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- Jordan Spieth (10-1 betting odds), Tiger Woods (12-1), Dustin Johnson (12-1) and Justin Thomas (12-1) opened as the favorites to win the the 2019 Masters (April 11-14).
- It's no surprise that Spieth has the best odds; in five career appearances, he's only finished outside the top three once.
- Rory McIlroy, who will be searching for the career grand slam at Augusta, opened at 14-1.
That’s how long until the 2019 Masters gets underway.
The wait will be excruciating for golf fans, but at least bookmakers gave us some early betting odds to help pass the time.
On the heels of a riveting Sunday at the PGA Championship, during which Tiger Woods shot 64 to finish in sole second place behind champion Brooks Koepka, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened Woods’ odds at 12-1, tied for the second-shortest in the field.
Tiger, who owns four green jackets and seven other top-fives at the Masters, finished T-32 at Augusta this year.
Just ahead of him on the odds sheet is perpetual Masters contender Jordan Spieth (10-1).
Why is he the favorite? Just look at Spieth’s five career finishes at Augusta: T-2, 1, T-2, T-11, 3.
Tied with Woods at 12-1 are Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas. Johnson has three top-10 finishes at the Masters (all of which have come in his past three starts), while Thomas has been trending in the right direction in his three career appearances (T-39, T-22, T-17).
Koepka, who has won three of the past seven major championships, is a tick below the top quartet at 14-1.
Rory McIlroy’s odds also opened at 14-1. He’ll again come to Augusta National in search of the career grand slam.
Here’s a full rundown of the opening odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook: