Masters Odds: Rory and Scheffler Co-Favorites for Augusta

Rory McIlroy, Masters, Augusta National,Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Rory McIlroy, Masters, Augusta National,Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /

Who are the favorites to win the 87th Masters and what are Tiger Woods’ odds this week?

The focus of the golfing and sports world was already on Augusta National and the first major of 2023 long before Corey Conners had put the finishing touches on securing his second win at the Valero Texas Open over the weekend. 

The Canadian’s win guaranteed that there would be no last-minute tickets punched to this year’s Masters this time around. The field for the 87th edition of the Masters is officially set at 88.

The Valero Texas Open winner can be found at +4600 to follow up his win in Texas with a win at Augusta.

Meanwhile, a quest for a career Grand Slam and an opportunity to successfully defend a Masters title are the stakes for Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler respectively this week.

Both the world number one and number two begin Masters week as co-favorites to don the iconic Green Jacket around this same time next week.

The two semi-finalists at the 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play came up just short in their pursuit of the trophy in Austin in their final start before the first major of the year. McIlroy edged out Scheffler in the third-place match in Texas two weeks ago and many will give the edge to Rory at the 87th playing of the Masters Tournament as well.

The four-time major winner (+750) has three top-five finishes in his last five appearances at the Masters.

Last year’s winner, Scottie Scheffler (+750), has two wins in his last five professional starts and hasn’t finished worse than 12th in any event since the CJ Cup in South Carolina last October; the site of Rory McIlroy’s most recent PGA Tour win.

World number three in the Official World Golf Rankings, Jon Rahm (+950), finds himself marginally behind Rory and Scheffler in the odds markets. A withdrawal from the Players Championship followed by a quick exit at the Match Play (T-31) has seen the Spaniard’s number drift slightly heading into the first major of the year.

The favorite amongst the LIV Tour contingent is last year’s ‘Champion Golfer of the Year’, Cam Smith (+2100), who has two top-five finishes at the Masters in his last three starts at Augusta National and three consecutive top-ten finishes during that span. The rest of the current top-listed favorites for the 2023 Masters are listed below.

Favorites to win the 87th Masters

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  • Scottie Scheffler (+750)
  • Rory McIlroy (+750)
  • Jon Rahm (+950)
  • Jordan Spieth (+1700)
  • Patrick Cantlay (+1900)
  • Cameron Smith (+2100)
  • Justin Thomas (+2100)
  • Collin Morikawa (+2900)
  • Xander Schauffele (+2900)
  • Tony Finau (+2900)
  • Cameron Young (+2900)
  • Jason Day (+2900)

Jordan Spieth (+1700) missed the cut at the Masters last year for the very first time, regardless, the 2015 winner’s history at Augusta National speaks for itself.

While the three-time major champion will be looking for his second win at the Masters this week, a handful of others will be aiming for that first major breakthrough. Amongst them, it’s Patrick Cantlay (+1900) who comes into Masters week with the shortest odds.

Cantlay’s best finish at Augusta National came in 2019 when he finished T9. He has three top 10s in his last four starts and his best finish in a major last year came at the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews where Patrick finished T8.

Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, and Cameron Young, all of whom are listed at +2900 to win this year’s Masters, will also be looking for their first win in a major championship this week.

What are Tiger Woods’ odds to win the Masters?

Tiger Woods will make his second start of 2023 this week following on from his appearance at the Genesis Invitational in February. The 2019 Champion is listed at +7500 to win this week at Augusta National once again.

Tiger has won the Masters an astonishing five times, second to only Jack Nicklaus (six times) in Masters history.

The 15-time major champion finished T45 at his event at Riviera Country Club in February, prior to that, Woods’ only other start, outside of the PNC Championship with son Charlie, came at the 150th Open Championship last July.

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The 87th playing of the Masters Tournament begins on Thursday, April 6th.