It's 2018 US Masters Betting tips time and this week I've published my picks in video form.  It has been such a great tipping year so far I can finally show my face!


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There's no point me scene setting here; you all know the drill when it comes to Augusta. You just want to know who I think can make you money in the betting!

I'm happy with my five picks for the 2018 Masters and if you find the prices a little conservative, I've made a second 2018 Masters Long Odds Betting post including Video especially for you with five big outsiders at great odds who have genuine reason to give you value for money.

But lets get to it and here are my five top each way chances for the 2018 Masters.

Doc's Top 5 Best 2018 Masters Bets

Justin Rose 14/1

My first tip is Justin Rose at 14/1.  Bit of a no brainer really.  He has 8 top-20's from his 11 Masters starts, came second after that playoff with Sergio last year and tied 2nd in 2015.  When you look into the anatomy of how Rose manages Augusta, it's baffling to see how he hasn't won that Green Jacket yet.  Take last year as case in point.  Justin circled 21 birdies to Sergio's winning 14.  In 2015 when he was T2 he made 24 birdies.  So if Rosey, who showed good form through the Farmers, Valspar and Arnie can manage his ball a little bit better and keep the calamities to a minimum, he should be there or thereabouts.

Bubba Watson 16/1

Critics will say that aside from Bubba's two Masters wins in 2012 and 2014 his Masters record is actually really poor and he cannot be truly relied upon.  And you know what, let them believe that.  Daft as a brush Bubba may be, but I see the same type formline as when he won those two Green Jackets and as every tipster knows the Genesis Open is always a great yardstick for Masters winners and he won there.  And what about that T9 in Mexico where he averaged 350 yards off the tee whilst being one of the straightest batters in the field.  And another win around that stunning twisty turny Austin Country Club that showcased all his shotmaking talents.  Yes anything could happen when it comes to Bubba, including winning a third Green Jacket.

Jordan Spieth 16/1

I'm writing this prior to the Houston Open and Jordan's form there could have a bearing on his Masters odds but much and all as I've wanted not to tip him, the case he makes for inclusion is so strong I couldn't ignore it.  2018 hasn't been vintage Spieth, I get it.  A few missed cuts here and there and not his usual self on the greens.  But hang on; five top-20's isn't that bad either, a T20 at Pebble, a T9 at Riviera, a T14 in Mexico are all pretty respectable.  Then you've Spieth at Augusta, T11 in 2017, T2 in 2016, Win in 2015, T2 on his debut in 2014.  Jordan is a different man at Augusta; he sticks to his plan with Michael Greller, he putts great on bentgrass, granted there is the odd bit of mental scarring along the way but at the end of the day he is a true champion as we saw at The Open and 16/1 says he can contend.

Phil Mickelson 20/1

From about 1999 to 2010 Phil Mickelson was a perennial contender at The Masters.  Wins came during that period in 2004, 2006 and 2010 and since then the results have tailed just off a little by his incredibly high standards. There was a T3 in 2012 and T2 in 2015 but nothing spectactular really since. But your honour, I submit to you the following numbers: 110, 110, 111, 108, 109……Phil's total weekly putts for his five starts up to his win in Mexico!  His putting is off the charts good and as the results in Phoenix, Pebble, Genesis and Mexico, all top-6's suggest he's playing with a level of consistency I've not seen before.  Yes there may be a fragility that comes with age, but I firmly believe one of the best players of our generation will have one more day in the sun at a Major.  And this might just be his best shot.

Paul Casey 25/1

So there's Paul Casey, one of the great players in the world who found himself out in the wilderness around 2012 but then rediscovers his game and comes back to the Masters in 2015 and ties 6th. 2016 is even better with a T4 and another T6 comes in 2017 after he hits 56 greens in regulation, more than anyone in the field.  Roll on 2018 and I make it only once out the top 20 in all his starts with a big win coming at The Valspar.  And it came exactly as I figured it would, with Paul finished hours before the leaders, bagged almost packed for the airport stuff.  But a win is a win and what must that have done for what already might just be the most confident man in his own ability on Tour! I must admit I do find the whole mock lighthearted thing with Johnny long socks a bit sickening, but hey, who cares as long as it works! Casey to place!

Now I hope this all helps you to beat the bookies at The Masters, and Remember I also that second 2018 Masters long odds glory post and video too. Thanks again to for your dream Irish Golfing Vacation and make sure to check me out on on Facebook and @GolfCentralDoc on Twitter.

See you next time!

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