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Masters novelty betting odds

April 9, 2014

The US Masters is off to a stormy start with the practice day being held up due to the weather but, luckily for those concerned, it looks as though the storms will pass and it is 1/3 that no rain will be recorded in Augusta on the first day of the main tournament. That's not the only slightly wackier wager available to punters as Paddy Power has opened up a number of novelty markets.

With the controversy over the Guan Tianlang penalty for slow play last year, it doesn't look likely Augusta will be brave enough to do the same again this year at 4/1. It is a long shot at 40/1 that the 2014 Masters will see the first father and son to play in the same year in Kevin and Craig Stadler with the latter, at 60 years old, likely to struggle to make the cut.

Jack Nicklaus, at 74 years old, is the youngest of the trio lined up the hit the ceremonial tee shots on the first hole to mark the beginning of the tournament and he is odds on at 2/7 to have the longest drive, with Gary Player at 11/4 and Arnold Palmer at 14/1.

With the wives, girlfriends and children set to take to the course to haul clubs around tomorrow for the Par-3 contest, it will be all eyes on loved-up duo Rory McIlroy and fiancée/caddie Caroline Wozniakci. Paddy Power has a number of specials priced up on the pair and given their combined talent it is evens with the bookmaker that they will appear in an endorsement together by the end of 2016. It is also 5/4 that they will have a baby together and a longer 4/1 that they will break into the world of fashion with a sportswear brand by the end of that year. 

But back to the golf itself - it looks set to be an exciting Masters and, with the absence of Tiger, anyone in the field has a shot at the green jacket, leaving it odds on at 4/6 that the winner will be a first time major winner. But the pressure of the tournament won't end there as the eyes of the media wait in anticipation as the famous jacket is fitted on the champ, a 33/1 chance with Paddy Power that it won't fit at all.

Despite the open field, it is odds against a nail-biting playoff this year at 9/4 with a much likelier 1/3 that it will come to end without any extra play taking place. That doesn't mean there won't be some memorable moments throughout the tournament and the bookmaker has odds on at 8/11 that there will be a hole in one, with prices also available for which round, hole and player will achieve the almighty shot.

"The Masters always manages to attract the interest of people far and wide so we thought we'd spice things up a bit with some extra specials allowing everyone and anyone to enjoy a punt. An alternative source of gambling information is metap's online casinos list which is worth checking out." 

Paddy Power Masters Offer

Paddy Power has a special offer in place for the Masters, the bookmaker is paying out on the first 6 places at the tournament

Novelty Markets:

Kevin & Craig Stadler both to make the cut      40/1

Green jacket not to fit winner                        33/1

Any player to get a shot penalty for slow play  4/1

Which Honorary Starter will hit the longest drive on Thursday morning?

Jack Nicklaus                    2/7

Gary Player                      11/4

Arnold Palmer                   14/1

Peter Alliss specials

To mention 'Ryder Cup'              1/10

To mention 'Celtic Manor'           1/3

To mention 'My Team'               5/6

BBC having to apologise for something offensive Peter Alliss says during commentary    5/1

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniakci Specials

To appear in an endorsement together by end 2016      evens

To have a baby by end 2016                                                                        5/4

To start a sportswear brand together by end 2016           4/1

Will rain be recorded in Augusta on April 10 th ?

Yes         2/1

No          1/3

Will there by a playoff in the 2014 US Masters?

No          1/3

Yes         9/4

First time major winner?

Yes         4/6

No          11/10

Hole in one by round

Round 1               6/1

Round 2               4/1

Round 3               10/1

Round 4               2/1

Hole in one by hole

Hole 4                   14/1

Hole 6                   8/1

Hole 12                 10/1

Hole 16                 11/8

Will there be a hole in one in the 2014 US Masters?

Yes         8/11

No          evens

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