Since the end of February we have been running a promotion which saw anyone place a booking with Glencor Golf Holidays before the 31st March 2017 have the opportunity to win some spending money for their group on their golf break if they can correctly guess the winner of the 2017 US Masters which kicks off this week at Augusta.
As you can see from the above chart, the big favourite to win the competition with our clients is currently Dustin Johnson, so if he plays the sort of golf we all know he can, then there could well be a number of extra rounds ordered in the bars of the Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca, the Algarve and loads of other popular golfing destinations over the coming months!
This will be Johnson’s 8th attempt at winning a coveted green jacket but he hasn’t ever been in the form that he is currently in which has seen him rank as the worlds best golfer. The big hitting South Carolinian is known for his use of the driver which gains him huge yards but he’s worked tirelessly with his coach Butch Harmon to improve his wedge game.
At the time of writing, the bookmakers also seem to have Dustin Johnson favourite too with odds of 6/1 with Jordan Spieth hotly tipped as well at 7/1 and Rory McIllroy is just behind at 15/2. What maybe surprising is that nobody selected Hideki Matsuyama, a man who has risen to No. 4 in the World following excellent form in earlier in the year however it may well be his lack of major title and his recent mediocre finishes which is pointing people back towards Johnson, Spieth and McIlroy. He is currently priced higher at 18/1 with the rest of the field including Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, and our own Justin Rose following suit.
We wish everyone who has taken part lots of luck and above all, hope to see a fantastic tournament!