The commercials have been playing on the television for weeks now, and as the weather is turning, we are close to one of the greatest weeks of the year.
Here are our favorites, possible upsets, and longshots for the week so you can place your bets against the Masters Odds.
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Soon we will be hearing Jim Nantz say the words we all love, “hello friends.” From the pimento cheese sandwiches to the spring colors and beautiful flowers and the soft piano playing in the background, we are close to The Masters.
In surprising news, Phil Mickelson has informed Augusta and the PGA Tour that he will not be playing in this year’s tournament. This will be the first time since 1994 that Mickelson will not be participating in the tournament. Very surprising from the three-time Masters Champion.
We still have two events before The Masters, but let’s look at who could be wearing the Green Jacket on Sunday and heading to New York the next morning
- Jon Rahm +800
As he will be for most of the season, Jon Rahm comes in as the top favorite currently to win the Green Jacket this year. Currently the #1 golfer in the world, Rahm is looking for his second major heading to Augusta this year.
Rahm would be the third Spaniard to win the Green Jacket. Most recently, Sergio Garcia won The Masters in 2017. The legend of Spain and golf, Seve Ballesteros won twice at Augusta National during his career in 1980 and 1983.
Rahm is currently the #1 seed at the WGC Dell Match Play Tournament. On the season so far, Rahm has three top 10 finishes.
His best finish at Augusta in his career is a fourth-place finish in 2018. Rahm would be a very smart pick to win The Masters this year.
- Rory McIlroy +1200
The window is closing for Rory McIlroy and his chances of winning the Green Jacket to complete the career grand slam. McIlroy is currently 32 years old, which is still very young, but how many more opportunities will he have to try and win The Masters?
The window is not completely closed because if you look at two players like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, both won The Masters in their mid 40s. There is still time, but with the influence of youth in the game, it may be that much harder for McIlroy.
He is currently ranked #8 in the World Golf Rankings. His fourth-place finish in 2015 is the best finish in his career at Augusta. Is this the year that McIlroy can finally chase down the dream of capturing the career grand slam?
- Will Zalatoris +3300
This would be a great pick for the week. He was the conversation of the tournament last year when he was in contention for the first three days. Zalatoris finished second for the week but gained a lot of attention after his breakout performance.
Currently ranked #29 in the world, Zalatoris has +3300 odds to win The Masters.
- Sam Burns +4000
Last week’s winner at The Valspar currently has +4000 odds to win The Masters. In year’s past, first-time players at Augusta National typically have good luck. Burns is a four-time PGA Tour winner and will be making his Masters debut this year.
- Tiger Woods +6000
Tiger Woods has not played a competitive round of golf since the PNC Championship in December of 2021. Woods is trying to come back from the car accident over a year ago. He has not said one way or the other about playing in the tournament this year, but we do know he will be at the tournament and attending the champions’ dinner.
Woods won the tournament in 2019, creating one of the greatest moments the game has ever seen. Winning The Masters this year for Woods would be the longest shot of them all, but he still has better odds than quite a bit of the field. Woods has won The Masters five times in his career.
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