       200/1
JAMIE DONALDSON        250/1
BYEONG HUN AN          200/1
SCOTT PIERCY           250/1
KEVIN STREELMAN        200/1
ANIRBAN LAHIRI         300/1
STEVEN BOWDITCH       1000/1
THONGCHAI JAIDEE       500/1
RUSSELL KNOX           250/1
DANIEL BERGER          200/1
MATTHEW FITZPATRICK    250/1
EMILIANO GRILLO        200/1
CHRIS WOOD             300/1
ANDY SULLIVAN          150/1
VIJAY SINGH            500/1
KIRADECH APHIBARNRAT   300/1
TROY MERRITT           300/1
FABIAN GOMEZ           500/1
TREVOR IMMELMAN       1000/1
MIKE WEIR             2500/1
BERNHARD LANGER        500/1
DARREN CLARKE         2000/1
MARK O’MEARA          3000/1
TOM WATSON            2500/1
ROMAIN LANGASQUE      1000/1
SANDY LYLE            9000/1
IAN WOOSNAM           9000/1
LARRY MIZE            9000/1
BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU      250/1
DEREK BARD            2000/1
DAVIS LOVE III         500/1
JIN CHENG             1000/1
SMYLIE KAUFMAN         250/1
SOREN KJELDSEN         500/1
SAMMY SCHMITZ         2500/1
PAUL CHAPLET          5000/1
VAUGHN TAYLOR          300/1
RAFAEL CABRERA BELLO   100/1
JIM HERMAN             300/1
*GOLFER MUST START TOURNAMENT FOR ACTION*

Brock Downs

Brock has been betting golf successfully for the past 3 seasons. Through advanced statistics and metrics he has been finding matchups to take advantage of. Under the handle Doubledown23 has recently been posting plays and leans that are hitting at a crazy rate. Check out the results for yourself on the forums. You won’t be disappointed!

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