Golf: Who will be top Australian player at the Masters?
This year five Australian players feature at Augusta, and they all loom as strong contenders, including past Masters winner Adam Scott. We have taken a look at each of the Australian chances at the golf Masters and given our free tips and predictions for each.
Aussie bookmaker TopSport has the betting market to be leading Australian at the Masters as follows: Cameron Smith $3; Jason Day $3.50; Adam Scott $4; Marc Leishman $6; Matt Jones $10.
Preview of Australians playing at the Masters 2021
Cameron Smith: The top-ranked Australian player at No.30 in the world heading into the Masters and became the first person to shoot four rounds in the 60s at the Masters with his second-place finish in 2020. He is now a world class player and is suited to Augusta as he finished tied fifth there in 2018. Has been in reasonable form in 2021.
Jason Day: With Day you know he is world-class but his results have not been great and he missed the cut at the 2020 Masters. He has had a lot of injury and illness problems over the past five years but he also has four top-10 finishes in 10 appearances at the Masters, including a tied 2nd and a third.
Adam Scott: Was only tied 34th at the Masters in November and he plays more sparingly than many of his rivals here. Scott won the Masters in 2013. He has played in the event 19 times for for five top 10s. As always with Scott a lot will depend on how he putts as his long game is usually first class.
Marc Leishman: The sweet ball-striker from Victoria has not contended thus far in 2021 but his Masters record is good, with a fourth place in 2013, ninth in 2018 and T13 last year. He is well suited to the course and while we can see him winning the tournament outright, he is certainly worth consideration to be leading Australian.
Matt Jones: A long-time PGA tour player who finally cracked it for another win at the Honda Classic recently to surge back into the top 50 on the world rankings. Jones shapes as though his game should suit Augusta as he is a long, high hitter of the ball, but he has reached the Masters only once, missing the cut in 2014. His best finish at a major is tied 21st at the 2015 US PGA Championship. Jones is paying around the $10 quote with golf betting sites.
Our tip for top Australian: Adam Scott at $4
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