Masters Odds 2013: Updated Betting Lines on Leaders Heading into 4th Round
With another round in the books, so comes a fresh batch of betting odds.
If you put money on Rory McIlroy, you might as well forget about any sort of return on your investment. There were likely quite a few people who decided this was McIlroy's year to put it all together at Augusta.
For two rounds, he was going strong. Then, on Saturday, McIlroy shot a seven-over 79 and fell into a tie for 44th. Suffice it to say, you're not going to see him on the list of favorites to put on the green jacket on Sunday.
On the other hand, here are the top five guys who do have the best going into the final round. Odds are courtesy of Bovada.
Brandt Snedeker: 2/1
Brandt Snedeker capitalized on many of the leaders failing to distance themselves from the competition. As guys like Marc Leishman, Jim Furyk and Fred Couples fell back, Snedeker continued his move up the leaderboard.
With a three-under 69 on the day, he moved into a tie with Angel Cabrera at seven under.
The strongest part of Snedeker's day was the fact that he failed to record anything lower than par. With that kind of consistency, it's easy to see why he's the odds-on favorite to win the tournament at this stage.
Adam Scott: 7/2
As his fellow Australians stumbled, Adam Scott was all too happy to take advantage. He's put himself in a great position to win his first ever major.
The back nine was where Scott was at his best as he recorded three birdies. Although he's not the favorite, Scott will definitely have a say in the way the 2013 Masters ends.
Scott has finished as a runner-up at both the Masters and Open Championship. The only thing left for him now is to actually finish on top at the end of the tournament.
Angel Cabrera: 5/1
The 2009 champion has done his best to try and win his second green jacket.
Cabrera had been hovering near the leaders for the first two rounds, but on Saturday, he managed to get in a tie for first place. With his second consecutive round of three-under 69, Cabrera ran to seven under for the tournament.
Having won the tournament before, that experience will be invaluable on Sunday. Cabrera's not going to be overwhelmed by the stage, which will allow him to play his game without being eaten up by the pressure.
Tiger Woods: 11/2
Tiger Woods did very well to move himself to within shouting distance of Snedeker and Cabrera. He got birdies on the 12th, 13th and 15th holes to move to two under on the day and three under for the tournament.
Given his reputation, it's reasonable to expect a late push from Woods. Sundays are when he's taken the step from great golfer to legendary golfer.
Making up four strokes might just be too difficult for Woods to do in one round, though.
Jason Day: 8/1
Jason Day had a rather poor end to his third round.
He bogeyed both the 17th and 18th holes, finishing one over for the day. He's gone from the leader after two rounds to two strokes back after three. It's not the kind of momentum you want to take into Sunday.
It would be wrong to count him out completely, but as the odds would attest, the chances of him moving back to the top of the leaderboard are scant.
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