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US Masters: leading groups to hold off Tiger and chasing pack

| 14.04.2013

Brandt Snedeker is the big 2/1 favourite to win his first US Masters title and, based on recent statistics, it’s easy to see why.

The American currently the leads the way at Augusta alongside 2009 champion Angel Cabrera (5/1) and those two have every reason to feel confident of claiming this year’s title.

Cabrera won his Green Jacket after leading going into the final day and the third round frontrunner has held on to win in five of the last nine years.

However, no player has managed to win from the front in any of the last three renewals, with Bubba Watson winning from two back last year, Charl Schwartzel from four back in 2011 and Phil Mickelson from one shot behind in 2010.

That should give some big encouragement to the trio of Australians just behind the leading pair, with Adam Scott (7/2) just one back, and Jason Day (6/1) and Marc Leishman (25/1) a further shot behind.

There’s little for backers of pre-tournament favourite Tiger Woods to get excited about though.

It’s now over 17-years since a Masters winner has emerged from more than fourth place heading into the final round.

Woods may be 6/1 but canny punters would be far better served getting on any of the aforementioned players who are right in the mix already.

With Snedeker showing great consistency with rounds of 70, 70 and 69 so far, he’s the man who looks well worth backing heading into the final day.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date

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Richard Anderson