US Masters

The US Masters is held every year at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA. Prior to the US Masters which is played in April, betting companies offer odds on for example, winning player. The varieties of betting options for the tournament can vary some depending on the betting company, but common ones are; odds on final placements, for example top five or top ten.

Golf contains fewer components than for example football and ice hockey, and for that reason the variety of odds is fairly limited compared to certain other sports. Except for betting on final placements in the tournament you can also try; best American, best Asian or best European player. 

The US Masters is one out of four majors and it’s played in April every year at the Augusta National Golf Club in the state of Georgia. Since the tournament started up in 1934 Augusta has been the home for the tournament. Augusta National Golf Club is in many ways a course steeped in history. The course is considered to be very challenging, with substantial variations from hole to hole, so great skill is required in order to do well. Over the years they had to actually make the course a little easier, by for example, shortening some of the holes.

The US Masters has made sure to distinguish itself from other tournaments. The rules are very strict for both the public and the media, and the competition also lacks sponsorship, which means that the US Masters is in complete control over what logos that are displayed throughout the course. It is also very difficult to get a hold of tickets to the tournament, it is not uncommon to have to wait for 15 years, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of money.

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have both left a mark in the history of the US Masters. Nicklaus won the US Masters more times than any other player, six times between 1963 and 1986. Woods however, is the player who has won with the biggest margin ­ a total of 12 shots when Woods won back in 1987.

The US Masters does not budge on tradition. In addition to the fact that it has been played on the same course since the beginning, it is also tradition that the previous years winner presents the green club jacket to the new champion at the ceremony. The victor is then allowed to wear the club jacket for one year until the next tournament, and after that he must leave it in the club wardrobe. 

Published: 2015-12-28

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