What a Masters! I actually have a confession to make. I had Danny Willett at 66/1. Unfortunately, he did not make my Spiv list. Why I hear you all cry? Well...I only placed the bet after the release of the article once it was confirmed he was playing. As he was the last man to register his place a lot of us had no idea if he would play or not. By the time I sent my tips to the good people at GolfPunk we still had no idea if he would tee up at Augusta. But Dustin Johnson still paid out also so a little consolation there. We don’t have those issues, this time, around as the PGA Tour heads to the RBC Heritage. With no entry issues, I can give you my ones to watch in full.
Paul Casey 18/1 (PaddyPower)
The Casey resurgence continued at Augusta with a fine T-4. He put together a fantastic final round of 67. Leaving aside his performance at the WGC World Matchplay where he struggled with a stomach illness, his form is impressive. 7th at the Cadillac, T-9 at the Arnold Palmer and a great Masters. Get him while he’s hot.
Brandt Snedeker 22/1 (StanJames)
Winner of the Farmers Insurance and 2nd at the Sony Open. Snedeker enjoyed a strong start to his season before a lull in performances. However, he is back on form following a good Masters where he finished in a tie for 10th. Won this event back in 2011. At 22/1, he is a very strong bet.
Matthew Fitzpatrick 30/1 (Betfred)
Building on a great rookie season can be difficult. Consider it the difficult second album. Not for Fitzpatrick. An amazing final round at Augusta pushed him to T-7 with around that emulated Willett. This kid has talent that’s for sure and will be looking to build on a great performance at Augusta.
Kevin Kisner 28/1 (Bet365)
He has had an average Masters but don’t let that fool you. He likes the RBC Heritage. He made the playoff last year before losing to Jim Furyk. This was the start of his great run as the near man of golf. However, he has since won and knows how to close the deal. Should put in another strong performance on a course he likes.
Ian Poulter 70/1 (StanJames)
Eager to get into the European Ryder Cup team yet knows that he might depend on Darren Clarke picking him. Showed at Puerto Rico that he still has the game to contend. A great first day at the Masters before the conditions turned. Just needs to be more consistent but at 70/1, you have to fancy him as a good Each Way bet.