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Ladbrokes launch 2012 US Masters betting special

Tiger Woods betting special on the US Masters at Ladbrokes. (credit: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Ladbrokes will be paying out on your player if he finishes second to Tiger Woods in the 2012 US Masters

Ladbrokes will pay out on the runner-up of the US Masters as a winner if Tiger Woods wins in Augusta this weekend.

The current world number six is the 9/2 favourite and the firm are confident that Woods will pick up his 5th green jacket this weekend, prompting them into paying out on the runner-up as a winner. Heading into the tournament Woods has also seen his odds cut to 5/2 (from 3/1) of winning more than 19 Majors in his career.

As the hot second favourite at 6/1 in the betting, Rory McIlroy is hot on the heels of Woods in his quest for his first Masters success. However after coming so close yet so far last year it's 9/1 that McIlroy faces another meltdown and loses his grasp on the trophy after leading for 63 holes.

Following his victory at the Shell Houston Open, Hunter Mahan has been slashed to 20/1 (from 40/1) for a win in Augusta. As the highest ranked American in the world there's a 10/1 chance he beats his fellow compatriots as the best American on the final leader board.

English golfers Luke Donald (16/1), Lee Westwood (20/1) and Justin Rose (33/1) are attracting all the each-way money from patriotic punters in the run up to Thursday's big tee off.

The bookies are also paying out 5 places, which sees Phil Mickelson (13/8) Donald (12/5), Westwood  (3/1) and Hunter Mahan (4/1) all vying for a place with Woods (4/11) and McIlroy (8/13).

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes told GolfBettingpro: "Pre-tournament bets on Woods and McIlroy are already causing us a headache over payouts. As far as punters are concerned it's a two horse race and they're split between the rivals."

She added: "A Woods-McIlroy 1-2 will easily see the firm stump up a seven-figure sum."


Ladbrokes latest betting

US MASTERS

Tiger Woods 9/2
Rory McIlroy 6/1
Phil Mickelson 12/1
Luke Donald 16/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Hunter Mahan 25/1
Adam Scott 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Justin Rose 33/1
Jason Day 40/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 40/1
Nick Watney 50/1
Dustin Johnson 50/1
Steve Stricker 50/1

Top 5 finish

Tiger Woods      4/11

Rory McIlroy     8/13

Phil Mickelson  13/8

Luke Donald      12/5

Lee Westwood   3/1

Hunter Mahan   4/1

Justin Rose     11/2

Adam Scott     11/2

Keegan Bradley  11/2

Specials

McIlroy to be pictured playing a practice round with Ant and Dec   33/1

'McIlroy Meltdown' 
To lead after 63 holes and lose  9/1

'2011 De Je Vu' 
Charl Schwartzel (Masters), Rory McIlroy (US Open) , Darren Clarke (The Open) and Keegan Bradley (PGA Championship) to win the same 4 majors in 2012    10,000/1

'Glory Hunter'
Hunter  Mahan to be the top ranked American on the final leaderboard    10/1

'Top Tiger'
Tiger Woods to win more than 19 Majors in his career  5/2

'Top Englishman'     
Luke Donald  11/8  
Lee Westwood   2/1  
Justin Rose   7/2  
Ian Poulter  12/1  
Paul Casey  20/1  
Simon Dyson  25/1  
Ross Fisher  33/1 

Top Debutant

Keegan Bradley  11/8  
Webb Simpson   3/1  
Kyle Stanley   6/1  
Sang-Moon Bae   8/1  
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano  14/1  
Robert Garrigus  16/1  
Harrison Frazar  25/1  
Scott Stallings  33/1  
Brendan Steele  33/1  
Patrick Cantlay  33/1  
Kevin Chappell  33/1  
Kelly Kraft  66/1  
Bryden MacPherson  66/1  
Corbin Mills  80/1  
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