Golf OddsTiger Woods Masters odds is all that anyone could talk about as soon as the world’s No.1 golfer said he was ending his five-month exile from the game at the most prestigious tournament in the world, and fittingly, he should take all the attention, which should suit this week’s winner just fine.

Masters Betting – Thursday, April 8

Tiger Woods (+250): This is probably the best place for Woods to come back, as Augusta’s strict policies will keep out the tabloids who don’t care about golf. Also, he’s been pretty good here with four wins, including his first major championship in 1997 when he set the course record, and he hasn’t finished lower than last year’s T-6 in five trips to Augusta. One stat to know: in his four wins here, Woods has finished either first or second in greens-in-regulation.

Ernie Els (+1100): Els has been playing the best golf of anyone on the PGA Tour this year, with back-to-back wins at Doral and Bay Hill, and his confidence is high. “The Big Easy” has three major championships, but between 2000 and 2004, he had five straight top-six finishes at Augusta. Since, he hasn’t finished higher than T-27, and he has missed the cut three straight years, which should change. Els gets the nod over Phil Mickelson at +1000 and Steve Stricker at +2000.

Anthony Kim (+2500): Kim gets the edge in your sportsbook, and he would be to golf betting players what the Oklahoma City Thunder are to NBA betting players: all the youth and talent in the world, and when he harnesses it, everyone will be in trouble. Kim won the Shell Houston Open last week, and he finished 20th in his first trip to Augusta last year. If he can find the fairway on a consistent basis off the tee, Kim will be around.

Retief Goosen (+2200): Outside of last year’s missed cut, “The Goose” hasn’t finished lower than T-17 at Augusta since 2002, and that includes four finishes in the top three. Goosen has been playing extremely well this year, even though he hasn’t won, with five top-six results in seven starts.

Angel Cabrera (+6500): Why not? The defending champion has won two majors as a sportsbook darkhorse, and even though he’s has just one top-10 in seven starts this season, if he’s within a sniff of the lead on Sunday, watch Cabrera closely. He doesn’t get rattled easily, as proven by last year’s playoff win over Kenny Perry.

Pick: We’re going with Goosen, who has experience at Augusta, he’s playing well right now, and the tougher the course, the better Goosen is, especially if the greens are fast. Take Retief Goosen in your sports betting picks.

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