Masters tips: Best each-way bets for Augusta
With Betway playing eight places at the year's first major this week, we make our top picks to take advantage of the enhanced place terms.
Paul Casey –
Casey won for the first time in nearly four years at the Valspar Championship last month, and this week at Augusta might represent the Englishman’s best chance of winning a major for a long time.
The world No. 13 has made the cut in all six of the events he’s played in this year, finishing 17th or better in five of those and inside the top 10 in three.
Although Casey’s never won a major, he’s regularly in contention.
The 40-year-old has picked up nine top-10 finishes in majors over the course of his career, five of which have been at Augusta.
He’s placed sixth, fourth and sixth again in his last three Masters starts, and is poised to repeat or even better those results this week.
Louis Oosthuizen –
Oosthuizen is a real big-game player who has the ball-striking and scrambling ability to win at Augusta.
The 2010 Open champion came second at this event in 2012, and has also finished as the runner-up in three of his last 11 appearances at majors.
The 35-year-old has played a lot over the past couple of months in order to find form ahead of the Masters.
He’s enjoyed some success, too, with four top-30 finishes, the last of which was a T9 at the WGC Match Play a fortnight ago.
Having some so close in 2012, and finished inside the top 25 at Augusta three times since, the South African is definitely worth an each-way punt at this price.
Russell Henley –
Henley is also one of my first-round leader picks this week.
The American isn’t just a fast starter, though, he’s a three-time winner on the PGA Tour with a real chance of finishing high up the leaderboard on Sunday.
Henley finished eighth at the Houston Open last weekend after a final round of 65 – the lowest score of any player on Sunday – and his Masters record of T31-21-T11 shows clear progress.
A Georgia native who had a fine college career at nearby UGA, the 28-year-old’s fifth start at Augusta should be his most successful yet.
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