At some point in the US Masters Betting Odds 2016, it seemed that Jordan Spieth was going to retain his green jacket at the end of the event.
However, there were turns and twists that saw a late collapse of Spieth in the final day of the tournament, a factor, which opened a door for Danny Willet to respond brilliantly and become the first Englishman to put on the much-coveted Green Jacket since 1996.
After a few turns and twists in the 80th US Masters, the event ended in an outstanding fashion. Spieth, the player who was aiming to become the first and probably the only golf player in the Masters history to win a wire-to-wire major championship, took an early lead, a 5-stroke lead, into the back nine.
However, it was Danny Willet, the player from Sheffield, who eventually had an opportunity of donning the prestigious Green Jacket, 20 years right after his fellow countryman, Nick Faldo, won his third.
In the US Masters Betting odds 2016, there was more than £1m that players put on Jordan Spieth’s US Masters Betting odds of 1.12, right after he had birdied the ninth. However, there were back-to-back bogeys that happened at 10 and 11 which preceded the most unusual cock-up during the par three 12th.
Moreover, he decided to make a very poor decision of going for the pin right from the tee. Additionally, he resorted to playing his third shot from a tight position, instead of choosing a proper drop zone. I also find the way in which he executed he shot to be strange.
With the wife due to give birth to their very first child, Willet was able to make it to the US Masters betting line-up thanks to lady luck who brought Zachariah James to this world on the 30th of march.
In fact, he was enrolled to the tournament so late that he had to take the 89 caddy bib number, the same one that Jack Nicklaus had worn thirty years ago when won the tournament as the oldest winner aged 46 years.
At the time he was enrolled to the event, the US masters betting odds were a staggering high of 300.00 but soon shot down to 90.
How Did I Place My Masters Betting Odds 2016?
With most of the leaders at the tournament turning for home, I was looking to have a very good tournament. I had placed my bet on Jordan, through the in-play betting, placed an ante-post bet on Brandt Snedeker who was being backed by the bookies at 100/1 each way during Christmas.
Additionally, I had a treble that was backing Angel Cabrera (The top Argentine), Bernard Langer (The top German) and lastly Rafa Cabrera-Belo (The top Spaniard). I was almost staring to celebrate before events at the tournament took sudden twists.
Besides Spieth’s unbelievable results, Snedeker also bogeyed his last two holes to drop back in the competition, another factor that failed my treble.
Rafa Cabrera-Belo had contentedly out beaten Garcia and he was also way above Emiliano Grillo, with the only player worrying me was is Langer was going to beat Kaymer. From the match, he had 13 stokes to play over Kaymer who by that time had already teed off.
However, he was leaking oil badly on his from nine. From the events that occurred, he managed to regain his composure and win the match by six.
How Did Willet Win the Masters?
Danny Willet broke a few trends in the event in addition to ticking a few stats.
In two rounds, he was able to pace throughout and maintain a spot in the top ten, a factor that is always seen by the masters betting winners every year.
At the end of the first round, Willet was able to secure the ninth position, after which he secured the eighth position in the second round and by the time only one round was remaining, he had secured a three and fifth position.
By the end of the US Masters betting event, he was the leading player of the week. He was further ranked 4th in the Putts Per Green.
In the Driving Accuracy, he was only ranked at 27th, but this stat is irrelevant in all areas. In fact, all the five players that finished directly behind Willet had far worse rankings than he did.
An intriguing factor though is that he was only ranked at position 32 for Driving Distance. The stat that however blew my mind away was the way he performed on the five pars.
Every year at the US Masters, the winners of the event normally dominate on the long holes. This year however, Willet has managed to wear the Green Jacket despite him playing only five pars in level par.
Spieth tied in second with Lee Westwood after playing them in eight-under-par. Willet was ranked as the number one on the par fours and par threes. This makes him a very rare winner in this competition.
Witnessing The Nappy Factor
Fans who usually believe in the “nappy factor” had another reason of rejoicing again this year. In fact, I regret not taking the hint and placing my money on Willet to win the tournament.
I regret not taking the hint that we all had been given by young Zachariah. Usually, the birth of the first born sees great improvement in fortune of the golfer.
Luke Donald, the player who had been paired with Justin Rose in a past event, when Rose went on to win the title had this to tweet “Other times, pairings usually make a big difference. I’m certain Willet playing with his mate Westy made things at the course a little more relaxed”.