With just 18 holes to go in the 2014 Masters, Bubba Watson clings to favorite status at Augusta. Just 24 hours ago, Bubba was a 2/1 favorite ahead of Adam Scott, but now he's just holding off Jordan Spieth, who'll come to the course tomorrow sharing the lead at 5-under.
Spieth is right behind Bubba at 7/2, obviously the farthest he's crept up on the board now that he's locked up his spot in the Sunday final pairing at the biggest event in the game. It's a remarkable week for the 20-year-old, who would be the youngest player ever to win the green jacket. If we're going off Saturday's play, Spieth's the better choice than Bubba, who was leaking oil all day and is lucky to be sharing the lead still at 5-under. Spieth has his shaky moments, to be sure, but so far he's been able to mitigate the bumps.
After the two members of the final pairing comes Matt Kuchar, the Georgia Tech product who's finished inside the top 10 the last two years here. Kuchar is rapidly approach "best player to never win a major" status, and it would seem natural for him to get that first one at Augusta. Kuch is coming in at 4/1, rounding our a trio of Americans who have distinguished themselves as the clear favorites in the oddsmakers' minds.
Here are your final round odds, via Bovada:
|Player||Odds to win the Masters|
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||20/1|