The Odds: Tiger Withdraws From Masters, Rory Assumes Top Spot

By The Linemakers
Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 11:09 am EDT

The biggest question leading up to next week's Masters at Augusta National has been answered. Tiger Woods will not play after undergoing back surgery to relieve a pinched nerve that has hampered him for months and derailed his 2014 season.

The LVH SuperBook had Woods a 10-to-1 favorite to win the season's first major prior to his withdrawal. Rory McIlroy, also at 10-to-1 odds prior to the news, is now the 8-to-1 favorite to put on the green jacket.

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Other notables include Adam Scott and Jason Day at 10-to-1 apiece, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson at 15-to-1, and Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson at 20-to-1 odds.

With all of the attention on Tiger's back, it's easy to overlook the injuries that others in the field have been nursing.

Mickelson pulled a muscle on his right side in the Valero Texas Open last weekend, forcing him to withdraw from the event in the middle of the third round. He's currently in the field for next week's Shell Houston Open, but whether he actually tees off remains to be seen.

Jason Day is dealing with a thumb injury that forced him to withdraw from the WGC-Cadillac Championship and sit out the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The injuries at the top of the board appear to stack the chips in McIlroy's favor, but some worry about his state of mind. It will be worth watching him at the Houston Open this weekend before laying a bet at his short price.

Considering the injuries and concerns surrounding the favorites for next week, this could be a prime opportunity to roll the dice on some players with longer odds.

Here are new odds to win the Masters, as well as updated golf props tied to the majors offered at the LVH.

ODDS TO WIN 2014 MASTERS (LVH SUPERBOOK) 

RORY McILROY 8-1
ADAM SCOTT 10-1
JASON DAY 10-1
PHIL MICKELSON 15-1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 15-1
MATT KUCHAR 20-1
HENRIK STENSON 20-1
BUBBA WATSON 20-1
ZACH JOHNSON 25-1
JUSTIN ROSE 25-1
JORDAN SPIETH 25-1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 30-1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 30-1
JASON DUFNER 30-1
SERGIO GARCIA 30-1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL 40-1
HARRIS ENGLISH 40-1
LEE WESTWOOD 50-1
LUKE DONALD 50-1
IAN POULTER 50-1
ANGEL CABRERA 50-1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 50-1
HUNTER MAHAN 50-1
GRAEME McDOWELL 50-1
GRAHAM DeLAET 50-1
WEBB SIMPSON 60-1
RICKIE FOWLER 60-1
RYAN MOORE 60-1
BILL HAAS 60-1
JIMMY WALKER 60-1
GARY WOODLAND 60-1
STEVE STRICKER 80-1
JIM FURYK 80-1
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 80-1
THORBJORN OLESEN 100-1
BILLY HORSCHEL 100-1
K.J. CHOI 100-1
ERNIE ELS 100-1
FRED COUPLES 100-1
MARC LEISHMAN 100-1
NICK WATNEY 125-1
PETER HANSON 125-1
JAMIE DONALDSON 125-1
NICOLAS COLSAERTS 150-1
MARTIN KAYMER 150-1
PAUL CASEY 150-1
MATTEO MANASSERO 150-1
ROBERT GARRIGUS 150-1
RUSSELL HENLEY 150-1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI 150-1
TREVOR IMMELMAN 150-1
TIM CLARK 150-1
CHARLES HOWELL III 150-1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON 200-1
FREDDIE JACOBSON 200-1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 200-1
BRANDEN GRACE 200-1
STEWART CINK 200-1
VIJAY SINGH 200-1
THOMAS BJORN 200-1
GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 200-1
LUCAS GLOVER 200-1
BO VAN PELT 250-1
JONAS BLIXT 250-1
GEOFF OGILVY 250-1
KEVIN STREELMAN 250-1
CHARLEY HOFFMAN 250-1
JOHN HUH 250-1
CARL PETTERSSON 250-1
RYO ISHIKAWA 250-1
SANG\MOON BAE 250-1
BOO WEEKLEY 300-1
DAVID TOMS 300-1
RETIEF GOOSEN 300-1
CAMILO VILLEGAS 300-1
MICHAEL THOMPSON 300-1
LUKE GUTHRIE 300-1
AARON BADDELEY 300-1
Y.E. YANG 300-1
BERNHARD LANGER 300-1
PETER UIHLEIN 500-1
KEN DUKE 500-1
DARREN CLARKE 500-1
MIKE WEIR 1000-1
JORDAN NIEBRUGGE 1000-1
DEREK ERNST 1000-1
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL 1000-1
GARRICK PORTEOUS 1000-1
TOM WATSON 1000-1
FIELD (all others) 15-1
TIGER WOODS withdrew

2014 GOLF PROPOSITIONS

HOW MANY MAJORS WILL TIGER WOODS WIN IN 2014?
This prop is now off the board

EXACTLY HOW MANY MAJORS WILL RORY McILROY WIN IN 2014?
0 MAJORS 1/3
EXACTLY 1 MAJOR 9/4
EXACTLY 2 MAJORS 15/1
EXACTLY 3 MAJORS 60/1
4 MAJORS (GRAND SLAM) 200/1
*RORY McILROY MUST TEE OFF IN 2014 MASTERS FOR ACTION*

EXACTLY HOW MANY MAJORS WILL ADAM SCOTT WIN IN 2014?
0 MAJORS 1/4
EXACTLY 1 MAJOR 11/4
EXACTLY 2 MAJORS 15/1
EXACTLY 3 MAJORS 80/1
4 MAJORS (GRAND SLAM) 250/1
*ADAM SCOTT MUST TEE OFF IN 2014 MASTERS FOR ACTION*

EXACTLY HOW MANY MAJORS WILL PHIL MICKELSON WIN IN 2014?
0 MAJORS 1/6
EXACTLY 1 MAJOR 7/2
EXACTLY 2 MAJORS 20/1
EXACTLY 3 MAJORS 100/1
4 MAJORS (GRAND SLAM) 250/1
*PHIL MICKELSON MUST TEE OFF IN 2014 MASTERS FOR ACTION*

 

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