Masters Countdown: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the favorites

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the favorites at Augusta. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the favorites at Augusta. (Getty Images)

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The Masters is just around the corner (29 days, to be exact) and we're pretty excited. There's plenty of golf to be played between now and then but we also want to keep you informed about what's going on with Augusta.

Despite his recent struggles -- both physically and on the course -- Tiger Woods is still the favorite to win the Masters in April.

Well, the co-favorite.

He and Rory McIlroy are both 6-1 right now on Bovada to win the first major of 2014.

Here's a look at the rest of golf's stars:

Heavy Favorites

Rory McIlroy: 6-1
Tiger Woods: 6-1

Favorites

Adam Scott: 14-1
Jason Day: 14-1
Phil Mickelson: 14-1
Henrik Stenson: 18-1
Dustin Johnson: 20-1

Semi-Favorites

Bubba Watson: 25-1
Justin Rose: 25-1
Zach Johnson: 25-1
Jordan Spieth: 28-1

In the mix

Brandt Snedeker: 33-1
Charl Schwartzel: 33-1
Matt Kuchar: 33-1
Lee Westwood: 33-1

On the fringe

Hunter Mahan: 40-1
Jason Dufner: 40-1
Louis Oosthuizen: 40-1
Sergio Garcia: 40-1
Luke Donald: 40-1

There's nothing totally out of whack with these lines. I would probably have Snedeker, Westwood, and Oosthuizen higher (more like 50-1) with the way they've been playing. And Sergio, Zach, and Kuchar a little lower. But I can live with these.

There was a really interesting post on GolfDigest about how much bettors love riding Jordan Spieth. He and Tiger as well as the usuals (Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, etc.) will likely be among those most wagered on over the next month.

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