Rory McIlroy is the heavy favorite to win the 2015 Masters

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Rory McIlroy is in there somewhere. (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy is in there somewhere. (Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy and Augusta.

The kid from Northern Ireland will have 25 dates with destiny over the next quarter century to try and pull off what only Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, and Gary Player have ever done: The career grand slam.

He's already the favorite, too.

Here's a look at the odds for the 2015 Masters:

Favorite

Rory McIlroy: 9-2

The king in his rightful spot.

Other favorites

Tiger Woods: 10-1
Adam Scott: 14-1
Bubba Watson: 18-1
Phil Mickelson: 18-1
Jason Day: 20-1
Jordan Spieth: 20-1

I know Watson wasn't very good in the other three majors in 2014 but he shouldn't be higher than 12-1 to ever win Augusta. Ever.

Fringe favorites

Justin Rose: 25-1
Matt Kuchar: 25-1
Sergio Garcia: 28-1
Dustin Johnson: 33-1
Rickie Fowler: 33-1

I'm surprised to see Fowler this low after the season he just had. Somebody might want to jump on that. If he was a one-hit wonder he wouldn't have top fived at all four of them in 2014.

Everyone else

Brandt Snedeker: 40-1
Charl Schwartzel: 40-1
Henrik Stenson: 40-1
Lee Westwood: 45-1
Hunter Mahan: 50-1
Jason Dufner: 50-1
Keegan Bradley: 50-1
Luke Donald: 50-1
Martin Kaymer: 50-1
Zach Johnson: 50-1
Jimmy Walker: 55-1

Put me down as a Walker believer and not as a Bradley believer at Augusta. Also Schwartzel, Snedeker, and Westwood seem a touch high here.

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