2011 Masters Picks

Golf Betting PicksIt’s time to give away the green jacket again in golf. Masters week is upon us and golf fans could not be more excited. As a professional golf handicapper this is my busiest time of the year. I have people emailing and calling it seems like 24/7 to ask questions about the odds they have on golfers.

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To give my clients the proper answers, weeks of research have to be done on the tournament and its field. Golf can be the most fun you will ever have betting on a sport and the Masters is its pinnacle. Below I will give you the process I go through to making my Masters picks, along with a few storylines to follow. My exclusive picks for the Masters can be found at the bottom of the page by clicking the link.

Augusta is a course players dream about when they are small. For 19 players this year they will be getting their first taste of the historic grounds the Masters are played on each year. Will it be a rookie or will it be a favorite you bet on? To pick the correct golfer you must take everything from current mental state, golf statistics, recent play and history at Augusta into your decision. Through watching golf every week (PGA Tour and European Tour) you can compile a log on each player.

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods will overshadow this week at the Masters. Woods will be vying for his 5th green jacket and looking to get a win under his belt for the first time in far too long. His issues with the driver have been well documented but I have never seen him miss more 7-foot putts than he has this year. Last year he was able to come to the Masters with little to no competitive golf leading up to it, and still found himself near the top of the leader board. He can do this because he owns Augusta. Tiger knows all the shots he needs to hit and maybe only Jack Nicklaus can read the greens better. Will the positives of Augusta outweigh the issues in Tigers golf game this week? Well isn’t that the million dollar question.

Phil Mickelson on the other hand comes in playing great golf. He used weekend rounds of 63 and 65 to win the Shell Houston Open last week. Mickelson won an emotional Masters last year, one he shared with his wife Amy. Phil will be looking to tie Tiger this week and win his 4th green jacket. Maybe most importantly for Phil, he has the confidence this week at Augusta to enter as the favorite and leave with the championship.

Phil and Tiger may absorb most of the attention leading up to Thursdays tee off, but there are 97 other players who would love to win a Masters championship. I have spent this entire year leading up to this tournament and am very excited with the 6 pack (6 players to win outright) of players I have selected to win the tournament. Through my years of golf handicapping I have learned the in and outs of the business. I hope everyone has an excellent Masters week and joins us with our winning pick.

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