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Tiger Woods Getting 3-1 Odds to Win Masters Entering Final Round, Molinari Favored

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in Golf

Apr 13, 2019 · 7:40 PM PDT

Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari carries a two stroke lead into the final round of the Masters, after a bogey free 66 on Saturday. Photo from @GolfChannel (Twitter)
  • Reigning Open Champion Francesco Molinari carries a two stroke lead into the final round of the Masters
  • Tiger Woods and Tony Finau are tied for second, while reigning US Open and PGA Champion Brooks Koepka is three shots back
  • See the updated live odds entering Sunday for the Masters

The Masters champion will be crowned Sunday, and if the weather forecast holds true, we could be in for a wild finish at Augusta National.

Reigning Open Champion Francesco Molinari carries a two stroke lead into the final round and will be joined by Tiger Woods and Tony Finau in the last group.

Reigning US Open and PGA Champion Brooks Koepka will headline the second to last group, while Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele are all within striking distance.

Here’s a look at the updated Masters odds as we head into Sunday.

Live 2019 Masters Odds Entering Final Round

Golfer Position Score Rounds Book 1 Odds Book 2 Odds
Francesco Molinari 1 -13 70, 67, 66 +165 +175
Tony Finau T-2 -11 71, 70, 64 +700 +700
Tiger Woods T-2 -11 70, 68, 67 +300 +350
Brooks Koepka 4 -10 66, 71, 69 +600 +650
Webb Simpson T-5 -9 72, 71, 64 +2800 +2800
Ian Poulter T-5 -9 68, 71, 68 +2500 +2500
Matt Kuchar T-7 -8 71, 69, 68 +5000 +4000
Dustin Johnson T-7 -8 68, 70, 70 +2200 +2200
Xander Schauffele T-7 -8 73, 65, 70 +3300 +3300
Louis Oosthuizen T-7 -8 71, 66, 71 +3300 +3300

*Odds taken April 13 at 9pm EST

The Top of the Board

It’s hard not to want to bet Molinari here (even knowing you could have had him at +2200 before the tournament started).

He has four wins in the last 11 months, including the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Anyone who wins at Carnoustie is clearly capable of excelling in treacherous conditions, and if the weather gets nasty Sunday, Molinari should be just fine.

He’s made just one bogey all tournament, and has plenty of experience playing alongside Woods.

The two were paired together during the final round of last year’s Open Championship, and Molinari and partner Tommy Fleetwood defeated Woods three times at the 2018 Ryder Cup.

He’s a great pick and the price is fair, but I’ll look elsewhere given the volatile nature of the sport.

Keep Trusting Koepka

Koepka’s won three of the past six majors he’s played and is in the hunt again heading into the final round. He made five birdies and an eagle on Saturday, and has the game to take advantage of wet and windy conditions if the weather becomes a factor.

He’s third in the field in driving distance this week (313.9) and is one of the most clutch putters in Major Championships we’ve seen over the last decade. +600 is too good to pass up given his pedigree over the last 22 months.

Best Live Value Picks at The Players Championship

  1. Dustin Johnson (+2200): The number two player in the world is as capable as anyone of charging the field in the final round. He’s 9-under on the par-5’s this week, and if he can mix in a few more birdies on the par 4’s and 3’s he could find himself at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.
  2. Xander Schauffele (+3300): He leads the field in birdies this week, carding 13 in the last two rounds alone. A tee-to-green stud, Schauffele ranks top-10 in strokes gained approach and putting over his last 24 rounds.
  3. Rickie Fowler (+6600): He narrowly missed erasing a five stroke deficit in the final round of last year’s Masters and is one of the best wind players in the field.  He gains on average a 1.72 strokes on the field per round in blustery conditions, which could be a huge advantage given Sunday’s forecast.
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