The 2013 Masters (04/11/13)

By John Ewing

The Masters is in full swing. Opening odds had Tiger Woods as the favorite to win it all at 5/2 followed by Rory McIlroy (8/1) and Phil Mickelson (10/1). Below we look at the tournament by the numbers as well as the odds to win and player props.

Update:

After Round 3 Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker lead at 7 under. Tiger Woods, after being assessed a 2-stroke penalty Saturday morning, shot 2 under and is 4 strokes back of the leaders. Tiger is currently 6/1 to win while Snedeker is the favorite at 9/5. Below are updated odds for all golfers.

The Masters Tournament by the numbers:

1.44 – 2012 champion earned $1.44 million, the 1934 winner took home $1,500

3 - 3 players have won back-to-back Masters titles - Jack Nicklaus (1965, 1966), Tiger Woods (2001, 2002) and Nick Faldo (1989, 1990). Bubba Watson is the defending champion.

6.83 - Tiger Woods has amassed more Masters prize money than anyone else, collecting $6.83m in his 18 tournaments

8 - The best comeback in Masters history came from 8 strokes back on the final round, with Jack Burke doing it in 1956 and Gary Player doing it in 1978

12 - In the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods set a record for widest margin of victory, 12 strokes

21 – Age of the youngest winner, Tiger Woods at 21 years, 104 days old. Guan Tian-Lang, youngest player in this year's tournament, could set the record at 14 years old.

22 – Most top 10 finishes, Jack Nicklaus.

25 - Phil Mickelson has more Birdies in one tournament than anyone else, with 25 in 2001.

46 - The oldest ever winner was Jack Nicklaus in 1986, triumphing at the age of 46

63 - The lowest ever first round was posted by Greg Norman in 1996. He shot 63

79 -Gary Player has the record for oldest international player to start, competing in 2009 at the age of 73, but Fred McLeod is the oldest ever starter, at 79, in 1962

274 - The lowest 72-hole total posted without winning was a 274 from David Duval in 2001.

Masters - Outright Winner, Top 25

Below are additional players that have moved into contention after a strong first round. Their odds prior to the start of the tournament and their updated odds are listed.

Player Open 2nd Round 3rd Round 4th Round
Marc Leishman 300/1 40/1 40/1 25/1
Fred Couples 150/1 50/1 25/1 N/A
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 200/1 50/1 100/1 200/1
Trevor Immelman 200/1 55/1 150/1 N/A
Zach Johnson 100/1 55/1 No odds N/A
David Lynn 400/1 66/1 125/1 N/A
K. J. Choi 66/1 66/1 40/1 N/A
Bill Haas 75/1 80/1 80/1 N/A
Jason Dufner 28/1 80/1 25/1 200/1

Other notable open odds: 1000/1, odds that 63 year-old Tom Watson (Updated odds: did not make cut) will win. 3000/1, odds that Guan Tian-Lang (Updated odds: +9 after Round 3), the youngest player ever in a Masters field, will win at age 14.

Player Open 2nd Round 3rd Round 4th Round
Tiger Woods 5/2 7/2 2/1 6/1
Rory McIlroy 8/1 20/1 15-1 N/A
Phil Mickelson 10/1 14/1 100/1 N/A
Justin Rose 20/1 16/1 12/1 150/1
Charl Schwartzel 22/1 33/1 35/1 N/A
Dustin Johnson 25/1 7/1 40/1 N/A
Lee Westwood 25/1 25/1 15/1 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 25/1 150/1 CUT CUT
Adam Scott 28/1 14/1 15/1 4/1
Brandt Snedeker 28/1 25/1 8/1 9/5
Keegan Bradley 28/1 66/1 CUT CUT
Bubba Watson 33/1 200/1 CUT CUT
Luke Donald 33/1 40/1 50/1 N/A
Matt Kuchar 33/1 12/1 50/1 10/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1 500/1 CUT CUT
Ian Poulter 40/1 250/1 CUT CUT
Sergio Garcia 40/1 9/1 50/1 150/1
Rickie Fowler 45/1 20/1 100/1 60/1
Graeme McDowell 50/1 150/1 CUT CUT
Henrik Stenson 50/1 500/1 CUT CUT
Jason Day 50/1 40/1 13/2 9/1
Jim Furyk 50/1 33/1 25/1 75/1
Nick Watney 50/1 1000/1 CUT CUT
Padraig Harrington 50/1 500/1 CUT CUT
Steve Stricker 50/1 125/1 100/1 75/1

Masters Props

Will Tiger win by 5 or more shots? 10/1

Will Tiger be wire-to-wire winner? 16/1

Will Tiger chip in on the 16th hole any day? 20/1

Will Tiger to get a hole in one? 80/1

Head-to-head matchup

  • Tiger Woods -175
  • Rory McIlroy +135

Will Tiger finish in the top 5? 4/7

Will Tiger finish in the top 10? 1/4

What color shirt will the winner wear on Sunday?

  • Red 2/1
  • White 5/2
  • Blue 3/1
  • Other 3/1
  • Black 9/2
  • Green 10/1
  • Pink 12/1
  • Orange 16/1

What brand of clubs will the winner use?

  • Nike 5/4
  • TaylorMade 4/1
  • Ping 5/1
  • Titleist 13/2
  • Callaway 13/2
  • Cleveland 14/1
  • Cobra 20/1
  • Mizuno 33/1