This year’s Majors are over with Tiger is still waiting for his fifteenth. And although the 2013 Masters is more than six months away, bookies are already presenting the punters with odds. So if you’ve got money burning a hole in your pocket, you could take a look at the leading contenders while waiting for your next hand of video poker, or your number on partybingo.com. Here are the odds from an online bookmaker:
Tiger Woods is of course the favorite, along with Rory McIlroy at 6/1. Rory I understand, but Tiger? Nothing this year suggests to me that he’ll be in a position to win on Sunday at the Masters.
Phil is in at 14/1, and like Tiger I can only assume that this is a sentimental angle. He has shown little this year that makes me think he can win another Major. The only positives are that it’s earlier in the season—Phil has done better earlier—and that it is possible the course favors lefties.
Lee Westwood and Luke Donald are in at 16/1. With his t3, Westwood came close in 2012. Donald was t32.
Justin Rose, Adam Scott and defending champ Bubba Watson are in at 28/1. I’m surprised to the odds are so long on Bubba. Rose and Scott were t8, and I think are likely to play well again.
Rounding out the top contenders are Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day at 33/1.
The odds are sure to change as the FedEx Cup playoffs and fall series play out. I’ll keep an eye on them.