The Masters 2019 tips: Betting guide, odds, predictions, who are the favourites and more

Tom Kershaw
The Independent

Rory McIlroy enters this year’s Masters as favourite to clinch the elusive major to complete his coveted Grand Slam.

The Northern Irishman (13/2) has finished in the top-10 in each of the past five years at Augusta and is on a strong streak of form, after six consecutive top-10 finishes at the start of this season before ending his drought at The Players Championship in March.

McIlroy’s victory at Sawgrass saw him usurp world No 1 Dustin Johnson (10/1) as favourite, although the American remains a strong contender heading into the tournament having already claimed victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship earlier this year. However, Johnson has historically struggled to restrain his wayward driving at Augusta.

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Justin Rose (12/1), despite a relatively modest beginning to 2019, is third favourite having twice been edged out at the wire, most recently by Sergio Garcia in a playoff in 2017.

And then it’s to Tiger Woods (14/1) and the ever elusive search for the coveted and cathartic 15th major, the one which would wipe away all doubt and cap one of sport’s most iconic comebacks.

Defending champions Patrick Reed (40/1) has struggled for form as of late and is somewhat of a longshot, while fellow past champions Bubba Watson (40/1) and Sergio Garcia (40/1) are also considered to be outside runner.

Our tips

Our potential winners: Rory McIlroy (13/2), Jon Rahm (16/1), Jordan Spieth (18/1), Francesco Molinari (20/1), Tommy Fleetwood (25/1)

Our outsider/each way bets: Paul Casey (25/1), Tony Finau (40/1), Matt Kuchar (40/1), Xander Schauffele (40/1), Ian Poulter (80/1)


Rory McIlroy 13/2

Dustin Johnson 10/1

Justin Rose 12/1

Tiger Woods 14/1

Jon Rahm 16/1

Justin Thomas 16/1

Jordan Spieth 18/1

Rickie Fowler 18/1

Francesco Molinari 20/1

Brooks Koepka 25/1

Jason Day 25/1

Tommy Fleetwood 25/1

Paul Casey 25/1

Bryson DeChambeau 28/1

Adam Scott 33/1

Bubba Watson 33/1

Hideki Matsuyama 33/1

Patrick Reed 40/1

Phil Mickelson 40/1

Xander Shauffele 40/1

Sergio Garcia 40/1

Tony Finau 40/1

(Odds provided by Betway)

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