Latest Masters 2014 odds: Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy will be co-favorites

Stuart Franklin

With no Tiger Woods in the field, the oddsmakers tab his Nike friend and the defending champion as the two favorites for the 2014 Masters.

With just one more day until the first tee shot, Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy are listed as co-favorites to win the 2014 Masters at 10/1. It makes sense that these two would be the favorite, but the fact that the oddsmakers and bettors haven't settled on one is another sign that Tiger Woods is not on the grounds of Augusta National this week. Typically, Woods is an overwhelming favorite no matter where his game is at and what course he is playing.

This time last year, Tiger already had three wins under his belt, re-ascended to No. 1 in the world, and was an overwhelming 7/2 favorite, odds almost four times lower than the next player. Scott has a very realistic chance of going back-to-back at Augusta, an occurrence that's not super rare in the history of the Masters. The names who have pulled it off, of course, are the game's greats -- Jack Nicklaus (1965/66), Nick Faldo (1989/90), and Tiger Woods (2001/02). Scott has the talent to be one of the game's multiple major winners, and he's playing well coming into this year's tournament . But his broomstick putter looked very shaky the last time we saw him on Sunday at Bay Hill.

Rory has his own set of demons here, hounded by that Sunday implosion in 2011 when he led off with a multi-shot lead in the final pairing of the day. McIlroy's game is in totally different shape than it was last year, when he was still adapting to his new Nike sticks and had very few successful competitive rounds in the first quarter. Now he's back to contending in almost every event he plays and has the perfect game -- a high ball and easy draw -- to score well at Augusta. Rory is working on some different putting tweaks with coach Dave Stockton, but if he gets it rolling moderately well this week, he'll be there on the first page of the leaderboard on Sunday.

Following the two favorites are some of the big names you would expect -- Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia. I think Garcia is intriguing at 20/1, but both he and Kuchar have shot up the board in recent weeks and have much lower odds now. Here are odds for the full field, including those lifetime invitees chopping away at 5000/1 (via Bovada):

Players Odds
Adam Scott 10/1
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Phil Mickelson 12/1
Jason Day 14/1
Matt Kuchar 18/1
Sergio Garcia 20/1
Dustin Johnson 22/1
Bubba Watson 25/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Zach Johnson 28/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Brandt Snedeker 33/1
Charl Schwartzel 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Jordan Spieth 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Lee Westwood 40/1
Angel Cabrera 50/1
Harris English 50/1
Ian Poulter 50/1
Jimmy Walker 50/1
Luke Donald 50/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Graeme McDowell 60/1
Gary Woodland 66/1
Graham Delaet 66/1
Louis Oosthuizen 66/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Bill Haas 80/1
Hideki Matsuyama 80/1
Jim Furyk 80/1
Steve Stricker 80/1
Webb Simpson 80/1
K.J. Choi 100/1
Marc Leishman 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Victor Dubuisson 100/1
Ernie Els 125/1
Francesco Molinari 125/1
Fred Couples 125/1
Jamie Donaldson 125/1
Nick Watney 125/1
Peter Hanson 125/1
Russell Henley 125/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 125/1
Billy Horschel 150/1
Martin Kaymer 150/1
Matt Every 150/1
Matt Jones 150/1
Matteo Manassero 150/1
Trevor Immelman 150/1
Branden Grace 200/1
Chris Kirk 200/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 200/1
John Senden 200/1
Kevin Streelman 200/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 200/1
Stephen Gallacher 200/1
Thomas Bjorn 200/1
Bernhard Langer 250/1
Boo Weekley 250/1
Brendon De Jonge 250/1
Jonas Blixt 250/1
Joost Luiten 250/1
Scott Stallings 250/1
Stewart Cink 250/1
Tim Clark 250/1
David Lynn 300/1
John Huh 300/1
Kevin Stadler 300/1
Roberto Castro 300/1
Sang-Moon Bae 300/1
Thongchai Jaidee 300/1
Vijay Singh 300/1
Steven Bowditch 400/1
Yong-Eun Yang 400/1
D.A. Points 500/1
Darren Clarke 500/1
Ken Duke 500/1
Lucas Glover 500/1
Chang Woo Lee 750/1
Mike Weir 750/1
Derek Ernst 1000/1
Jordan Niebrugge 1000/1
Jose Maria Olazabal 1000/1
Mark O'Meara 1000/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 1000/1
Oliver Goss 1000/1
Tom Watson 1000/1
Michael McCoy 1500/1
Garrick Porteous 2000/1
Sandy Lyle 3000/1
Ben Crenshaw 5000/1
Craig Stadler 5000/1
Ian Woosnam 5000/1
Larry Mize 5000/1

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