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Dustin Johnson is Masters Odds Favorite

Dustin Johnson is Masters Odds Favorite - Bovada Sportsbook

Having picked up the victory in each of his last three events it’s no surprise that Dustin Johnson is the betting favorite on the odds to win the Masters at Augusta National this week.

Johnson is the +550 favorite on the 2017 Masters odds, and he’s the hottest player on the PGA Tour heading into the first major tournament of the season. Johnson won the Genesis Open back in late February, topped the field in the WGC-Mexico Championship at the beginning of March, and claimed the WGC-Match Play event in Austin at the end of March.

And Johnson has also excelled at major tournaments over the past two years, other than missing the cut at last year’s PGA Championship. The American has finished in the Top 10 in six of his last eight major tournaments, including grabbing the victory in the 2016 U.S. Open.

Johnson, though, is still searching for his first Masters victory, ending up tied for fourth last year and tied for sixth in 2015. In his seven career appearances at Augusta National Johnson has made the cut six times, with the two Top-10 finishes and three total results in the Top 25.

Rory McIlroy has won four major tournaments in his career, but not the Masters. McIlroy is set at +700 on the odds to win the Masters this week. The native of Northern Ireland finished tied for 10th at the Masters last year, and he turned in a career-best fourth-place result at the tournament in 2015. McIlroy overall has three Top-10 Masters finishes in eight tournaments.

 

Spieth Follows on Odds, Willett Longshot

Jordan Spieth then rounds out the top contenders on the odds to win the 2017 Masters, heading into the tournament at a line of +800. Spieth finished second at the Masters in 2014, won the tournament for his first major in 2015, and then finished second again at the event in 2016. Spieth led by five strokes heading into the final nine holes at the 2016 Masters, but a collapse over that final stretch had him ending up three strokes behind winner Danny Willett.

Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, and Jason Day all hold down +1800 odds to win the Masters this week, with Justin Rose and Jon Rahm both at +2500, and Phil Mickelson at +2800. Mickelson has won the Masters three times over the course of his career, most recently in 2010, but he’s also missed the cut at the tournament in two of the last three years.

Henrik Stenson sits at +3000 odds for this week, with Justin Thomas and Adam Scott both at +3500. Defending-champion Willett is considered a longshot, pegged back at +12500 odds.

 

*Odds as of April 5, 2017

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