2019 Masters Favorites See Odds Shakeup at Augusta National

By Brian Giuffra
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Rory McIlroy remains the overwhelming favorite heading into the Masters. But some other big names saw their odds shift the wrong way ahead of the biggest golf tournament of the year.

McIlroy's odds (+650) went down from +700 to win the Masters, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods (+1600) and basically every other favorite among the top 30 – except former champion Jordan Spieth (+1600) – saw their odds get worse.

Here's what the odds looked like last week on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Here's what they look like now.

Dustin Johnson's odds remained the same (+1100) and Justin Rose's got a bit better (+1200), but basically everyone else saw their odds drop, including Jon Rahm (+2000), Justin Thomas (+2000) and Ricky Fowler (+2000).

One of the more notable drops is Brooks Koepka (+3000), who won two majors last year but only has one top-15 finish this year (T-2 at the Honda Classic). He was at +1900 a week ago.

Spieth, like Koepka, hasn't had a great season thus far, with no top 20 finishes on the PGA Tour. Of course, Augusta National is a course he's played well throughout his career, with one win, two runner-up finishes, a third-place finish and one T-11.

Woods has been consistently inconsistent this season. He's put up at least one round in the 60s in all four stroke-play events he's entered, but only has one tournament with two rounds in the 60s. He beat McIlroy in the WGC Match Play tournament, but that was one great round. Winning at Augusta takes more than that.

The Masters is a big-hitter's paradise so it's no surprise to see three of the best drivers of the ball (McIlroy, Johnson, Rose) atop the odds sheet this week. As for those who saw their odds drop, remember, a lot of crazy things happen at Augusta, and any one of those players are talented enough to take home the green jacket.

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