With less than a month to go to the Masters, here’s an update on the latest odds:
In spite of his obvious back problems, Tiger Woods is the favorite (along with Rory McIlroy) at 6/1. Those are slightly worse odds than Tiger generated in 2012 (4/1) and 2014 (5/2), so he’s not getting much of an injury discount.
Rory has been playing better of late, so perhaps he’s deserving of the 6/1 odds.
At 14/1 is a trio of players headlined by last years’ Masters’ Champion, Adam Scott. The others are Mr. Near Miss, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson. Day has been my pick to win the 2014 Masters for some time. Phil, however, is always my sentimental pick.
Henrik Stenson, winner of last year’s FedEx Cup and Race To Dubai has been struggling a bit this year. He’s in at 18/1.
I like Dustin Johnson’s chances this year. In 2013, Johnson’s two middle rounds were rough, with a 76 and a 74, but his opening day 66 and a closing 70 was good enough for a finish at 14. The guy is under 20 and has 10 professional wins. He also has had a couple of near misses at Majors (though not nearly as close as Day).
The top ten finish out with three players at 25/1: Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth. Bubba and Zach have proven they can win the Masters, and many are just waiting for Spieth to rack up his first Major. Any of these wold be a good bet.
The complete odds are below, courtesy of Bovada.
|Brendon De Jonge||125/1|
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||200/1|
|Dawie Van Der Walt||250/1|