|Written by Jamal Gordon|
|Wednesday, 14 December 2011 14:42|
The 2011 JBWere Australian Masters odds to win favor the world's #1 player Luke Donald to pull off the victory this week at the Victoria Golf Club in Cheltenham, Australia. The event is scheduled to tee-off on Thursday, December 15th with round 1 action being aired on FOX SPORTS and will continue through the weekend with the final rounds being played on Sunday, December 18th. A total purse of $1,000,000 will be paid out to the winners as Stuart Appleby will enter as the defending champion but back spasms might keep the 40-year-old from teeing off on Thursday. Vegas sportsbooks and online bookmakers have listed Donald as a 4/1 favorite to win in Australia followed by Geoff Ogilvy at 8/1, Robert Allenby at 10/1 with Greg Chalmers and Ian Pulter at 12/1.
Donald has been grouped with Ogilvy and Fraser to tee-off at 7:58am and is coming off four top-5 finishes in his last 4-events. The world's number one player shot a 271 in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic to finish 17-under par and take the title. Donald also finished T3 in the TOUR Championship and Deutshe Bank Championship with a 4th place finish at the BMW Championship to make him a deserving favorite in 2011 JBWere Australian Masters odds to win. The Englishman is currently 3rd in FedExCup standings with 4-wins on the year and 19-top ten finishes out of 24-events played this year. Although this week will mark Donald's first appearance in Australia, he is riding plenty of momentum having captured the PGA Tour money list and followed that up with the European Tour money title from a 3rd place finish at the Dubai World Championships last week.
The second wagering choice has the local Geoff Ogilvy at 8/1 as he is currently ranked 24th in FedExCup standings. Ogilvy last had a top-5 finish at the BMW Championships placing 3rd but has since had a T11 at the TOUR Championship and a T56 at the WGC - HSBC Champions event. His best finish this season was a 4th place showing at the Masters tournament and RBC Canadian Open shooting 278 in both events and earn $559,467 in prize monies. Fellow Australian and former foe, Robert Allenby is the third golf betting choice in JBWere Australian Masters odds to win at 10/1 ranked #59 in the world and is coming off a T13 at the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia. Allenby was the center of much criticism after comments made regarding the play of his partners at the Presidents Cup last month. The 40-year-old Australian native will tee-off on Thursday at 12:42pm and has been paired with Matteo Manaserro and Greg Chalmers in opening round action.
2011 JBWere Australian Open Odds
Luke Donald - 4/1
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 14:57|