This week sees the first Major of the 2016 golf season get under way as the world’s finest players take to the manicured fairways of Augusta National to compete in the 2016 Masters Tournament Golf Betting Bet365and you can enjoy plenty of great betting on this, and several other of golf’s major events, right now at BetStars UK Sportsbook.

In addition to BetStars weekly golf betting across the tournaments on the European and PGA Tour in America, for both male and female golfers, the new betting site also has a number of long term markets available for five of the biggest golf tournaments of the year.

Of course, there isn’t a Major each week in the golfing calendar, but BetStars still offers a comprehensive golf betting service starting usually on a Thursday each week with plenty of betting markets available on regular tournaments on the USPGA and European Golf tours.

Regular markets include betting on named pairs of golfers against each other (such as how Rory McIlroy’s round would compare against Jordan Spieth at the same stage of the competition), backing the outright winner of the tournament, selecting the winner from a selected two or fourball event (depending on whether the bet is made after or before the cut) and much more.

The Masters At Augusta starting this week

This week however, there is huge attention on the golfing world as it is the first Major of the new season as Augusta primps and preens itself ready to bring the world’s finest golfers together to compete for the Green Jacket.

Golf Course BetStarsLast year, Jordan Spieth proved far too hot to handle for the rest of the field, shooting four of the best rounds in Masters history to comfortably take the title. The Texas-born Ryder Cup star is one of the hot favourites with BetStars to win the title for a second successive year as he is a current price of 6/1 to win, alongside the in form World Number 1, Australian Jason Day.

British hopes once again seem to rest on the shoulders of Rory McIlroy, who will not be participating in the traditional nine-hole warm up event prior to the action starting on Thursday to maintain his focus. The Masters remains the one Major McIlroy is yet to win in his career and there is no doubt the Irishman will be desperate to earn himself a coveted Green Jacket sooner rather than later.

Spieth, Day and McIlroy are the shortest price players in the field with BetStars at odds of 6/1 for Day and Spieth and 7/1 for McIlroy. All three players are in good shape heading into the event but they are by no means the only players in with a chance.

Two other previous winners of the Green Jacket, Adam Scott (10/1) and Bubba Watson (12/1) are also in with a strong chance. Scott has shelved his broomhandled putter and reverted back to an orthodox putting style this year with seemingly no ill-effect, though the tricky greens of Augusta will put that to the test.

For Watson, his prodigious length from the tee, plus the fact he is a two-time winner of the tournament will always likely see him amongst the favourites.

Fellow Americans Rickie Fowler (14/1), Phil Mickelson (18/1) and Dustin Johnson (20/1) also look well priced, especially Johnson who has come so close to winning a Major twice before and who will surely land one before too long. Another huge hitter, Johnson’s form is perhaps equal to that of Day and he may be the American with the best chance of success this coming weekend.

European hopes also stretch beyond McIlroy with Justin Rose (who played superbly here last year) a 25/1 shot and Swede Henrik Stenson the same price. Sergio Garcia is 50/1 to break his major duck, while the return to form of Paul Casey, along with the emerging Danny Willett see them both 55/1 shots.

There’s also a strong South African challenge with Louis Oosthuizen a 28/1 shot, Charl Schwartzel a 33/1 shot and in form Branden Grace 50/1 with the bookmakers.

You can watch all action from Augusta Live on Sky TV from Thursday, plus if you fancy a flutter on any of the other four big golf tournaments of the year, you can make your bets right now at BetStars