Sportsbetting3’s 2012 Masters Preview

THE 2012 MASTERS
AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB – AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
APRIL 5-8, 2012

Tiger Woods is the 9/2 favorite in golf’s first major of the year

Tiger Woods in at Bay Hill two weeks ago, his first tour victory in 30 months, has fueled record-setting wagering in Las Vegas and offshore as many bettors believe that he has regained the form that made him the most dominant athlete in sports for more than a decade.

The long winless streak was marked with revelations of infidelity, a broken marriage that ultimately ended in divorce, lost sponsors, firing his former caddie, a change in swing coaches, multiple injuries, and the emergence of new lions, particularly Euros like Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer

With the victory, Woods’s return to relevance has led to a surge in interest among bettors as the season’s first major championship starts Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

From Businessweek

“It looks like it’s going to be a record-breaking Masters,” Jimmy Vaccaro, the director of sports operations at Lucky’s Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas, said in a telephone interview. “This kid has conjured up a lot of attention in the past 2 1/2 weeks. We lose right now if Tiger wins, I’ll tell you that.”

Tiger Woods has won four Green Jackets, but none since 2005. He’s won 14 Majors in his career but none since 2008 as he continues his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’s all-time record of eighteen.

Proposition bets on Woods are popular, from whether he makes the cut for weekend play to whether his opening-round score is better or worse than 71. Vaccaro said that 70 percent of the prop bets at Lucky’s are on Woods.

The betting limit for that type of wager is $1,000 and Vaccaro said he’s seen a number of maximum tickets on Woods.

“It’s the Masters, people love the props and probably most important, this kid is relevant again,” Vaccaro said.

PROPOSITIONS: These are courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton however you can find similar at all SP3 sponsors including Bovada, Top Bet, Bookmaker, EZ Street, and Wager Web

Par = 72

WINNING SCORE:
(*72 holes must be completed for action)
OVER 275.5 EVEN
UNDER 275.5 -120

WHAT WILL THE 36 HOLE CUT BE?
(*36 holes must be completed for action)
OVER 146.5 EVEN
UNDER 146.5 -120

LOWEST COMPLETED ROUND SHOT BY: ANY GOLFER
(*Full round of 18 holes; 72 holes must be completed for action)
OVER 65.0 -130
UNDER 65.0 +110

WILL THERE BE A HOLE IN ONE?
(*72 holes must be completed for action)
YES +115
NO -135

WILL THERE BE A PLAYOFF?
(*72 holes must be completed for action)
YES +270
NO -330

WILL TIGER WOODS WIN THE 2012 MASTERS?
(*Tiger Woods must tee off for action)
YES +450
NO -600

WILL RORY McILROY WIN THE 2012 MASTERS?
(*Rory McIlroy must tee off for action)
YES +550
NO -750

WILL TIGER WOODS OR RORY McILROY WIN THE 2012 MASTERS?
(*Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy must tee off for action)
YES +250
NO -300

LOWEST COMPLETED ROUND SHOT BY: TIGER WOODS
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed)
OVER 67.5 -130
UNDER 67.5 +110

HIGHEST COMPLETED ROUND SHOT BY: TIGER WOODS
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed)
OVER 72.5 -130
UNDER 72.5 +110

72 HOLE SCORE BY: TIGER WOODS
(*Must tee off for action; Tiger Woods must complete 72 holes for action)
OVER 278.5 -110
UNDER 278.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: TIGER WOODS
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 5.5 +105
UNDER 5.5 -125

FINISH POSITION BY: RORY McILROY
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 6.5 -110
UNDER 6.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: PHIL MICKELSON
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 9.5 -110
UNDER 9.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: LEE WESTWOOD
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 14.5 -110
UNDER 14.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: LUKE DONALD
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 13.5 -110
UNDER 13.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: ADAM SCOTT
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 20.5 -110
UNDER 20.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: JUSTIN ROSE
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 19.5 -110
UNDER 19.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: BUBBA WATSON
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 27.5 -110
UNDER 27.5 -110

FINISH POSITION BY: CHARL SCHWARTZEL
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 27.5 -110
UNDER 27.5 -110

WILL TIGER WOODS MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -1500
NO +1000

WILL RORY McILROY MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -1300
NO +900

WILL PHIL MICKELSON MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -1000
NO +700

WILL JASON DAY MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -300
NO +250

WILL SERGIO GARCIA MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -260
NO +220

WILL DUSTIN JOHNSON MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -260
NO +220

WILL NICK WATNEY MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -220
NO +190

WILL HUNTER MAHAN MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -360
NO +300

WILL RICKIE FOWLER MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -175
NO +155

WILL RYO ISHIKAWA MAKE THE CUT?
(*Must tee off for action; cut decided after 36 holes)
YES -125
NO +105

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: TIGER WOODS
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 70.5 -110
UNDER 70.5 -110

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: RORY McILROY
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 70.5 -110
UNDER 70.5 -110

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: PHIL MICKELSON
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 70.5 -140
UNDER 70.5 +120

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: STEVE STRICKER
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.0 -110
UNDER 72.0 -110

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: MATT KUCHAR
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.0 -110
UNDER 72.0 -110

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: KEEGAN BRADLEY
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.0 -110
UNDER 72.0 -110

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: WEBB SIMPSON
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.0 -120
UNDER 72.0 EVEN

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: PADRAIG HARRINGTON
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.5 -130
UNDER 72.5 +110

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: JIM FURYK
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.5 -110
UNDER 72.5 -110

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: FRED COUPLES
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.5 -130
UNDER 72.5 +110

Sportsbetting3’s Top Five Master’s Prop Recommendations

LOWEST COMPLETED ROUND SHOT BY: ANY GOLFER
(*Full round of 18 holes; 72 holes must be completed for action)
OVER 65.0 -130
UNDER 65.0 +110

Sportsbetting3’s Recommendation: Over, the course is reportedly in excellent condition but scattered rain is predicted throughout the tournament

WILL THERE BE A HOLE IN ONE?
(*72 holes must be completed for action)
YES +115
NO -135

Sportsbetting3’s Recommendation: Yes, there were two Wednesday in the Par 3 event

LOWEST COMPLETED ROUND SHOT BY: TIGER WOODS
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed)
OVER 67.5 -130
UNDER 67.5 +110

Sportsbetting3’s Recommendation: Under, C’mon

FINISH POSITION BY: ADAM SCOTT
(*Must tee off for action; Includes ties; If golfer withdraws, is disqualified, or misses the cut, ‘over’ is the winner)
OVER 20.5 -110
UNDER 20.5 -110

Sportsbetting3’s Recommendation: Under, Scott was in the hunt last year and has the added advantage of now having Stevie Williams on his bag

1ST ROUND SCORE BY: FRED COUPLES
(*Must tee off for action; Full round of 18 holes must be completed; Whenever played)
OVER 72.5 -130
UNDER 72.5 +110

Sportsbetting3’s Recommendation: Under, fast Freddie generally does his best work fresh and fades on the weekend