Sunday Masters – Justin Rose the odds on Favorite

Courtesy of Tony George


Saturday was not moving day as usual so to speak at Augusta Georgia, as no one really tore it up.  Charlie Hoffman fell victim to #16 and put one in the drink that cost him 2 strokes and the lead.  Justin Rose, a former US Open Champion and Gold Medal Winner in Rio this last year heads an elite Who’s – who in golf headed into the final day of the Masters as the favorite to win.  Phil Mickelson, the sentimental favorite had a bad day and is at 300/1 to win on Sunday and frankly he is too many off the lead to make a move unless the field comes back to him, which I do not see.

Contenders Ricky Fowler and Jordan Spieth both have a legit shot and I feel it is between Justin Rose and those 2 for the Green Jacket on Sunday.

Sergio Garcia played the best 3rd round of his life at Augusta yesterday and he is a serious contender on what would be his idols Seve’s 60th birthday which is a nice story line, but he has failed to produce at every turn when in contention in a major in years past.  I think he falls again from grace but if he can go 3 to 4  under today he just might finally pull it off. Adam Scott has a green jacket in his closet as well and knows this course and how to win it, but given the field in front of him it is asking a lot of him to go low today and pull it off.  Do not discount Ryan Moore who has the game to win this, and even Charlie Hoffman who has proven he can play with the big boys and did fire a 65 on a day where 90% of the field was over par has an outside shot and sits at 25/1.

This is must watch TV today between 3:30-6 CST as the leaders make the turn and hit Amen Corner on what should be a thrilling down to the wire finish to this Masters with the prized Green Jacket awaiting the winner at Butler Cabin.  It doesn’t get any better than this and there are actually about 5 guys that can win this.  I would say any of these guys mentioned shoot 68 or 67 today, they walk away with the jacket as 9 or 10 Under should win it, but one never knows.  Hard to think a guy who fires 4 or 5 under today cannot win it.




Justin Rose: 5/2

Jordan Spieth: 3/1

Rickie Fowler: 4/1

Sergio Garcia: 9/2

Adam Scott: 15/1

Ryan Moore: 15/1

Charley Hoffman: 25/1

Charl Schwartzel: 40/1

Rory McIlroy: 40/1

Lee Westwood: 60/1

Thomas Pieters: 80/1

Jon Rahm: 100/1

Paul Casey: 150/1

Matt Kuchar: 200/1

Soren Kjeldsen: 250/1

William McGirt: 300/1

Phil Mickelson: 300/1

Field: 50/1