US Masters Preview : Rose Has The Tools To Finally Win The Green Jacket

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Last Updated : 28th March, 2018 By Peter Roberts
VENUE
Augusta National, Georgia
TIME
Thursday, April 5th at 2pm
BROADCAST
Thursday, April 5th at 2pm
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Justin Rose lost to Sergio Garcia in the playoff for the US Masters last year but can go one better this time and win the second major of his career. Rose plays in the Houston Open before heading to Augusta but the winner of that tournament is rarely a factor in the first major championship of the year. Rose has all the tools to win a Green Jacket and this could be his year so you can back him or your own selections using a bookmaker golf free bet.

The US Masters is unique in that it is the only major championship played on the same course each year. The US Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship are rotated around similar courses but the Masters never moves away from Augusta National in Georgia. Therefore, there is a massive amount of course form to assess and of the majors the Masters produces most multiple champions. 

The Masters has many traditions and the course is old-fashioned in design. The winner receives an impressive trophy and the famous Green Jacket that is presented to him by the previous year’s winner. If Tiger Woods pulls off one of the greatest achievements in sport and wins his fifth Masters 2017 winner Garcia will have to do the honours and these two players do not get on. Woods is a genuine contender again. 

Augusta National has evolved especially since Woods came on the scene and humbled the course. Over the last 15 years the fairways have been narrowed, some rough introduced and tees moved back. One common unchanged theme is the course’s lightening-fast, undulating greens which provide a severe test of both nerve and putting. The longer hitters have an advantage especially if they hit the ball high which makes it easier to find or stay on the greens. Rory McIlroy is the favourite at 8/1 with Ladbrokes.

Rose has a great skill’s profile for Augusta. He won the US Open in 2013 and that is the toughest mental test. The ultimate key to Augusta is to keep out of trouble and Rose efficiently manages his game around the course. It is possible to run up big numbers at Augusta as one poor shot can be compounded by another but Rose excels at scrambling and getting out of trouble after making a mistake. He also has plenty of US Masters experience which is worth its weight in gold. He is also the current Olympic champion. 

The tip has now played in the US Masters 12 times and has never missed the cut. There is a limited field of about 100 starters which includes several former champions who can’t win. However, Rose (14/1 with William Hill) has made the top 10 in five Masters Tournaments including in the last three years. He is one of a small number of players to finish second more than once without winning the championship. 

The English player has led the Masters over the back nine on Sunday and only Garcia thwarted him last year. JUSTIN ROSE is owed a US Masters and 2018 could finally be the year in which he puts on the Green Jacket.    

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JUSTIN ROSE has the game and course from to win the US Masters. 

Get odds of 14/1 on Justin Rose with William Hill. (18+ Ts and Cs Apply)

 



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  • The US Masters was first played in 1934.
  • The host course in every year has been Augusta National.
  • It’s a par 72 track measuring about 7,400 yards.
  • Since 1960 there has been a par 3 contest on a 9 hole course.
  • The winner of the par 3 contest has never won the Masters.  
  • Jack Nicklaus has won six Masters which is a record.
  • The average winning score over the last 10 years is 12 under.
  • There have been five playoffs this century.
  • There has only been one single shot winner since 2000.
  • US players have won 11 times in the last 18 years and 7 overseas winners.  

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