Rory McIlroy favourite for US Masters to complete career grand slam

McIlroy red-hot favourite for US Masters

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Betting Tip: Walker top five finish @ 4/1 with betvictor

With the Masters, arguably the most anticipated event in golf approaching, all eyes will be on Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who only needs to win this tournament to secure a grand slam of majors. He is a best-priced 6/1 with 888.com to do so.

However, rookie American golfer Jordan Spieth, for who the future promises big things, is 10/1 with Bet365 to win his first major tournament.

The 21-year-old is confident that he can challenge McIlroy, having climbed to number four in the world rankings.

“All the attention that will be focused on Rory when we get to the Masters is going to make it easier for all the other guys,” said Spieth.

“Of course, if Tiger [Woods] elects to compete then that is going to divide the spotlight between he and Rory.

“So it’s going to be nice knowing you’re not going to be pounded by questions and questions. I can see it only helping me that I have to talk less about the Masters than what Rory or Tiger will be facing.”

“That’s cool as I am inching closer and closer each week,” he said. “I am just trying to take advantage of it but then I’m not pinching myself, because there’s still three guys ahead of me, so I’m just trying to climb up.”

Jimmy Walker is another one to watch out for and, having tied for eighth on his debut last year, has odds of 4/1 with BetVictor for a top five finish. He is a prodigious talent, and recently won the Texas Open, gathering form at just the right time prior to the US Masters.

“To play this well at home in front of everybody, it’s amazing,” Walker said following his win at the Texas Open.

“I don’t know how else to describe it or I’d be a writer, like you guys. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s
cool.”

“I just tried to stay composed and not get ahead of myself. Out here, no lead is safe and on this golf course a big number is right around the corner if you’re not careful.”

Paul Casey’s form is on the up, and the former world number three, who hasn’t featured the last two years at Augusta has respectable odds of 13/2 also with BetVictor to finish in the top 10 having tied for sixth on his debut in 2004.

There will be no surprise to see eyes on Woods, who is 50/1 to with William Hill to win the event that he has four victories from.

Betting Tip: Walker top five finish @ 4/1 with betvictor

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