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Five Outside Bets For The Masters

With The Masters starting this Thursday, bookmakers have installed Jason Day as favourite after a great start to the year but who is worth the invaluable each way bet?

Charl Schwartzel (Odds: 40/1)

Charl Schwartzel during the final round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 13, 2016 in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Charl Schwartzel during the final round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 13, 2016 in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Charl Schwartzel has been given generous odds despite a very fine start to the year.

The South African has already won twice in 2016, capturing the Valspar Championship in March and the Tshwane Open in February; on top of this the 31-year-old hasn’t missed a cut this year and has previously won The Masters back in 2011.

Hideki Matsuyama (Odds: 40/1)

Hideki Matsuyama

The Asian starlet has been recently considered the continents top talent and after a strong 2015, the 24-year-old has started the year off in fine form, including an impressive win at the Phoenix Open in February.

Matsuyama finished 5th at the event last year and also has one of the best tee to green statistics on the PGA Tour – vital around a course like Augusta.

The World Number 14 may have missed the cut at the prestigious Honda Classic earlier this year, but followed that up with a strong performance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Brooks Koepka (Odds: 66/1)

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Despite the erratic style of the American, Koepka has found a level of consistency in the early parts of 2016, missing no cuts.

After winning rookie of the year in 2014, the 25-year-old followed up his impressive debut year with two top 10’s in majors last year, showing that he is capable of competing in big tournaments.

Koepka had a modest 33rd place finish last year in his debut at the Masters despite a rib injury and could be a surprise performer this year.

Danny Willett (Odds: 66/1)

Danny Willett during the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 7, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Danny Willett during the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 7, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(

Willett announced that he would play in The Masters after becoming a father 10 days earlier than expected.

After an career best year in 2015, the Englishman skyrocketed to the world top 20 and has carried through his form into this year having already won once on the European Tour and also had a 3rd place finish at the WGC- Cadillac Championship.

Whether Willett will bring a green jacket home to his new son remains to be seen, but at an each way bet at 66/1 for the world number 12 looks like a good investment.

Angel Cabrera (Odds: 200/1)

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  Angel Cabrera of Argentina laughs during a practice round prior to the start of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 14, 2014 in Hoylake, England.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Angel Cabrera of Argentina laughs during a practice round prior to the start of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 14, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Cabrera doesn’t do good form – he was ranked 273rd when reaching the playoff in The Masters in 2013. The Argentine has not been in any sort of form of late but did hit a 3 under par during the week despite hitting the water three times showing that he can still hit birdies.

Definitely to be considered as a substitute to use in any fantasy golf leagues or worth a last minute bet.

Author: The PA Team

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