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Las Vegas sportsbook sets early odds for 2012 Masters

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There's still some golf to be played this season, but following the end of the PGA, major championship golf as we know it will be on hiatus for the next eight month.

But that doesn't mean people aren't thinking about the sweet smell of azaleas and a stroll through Amen Corner in August. While the top 125 best players on the PGA Tour fight over $10 million and the FedEx Cup trophy, Vegas bookies are already getting the lines set for the 2012 Masters, and on Monday afternoon the Las Vegas Hilton set the early odds on who could take home the green jacket next year.

Not surprisingly, the early money is on a kid from Northern Ireland who took the golf world by storm at Congressional. Despite McIlroy's final round meltdown at the Masters, Vegas seems to think his U.S. Open win was enough to put him as the 10/1 favorite going into the tournament.

The rest of the top choices are a who's who of golf superstars, including Tiger Woods (even at 12/1 I think you're giving money away), Phil Mickelson (12/1), and Lee Westwood (20/1). If you don't like picking the favorites, there's something definite money to be made if you have the guts to pick a long-shot -- like Keegan Bradley, who's an incredible 80/1.

After Bradley's stellar performance at the PGA Championship, there's a good chance he could be named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for 2011, meaning the best player in the game (at the moment) could be a long-shot at the first major of the year.

I don't know about you, but if I made a trip to Vegas in the next few months, I may hop on over to a sportsbook and throw couple of bucks on Mr. Bradley.

You can find the odds for every player currently in next year's field, after the jump.

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Rory McIlroy 10/1
Tiger Woods 12/1
Phil Mickelson 12/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Luke Donald 20/1
Adam Scott 25/1
Jason Day 25/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1
Nick Watney 30/1
Rickie Fowler 30/1
Martin Kaymer 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 40/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Anthony Kim 40/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Justin Rose 50/1
Geoff Ogilvy 50/1
K.J. Choi 60/1
Graeme McDowell 60/1
Padraig Harrington 60/1
Retief Goosen 60/1
Paul Casey 60/1
Ian Poulter 60/1
Jim Furyk 60/1
Matteo Manassero 60/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Keegan Bradley 80/1
Angel Cabrera 80/1
Y.E. Yang 80/1
Gary Woodland 80/1
Ryo Ishikawa 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Ernie Els 100/1
David Toms 100/1
Robert Karlsson 100/1
Brandt Snedeker 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 100/1
Francesco Molinari 100/1
Bill Haas 100/1
Bo Van Pelt 100/1
Charles Howell III 100/1
Alvaro Quiros 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Webb Simpson 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1
Stewart Cink 100/1
Trevor Immelman 100/1
Sean O'Hair 100/1
Peter Hanson 125/1
Fred Couples 125/1
Tim Clark 125/1
Henrik Stenson 125/1
Lucas Glover 125/1
Robert Allenby 125/1
J.B. Holmes 125/1
Ricky Barnes 125/1
Ross Fisher 125/1
Rory Sabbatini 125/1
Kyung-Tae Kim 125/1
Spencer Levin 125/1
Steve Marino 125/1
Jeff Overton 125/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 125/1
Camilo Villegas 125/1
Vijay Singh 125/1
Patrick Cantlay 125/1
Darren Clarke 150/1
Jason Dufner 150/1
Louis Oosthuizen 150/1
Ben Crane 150/1
Chris Kirk 150/1
Davis Love III 150/1
Edoardo Molinari 150/1
Ryan Palmer 150/1
Jonathan Byrd 150/1
Seung-Yul Noh 150/1
Bud Cauley 150/1
Scott Verplank 150/1
Robert Garrigus 150/1
Anders Hansen 150/1
Mark Wilson 150/1
Chad Campbell 150/1
Brendan Steele 150/1
Pablo Larrazabal 150/1
Andres Romero 150/1
Jhonattan Vegas 150/1
Brendon de Jonge 150/1
Thomas Bjorn 200/1
Kevin Chappell 200/1
Scott Stallings 200/1
Harrison Frazar 200/1
Mike Weir 250/1
Bernhard Langer 250/1
Jose Maria Olazabal 250/1
Tom Watson 500/1
Mark O'Meara 1000/1
Field (all others) 15/1

(odds courtesy of golfodds.com)

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