2014 US Masters Preview

In just a couple of weeks the first major of the year gets underway, and is one of the most anticipated events of the entire golfing calendar.

The US Masters takes place at Augusta National golf course in Augusta, Georgia every April, and has been responsible for some of the most dramatic majors golf has ever seen.

The 2014 Masters will be the 78th tournament and begins on April 10th, bringing pulsating action all the way through to the final day on April 13th. The very best golfers in the world will be hoping that the 13th will not be unlucky for them, and that they are the one, at the end of the tournament, putting on the famous green jacket that is presented to the winner each year.

Last year’s tournament was won by Australian Adam Scott, after he managed to sink a fifteen foot birdie to see off Angel Cabrera in the sudden-death playoff.

The dramatic final putt came just as light was fading away, making Adam Scott the first ever Australian to win the US Masters, while also being Scott’s first ever major title.

With a strong field set to take to the course this year, Scott will be hard-pushed to retain his Masters title, but with a consistent game and, of course, a little bit of luck, it is most definitely not out of the question.

2014 Masters – The Favourites (odds provided by sportsinteraction.com)

Rory McIlroy (8.21): The Northern Irish golfer looked set to win the 2011 Masters in style after leading at the end of day three. However, a monumental collapse saw him lose his lead and even fall out of the top ten. With a lot more experience now, McIlroy is second favourite with sportsinteraction.com to win this year’s event and erase the nightmare of 2011.

Adam Scott (15.00): The Aussie is a shot to repeat his success of last year, and would become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2001 and 2002 to win the tournament in back to back years.

Phil Mickelson (14.00): Although he has been quiet in recent Masters, Mickelson has won this tournament three times in his career, and with experience on his side, he could go close at 16/1 to adding a fourth green jacket.

With the sun blazing down on Augusta and the best golf in the world on show, the Masters is always a special occasion, and this year should be no different.