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In addition to all the great MLB, NBA and NHL action going on this weekend, we get a chance to wager on the most bet upon golf event of the year, The Masters.

Beyond the history of the event at Augusta National that makes it so popular, handle for the sports books is spurred because most books have had the odds offered since last December, allowing the millions of visitors to the city since then a chance to take home a few souvenir tickets for friends, family or themselves.

 The Las Vegas Hilton Super Book offers, by far, the most extensive weekly wagering menu on all golf tournaments. The architect of all the creative odds and propositions is LVH Assistant Manager Jeff Sherman who will offer over 40 golfer match-ups with another 40 props this week.

Sherman also plans to do match-ups for each round as well as offer updated odds after each round has completed.

Phil Mickelson is the 13-2 favorite after winning the Shell Houston Open last week with Tiger Woods next at 9-1. After that, Sherman doesn’t have anyone else lower than 15-1.

“I think this is as wide open as it’s ever been,” said Sherman. “It’s kind of like the NCAA tournament we just saw where it wouldn’t be surprising to see to see anyone up to the 40-1 range win it.”

Woods has won The Masters four times and has 14 grand slam wins, but none since 2008 and he fell to No. 7 in the world rankings. However, Sherman says despite all the woes with his golf swing, there is much respect.

 “He’s still Tiger, but these are the longest odds I can ever remember posting on him. Part of that is because of his troubles on the courses, but most of it comes because there are just so many good golfers out there capable of winning. There is parity like never before.”

Golfers who Sherman likes to do well this week include Dustin Johnson (20-1), Nick Watney (15-1) and Matt Kuchar (25-1).

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