Is there some value in taking on Tiger? We've looked at the latest betting on the Masters Featured Groups.
- The Masters Featured Groups have been revealed for Thursday, with last year's winner Tiger Woods teeing off at 12:55pm UK time.
- We've looked at who punters are backing in the key 3-balls.
When betting on golf, it’s important to remember that it’s not all about the outright winner.
There are a multitude of different markets to peruse, with 3-ball betting up there with the most popular amongst punters.
What is 3-ball betting? Simply, you’re betting on one of three golfers in any given group, each given their own odds over either 18 or 72 holes.
The Masters officially released their featured groups ahead of the major this Thursday – and oddschecker has taken a look at the betting.
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Tiger Woods (21/20), Shane Lowry (7/5), Andy Ogletree (5/1)
Defending Masters champion Tiger Woods (21/10) gets underway as the favourite in his 3-ball matchup, with Ireland’s Shane Lowry (7/5) a touch longer.
It’s a dream come for amateur Andy Ogletree, with PGA officials grouping him with the golf GOAT and another major champion in Lowry. Bookies don’t fancy his chances on Thursday, however, pricing him at 5/1.
Jon Rahm (6/4), Bryson DeChambeau (13/10), Louis Oosthuizen (10/3)
A blockbuster grouping sees OWGR number two Jon Rahm (6/4) take on number six Bryson DeChambeau (13/10), with the latter favoured in the match up.
Punters have been backing DeChambeau in their droves, with the big-hitting American now 15/2 outright favourite for the Green Jacket.
Patrick Reed (8/5), Paul Casey (13/5), Tony Finau (17/10)
Returning champion Patrick Reed (8/5) is in fine company on the opening day of Augusta, favoured over England’s Paul Casey (13/5).
Many have been bullish around Tony Finau’s (17/10) chances, although he finds himself the second likely out of the trio in 3-ball betting.
Justin Thomas (16/11), Matthew Fitzpatrick (16/5), Brooks Koepka (28/15)
Sheffield’s Matthew Fitzpatrick (16/5) is the third-favourite in a top class group, with the imperious Justin Thomas (16/11) finding himself market leader.
Once a major winning machine, Brooks Koepka (28/15) is second favourite within the 3-ball, and is around 18/1 for the outright winner.
Dustin Johnson (7/5), Patrick Cantlay (11/4), Rory McIlroy (9/5)
All things considered, this group may post the collective best score on Thursday, with Dustin Johnson (7/5) fancied to carry over his sensational form to the opening day of Augusta.
Rory McIlroy (9/5) has struggled to put four good rounds together of late, and is slight second favourite over many punters’ pick in Patrick Cantlay (11/4).
- 12:33pm - Bryson DeChambeau (13/10)
- 12:44pm - Patrick Reed (11/8)
- 12:54pm -Shane Lowry (27/20)
- 4:49pm - Justin Thomas (11/8)
- 5:00pm - Dustin Johnson (11/8)
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