Outright odds change significantly after first round at 2019 Masters

Outright odds change significantly after first round at 2019 Masters

Several golfers’ odds to win the 2019 Masters have changed after round one

Day one of the 2019 Masters is already over, and what a day of golf it was at the Augusta National. There have already been some big names who have struggled in the course and now have it all to do to catch the leaders, whilst plenty of the American players have performed to a high standard so far.

As we know it is a marathon and not a sprint when it comes to golf majors, and therefore nothing has been decided yet. But having a healthy score early on eases the tension and puts you in a great position to firstly make the cut and from there push on to try and win a fabled green jacket.

We have taken a look at the outright odds for the 2019 Masters after day one, to see which players price has been cut and who has drifted out.

2019 Masters

It was an intriguing opening round at the 2019 Masters.

Poor start sees Spieth and McIlroy odds drift

Prior to the tournament, the outright favourite to win the green jacket was Rory McIlroy. Indeed he was so heavily fancied that he attracted the most bets of any of the golfers in the field from the punters with 8.7%.

The Northern Irishman was priced at 13/2 to win outright, but a poor opening round in Georgia has seen his odds drift. Having shot one over par on Thursday he now sits T44 and already seven shots off the lead. Because of that his odds to win the 2019 Masters are now 22/1 with Sky Bet.

Another player who was heavily fancied by punters was former champion Jordan Spieth. He had attracted over 5% of the money from bettors prior to the first tee off, with odds of 25/1 being offered.

Despite poor form, punters predicted the American would do well probably due to his outstanding record at Augusta, where he has finished second twice and third as well as winning the title. But things couldn’t have gone much worse for him in his opening round, shooting three over par leaving him T63. He has now drifted out massively and his odds to win are a huge 150/1.

The biggest market mover though comes in the form of Englishman Paul Casey. He was considered a real contender to win the tournament this year due to his excellent recent form, including a win at the Valspar Championship.

But it would be fair to say that the 41-year-old from Cheltenham had an absolute stinker in his opening round. He shot a huge nine over par which sees him second from bottom on the leaderboard. Subsequently his odds have moved out from 22/1 to 1500/1.

Fellow Englishman Justin Rose also saw his odds to win drift after a poor first round, going from being amongst the favourites 12/1 out to 100/1.

Rory McIlroy 2019 Masters

Rory McIlroy shot three over par in round one which has seen his odds to win the Masters drift.

Early leaders Koepka and DeChambeau odds slashed

In terms of players who saw their odds cut, the two currently leading the way are now significantly lower prices than what they were before tee off.

American duo Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau enjoyed a superb first day at Augusta, with both of them shooting a round of 66 and therefore finishing six under par. It means that they have a one shot lead ahead of Phil Mickelson in third, whilst they are two better off than Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter.

As a result of their excellent first rounds, both players odds to win outright have now been cut. Koepka began at 25/1 but is now the favourite with bookmakers, best priced at 5/1 with Unibet. As for DeChambeau, he was also 25/1 prior to the competition getting underway but you can now back him at 7/1 with BetVictor.

Mickelson is another American who has seen his price to win the tournament cut after a strong first round. The veteran started Thursday out at 50/1 with some bookmakers to win a fourth green jacket, but after finishing up at five under par and just one shot off the lead, he is now best priced at 14/1 to do so.

Phil Mickelson 2019 Masters

After a solid first round at the 2019 Masters, Phil Mickelson is now amongst the favourites to win the tournament.

Masters 2019 Outright Winner odds:

(All odds correct after Round 1)

Brooks Koepka – 9/2

Dustin Johnson – 13/2

Bryson DeChambeau – 7/1

Jon Rahm – 11/1

Phil Mickelson – 14/1

Tiger Woods – 14/1

Rickie Fowler – 16/1

Rory McIlroy 22/1

Francesco Molinari – 22/1

Adam Scott – 25/1

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