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The Masters 2022

Course & Location:
Augusta National Golf Club
Dates:
7 - 10 April 2022
Purse:
$11.5 Million
Par:
72 / Yardage 7,475
Fairways:
Ryegrass
Greens:
Bermudagrass

The Masters 2022 Overview

 

The first and most important major of the year is upon us. A select field will tee it up at the world-renowned Augusta National.

 

The course is the most picturesque and well-kept piece of golfing land in the world, yet Alister Mackenzie’s design is a highly specialised test that pushes players to their limits.

 

The Masters is one of world golf’s four major events. It is the first event of the year, as well as the only one on the circuit that is hosted at the same place each year: Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

 

Augusta National plays to a par 72 and 7,435 yards but plays longer due to a number of uphill holes and the grain of the fairways pointing back towards the tee boxes meaning length is a huge advantage. The course is still largely forested, with each hole named after a flower, plant, or tree, I’m sure we will hear plenty about this over the next 7 days.

 

Course history, current form, and key statistics are all important topics of research for any golf event, but they are especially important for the Masters. Course history is more important than everywhere else since it is the only major that is played at the same venue each year and against a similar strength of field. The same statistical areas apply each year, but remember to consider a golfer’s historical success in those numbers in conjunction with their most recent play.

 

Understanding the course, as well as knowing how to play the holes and where to position shots, is critical for success at Augusta. Familiarity with the greens is also important, which is why players with less experience on the course typically do not do as well. Forecasting players putting week to week, on the other hand, might be challenging. While longer hitters have an advantage and playing the par 5s well under par is essential, precise ball striking, quality irons and approach play, and putting are the keys to winning. The bentgrass greens are lightning fast, with run-off areas, slopes, and numerous layers putting a real premium on short game skills. Think Tiger, Speith, Phil, Speith all have excellent short games.

 

This is the ultimate test of ball striking to ensure that approaches land on the correct tier and provide more opportunities for birdies, the ultimate second shot golf course.

 

The first major of the year is upon us in a matter of days, so much to cover off below but in short we’re are looking for a player who can control his ball flight and shot shape, with a great short game and bring their flat stick to the table. Lets dive into the stats and trends as we try and unlock the first Major champion of 2022.

 

 

5 Key Skills Set Required

  1. Driving Distance – Yes, some short hitters have won this event in the past. However, in my view, distance is of critical importance here at Augusta National.
  2. SG T2G – Without a doubt, T2G performance is the most critical factor this week for all the players. The relentless nature of Augustine national puts pressure on ancient every shot from the tee all the way to the final putt. When building your portfolio pay attention to players who have been dominating from tee to green over the past few months.
  3. SG Approach Play – Augusta National is known for being a second-shot golf course, the greatest Iron player of all time Tiger Woods has 5 victories here to demonstrate that fact. Iron play from 150 yards out or further, is of key importance here at The Masters with the majority of shots coming from this range whether that be attacking the long par 4’s or par 5’s. The successful player come Sunday evening will have dominated with long irons in hand.
  4. SG Around The Green – Small undulating greens which are super fast mean that the ball will be repelled from all these pin positions constantly throughout the week. This in turn will mean lots of shots in and around the green complexes. Getting up and down for par and protecting the scorecard is of key importance. The player who is comfortable around the green can be more aggressive when the opportunity presents themselves, knowing they are confident in their short game if their execution is off slightly.
  5. Par 4 Scoring – A lot of talk about dominating the par fives this week which of course is important however it’s the par4 scoring that will separate the players from the field this week. Look for players who have been excelling with their par 4 scoring averages coming into the event over the past few months. This has often been a key indicator of success here at Augusta National.

The Masters 2022 Videos

The Masters 2022 Picks

Best Outsider Pick

Si Woo Kim
  • 4 from 5 cuts made and improved with each visit, best-placed 12th last year.
  • He is a more consistent and better golfer now than any time in his career.
  • Arrives in solid form after a good showing at the Texas Open finishing …
  • Ranks in the Top 20 for SG around the green and scrambling over the past 24 rounds.
  • Also rank in top 20 for proximity to the hole, showing his iron game is in a good place heading into the first major of the year.
Odds 100.1
Sportsbook

Best Outright Pick

Brooks Koepka
  • It’s major season, its Brooksey Time. 10 top 10 Major finishes in his last 13. Impressive!!
  • The most consistent player in the majors over the past 3 years
  • Has been building his levels of performance all year.
  • 2 top 10 finishes in his last 3 Masters events.
  • Gained strokes in key stat areas – Off the tee, T2G, approach & Putting.
  • Will be highly motivated to get Major No5 and a green jacket to match
Odds 20.1
Sportsbook

First Round Leader

Si Woo Kim
  • 4 from 5 cuts made and improved with each visit, best-placed 12th last year.
  • He is a more consistent and better golfer now than any time in his career.
  • Arrives in solid form after a good showing at the Texas Open finishing …
  • Ranks in the Top 20 for SG around the green and scrambling over the past 24 rounds.
  • Also rank in top 20 for proximity to the hole, showing his iron game is in a good place heading into the first major of the year
Odds 100.1
Sportsbook

Will Zalatoris
  • 2nd of debut at The Masters shows is not fazed by the test ahead.
  • 3 top 10 finishes in just 5 Major Starts.
  • 2nd in T2G performance over the past 24 rounds on tour, shows his game is were it needs to be.
  • 2nd in Ball Striking over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • 5th in GIR gained over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • 7th in Bogey avoidance over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • All the stats suggest he should have a strong showing at The Masters this week.
Odds 33.1
Sportsbook

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The Masters 2022 Picks

Best Outsider Pick

Si Woo Kim
  • 4 from 5 cuts made and improved with each visit, best-placed 12th last year.
  • He is a more consistent and better golfer now than any time in his career.
  • Arrives in solid form after a good showing at the Texas Open finishing …
  • Ranks in the Top 20 for SG around the green and scrambling over the past 24 rounds.
  • Also rank in top 20 for proximity to the hole, showing his iron game is in a good place heading into the first major of the year.
Odds 100.1
Sportsbook

Matt Fitzpatrick
  • 4 top 10 finishes in his last 6 events worldwide, shows the consistency in his game right now.
  • 1 missed cut from 7 visits to Augusta National – with a best placed 7th.
  • Top 15 for ball striking and Par 4 scoring over the past 24 rounds on tour, both of which will be important this week
  • Top 20 in T2G, Bogey avoidance and scrambling over the past 24 rounds.
  • A big ask to wear the green jacket come Sunday, but certainly a player who can outrun his odds in some of the best form of his career.
Odds 55.1
Sportsbook

Adam Scott
  • Former Champion, who arrives in solid if not spectacular form.
  • 2missed cuts in 20 visits
  • 7th proximity to the hole over the past 24 rounds on tour show his iron is hotting up at the right time of year.
  • 9TH in birdies made over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • Sits in the top 20 for Bogey avoidance and sand save both crucial at Augusta.
Odds 50.1
Sportsbook

Best Outright Pick

Brooks Koepka
  • It’s major season, its Brooksey Time. 10 top 10 Major finishes in his last 13. Impressive!!
  • The most consistent player in the majors over the past 3 years
  • Has been building his levels of performance all year.
  • 2 top 10 finishes in his last 3 Masters events.
  • Gained strokes in key stat areas – Off the tee, T2G, approach & Putting.
  • Will be highly motivated to get Major No5 and a green jacket to match
Odds 20.1
Sportsbook

Viktor Hovland
  • In the top 3 most consistent golfers over the past 3 months – 5 top 10’s in his last 8 events.
  • Iron play is dialled in right now ranking in the Top 5 for proximity to the hole and Ball Striking over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • Top 15 in GIR gained over the past 24 rounds.
  • A huge positive for Viktor is he has gained strokes with the flat stick in 4 of his last 5 events.
  • Slight negative – still no top 10’s in a Major Championship.
Odds 18.1
Sportsbook

Will Zalatoris
  • 2nd of debut at The Masters shows is not fazed by the test ahead.
  • 3 top 10 finishes in just 5 Major Starts.
  • 2nd in T2G performance over the past 24 rounds on tour, shows his game is were it needs to be.
  • 2nd in Ball Striking over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • 5th in GIR gained over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • 7th in Bogey avoidance over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • All the stats suggest he should have a strong showing at The Masters this week.
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Odds 33.1
Sportsbook

Tony Finau
  • Tony doesn’t arrive in the best of form, however, he did gain strokes with his approach play at the Texas Open last week where his game looked in better shape than in previous weeks.
  • His record at Augusta is solid with a best-placed 5th in 2021, this is certainly a course where past history has significant value
  • His price is now a fair one, Tony has often been too short in the betting to warrant a bet in the major championships, not the case this week.
Odds 66.1
Sportsbook

Xander Schauffele
  • 8 Top 10 finishes in his last 14 majors, shows his liking for the big stage and the tough tests
  • Best placed 2nd in 2019 here
  • Arrives here in solid consistent if not spectacular form.
  • Putts his best on the lightning quick greens the players face this week.
  • 1st in Par 5 scoring over the past 36 rounds on tough scoring tracks.
  • Top 20 in GIR gained, Bogey avoidance, T2G performance & Par 4 scoring over the past 36 rounds on tour. Xander is ready for a big breakthrough.
Odds 20.1
Sportsbook

The Masters 2022 Betting Strategies & Previews

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The Masters 2022 Picks

Best Top 20 Picks

Viktor Hovland
  • In the top 3 most consistent golfers over the past 3 months – 5 top 10’s in his last 8 events.
  • Iron play is dialled in right now ranking in the Top 5 for proximity to the hole and Ball Striking over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • Top 15 in GIR gained over the past 24 rounds.
  • A huge positive for Viktor is he has gained strokes with the flat stick in 4 of his last 5 events.
  • Slight negative – still no top 10’s in a Major Championship.
Odds 5.6
Sportsbook

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Day 1 – 3 Balls

Players

Joaquin Niemann to beat Tiger Wood & Louis Oosthuizen

Odds 17.10
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Bubba Watson to beat Tom Hoge & Keith Nakajima

Odds 6.5
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Half Way – 2 Ball Picks

Players

Shane Lowery to beat Sungjae Im

Odds 10.11
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Dustin John to beat Kevin Na

Odds 13.20
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Matt Fitzpatrick to beat JJ Spaun

Odds 3.5
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Final Day 2 Balls

Players

Jon Rahm to beat Tiger Wood

Odds 8.15
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Dustin Johnson to beat Cameron Champ

Odds 3.5
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Viktor Hovland to beat Hideki Matsuyama

Odds 10.11
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