The Odds: McIlroy Heavy Favorite Win Masters In 2015

Rory McIlroy has staked his claim among the golf elite, winning the 2014 PGA Championship — the fourth major title of his career and second of the season. McIlroy said after his victory at Valhalla that he covets completing the career grand slam, and he’s the clear favorite to do just that next April. The LVH SuperBook opened the Northern Irishman at 5-to-1 odds to win the green jacket at next year’s Masters.

“I want to go to Augusta next year trying to win five and trying to win the career grand slam,” McIlroy said. “I’ve refocused and I’ve rededicated myself and this is important to me. This is my career and I want to make the most of it.”

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The world’s No. 1 golfer is the only name on the LVH board seeing odds in the single digits for next season’s Masters, and he’s followed by a familiar name who’s mired in a slump.

Tiger Woods, listed at 12-to-1 to win the 2015 Masters, continues to be hampered by a back injury that has severely limited his abilities on the course. He was forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational due to his sacrum — a bone located at the bottom of the spine — being jarred loose. He insisted that he felt good after having the bone being put back in place and receiving treatment. But he followed that withdrawal by missing the cut at the PGA Championship.

If an extended period of rest and rehab gets Woods back on track, his price could be trimmed, but until then it’s tough to know what you’re going to get from him.

Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson both check in at 15-to-1, while the quartet of Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson — the 2014 Masters winner — each own 20-to-1 odds.

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Fowler appears ready to break through. He has just one career PGA Tour win on his resume, but with his second place finish at Valhalla, he became the third player in history to finish in the top five at all four majors in a single year — Woods and Jack Nicklaus are the other two.

ODDS TO WIN 2015 MASTERS (LVH SUPERBOOK) 
RORY McILROY 5-1
TIGER WOODS 12-1
ADAM SCOTT 15-1
PHIL MICKELSON 15-1
BUBBA WATSON 20-1
JASON DAY 20-1
RICKIE FOWLER 20-1
JORDAN SPIETH 20-1
JUSTIN ROSE 25-1
MATT KUCHAR 25-1
SERGIO GARCIA 30-1
HENRIK STENSON 30-1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 30-1
LEE WESTWOOD 30-1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL 40-1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 40-1
MARTIN KAYMER 50-1
ZACH JOHNSON 50-1
JASON DUFNER 50-1
JIM FURYK 50-1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 50-1
HUNTER MAHAN 50-1
JIMMY WALKER 50-1
GRAEME McDOWELL 60-1
IAN POULTER 60-1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 60-1
ANGEL CABRERA 60-1
LUKE DONALD 80-1
PATRICK REED 80-1
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 80-1
VICTOR DUBUISSON 80-1
MARC LEISHMAN 80-1
RYAN MOORE 80-1
GRAHAM DeLAET 80-1
HARRIS ENGLISH 80-1
GARY WOODLAND 80-1
JONAS BLIXT 80-1
STEVE STRICKER 100-1
WEBB SIMPSON 100-1
BILL HAAS 100-1
NICK WATNEY 100-1
JAMIE DONALDSON 100-1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 100-1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI 125-1
CHRIS KIRK 125-1
BRENDON TODD 125-1
JOHN SENDEN 125-1
THOMAS BJORN 125-1
BROOKS KOEPKA 125-1
FRED COUPLES 125-1
K.J. CHOI 125-1
RYAN PALMER 125-1
KEVIN NA 125-1
ERNIE ELS 150-1
PAUL CASEY 150-1
BILLY HORSCHEL 150-1
MATTEO MANASSERO 150-1
J.B. HOLMES 150-1
RUSSELL HENLEY 150-1
SHANE LOWRY 150-1
KEVIN STADLER 150-1
PETER HANSON 150-1
GEOFF OGILVY 150-1
CHARLES HOWELL III 150-1
FREDDIE JACOBSON 150-1
THORBJORN OLESEN 150-1
ROBERT KARLSSON 150-1
CHARLEY HOFFMAN 150-1
KEVIN CHAPPELL 150-1
MIKKO ILONEN 150-1
BERND WIESBERGER 150-1
MATT EVERY 150-1
TREVOR IMMELMAN 150-1
BERNHARD LANGER 200-1
JOOST LUITEN 200-1
STEPHEN GALLACHER 200-1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON 200-1
TIM CLARK 200-1
MATT JONES 200-1
RYO ISHIKAWA 200-1
SEUNG-YUL NOH 200-1
BRENDON DE JONGE 200-1
NICOLAS COLSAERTS 200-1
KEVIN STREELMAN 200-1
BRIAN HARMAN 200-1
STEWART CINK 200-1
BRANDEN GRACE 200-1
GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 200-1
THONGCHAI JAIDEE 250-1
PABLO LARRAZABAL 250-1
MATTHEW FITZPATRICK 250-1
VIJAY SINGH 250-1
BEN CRANE 250-1
ERIK COMPTON 250-1
MIKE WEIR 500-1
DARREN CLARKE 500-1
BRADLEY NEIL 1000-1
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL 1000-1
TOM WATSON 1000-1
FIELD (all others) 15-1

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