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10 Guys Who Can Win The 2019 Masters

When the last man in, Corey Conners, tees off this morning, he signals the start of the 2019 Masters. While his Cinderella story is certainly one to watch for this weekend, the odds of needing to know his jacket size come Sunday are not overwhelmingly high.

With the first major of the year upon us, here are the 10 odds-on favorites to stand tall in green this Sunday.

Francesco Molinari

Odds: 20-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Coming off his first major victory in last year’s Open Championship and an impressive win in this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, Molinari is looking to add a Green Jacket to his resume.

The Italian is off to a fast start in 2019, with two top-10 finishes, and has made the cut in every event he has played this year. He will have to ride that wave as far as it will take him, as he has not yet finished in the top-15 at Augusta.

Tommy Fleetwood

Odds: 20-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Also looking for his first Masters win is Molinari’s Ryder Cup partner Tommy Fleetwood. The pair were impressive in last year’s Cup, winning all of their matchups, a first in Ryder Cup History.

Though that pairing helped gain the win for their team, Fleetwood will have to contend on his own this weekend and hopes to not just crack the top-10, but take home his first Major victory.

Rickie Fowler

Odds: 16-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Rickie Fowler is a perennial contender when it comes to majors, though the saying “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is an apt description for the Oklahoma State alum.

Fowler is looking to improve on last year’s second-place finish where his final round got off to a rocky start before making birdies on six of his final 11 holes and losing by only one stroke. While history says he may not be able to pull off the big win, Fowler absolutely has what it takes to stand alone once Sunday wraps.

Jordan Spieth

Odds: 16-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The 2015 Masters champ is in search of his 4th major and 2nd Green Jacket this weekend, but he will need to overcome a tough start to 2019 to do so. Spieth has missed the cut in 3 of his 10 events, has no top-10 finishes on the year and only one in the top-25.

Despite this, Spieth is always a serious threat at Augusta, having had a lead at the end of at least one round and finished in the top-3 in all but one year in which he played.

Justin Thomas

Odds: 16-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Justin Thomas is another favorite who has not had good experiences at The Masters, though his history shows he is trending in the right direction. While he has never cracked the top-15 at the end of the tournament, he has placed better than the previous year in each of the last 3 seasons.

If trends continue, Thomas is looking at a possible top-10 finish to go with the five he has already racked up this year. And if we know one thing about golf, it’s is that anybody can break through the pack for a surprise victory on Sunday.

Jon Rahm

Odds: 16-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Making just his 3rd Masters appearance, Rahm is hoping to take home his first Major after placing 4th in both The Masters and PGA Championship in 2018. You do not have to look at just last year for evidence, either, as he is playing well in 2019 thus far with six top-10 finishes.

Momentum and confidence are key to winning at Augusta and Rahm has the ability to pull that off this year.

Tiger Woods

Odds: 14-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Does anybody really need to tell you why Eldrick “Tiger” Woods is a heavy favorite to win The Masters? If so, just remember that not only has Tiger won this tournament before, four times, but he has 13 top-10 finishes in his career at the Masters.

While 2018 was a comeback year for him, placing 32nd in last year’s tournament, Woods ended 2018 by winning the Tour Championship for his 80th career PGA Tour victory. Many root for him, and many root against him, but there is no denying that Woods is a contender for any tournament he enters, and you cannot be surprised if he ends up with a 5th win, just one behind the all-time Masters leader Jack Nicklaus.

Justin Rose

Odds: 12-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The world number 1 and a 2-time Masters runner-up, Justin Rose is hoping this year will be his having nearly missed out on winning his first Green Jacket in 2015 and 2017, the latter in a sudden death playoff.

Rose has every reason to think that too, as he has been playing well this thus far this season. He has only played in six events, but has placed in the top-10 in four of them, with his lone victory coming in January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Dustin Johnson

Odds: 10-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Despite being just one behind Justin Rose in the World Golf Rankings, Dustin Johnson actually has better odds to win this year’s Masters.

The 2016 U.S. Open champ has never finished better than 4th at Augusta, but with top-10 finishes in his last 3 Masters appearances, you can’t discount that Johnson knows how to play well in this tournament, and doing so puts him in a great position to win.

Rory McIlroy

Odds: 7-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking to complete his quest for a Career Grand Slam in 2019, Rory McIlroy is the odds-on favorite to win the 2019 Masters. Having also never finished better than 4th in the year’s first major, McIlroy is a case of “when not if” he gets to wear the coveted jacket.

This year is one of his best chances as well, as he is playing some of the best golf so far this season with seven top-10 finishes, five of which were in the top-5, including his win just under a month ago at The Players Championship.

Will victory at Augusta National continue to elude him, or is he destined to become just the 6th golfer in the Masters era to win all four majors?

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