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Immelman leads the rest of the world into a Masters challenge

| 06.04.2011

22 countries will be represented at Augusta National Golf Club when the Masters tees off on Thursday, and Ladbrokes are offering Masters odds on the top player from the rest of the world.

The rest of the world consists of players from South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia, and it’s the Australian Aaron Baddeley who is favoured to perform the strongest at 8/1.

Of the 74 Masters tournaments that have been played, only seven winners have come from the rest of the world with South African’s winning it on four occasions, but there have been two winners from the rest of the world in the last three years.

And it’s the 2008 South African Masters winner Trevor Immelman who looks the best value at 12/1 to be the leading rest of the world player.

Immelman has slipped to 220 in the world rankings since his 2008 victory following a turbulent 2010 in which the South African missed the cut in all of his final four tournaments.

2011 has been a better year for Immelman who has made the cut in all of his last six tournaments and with finishes of a T12 and T28 in his last two starts, the South African is starting to produce his best form.

Immelman came from nowhere to finish 14th in last year’s Masters and his love of Augusta is a major positive – considering he enters this Masters in a little bit of form, he’s a big danger.

Other candidates for top rest of the world are KJ Choi (10/1) who finished T4 last year and 3rd in 2004, three-time Major champion Ernie Els who has two second place finishes in the Masters (10/1) and former world number two Adam Scott (12/1).

There is plenty of value to be found in the Masters betting and Ladbrokes also offers another 12 player specials markets.

A £20 stake on Immelman being top rest of the world player would return £260. New customers can sign up here to get £60 in free bets.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.