We’ll be hoping Tiger doesn’t roar around Augusta

SO, Tiger is back and it’s certainly made for an interesting betting market ahead of this week’s US Masters. And to make it even more interesting Paddy Power have thrown the mother of all spanners in the works – we will be refunding all losing outright bets if Tiger wins his fifth US Masters this week.

As the 5/1 favourite that really is some offer and shouldn’t be ignored for a man with four green jackets to his name. It’s also had the effect that punters have been piling onto 11/2 second favourite Rory McIlroy and 14/1 world number one Luke Donald like there’s no tomorrow.

But with Paddy Power also paying each-way bets on the first six places who else in the field should we be looking at with the Tiger refund insurance in our back pocket? Justin Rose is worth an each-way poke at 30/1. The Englishman has been in great form in the last month with a win and a top-five finish. He’s also had some exceptional performances around Augusta.

The second is Jason Day at 40/1. The young Australian has had a steady but unspectacular 2012 so far but had a great Majors record last year with two second places including one at Augusta. I’d certainly take him at 10 times the price of Tiger or Rory in terms of value for money.