Masters 2013 odds: Tiger Woods will be heavy favorite at Augusta

Mike Ehrmann

There's little that will change Tiger's status as an overwhelming favorite at Augusta this week, but several international stars are among the chasers.

It's highly unlikely much will change during the next two days in handicapping The Masters, as Tiger Woods will remain a heavy favorite until the first ball is struck on Thursday morning. Woods enters the week in his best form since he last won a major in 2008, ascending back to No. 1 in the world last month with a his sixth win in his past 20 events. Tiger is always the favorite to win any tournament he enters, but at Augusta, where he already has four victories, there's even greater distance between Woods and the other favorites. And given his recent stretch of play, he stands alone again this week with ridiculous 3/1 odds.

While nearly half the field is made up of American players, several international stars have some of the lowest odds early in the week. Rory McIlroy, despite his struggles this season, remains second to Woods at 8/1. Rory finished second at the Valero Texas Open last week, a late addition to his schedule as he worked to get more reps and back on track in advance of Augusta. But given his play since the start of the season, and his switch to Nike, Rory's not a great bet this year. Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen, and Adam Scott are three other internationals with lower odds who are more likely than Rory to win the green jacket on Sunday.

The story of the day on Monday was 14-year old Chinese amateur Tianlang Guan, who played two practice rounds -- a morning session with Ben Crenshaw, and an afternoon stroll with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. Guan qualified for the event by winning the Asian-Pacific Amateur, becoming the youngest competitor to ever play in The Masters. But Guan, as you'd expect, is the longest of longshots this week, carrying 3000/1 odds. Only old-timers Crenshaw, Larry Mize, and Sandy Lyle have higher odds. Here are the odds for the field, courtesy of Bovada:

Players Odds
Tiger Woods 3/1
Rory McIlroy 8/1
Phil Mickelson 10/1
Justin Rose 20/1
Charl Schwartzel 22/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1
Lee Westwood 25/1
Louis Oosthuizen 25/1
Adam Scott 28/1
Brandt Snedeker 28/1
Keegan Bradley 28/1
Bubba Watson 33/1
Luke Donald 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Ian Poulter 40/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Rickie Fowler 45/1
Graeme McDowell 50/1
Henrik Stenson 50/1
Jason Day 50/1
Jim Furyk 50/1
Nick Watney 50/1
Padraig Harrington 50/1
Steve Stricker 50/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Jason Dufner 55/1
K.J. Choi 66/1
Bill Haas 75/1
Martin Kaymer 75/1
Martin Laird 75/1
Peter Hanson 75/1
Angel Cabrera 80/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 80/1
Bo Van Pelt 100/1
Ernie Els 100/1
Zach Johnson 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 125/1
Francesco Molinari 150/1
Fred Couples 150/1
George Coetzee 150/1
Matteo Manassero 150/1
Robert Garrigus 150/1
Russell Henley 150/1
Stewart Cink 150/1
Vijay Singh 150/1
Branden Grace 200/1
Carl Pettersson 200/1
D-A Points 200/1
David Toms 200/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 200/1
John Huh 200/1
John Senden 200/1
Kevin Streelman 200/1
Michael Thompson 200/1
Richard Sterne 200/1
Scott Piercy 200/1
Tim Clark 200/1
Trevor Immelman 200/1
Yong-Eun Yang 200/1
John Merrick 225/1
Ben Curtis 250/1
Brian Gay 250/1
Jamie Donaldson 250/1
Paul Lawrie 250/1
Thomas Bjorn 250/1
Kevin Na 300/1
Lucas Glover 300/1
Marc Leishman 300/1
Ryo Ishikawa 300/1
David Lynn 400/1
Bernhard Langer 500/1
Hiroyuki Fujita 500/1
John Peterson 500/1
Mike Weir 500/1
Ted Potter Jr. 500/1
Jose Maria Olazabal 600/1
Mark O'Meara 1000/1
Thaworn Wiratchant 1000/1
Tom Watson 1000/1
Alan Dunbar (a) 2000/1
Michael Weaver 2000/1
Nathan Smith 2000/1
Steven Fox 2000/1
Tj Vogel 2000/1
Craig Stadler 2500/1
Ian Woosnam 2500/1
Tian-Lang Guan 3000/1
Ben Crenshaw 5000/1
Larry Mize 5000/1
Sandy Lyle 5000/1


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