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Johnson and Spieth Lead 2018 Masters Odds

Johnson and Spieth Lead 2018 Masters Odds - Bovada Sportsbook

Dustin Johnson has opened his 2018 golf campaign in fine form, posting top-two finishes in three of four PGA Tour events. That has lifted him alongside fellow American Jordan Spieth as a +750 co-favorite on the 2018 Masters Tournament odds.

Johnson stormed to the top of the World Golf Rankings while finishing in the top three in six of his first seven tournament appearances a year ago, and emerged as a +550 favorite at Augusta before seeing his 2017 season temporarily derailed by a back injury that forced him to withdraw from the Masters.

The 33-year-old returned to action in time for the US Open, but failed to make the cut, and followed up with a distant 54th place a month later at The Open Championship. However, Johnson showed signs of a turnaround late in the year, knocking off Spieth in a playoff to earn the win at the Northern Trust as a +1200 bet, and went 4-0-1 in five matches to lead the United States to victory at the 2017 Presidents Cup as a -400 favorite.

It has been a shakier start to 2018 for Spieth, who will be gunning for his second career win at Augusta National Golf Club when the 2018 Masters gets underway on Thursday, April 5.

Since opening the year with a share of third place at the Hero World Challenge, Spieth has cracked the top ten just twice in five tournament appearances, and needed a final-round 67 to salvage a ninth-place finish at the Genesis Open as a +1200 bet two weeks ago.

The 24-year-old has also struggled in major tournaments since turning in a second-place showing at the 2016 Masters. Spieth finished well down the leaderboard in his subsequent five major tournament appearances before storming to victory at The Open Championship last July, and paying out as +1400 chalk.

 

McIlroy Third on 2018 Masters Tournament Odds

Rory McIlroy returns to Augusta as a +1000 wager on the 2018 Masters odds, ahead of Justin Thomas at +1200, while Jason Day joins Rickie Fowler at +1400.

McIlroy struggled with injury throughout 2017, but still turned in a seventh-place performance at the Masters, and has now finished in the top ten in his past four visits to Augusta. However, the native of Northern Ireland ended his season early after a 58th-place finish at the BMW Championship, and is coming off a disappointing 59th-place showing as a +1100 wager at last week’s Honda Classic.

Thomas has continued the strong play that started with his first career major victory at last year’s PGA Championship, which paid out on lengthy +4000 odds. The 24-year-old’s win at the Honda Classic as a +1000 wager was his second of the season, and has lifted him to the top of the FedExCup standings with 1258 points.

Day has failed to finish higher than 10th in his past four Masters appearances, but has finished top two in each of his last two outings, including a win at last month’s Farmers Insurance Open while sporting +1800 odds. Fowler continues the search for his first major victory, but missed the cut at both the Farmers and the Honda Classic.

Further down the PGA Masters futures odds, Jon Rahm joins Tiger Woods at +1600, while Hideki Matsuyama is knotted with Justin Rose at +2000.

 

*Odds as of February 27, 2018

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