World No. 1 Jason Day is the favourite to win the 2016 Masters, but hasn't fared well at Augusta in recent years.
Jason Day is the favourite on the 2016 Masters betting odds, followed closely by Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.
Day tied for second at Augusta in 2011 and was third in 2013, but has struggled the past two years at the Masters, finishing 20th and 28th despite collecting six Top-10 finishes in the other nine majors he’s played in during that time. The top-ranked player in the world, Day says he believes staying relaxed will help him fare better at the 2016 Masters.
McIlroy, currently ranked No. 3 in the world, needs a victory in Augusta to complete his career grand slam. He posted the best-ever final 36 holes of the tournament last year but couldn’t overcome a 12-shot deficit through 36 holes, placing sixth. According to Bet365 News, McIlroy is determined to have a stronger start to this year’s tournament.
Spieth was a majors specialist last year. He won the Masters and the U.S. Open, and was in the running for the British Open and PGA Championship trophies as well. But there’s concern that Spieth, who won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in early January but hasn’t finished higher than ninth in an event since, has been wearing himself out playing too many tournaments and isn’t at peak form.
Regardless of if you like Day, McIlroy, Spieth or anyone else to win, the 2016 Masters odds will vary by sportsbook. Here’s a look at what four of our recommended sportsbooks were listing the top favourites on the 2016 Masters betting odds as of Wednesday morning.