|Rory McIlroy to win the 2019 US Masters||7/1||BetHard|
|Bryson DeChambeau to win the 2019 US Masters (EW)||28/1||Blacktype|
|Tony Finau to win the 2019 US Masters (EW)||45/1||BetFred|
We’re picking three players against the field for the 2019 Masters, with RORY MCILROY our main pick to finally land the spoils at Augusta.
We make no apologies for backing the market favourite, with the Northern Irishman always in the mix for this major.
In the past five years, Rory’s record is T8, 4, T10, T7 and T5 at the Masters. The 29-year-old has been let down by his putting at this iconic course before, although his victory at the Players Championship now suggest that McIlroy is at the peak of his powers once again.
BRYSON DECHAMBEAU is our second pick and you can get 28/1 (BetVictor) about the progressive American who announced himself on a world stage by playing well at Augusta as an amateur in 2016, with the Californian also making the Masters cut last year.
Known as The Professor, this player has won five times between June 2018 and February 2019 and will hope to get that famous iron play down to a fine art in order for him to be on the leaderboard come the final day.
TONY FINAU had a really weird 2018 Masters which began with the American dislocating his ankle in the Par 3 competition before popping it back in. Many thought he would fare pretty badly although he played a blinder to finish in tenth position.
The 29-year-old also achieved top ten finishes in the US Open and Open Championship, with this player having the game to go really close at Augusta and we’re happy to have him on our side.
US Masters 2019 Outright Odds
Rory McIlroy has experienced a major drought since winning the PGA Championship in 2014, although it’s little surprise to find him favourite for the 2019 Masters and BetHard offer a best price 7/1 that we see this supremely-talented golfer land a career Grand Slam.
Perhaps the wait for a green jacket will continue and Dustin Johnson is looking for a second major triumph, with the big American having landed a top ten finish on each of the past three occasions he has graced this tournament.
DJ is the 10/1 second favourite, with Tiger Woods and Justin Rose next on the list at 14/1. Both players clearly know what’s required to win a major and Tiger is already the owner of four Green Jackets, although it should be borne in mind that the last triumph was 2005.
Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm look like decent each-way propositions at around the 18/1 mark, especially with bookmakers offering each-way backers up to eight places, with Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler likely to be warm orders despite coming to Augusta without the best preparation.
Spieth in particular has been in a slump but has acted at Augusta so brilliantly in the past, while Fowler’s wait for a major continues. No such story for Brooks Koepka who is a serial major winner and has actually won three of his previous six entries, with 22/1 (Betway) looking like a tasty bet.
Francesco Molinari was the Ryder Cup hero and has improved his short game considerably in the past twelve months, while Paul Casey and Bryson DeChambeau can also have an impact even if the former has developed a reputation for combusting in the final rounds of tournaments.
Previous US Masters Winners
There are several US Masters winners who will return to Augusta with a lively chance and Tiger Woods has an incredible four green jackets in the locker, with the iconic American having secured a “W” in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005.
More recently, Patrick Reed finished -15 to win in 2018 and will be joined at the Champions Dinner by European pair Sergio Garcia and Danny Willett who won in 2017 and 2016 respectively.
It almost seems as though Jordan Spieth has more than one Green Jacket although the Texan’s solitary success came in 2015 in between tying for second, while he was third last year and has outstanding course and distance form here.
Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson are serial winners at the Masters with five Green Jackets between them, while there have been several recent southern hemisphere winners in the form of Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Angel Cabrera and Trevor Immelman.
Between 2001 and 2006, Augusta was the Tiger & Phil Show with the exception of 2003 where little-known Canadian Mike Weir was able to stave off Len Mattiace in a play-off to become one of the more obscure winners of the Masters in recent memory.
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Can Tiger Woods Win Another Masters?
Tiger Woods is arguably the best player to have ever swung a golf club and history will be kind to the 43-year-old considering that he’s enjoyed 14 major championship victories. This includes four Masters titles, although can the Tiger land a fifth green jacket and move one behind Jack Nicklaus?
He’s among the favourites for the 2019 renewal, with Woods finally in a good physical condition after being plagued by a back ailment which many thought would mean his days of competing at elite level were behind him.
Tiger recently beat Rory McIlroy in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament and the former will take a huge bundle of confidence from that particular showdown, although whether Woods can put together four rounds of awesome golf at Augusta remains to be seen.
Can Rory McIlroy Complete The Career Grand Slam?
Rory claims that the Masters isn’t a huge priority for him despite the tantalising prospect of landing a career Grand Slam which very few players can claim to have achieved by the end of their career, let alone before they hit the tender age of 30.
McIlroy will be celebrating his 30th birthday in May and there’s a reasonable chance that he’ll be wearing a Green Jacket while swigging down champagne considering his game is in brilliant nick heading to Augusta.
There has been particular improvement on the greens where the putter was red hot when winning the Players Championship.
Since 2014, Rory hasn’t been out of the top ten in the Masters, with the Holywood player currently on course for the most successful year of his career when it comes to generating prize money. However, titles will always matter more to this player and he should go desperately close in Georgia.
Can Patrick Reed Retain The Masters Title?
Nobody could reel in Patrick Reed twelve months ago as the American held out to land his first major despite finishing no better than 22nd at Augusta in his previous attempts. It was a nervy final round 71 in 2018 that ensured he finished a shot ahead of Rickie Fowler.
Few are talking about Reed successfully defending his title this time around, with the 28-year-old having really struggled with his game in recent months and it has led to him working with swing coach David Leadbetter, who won’t be able to build Rome in a day.
Reed will enjoy his Champions Dinner and a chance to play at this famous course in front of appreciative crowds during Masters week, although his odds (66/1 with Unibet) reflect the fact that it would be a major surprise if Patrick was anywhere near the top of the leaderboard on the final day.