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US Masters: Consistent Bradley inspired to achieve Augusta glory

| 03.04.2013

With many believing Tiger Woods is finally back to his best ahead of the 2013 US Masters, it is understandable that the 37-year-old is a clear 3/1 favourite to claim the Major.

However, in a tournament featuring the finest golfers in the world, it may make sense to invest in longer-priced options, particularly with each-way value to be found.

And with that in mind, Keegan Bradley appears well worthy of attention as a 25/1 shot to land his second major title.

Bradley will enter the Augusta showpiece in decent form, with a tied-10th finish at the Houston Shell Open emanating from his final outing before the Masters.

That result followed fourth, seventh and third-place standings earlier in the year, to demonstrate the sheer consistency of his recent play.

And therefore, with Ladbrokes paying 1/4 odds for five places in their each-way terms and conditions, the 26-year-old is a massively tempting prospect.

A further boost to Bradley’s chances comes from the mental coaching he has recently received meanwhile, stemming from one of America’s most famous and decorated sportsmen.

Indeed, Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the finest basketball player of all time, and the Chicago Bulls legend has passed on his wisdom to the 2011 PGA Championship winner in recent months.

“Jordan wanted to be more cocky out there, more aggressive [on the basketball court], and I’m learning what he was thinking and it’s a big help to me,” Bradley told The New York Daily News.

“I just kept telling myself I’ve hit these shots a million times no matter what shot it is and to just let my talent take over and not wonder if I’m going to hit a good shot.”

Jordan’s advice has so far paid off for Bradley, in light of his recent tournament displays, and should he maintain his renewed focus in Augusta, he could prove an immense value 25/1 shot to don the Green Jacket.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee