Masters Tournament Analysis – PGA Tour Betting
A creation of the golf legend Bobby Jones, along with Clifford Roberts, the Masters was born in 1934. The tournament was originally called the Augusta National Invitation Tournament and was changed to the Masters in 1939. Other than a three-year stoppage during World War II, “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” has taken place every year during the spring. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Masters couldn’t be played in the spring and has been moved to mid-November. Let’s take a closer look at this event so you can make your bets against their Masters odds.
PGA Tour Analysis | Early Masters Preview
This Masters will be very unique. The Masters has been played 83 times since its inception in 1934. In 82 of those, the tournament was played in April.
Although the tournament will have a different vibe being played in November, it will still have the mystique of being played at Augusta National. With traditions like the Champions Dinner, the Par 3 contest, Rae’s Creek, Amen Corner, Magnolia Lane, and the green jacket, the Masters is rich in tradition.
Ninety-six of the top golfers in the world will assemble in Augusta, Ga., to partake in the 2020 edition of the Masters. With the Masters being an invitational tournament, there are numerous categories for an invitation.
With an $11.5 million purse, the Masters is known as the most prestigious golf tournament on the planet. It will be hard to top the 2019 version, but with the way 2020 has gone, anything is possible.
In 2019, Tiger Woods returned to the Tiger of old, as he claimed the green jacket by one stroke. Woods battled Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, and Brooks Koepka to win his first major since 2008.
By winning last year’s Masters, Tiger climbed one step closer to Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles. This year, Woods will be looking to claim his 16th career major, and what better place to win it than at Augusta National?
Some of the top names in golf are early favorites to put on the green jacket. Names like Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Woods, Koepka, and Johnson are currently pre-tournament favorites to win.
McIlroy is currently the favorite to win. McIlroy has struggled since the PGA tour has come back from the COVID-19 layoff.
However, he always seems to play well at Augusta National, and, with the tournament being played in November, he’ll have plenty of time to fine-tune his game.
Over the tournament’s history, 53 different players have captured the Masters trophy and have had the privilege of putting on the historical green jacket. Nicklaus has won more Masters than any other player in history, claiming six green jackets.
There will be numerous players lining up to claim this year’s Masters trophy. While the tournament will have a different feel to it this season, as this year it will be the final major of the year rather than the first, it will still have the same mystique.
Augusta National will be ready for the star-studded field, and we should see some great golf at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.