A total of 87 players have qualified to compete for the green jacket at the Masters this week, a golf tradition that dates back to 1937, when Augusta National Golf Club first purchased the jackets for members at New York’s Brooks Uniform Company.
However, only a select few will contend come the final round Sunday. Here are the top 10 betting favorites to win The Masters in 2019 (odds via FanDuel Sportsbook):
Rory McIlroy (13-2)
The 2019 PLAYERS Champion is in peak form as he looks to capture the only major championship he has not won. The four-time major winner held the 54-hole Masters lead by four shots in 2011, but shot 80 in a final-round meltdown. McIlroy was also in the final group last year at Augusta, but played poorly, sending Patrick Reed to the win.
Dustin Johnson (11-1)
The 2016 U.S. Open champion has finished no better than fourth at the Masters. He has a win already in 2019 at the World Golf Championship - Mexico Championship.
Justin Rose (12-1)
The Englishman and 2013 U.S. Open winner has come tantalizingly close to donning the green jacket, finishing runner-up in 2015 and 2017.
Tiger Woods (16-1)
Tiger Woods has won the Masters four times, but has been quiet to start 2019 after winning The Tour Championship to close the 2018 PGA season.
Jordan Spieth (16-1)
If there is a horse-for-the-course pick, this is your guy. Spieth has four top-five finishes in five Masters appearances, winning the green jacket in 2015 with runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2016.
Justin Thomas (20-1)
Thomas won the 2017 PGA Championship, but has not finished better than T17 at the Masters.
Rickie Fowler (20-1)
Fowler has never won a major, but the Masters may be the place he finally breaks through. Fowler finished second last year at Augusta, and has four top-15 finishes in the past five years.
Jon Rahm (20-1)
The burly Spaniard has never finished better than fourth in a major, but one of those fourth-place finishes came at last year’s Masters, just his second time playing at Augusta National.
Francesco Molinari (22-1)
Won last year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie in Scotland. Molinari’s best Masters finish was T19 in 2012.
Paul Casey (28-1)
Casey has contended in four straight years going into the weekend at the Masters with top-15 finishes in each. He finished T6 or better from 2015-2017. Is it his time?
By Stephen Andress