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The 2018 Masters Guide: TV Info, Odds, Sleepers, Predictions & More

It’s that time of year again…”The Masters” (Jim Nantz voice with peaceful music in the background). I’m probably more excited for this golf tournament than any in my entire life, so let’s get right into the preview!

TV Info: 

  • Thursday: 3 pm to 7:30 pm – ESPN
  • Friday: 3 pm to 7:30 pm – ESPN
  • Saturday: 3 pm to 7 pm – CBS
  • Sunday: 3 pm to 7 pm – CBSImage result for the masters logo no background 

Odds to Win (According to Vegasinsiders.com):

  • T-1. Jordan Spieth -10/1
  • T-1. Tiger Woods – 10/1
  • T-2. Dustin Johnson – 12/1
  • T-2. Justin Thomas – 12/1

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  • 3. Rory McIlroy – 13/1
  • T-4. Bubba Watson – 15/1
  • T-4. Phil Mickelson – 15/1
  • 5. Justin Rose – 16/1
  • 6. Jason Day – 22/1
  • 7. Rickie Fowler – 25/1
  • 8. Paul Casey – 28/1
  • 9. Jon Rahm – 30/1
  • T-10. Hideki Matsuyama – 35/1
  • T-10. Sergio Garcia – 35/1

Last 10 Winners:

  1. 2017 – Sergio Garcia -9

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  2. 2016 – Danny Willet -5
  3. 2015 – Jordan Spieth -18
  4. 2014- Bubba Watson -8
  5. 2013- Adam Scott -9
  6. 2012- Bubba Watson -10
  7. 2011- Charles Schwartzel -14
  8. 2010- Phil Mickelson -16
  9. 2009- Angel Cabrera -12
  10. 2008- Trevor Immelman -8

 Sleeper Picks:

  1. Tommy Fleetwood – 50/1
  2. Patrick Reed – 50/1
  3. Charlie Hoffman – 80/1
  4. Tyrell Hatton – 80/1
  5. Rafael Cabrera-Bello – 100/1

Where Will Tiger Woods Finish?:

The talk of golf for the past month has been whether or not Tiger is “back” or not. He’s certainly playing like he is as he finished 5th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and 2nd in the Valspar Championship. The Masters are his chance to prove to the golf world that he is actually back and a serious contender for the rest of the year. He hasn’t played in a tournament in a couple of weeks, so he’s had time to rest. Tiger is saying that his body is holding up, and Fred Couples just said that playing with Tiger in the practice round was no different than 10 years ago. The hype is there, and I think that one of the best golfers of all-time will live up to it.

Prediction: Tiger will be hovering around the lead all tournament, and will ultimately finish in the top-10, reaffirming that he is “BACK.”

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Creating The Perfect DraftKings Lineup:

1.) Tiger Woods – $10,000 – As I said above, Tiger Woods appears to be back, and after a good finish in his last two tournaments, I expect him to finish in the top-10 again. Woods is a little bit less in salary than some of the other stars, so I went with him for my highest paid golfer.

2.) Sergio Garcia – $8,600 – Sergio is obviously last years’ winner, but he is playing well as of late, and has played well historically at Augusta. In his last two tournaments, Sergio has finished 7th and 4th respectively. Furthermore, he has made the cut at The Masters 14 out of 19 times, and has finished within the top-20 six times. I think Sergio will have a solid tournament.

3.) Tommy Fleetwood – $8,500 – Fleetwood bursted onto the scene in 2017. After missing the cut at The Masters in 2017, Fleetwood finished 4th at the US Open and 27th at the Open Championship. Dating back to his tournaments played since October 2017, Fleetwood has made 14 cuts out of 14 tournaments played, and finished in the top-10 seven times including a win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Look for Fleetwood to not only make the cut in his second Masters, but challenge to win the tournament.

4.) Henrik Stenson – $7,800 – This is called value right here. Stenson has come in the top-25 in 6/12 Masters appearances. However, this price is pretty cheap. Moreover, Stenson has came in 4th and 6th in his last two tournaments. Stenson has the experience and skill to win this tournament, and I think he’ll place in at least the top-20 this week.

5.) Patrick Reed – $7,700 – There’s no doubt that Patrick Reed has been shaky in Majors since becoming a pro in 2011. In four Masters appearances, Reed has missed the cut twice. However, in the 2017 PGA Championship, Reed finished in 2nd, which I believe to be a sign of things to come. After a shaky start to the season, Reed has recovered nicely placing in the top-7 in his last two tournaments. I think Reed is ready to make a major stride in his career this year, and it starts at the Masters.

6.) Branden Grace – $7,400 – I think I take Branden Grace every single major tournament in DraftKings. Grace is one of the solid players that always seems to make the cut (sorry if I’m jinxing him). In his last 12 major appearances, Grace has made the cut in 9 of them, and finished in the top-10 in 5 of them. Since Grace is also pretty cheap, and hasn’t missed a cut this season, I took him as my last player.

Winner Prediction: Justin Thomas 

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