2019 PGA Masters Odds, Preview & Expert Prediction
The 2019 Masters is just around the corner. Crews are putting the finishing touches on Augusta National Golf Club’s manicured greens, challenging second cut, and pristine fairways. The 2019 Masters field of 87 players will include 20 past champions, as well as golfers who qualified by winning a PGA Tour event, capturing an amateur title, or finishing in the top four of any other major last season.
The first 2019 Masters tee times are early Thursday morning at Augusta, with a winner being crowned on Sunday. It’s the most exciting four days in golf and players from around the world will dream of chipping in like Tiger Woods or threading it off the pine needles like Phil Mickelson. Woods is listed at 2019 Masters odds of 14-1, while Mickelson is fetching 40-1, the same as players like Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar.
2019 Masters Odds, Preview & Expert Prediction
“In recent years I’ve given myself a couple good chances and been in that final group on Sunday a couple times and played well.”
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) 9 de abril de 2019
People Love Tiger
While he isn’t the favorite, there will be plenty of eyeballs, per usual, on Tiger Woods at Augusta National. Tiger hasn’t won a green jacket since 2005, but he’s lurked on leaderboards in recent years and has finished T8 or better in 13 of his 18 professional Masters starts. He has a realistic chance to win, even if this year’s field is unusually loaded with top players riding hot hands.
As for the rest of the players, there are several big names trending upward and downward leading into action this week, including the red-hot Rory McIlroy and the still-sputtering Jordan Spieth.
Fleetwood in the Mix
Tommy Fleetwood, a 20-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Fleetwood has an Official World Golf Ranking of No. 13 after peaking as high as No. 9 at the end of last season. The Englishman also appears to be on the verge of breaking through at a major championship. He finished in the top 35 in all four majors last season and has made the cut in seven of his last eight, including back-to-back top-fives at the U.S. Open and a 17th-place run at Augusta last year.
Fleetwood’s game translates well to the Masters 2019. He is superb at driving the ball, ranking fourth on the PGA Tour in strokes-gained off the tee at 0.922. That should give him the ability to blitz Augusta’s highly challenging par-5 holes like Woods is famed for doing. Fleetwood tied for third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and was fifth at the Players Championship, so he’s a strong threat to climb the 2019 Masters leaderboard in a hurry.
Brooks Koepka, Jason Day, and Bryson Dechambeau all have 25-1 odds and I like one of these three to make a very deep run at this thing, possibly even win it all.
Bettors love a field like this where odds can be long for some real contenders, and paydays can be huge if you back the right golfer. For me, I’m looking at Jason Day to take home the hardware in this one. He’s been consistently one of the top 15 or so golfers in the world and I just think he is due for a win.