Five golfers to look out for in the 2016 US Masters
Matt Haynes | January 19, 2016
Arguably the most eagerly anticipated golfing competition of the sport’s calendar year, the US Masters sees fans flock in their thousands to the Augusta National, and 2016 will be no different. With not long to go, Coral review five golfers to pay attention to this year.
We couldn’t not give him a mention. The current world number one won couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect way to win the first Major of his career, smashing records on the way to a sensational victory. He is 5/1 with Coral to retain the Green Jacket in 2016 and all eyes will be on the 22-year-old Texan.
Following his successful year, Spieth understands that there will be an expectation on him to perform though is trying to keep his feet on the ground, taking it one step at a time: “It’s the target on my back. It’s just what comes with what I love to do. I guess accepting that is the first step,” he said.
“Some people aren’t going to like your swing, the way you grip the club, it’s just everything’s under a microscopes.”
It was the best Major season for a long time from the Englishman, who tied second at the US Masters in 2015. His odds of 22/1 could well be worth a punt and, if he can get his game together and luck goes his way, it could prove to be a wise investment.
The Australian ended 2015 on a high, winning the US PGA Championship and will be hoping to transfer his form to Georgia in April and the 28-year-old could well be one of Spieth’s closest challengers, throughout the next 12 months.
A big year is coming up for the former world number one, who will be hoping to build some consistency in order to make the US Ryder Cup team. He is 50/1 to make it a fifth triumph at Augusta. There is no doubting his quality when on top form, though the question remains, whether he will return to his best.
An interesting outside bet could be the surprising winner of The 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews, with the 39-year-old taking everyone by surprise with a superb victory. He is 66/1 to add the US Masters to this, though a consistent season should see him make the US Ryder Cup team.