The Gurgler’s US Masters Golf 2016 Preview

The first and arguably the best Golfing Major kicks off this week, and with Australian chances at an all time high, so is the bandwagon interest. So we're here as well.

The US Masters is a premium sports event, like Wimbledon for Tennis, the Monaco GP for Formula 1, and the Cheese Rolling for the miscellaneous, and being a premium sporting event it shouldn’t be missed.

Sure watching Golf can be boring. Especially back in the day when Tiger Woods was in his prime and the TV Camera had a magnetic attraction to him and no one else, nuclear war could have been going on in the background, but if it didn’t involve Mr Woods it wasn’t on screen. But despite that history and the general boredom that can be Golf viewing, there’s something about the US Masters at Augusta, Georgia that draws you in. Before you knew it, you’ve spent hours staring at the screen.

The history is there too, and another major factor of why it is the most revered. Unlike the other Golf majors, the US Masters is always played at the same course. They see no need to change, just like the AFL Grand Final who refuse to move their showpiece away from the traditional Saturday afternoon (for now), and that familiarity breeds tradition, and that leads to viewing year after year.

Of course as an Australian golfing fan it is much easier to watch the Masters these days, not only because Adam Scott has broken the drought, there’s plenty of great Aussie chances this year, including having two of the top 5 in betting markets, and the world’s number 1 golfer. Watching back in the day was a far more emotionally draining experience as Aussies all over the world waited for the when not if Greg Norman would eventually miss out on victory. This year is an unbelievable 20 years since one of the greatest chokes of all time took place.

As a fan of golf in general, we are highly disappointed our favourite golfer in the whole world, Miguel Angel Jiminez aka The Mechanic, is not in the field. Whilst we will inevitably save ourselves some money but not being about to bet on him in any possible option, the absence will be felt throughout the weekend and will make this tournament all the sadder for us. All we can hope is he gets into the British or US Open.

Talking of betting, as ever we have our usual tips that we are sure are all specials. Or not.

 

GURGLER SELECTS

WIN – LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN @ $34

TOP 6 – RYAN MOORE @ $18

TOP 10 – MARC LEISHMAN @ $5

TOP 25

BERNARD LANGER @ $13
CAM SMITH @ $6
DANNY LEE @ $5

 

OR HAVE A BET YOURSELF
Odds courtesy of UBET

All for Win from $1

Day Jason

 $       7.00

McIlroy Rory

 $    10.00

Spieth Jordan

 $    10.00

Scott Adam

 $    12.00

Watson Bubba

 $    12.00

Fowler Rickie

 $    17.00

Johnson Dustin

 $    19.00

Mickelson Phil

 $    19.00

Rose Justin

 $    26.00

Stenson Henrik

 $    26.00

 

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Dr Sportz – or his full name Dr Steeden Sherrin Pirelli Brosnan Sportz III – is our new regular contributor and he’s here to answer your questions relating to sport. With degrees in Sports Psychology, Sports Administration and Business, and Diploma in coaching of Rugby League, Cricket and Broomstick Putting we couldn’t have assembled a better person to answer your queries with authority. When Adam Scott nailed his Masters winning putts, Dr Sportz was the man he consulted no less than 2 weeks before. Before his involvement with Dr Sportz Mark Webber had never won a GP and looked likely that the only thing he’d win was the most creative DNF title. More recently it was he who had coaxed career best form out of Mitchell Johnson with his advice on fast bowling. Finally he was the man who introduced Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis over a discussion of cricket on a rain interrupted break at a local pub. Tip of the iceberg but still impressive those achievements. And we have him exclusive here for The Gurgler Sport.