Bettors are putting their money on Jason Day to win the 2016 Masters tournament, but Rory McIlroy and defending champion Jordan Spieth arenât far behind.
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On the eve of the tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook says Day is at the top of the field as a 7/1 favorite to take the green jacket. The Australian is the current top-ranked golfer in the world, and he posted back-to-back wins last month at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Match Play Championship.
Spieth and McIlroy, respectively the No. 2 and No. 3 golfers in the world rankings, are both listed at 8/1 to emerge victorious on Sunday.
Spieth was the talk of the sports world a year ago after becoming just the fifth wire-to-wire champion in Masters history. The major championship propelled Spieth, now 22 years old, to the top of the rankings. It also gave a big boost to Under Armour (NYSE:UA), which handed Spieth a new 10-year endorsement deal just three months earlier. The Dallas native won his second career major at the U.S. Open in June.
McIlroy, winner of four majors in his career, enters the Masters coming off a fourth-place finish in the Match Play Championship.
The Westgate Las Vegas says Bubba Watson is a 10/1 bet to win the Masters, while Adam Scott has 12/1 odds.
The 80th Masters begins on Thursday.