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Golf Betting - Masters Leading Contenders

Golf betting fans simply cannot wait for the 2010 Masters Tournament taking place April 5-11 as Tiger Woods will make his return as the big favorite.

Golf betting excitement is not limited to Woods return to the golf odds board; however, as a host of the world’s greatest players will all be gunning for the coveted green jacket. Woods opened as the golf betting favorite for this year’s Masters but he may enter action somewhat rusty as it will be his first golf gambling appearance of the 2010 season.

Woods still has the top ranking in the 2010 PGA Tour Official World Golf Ranking standings despite not playing in a single event so far this year.  Steve Stricker is currently the number two golf betting commodity on the World Golf Ranking list and has 1 win and 4 top 10 finishes in 6 events so far this year.

Phil Mickelson, Woods’ long time golf betting arch rival will be another favorite with handicappers to win the event.  Mickelson has won 2 previous Masters compared to Woods’ 4 titles.

Mickelson ranks 3rd in the World Golf Ranking list but has been somewhat sluggish with just 1 top 10 finish and 0 wins in 5 golf betting events so far in 2010.  Last year’s Masters Winner, Angel Cabrera, is ranked 31st in the Official World Golf Ranking list.

Cabrera has just 1 top 10 finish in the 2010 season and will be a golf betting long shot to defend his title.  His win in the Masters last year is the only one he has posted in the past three seasons.  Paul Casey is ranked 5th on the World Golf Ranking list and has 4 top 10 finishes in 4 events this year.

The Englishman is one of the most consistent players on the tour although he is quite selective about the events that he enters.  Kenny Perry, who had the green jacket almost fitted heading into the final two holes last year before suffering a devastating defeat in a playoff is ranked 16th in the world.

Perry has 5 wins since the 2008 season and has 1 top 10 finish in 5 events this year.