Masters: Tiger Woods is huge favorite

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We've been tracking Tiger Woods ' odds to win the Masters over the last few weeks and we've seen them steadily plummeting since he opened the year as a 5-1 favorite. 

Last Monday he got down to as low as 5-2 and it's leveled off from there. But guess what, he's being chased already.

Yes, world No. 2 Rory McIlroy finished second in the Texas Open on Sunday which improved his odds from 9-1 last week to 8-1 this week.

Here's a look at the other favorites (and where they were to open the season):

Tiger Woods: 5-2 (opened at 5-1)
Rory McIlroy: 8-1 (opened at 11-2)
Phil Mickelson : 10-1 (opened at 14-1)
Justin Rose : 20-1 (opened at 20-1)
Charl Schwartzel : 22-1 (opened at 28-1)
Dustin Johnson (25-1) (opened at 22-1)
Lee Westwood (25-1) (opened at 20-1)
Louis Oosthuizen (25-1) (opened at 22-1)
Adam Scott (28-1) (opened at 28-1)
Brandt Snedeker (28-1) (opened at 33-1)
Keegan Bradley (28-1) (opened at 40-1)
Bubba Watson (33-1) (opened at 25-1)
Luke Donald (33-1) (opened at 20-1)
Matt Kuchar (33-1) (opened at 40-1)
Hunter Mahan (40-1) (opened at 40-1)
Ian Poulter (40-1) (opened at 40-1)
Sergio Garcia (40-1) (opened at 40-1)

So your big movers are Woods, Mickelson, Schwartzel, Snedeker, Johnson, and Bradley, all of whom have improved their odds and McIlroy, Watson, and Donald, all golfers whose odds have gotten worse.

I also find it interesting that Woods has widened the gap between him and McIlroy since January given that they both opened at basically the same number.

And a "bang for your buck" pick has to be Mahan at 40-1 (he has three top 12s in the last four years).

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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