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Masters odds: Tiger Woods is the heavy favorite to win in 2014

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Tiger Woods has finished in the top six in eight of his last 10 Masters tournaments. (USATSI)

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No surprise here, right?

Tiger Woods is currently the 5-1 favorite to win the 2014 Masters and given his history with this course, that might not be low enough.

Woods' last 10 finishes at Augusta look like this: T4-T40-T4-T4-T6-2-T2-T3-1-T22

So eight top six finishes and two top 40s. A joke.

He was actually a 7-2 favorite when the 2013 Masters started and I would expect this line to climb to that by the time April rolls around.

More interesting to me is who is the second favorite. Not Adam Scott who finally broke through last year, not Phil Mickelson who has three green jackets, not even Henrik Stenson who is the hottest golfer on earth right now.

Nope, Rory McIlroy is 10-1 to get his first Masters win and get him 75 percent of the way to the career grand slam.

Here are the rest of the favorites (via Bovoda)...

Favorites

Tiger Woods: 5-1
Rory McIlroy: 10-1
Phil Mickelson: 12-1
Adam Scott: 14-1
Henrik Stenson: 14-1

Do we feel like Mickelson has another Masters in him? I'm not sure he does. He'll always be a joy to watch on this course but I think his green-jacket collecting days might be behind him.

Other favorites

Justin Rose: 22-1
Jason Day: 25-1
Dustin Johnson: 28-1
Brandt Snedeker: 33-1
Charl Schwartzel: 33-1
Lee Westwood: 33-1
Luke Donald: 33-1

I love Snedeker at 33-1. He's come so close twice in the last six years and he's maturing more and more every year as a golfer. He can win this tournament.

Fringe favorites

Ian Poulter: 40-1
Jason Dufner: 40-1
Keegan Bradley: 40-1
Jordan Spieth: 40-1
Louis Oosthuizen: 40-1
Matt Kuchar: 40-1
Sergio Garcia: 40-1

I like Sergio and Kuchar from this group. I don't think Dufner or Bradley every win here (you have to putt out of your mind to win it) and Spieth needs to run the gauntlet a few times. How great would a Sergio-Tiger dual on Masters Sunday be?!

The rest

Bubba Watson: 50-1
Webb Simpson: 50-1
Graeme McDowell: 50-1
Hunter Mahan: 50-1
Zach Johnson: 50-1
Nick Watney: 50-1

Wait, you can get former champ (and hottest American golfer currently) Zach Johnson at 50-1? Give me all of that one.

Other random guys I like: Angel Cabrera at 66-1, Thorbjorn Olesen at 66-1, and Harris English at 80-1.

We'll keep you updated on how these shift over the next three months but you can be assured that barring an injury Tiger will tee off on Masters Thursday as the favorite to win his 15th career major.

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