Skip to comments.2014 Masters Odds — Rory McIlroy favored to win [Golf Ping]
Posted on 04/09/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
The first PGA golf major of the year begins on Thursday morning as The Masters takes place in Augusta, Georgia. The 2014 Masters Odds for the tournament have Rory McIlrory favored to win, according to the Las Vegas Hotel, home of the SuperBook.
This year's Masters tournament will not feature the world's No. 1 player in Tiger Woods because of a back injury. Yet, the 78th edition of the most prestigious golf tournament in the world will still feature 19 past Masters champions, including defending champion Adam Scott, who is listed at 10/1 odds to win the tournament.
Rory McIlroy is listed as the favorite by oddsmakers to win this year's Masters at 8/1. He is the only player listed in single digit odds. Behind him, Scott and Day at 10/1 and Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are both at 15/1 odds to win the tournament.
Below is a list of the individual holes at the Augusta National Golf Club, courtesy of Wikipedia. The tournament will play as a par 72 again this season and total 7,435 yards.
|2||Pink Dogwood||575||5||11||White Dogwood||505||4|
|3||Flowering Peach||350||4||12||Golden Bell||155||3|
|4||Flowering Crab Apple||240||3||13||Azalea||510||5|
Odds to win the Masters, courtesy of LVH:
RORY McILROY 8/1, ADAM SCOTT 10/1, JASON DAY 10/1 PHIL MICKELSON 15/1, JUSTIN ROSE 25/1, BRANDT SNEDEKER 30/1, LEE WESTWOOD 50/1, CHARL SCHWARTZEL 40/1, DUSTIN JOHNSON 15/1, HENRIK STENSON 20/1, MATT KUCHAR 20/1, JASON DUFNER 30/1, LUKE DONALD 50/1, BUBBA WATSON 20/1, KEEGAN BRADLEY 30/1, LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 50/1, HUNTER MAHAN 50/1, SERGIO GARCIA 30/1, GRAEME McDOWELL 50/1, STEVE STRICKER 80/1, IAN POULTER 50/1, RICKIE FOWLER 60/1, ANGEL CABRERA 50/1, WEBB SIMPSON 60/1, NICK WATNEY 125/1, BILL HAAS 60/1, ZACH JOHNSON 25/1, THORBJORN OLESEN 100/1, JIM FURYK 80/1, HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 80/1, JORDAN SPIETH 25/1, MARTIN KAYMER 150/1, BO VAN PELT 250/1, RYAN MOORE 60/1, BILLY HORSCHEL 100/1, NICOLAS COLSAERTS 150/1, K.J. CHOI 100/1, ERNIE ELS 100/1, HARRIS ENGLISH 40/1, PETER HANSON 125/1, JONAS BLIXT 250/1, PAUL CASEY 150/1, FRED COUPLES 100/1, ROBERT GARRIGUS 150/1, PADRAIG HARRINGTON 200/1, MATTEO MANASSERO 150/1, FREDDIE JACOBSON 200/1, FRANCESCO MOLINARI 150/1, RUSSELL HENLEY 150/1, BRANDEN GRACE 200/1, BOO WEEKLEY 300/1, MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 200/1, GRAHAM DeLAET 50/1, GEOFF OGILVY 250/1, TIM CLARK 150/1, MARC LEISHMAN 100/1, CHARLES HOWELL III 150/1, JIMMY WALKER 60/1, KEVIN STREELMAN 250/1, CHARLEY HOFFMAN 250/1, RETIEF GOOSEN 300/1, CAMILO VILLEGAS 300/1, GARY WOODLAND 60/1, DAVID TOMS 300/1, JOHN HUH 250/1, STEWART CINK 200/1, CARL PETTERSSON 250/1, VIJAY SINGH 200/1, MICHAEL THOMPSON 300/1, GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 200/1, PETER UIHLEIN 500/1, RYO ISHIKAWA 250/1, LUKE GUTHRIE 300/1, THOMAS BJORN 200/1, Y.E. YANG 300/1, TREVOR IMMELMAN 150/1, SANG-MOON BAE 250/1, JAMIE DONALDSON 125/1, AARON BADDELEY 300/1, KEN DUKE 500/1, LUCAS GLOVER 200/1, DARREN CLARKE 500/1, MIKE WEIR 1000/1, JORDAN NIEBRUGGE 1000/1, DEREK ERNST 1000/1, BERNHARD LANGER 300/1, JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL 1000/1, GARRICK PORTEOUS 1000/1, TOM WATSON 1000/1 and "FIELD" (all others) 150/1.
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Today? Matt Kuchar.
Bill Haas. For no particular reason.
The Masters is my favorite tournament of the year, followed by the Players. I am rooting for Phil as well but have a soft spot for Freddie Couples....
My favorite international player is Miquel Jimenez so if it can’t be USA then I’ll take the Spaniard!
Kuchar is playing well but he got shocked in the Houston Open last week by that rookie Aussie who chipped in on the first playoff hole and beat Kutch, but just as important he received an invitation to the Masters. This is what we need, more Aussies at the Masters, lol.
at 1000:1, it might be worth putting $10 on Olazabal - the streaky Spaniard.
He knows how to close...as opposed to that other Castillian that tends to choke...”something-or-other” Garcia.
McIlroy plays his best on a soft(er) course. I think the course at Augusta is going to be harder than he likes, and that it will hurt his game. Love watching him drive the ball, though.
Can someone explain how Tiger Woods is still the #1 player?
Or are they not referring to Golf?
Given the sycophant nature of the LSM, I’m surprised Tiger Wood isn’t favored.
With a nice touch, the Masters has broken out news and scoring for each entrant this year, so when you want to follow Bill Haas at any round, just click HERE.
This is what it looks like (formatting is better at the link):
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185
College: Wake Forest University Turned Pro: 2004
Wins: 7 World Golf Rank: 31 Career Earnings: $21106884
Residence: Greenville, South Carolina
Family: Wife, Julie; son William Harlan Jr. (2013)
Masters Qualification(s): Winner of PGA Tour event that awards a full-point for the Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters; 2013 Tour Championship qualifier; Top 50 on the final Official World Golf Ranking for 2013
0 victories in 4 starts. Made the cut 4 times.
Average Finish: 31
1 victories in 145 PGA Tour event starts. Made the cut in 81 events.
Top 10's: 16 Top 5's: 8 Starts: 145 Earnings: $21106884
World Golf Rank: 31
I’m pulling for Phil also, hope he can put it all together.
He had back surgery last week so he's not playing.
Same here about Freddie...
I like Jason Dufner, hubby has Jordan Speith winning it.
As long as it's not Sergio!!!!
That’s why I’m leaning toward Kuchar...today.
How often does someone shut-down another player at the Masters with a “perfect shot”?
Last week, Kuchar got beat by a perfect chip...I don’t see that type of killer shot consistently being made at Augusta. It happens but it does so inconsistently.
I’ll weigh in again tomorrow with another thought (like you guys want to hear my opinion!).
Maybe it is Woody Austin’s year? he doesn’t play well until later in the season, but, who knows?
Maybe Walker can keep his stellar play going...?
Maybe it is time for some Euro-weenie to stand out?
Another Aussie win, I’m not convinced.
Wide open field. Oh, and Phil M. won’t need to pay for the dry-cleaning of his sport coat this year.
Can someone explain to me how Tiger Woods can still be the #1 player?
Unless they are not talking about Golf.
6 wins last year. But he won't be #1 after Sunday....
I don't see the problem
Well...he did win the 2008 US Open on a broken leg and busted knee. But it did take 91 holes to do it :-)
OK thanks. Reminds me of a prizefighter who stays on top by beating stiffs.
Playing well, and at these odds, a good bet:
GRAHAM DeLAET 50/1
Larry Mize immediately comes to mind.
I'm not certain of the precise formula, but the calculation is a running total of points from event to event, and from season to season. Tiger has accumulated enough (based on numerous wins last year) that simply being out of commission for a tournament or two doesn't automatically bump you off the podium.
Two years ago, he was leading the Masters going into Sunday's round where he shot an 80 and then tied for 16th.
I enjoyed a practice round yesterday. Most impressed with Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth. Dustin Johnson was also bombing it past Phil. Both of them have tender backs though.
He has to wear an all green ensemble because he's 60 to 1.
I think Rory and Spieth are popular picks, but Rory probably has a much better chance because he's playing well, and has been close before.
Personally, I'd like to see Phil win a fourth jacket, and then top it off with a US Open win.
Yes, that is a good bet at 50 to 1.
If he was in contention, he'd be in bright orange on Sunday. Then if he won and they presented him with the green jacket, he'd look like a pumpkin!
It'd be nice to see Rickie win.
And Tiger’s chip&roll at 16.
My thought is that it doesn’t happen often.
Risk takers v. slow-and-steady is the real “drama” of Augusta.
the man won 5 times last year is why he is number one...all computer accurate
Walker's got, what, three wins this year? Spieth is really a phenominal young player. Really fluid and knows how to score. I picked Ernie Els for most of the late ninety's and early 2000s but he never got past 2nd place.
I’m pulling for Rory. Saw odds somewhere else yesterday giving Rory and Adam Scott 10:1 to win, the highest in the field. So, we shall see how good the oddsmakers and the golfers are.
Don’t forget the new HD TV unwritten rule which says if the camera is on Tiger be prepared to call in any potential rule violations because he was a serial cheater on his wife.
Rory has NOT been consistent enough to be in the final group at Augusta on Sunday.
The original post (above) has Rory, Adam Scott AND Jason Day as 10-1.
Big Golf fan, eh?
Tiger is out for back surgery.
Tiger is not playing this week so we all get a respite from distractions.
Yes as a matter of fact I am and knew Tiger is out this week and for the foreseeable future. I wasn’t commenting on The Masters this weekend but my reply was to the post about the 34 rules of golf.
Oh. Thanks. I actually read an article elsewhere that had Scott and McIlroy, don’t recall Day in the mix. Just goes to show how many oddsmakers there are and how often they change their minds. You don’t suppose that money is changing hands, do you?
OK, here’s what I looked at yesterday with Scott and McIlroy at 10:1 and Day, Mickelson and Kuchar at 12:1. No clue how good this writer is.
So who among the top players has been playing well lately?
Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler spring to mind. Jimmy Walker has cooled off, and Scott has blown hot and cold. McIlroy could get hot, he’s shown signs lately.
Since much of the discussion seems to be around dark horses, I'd watch Luke Donald, because he is great with his irons. If the course is right, he could be a contender.
Because of the way The Masters operates, half of these guys can be eliminated right now as they can't really be considered seriously.
My hope is that like so many years past, the winner is determined on Sunday at "amen corner."
I didn’t see that coming ;o)
The way the Aussies have been playing I’m surprised they aren’t favored.I think Adam Scott will win, but hope Kuchar does.
Just turned on the DVR, watching Arnold, Jack and Gary tee off.
I’m hoping for Phil too, but I’m feeling Jason Dufner
I hope not. Something about that guy rubs me the wrong way.
Oosthuizen's albatross was on hole # 2 in 2012. I was in the bleachers at hole # 4 at the time. Phil was in contention and every one in the bleacher assumed Phil did something until they posted the score on the small leaderboard at 4. Phil's hopes of winning another Masters where dashed at #4. His tee shot into the par 3 went left and hit a 1/2 inch hand railing about 5 feet from where I was sitting. It bounced into the woods and Phil took a 6. It was pure bad luck and cost him the Masters. I'd say he has a good a chance as any to win this years event.
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