The 2019 Masters Tournament favorites are familiar faces. With golfers from around the world heading to Augusta, Georgia to take their shot at a green jacket, one of the PGA’s greatest events of the year is about to take place. The 2019 Masters tees off soon, and Rory McIlroy comes in as the odds on favorite to take home his first green jacket as a professional on the PGA Tour. Low and behold, Tiger Woods and a few other names are being thrown around as potential favorites to win the best tournament of the year so far.
McIlroy’s claim as the favorite is due to his strong showing so far on the Tour this season. With five straight top-6 finishes, McIlroy is second in the FedEx Cup standings and has proven to be the golfer to beat in 2019. Rory has played strongly in 2019, and if he can keep the momentum going at Augusta this week, his first green jacket could be awaiting him on Sunday.
Tiger Woods is a favorite to win the Masters for the first time in some time. At 14-to-1 odds, Woods knows he can win this tournament for a fifth time. Playing at Augusta this year could prove to be Woods’ best outing. He looked solid at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play just a few weeks ago.
The face of the PGA Tour has played solid rounds in nearly every tournament that he has been in this year. A good outing at The Masters coming up could earn Woods his fifth green jacket. A victory would also give Woods a chance at the FedEx Cup. However, Woods has to be on his best game at one of the greatest courses in all of golf in order to secure a victory this week.
Dustin Johnson is another favorite to win The Masters. Johnson was also the favorite to win the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play, but fell short and stunned the entire sport with his defeat. Chasing redemption, a win at Augusta would be Johnson’s first ever win at The Masters. An early exit just a few weeks ago should be enough motivation for Johnson to go into Augusta wanting a chance at glory and a coveted green jacket.
Justin Rose comes into Augusta National wanting a shot at winning this prestigious tournament. But he knows he will have to beat out some of the best golfers in the world to earn this win. Rose finished runner-up at The Masters in 2015 and 2017, but has yet to win the tournament. This time around, he seeks to change that and add “Masters Champion” to his list of accolades on the PGA Tour.
The 2019 Masters favorites are all familiar faces, some even being Masters champions in the past. However, a couple of never-before winners of the tournament seek to add their name to the list of great golfers that have won this prestigious tournament. With the new variations added to some of the holes within the course, this week at The Masters is sure to be fun to keep an eye on.