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2011 Masters Odds: The 25 Players Who Can Win the 2011 Masters

John ZieglerContributor IDecember 5, 2016

2011 Masters Odds: The 25 Players Who Can Win the 2011 Masters

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    I can't remember a year when there were more players with a reasonable shot at winning The Masters. Even the favorite is suspect because he would be fighting against age and history.

    But, bizarrely, as I have already written in "The Top Ten Reasons Tiger Woods Won't Win the 2011 Masters," the four-time Masters champ and former world No. 1 is not among the 25 most likely to be wearing a green jacket come Sunday afternoon.

    Here are the 25 most likely to win it along with the odds of that happening. For entertainment purposes only. Please no actual betting. Or at least keep it to yourself if you do.

Masters Odds: Ernie Els...50-1

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    The three-time major winner is running out of chances to win his first green jacket. His current game doesn't appear to be up for four rounds under the pressure of The Masters.

    Odds of winning: 50-1

Masters Odds: Rickie Fowler...50-1

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    He has never won, but he does have the putter for Augusta National.

    However, there must be something in the club's bylaws that bans anyone wearing all orange from being presented the green jacket.

    Odds of winning: 50-1

Masters Odds: Adam Scott...50-1

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    Scott has never really contended at a major, though his game has been solid as of late.

    However, that long putter will cause problems if he is still in contention on the back nine on Sunday.

    Odds of winning: 50-1

Masters Odds: Geoff Ogilvy...50-1

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    The former U.S. Open Champion has a solid but unspectacular record at Augusta, which is much like his play as of late.

    Odds of winning: 50-1

Masters Odds: Ian Poulter...50-1

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    Poulter almost won a British Open and isn't afraid of the big stage, but he likely lacks the ball-striking ability to win at Augusta.

    Odds of winning: 50-1

Masters Odds: Jim Furyk...50-1

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    Furyk is a former U.S. Open Champion and the current Fed Ex Cup holder, but his game has never been that well suited for Augusta, and the years may be taking their toll on him.

    Odds of winning: 50-1

Masters Odds: Louis Oosthuizen...45-1

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    It is hard to count out the current British Open Champion, especially when he won at St. Andrews.

    So many golfers have played well there and at Augusta National, but he hasn't done much since then.

    Odds of winning: 45-1

Masters Odds: Aaron Baddeley...40-1

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    He spit the bit at Oakmont in his biggest major moment, but his game is among the best in the world right now.

    Odds of winning: 40-1

Masters Odds: Graeme McDowell...35-1

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    The current U.S. Open titleholder certainly has the stones to win a Masters, but his recent form has not been good.

    Odds of winning: 35-1

Masters Odds: Anthony Kim...35-1

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    He looks like a new man after his recent weight loss, and if he putts like he has in the past at Augusta, he could easily contend.

    Odds of winning: 35-1

Masters Odds: Hunter Mahan...35-1

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    Mahan certainly can make enough birdies to make a serious run, but it is hard to imagine the guy who choked at the Ryder Cup six months ago winning his first major at this Masters.

    Odds of winning: 35-1

Masters Odds: Justin Rose...35-1

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    The streaky Rose could finally bloom at Augusta, but the odds are fairly long.

    Odds of winning: 35-1

Masters Odds: Steve Stricker...35-1

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    A win by Stricker would end one of the greatest comeback stories in golf history. It could happen, but it is unlikely.

    Odds of winning: 35-1

Masters Odds: Paul Casey...35-1

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    Casey's game has always been solid, but he has never come to the final hole with a major on the line.

    Odds of winning: 35-1

Masters Odds: Luke Donald...30-1

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    He played great at the match play, but has never really met expectations at the majors. If the scores are high, his steady play could easily contend.

    Odds of winning: 30-1

Masters Odds: Padraig Harrington...30-1

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    The three-time major winner has shown signs of shaking his recent slump, though he probably isn't quite green-jacket ready yet.

    Odds of winning: 30-1

Masters Odds: Matt Kucher...30-1

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    Kucher's biggest moments at the majors may have come as an amateur, but as a pro, his game may finally be good enough to win a green jacket.

    Odds of winning: 30-1

Masters Odds: Rory McIlroy...30-1

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    His talent his obvious, but he has yet to seriously contend in a major.

    Odds of winning: 30-1

Masters Odds: Bubba Watson...25-1

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    He may have more pure talent than anyone in the game right now, but that super-loose swing may not be able to hold up on a Sunday afternoon at Augusta.

    Odds of winning: 25-1

Masters Odds: Dustin Johnson...20-1

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    On paper, Johnson may be the favorite, given his recent records in majors and his length off the tee. But his final round at Pebble Beach last year still leaves questions unanswered.

    Odds of winning: 20-1

Masters Odds: Trevor Immelman...20-1

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    Immelman is my dark-horse pick. The former Masters champion has recovered from injury and his swing looks great. If scores are high, look out for him.

    Odds of winning: 20-1

Masters Odds: Nick Watney...15-1

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    Watney is a popular pick thanks to his recent victory and his all-around game. I'm not sure I'm buying, but given his form, it is hard to rank him lower.

    Odds of winning: 15-1

Masters Odds: Lee Westwood...15-1

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    These odds feels like "cover your ass" material. Based on his world ranking and majors record, you have to give him a chance, but I think he is on the decline.

    Odds of winning; 15-1

Masters Odds: Martin Kaymer...15-1

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    Kaymer is the No. 1 player in the world and deservedly so. Winning two majors in a row and winning your first Masters without ever having contended before is a tall order, but this German could do it.

    Odds of winning: 15-1

Masters Odds: Phil Mickelson...10-1

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    It is awfully hard to argue against Mickelson's play in Houston, and he is the defending Masters champion.

    He has already won a Masters after winning the week before, but only three players have ever won back-to-back Masters.

    It could be four by the end of the week, though at his age, nothing is ever going to be a lock.

    Odds of winning: 10-1

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