Odds to Win 2019 Masters
The final round of the 2019 Players Championship is underway. The final three groups are readying to tee. At the time this PGA Futures piece went to press Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy were the co-leaders at 14-under-par. Odds to Win 2019 Masters: Spieth 10-1.
The long list of veteran golfers that are atop the TPS Sawgrass, Ponde Vedra Beach, Florida course is deep. Along with McIlroy and Rahm names like Tommy Fleetwood, Jim Furyk, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Dustin Johnson make for an exciting afternoon that is absent college basketball, save the ACC and Big 10 conference championship finals.
Can Rory Close?
McIlroy has an opportunity this afternoon to reverse an negative trend that is beginning to shadow the 14-time tour winner. Since 2016, McIlroy has started the final round first or second eight times, but has yet to win any of those 14 events. In this case he has finished second just once and signed his scorecard as the fifth place or lesser finisher in the said events five times.
Rory has been unreliable across the last two years of tour play. He has lost the ability to close. The inclement weather today at Sawgrass doesn’t fit his playing style and pushes him outside of my list of most likely to finish the final round of the Players with a score low enough to claim victory.
Rahm came into Sunday’s play having gained the most strokes against the field from tee to green. The forecasted weather for today’s final round favors a player with an elite short game. Rahm will not only have to hit greens in regulation today but putt above his pay grade to win.
Fleetwood is my pick to win the Players tournament and do so by conquering the course in wet and windy conditions. Of the current leaders Fleetwood’s game fits the cold, rainy and windy at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday better than any of the current contenders.
The 2019 Masters at Augusta National is less than three weeks away. And the Sunday leader board at Sawgrass is a small sample size of those that will be sparing in Georgia three Sunday’s from today.
South Point of Las Vegas updated Odds to Win 2019 Masters.
Odds to Win 2019 Masters: Spieth 10-1