The Masters 2019 odds: Brooks Koepka slashed from 28/1 to 5/1 favourite to win, Rory McIlroy slips down to ninth Express News

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The American had a blistering opening round on Thursday and is now the strong favourite for the Green Jacket on Sunday

Former world No.1 Brooks Koepka has emerged as the clear favourite to win the Masters after his brilliant opening round at Augusta National.

The American’s odds have been cut from 28/1 to 5/1 to win the major.

Koepka is seeking his fourth major of his career and a first triumph at Augusta

Koepka is seeking his fourth major of his career and a first triumph at Augusta

Play started on Thursday and 16 per cent of all bets on the eventual winner have been placed on Koepka wearing the Green Jacket on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson is second favourite at 13/2, with Bryson DeChambeau (7/1), John Rahm (12/1) and Phil Mickelson (14/1) third, fourth and fifth favourites respectively.

Fellow American Tiger Woods is also 14/1 to win the major while Rickie Fowler (16/1), Adam Scott (25/1) and Rory McIlroy (25/1) outside contenders.


Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “Koepka is the early standout and has put himself in a great position. That’s translated into what the public is punting, with Koepka easily the most popular.

“But, with the likes of Dustin Johnson breathing down his neck, he’ll know that there is a long way to go before thinking about a fourth major.”


Below you can see the contenders to win the 2019 Masters.

9 – Rory McIlroy (25/1)

McIlroy has never won at Augusta

McIlroy has never won at Augusta

9 – Adam Scott (25/1)

Scott won the Masters in 2013

Scott won the Masters in 2013

7 – Rickie Fowler (16/1)

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Fowler finished second in last year’s Masters

6 – Tiger Woods (14/1)

Tiger Woods shot 70 in the first round at The Masters

Tiger Woods shot 70 in the first round at The Masters

6 – Phil Mickelson (14/1)

Phil Mickelson enjoyed a good start to this year’s competition

Phil Mickelson enjoyed a good start to this year’s competition

4 – Jon Rahm (12/1)

Rahm reached a career high of world No.2 in January 2018

Rahm reached a career high of world No.2 in January 2018

3 – Bryson DeChambeau (7/1)

DeChambeau in action in Round One on Thursday

DeChambeau in action in Round One on Thursday

2 – Dustin Johnson (13/2)

Johnson has one major to his name – the U.S Open in 2016

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Johnson has one major to his name – the U.S Open in 2016

1 – Brooks Koepka (5/1)

Koepka is the favourite going into the second day at Augusta

Koepka is the favourite going into the second day at Augusta

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