Betting The Masters: Targeting a Pair of Longshots
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When it comes to the real longshots in golf, Augusta National hasn’t been too kind. With every star teeing it up in an exclusive, elite field, true underdog stories don’t pop up very often.
Zach Johnson at 125-1 was the last winner of The Masters to tee off at a pre-tourney price of higher than 100-1. We also saw a lot of triple digit tickets cash when Danny Willett won two years ago, but his odds dropped to 66-1 at most places by the time he teed off.
In both occasions, it took some special circumstances to get a victory. For Willett, it came down to Jordan Spieth’s iconic collapse on No. 12. Meanwhile, Johnson emerged from some of the most difficult weather conditions in tournament history to get his win. Cold temperatures and high winds led to tough scoring in 2007, as Johnson matched the highest score ever shot by a Masters champion.
It’s tough to foresee when that next superstar implosion will occur. And with no extreme weather in the forecast, the underdogs might not be in great shape again this year. However, for everyone who wants to dig deep and try to
cash a lottery ticket at the Masters, I’ve got two guys to target.