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Rory McIlroy a Short 7-1 Favorite to Win the 2019 Masters Just 1 Week Away

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Rory McIlroy heads into the 2019 Masters as the favorite to win his first career green jacket. Photo by Tour Pro Golf Clubs (flickr) [CC License].
  • Rory McIlroy is the clear favorite to win the 2019 Masters
  • McIlroy is faced with the added pressure of completing the career grand slam
  • Who is the best bet to slip into a green jacket on April 14th?

Despite a surprising meltdown at the 16th hole in his match against Tiger Woods at the WGC-Dell Match Play, Rory McIlroy’s average 2019 Masters odds continue to improve, and are now at +700 across a number of our most trusted sportsbooks.

Not only is the Ulsterman attempting to win his first major since 2014, but he’s also trying to become just the sixth man to complete the career grand slam, which adds to the weight of heightened expectations.

2019 Masters Odds

Golfer 2019 Masters Odds at Bovada
Rory McIlroy +750
Dustin Johnson +1100
Tiger Woods +1400
Justin Rose +1400
Jon Rahm +1800
Justin Thomas +1800
Brooks Koepka +2000
Jordan Spieth +2200
Rickie Fowler +2200
Francesco Molinari +2200

*Odds taken 04/03/19. Follow the link in the table above to see all options.

Rory McIlroy on Most Consistently Dominant Stretch of His Career

Often in sports we are prone to hyperbole – but this much is fact – Rory McIlroy has never put together such a consistently solid string of tournaments in his entire career. He’s won more in a short amount of time (see 2014 three-peat at the Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship), but he hasn’t had a run of consistency like he’s displaying now.

Rory McIlroy’s Last 7 Tournaments

Tournament Result
WGC-Dell Match Play T-9th
The Players Championship Win
Arnold Palmer Invitational T-6th
WGC-Mexico Championship 2nd
Genesis Open T-4th
Farmers Insurance Open T-5th
Sentry Tournament of Champions T-4th

The crown jewel, of course, was his impressive victory at the Players Championship, tasting victory at TPC Sawgrass for the first time in his career. He was able to emerge victorious in the best field in golf despite not even having his A+ game.

It’s a scary thought for his contemporaries as he’ll stroll down Magnolia Lane with all the confidence in the world. However, adding a green jacket to his closet has thus far proven elusive for the 29-year old. He’s had his fair share of chances, but his final round 80 at the 2011 Masters stands as his most heartbreaking collapse.

McIlroy’s Attempts to Win Masters to Complete Career Grand Slam

Year Result
2018 T-5th
2017 T-7th
2016 T-10th
2015 4th

It won’t yield a massive amount of money but you’d be playing with fools good not wagering on McIlroy, with Bovada currently offering the best odds by a slight margin at +750. McIlroy’s torrid pace almost assuredly will have him right in the thick of things come Sunday.

The Best Value Bet to Win 2019 Masters

While he’s fallen on really tough times (relatively speaking for his skill level), Jordan Spieth at +2200 on Bovada still provides the best bang for your buck.

In his five appearances at the Masters, he’s gone T-2, Win, T-2, T-11, 3rd. There are horses for courses, and Spieth epitomizes that at Augusta National.

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