The Masters outright odds (As of March 12)
Rory McIlroy: 10.00
Dustin Johnson: 11.00
Justin Thomas: 13.00
Justin Rose: 13.00
Tiger Woods: 13.00
Jordan Spieth: 15.00
We are now just a month away from the first major of 2019, with the Masters at Augusta National quickly approaching on the sports betting schedule.
The PGA Tour stops this week at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Only five tournaments remain on the schedule until the best in the world go for the coveted green jacket.
It’s still a month out, but the early money wagered on who will win at Augusta National right now leans in the direction of Tiger Woods – to the tune of about 17.8 per cent of total money staked as of last week. Right behind Woods in this category is Jordan Spieth at 13.17 per cent and lefty Phil Mickelson at 6.05 per cent of money wagered.
Golf Betting Breakdown
Woods roared back onto the PGA Tour last season, a comeback that certainly seemed improbable – but not totally impossible – given the injury situation he was working back from.
By the end of the 2018 season, Woods was once again a winner on the PGA Tour. The wait continues for him to claim another major title, but the former World No. 1 went from difficult performances at the Masters (T-32) and U.S. Open (Missed Cut) to being in contention on Sunday at both the Open Championship and PGA Championship.
Is that perhaps a sign of things to come in 2019?
Woods’ odds to win the Masters are currently 13.00 at PlayNow.com, and he’s on the list of favourites currently led by Rory McIlroy.
Woods, 43, is expected to return to action this week at the Players Championship after dealing with a neck injury.
Woods has played in three official PGA Tour events this season. He has one top-10 finish and has never placed worse than a tie for 20th, which is where he finished at the Farmers Insurance Open at the end of January.
Those are decent results. Can he take his game to another level in a month from now?
Spieth, on the other hand, has the one win at Augusta. That was back in 2015. He has endured heartbreak there, as well. Yet, between 2014 and 2018, his worst finish at the Masters was a tie for 11th. He has one win, a third-place finish and two tied-for-second place results at the first major on the calendar.
His odds to win the 2019 Masters are 15.00 at PlayNow.com.
The start of 2019 hasn’t been particularly kind to Spieth.
He has appeared in seven tournaments and made the cut in five of them. But he also hasn’t placed better than a tie for 35th – at the Farmers Insurance Open. Not necessarily inspiring, although his results at Augusta might be too difficult to ignore. Perhaps there is no better course for Spieth to bust the current slump he’s on than Augusta.
When it comes to money wagered on the winner of the Masters, McIlroy’s name currently rounds out the top seven for total amount staked at 2.17 per cent.
Not featured among the top-seven names for that betting market? Patrick Reed. The 2018 green jacket winner is further down the board with outright odds of 30.00 to repeat as the Masters champion next month.