There are some pretty solid match ups too, like Adam Scott taking vs. Kevin Kisner, Rory McIlroy vs. Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson vs. Bubba Watson, and Jordan Spieth vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick. We have previews for some of the more interesting match ups and all of the betting odds are provided by Pinnacle Sports. Pinnacle Sports offers the highest betting limits online. For example, customers can bet up to $2,800 on the first round tournament match ups at the Masters. If you want to visit Pinnacle Sports, please follow the banner link in this article. For more information about them please visit our Pinnacle Sports Review.
Matt Kuchar vs. Danny Willett – Danny Willett might be the defending champion at Augusta National, but Matt Kuchar is a fairly significant favourite to outdo him in the first round at the Masters this year. While Kuchar has been doing reasonably well by his own standards, making six cuts and racking up three top 10’s, Willett has been seriously struggling. He’s played just four PGA Tour sanctioned events since the start of the new season and his best finish has been a tie for 39th. In all of the rounds he’s played state-side this year, he’s only found himself in the 60’s once. Comparing these two players straight up by scoring average, Kuchar is averaging 70.731 per round while Willett is averaging 73.8.
Adam Hadwin vs. Louis Oosthuizen – Hadwin has been the one making all of the headlines lately, but he’ll be a first round underdog to Louis Oosthuizen at the 2017 Masters. We all know just how well Hadwin has been playing, picking up a win at the Valspar, shooting 59 at the Career Builder, and finishing 6th at the API, but Mr. Oosthuizen has been quietly racking up some stats of his own. He’s made all seven of his cuts on the PGA Tour this year and has two top ten finishes to his name. Looking to scoring average, the edge goes to Hadwin. Hadwin is averaging 69.793 strokes per round while Oosthuizen is averaging 70.464. Of course, Augusta National is a different beast than most courses and Louis has a good record there, finishing in the top 25 in each of his last three starts.
Bubba Watson vs. Dustin Johnson – Dustin Johnson is the favourite in this match up and it’s tough to bet against him. Not only is he now the number one ranked player in the world, he’s won his last three events in a row, picking up W’s at the match play, the WGC Mexico, and the Genesis Open. Bubba, meanwhile, has been on a cold streak and currently ranks 123rd on the FedEx Cup points list. His best finish of the season was a tie for 6th at the Hero World Challenge and his best recent finish was a tie for 9th at the match play. Of course, just like Oostuizen, Bubba has a special affinity for Augusta National that should help even things up between the two players. Watson has two green jackets in his closet from wins in 2012 and 2014 and he has never once missed the cut at the Masters. As for scoring average, Dustin Johnson is currently averaging 69.649 shots per round and Bubba Watson is averaging 72.350
|J, Furyk||1.877||R. Fisher||1.943||M. Kuchar||1.671|
|S. Kjeldsen||2.010||P. Perez||1.943||D. Willett||2.320|
|L. Oosthuizen||1.877||R. Moore||1.800||E. Grillo||1.515|
|A. Hadwin||2.010||W. Simpson||2.110||V. Singh||2.710|
|JB. Holmes||1.943||J. Dufner||2.040||H. Stenson||1.757|
|T. Fleetwood||1.943||B. Wiesberger||1.854||T. Hatton||2.170|
|A. Scott||1.671||S. Garcia||1.699||C. Schwartzel||1.645|
|K. Kisner||2.320||L. Westwood||2.270||S. Stricker||2.370|
|D. Berger||1.862||P. Reed||2.010||J. Spieth||1.526|
|T. Pieters||2.030||A. Noren||1.877||M. Fitzpatrick||2.670|
|P. Casey||1.609||R. McIlroy||1.671||D. Johnson||1.543|
|K. Na||2.450||J. Rahm||2.320||B. Watson||2.620|
|R. Fowler||1.793||J. Thomas||1.877||H. Swafford||1.714|
|H. Matsuyama||2.120||M. Leishman||2.010||R. Castro||2.240|
|B. Koepka||1.719||J. Day||1.943||P. Mickelson||1.671|
|B. Grace||2.230||J. Rose||1.943||R. Cabrera Bello||2.320|