2011 Masters Picks – Expert Picks For Betting The Masters

The following post is from Steve – a professional golf handicapper who provided us with a 38 to 1 winning pick just 10 days ago in the Arnold Palmer, and has provided us with 2 straight Masters winners (which included a 140 to 1 longshot in 2009)!!  If you want his Masters picks for 2011 you can click here to get his picks.

Thursday morning the world’s best golfers will all be teeing it up hoping to win the Masters and I have my picks all set. The course is in pristine shape and will challenge the golfers all week.

In order to correctly pick who will play well this week we have to know all about the course. Augusta was lengthened 10 years ago and the course now gives the players new challenges. The course is currently played as a Par 72 at 7435 yards. With the tees further back and trees added on certain holes, players have to carefully maneuver around this challenging course.

One hole that everyone should pay attention to is at the centre of Amen corner. The Par 3 12th could be the most difficult hole under 160 yards in the world. Players have extreme amounts of trouble understanding the wind and you will see plenty of balls long over the green or short and in the water. Nicknamed ‘Golden Bell’, the 12th will force some players to hit 6 iron, while others will be hitting pitching wedge (all based on the wind). The bank is shaved at the front, forcing players to be extremely accurate or their ball will be wet. Look for some interesting numbers on the 12th and some players to show frustration after errant shots.

Another hole I want everyone to pay attention to is the 15th. A Par 5 measuring only 530 yards, the 15th is an eagle opportunity that can turn into a bogey very quickly. A solid tee shot will only leave a mid-iron into a wide but short in depth (almost peanut shaped) green. The issue is the green slopes towards the pond in front of it, and like all Augusta’s banks, its shaved. Going long over the green will leave the players a frightening chip coming back to the hole. Look for the 15th to play a key role into who is wearing the green jacket on Sunday.

Those are two holes everyone should tune into for excitement. Though these two holes are great, everyone knows there is always some kind of exciting shot taking place at Augusta. With such a condensed layout and so many fans, you know when a player somewhere else on the course has done something special. Roars can be heard all around Augusta and this week will provide plenty of them.

Who will it be providing the fans with the excitement? We will have to watch and see.

One thing that will add to the experience is having the winner of the Masters come Sunday afternoon.

I have hit my last two masters picks and have compiled a 6 pack of picks for this week that I love. As a professional golf handicapper my reputation is built through major tournaments, as this is the time when all the calls are coming in.

Follow this link and get my winning pick for this week’s tournament. I hope you all join the large group of us who will be celebrating come Sunday afternoon 8)

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