Tomorrow, the Masters tees off, and there are two former Cowboy golfers in the mix for the green jacket.
Rickie Fowler is currently sitting in eighth place in the official world golf ranking, as well as eighth in the FedEx Cup Rankings. His best finish at The Masters was T5 back in 2014.
Alex Noren is currently in 10th place in the official world golf ranking. However, he is not ranked in the FedEx Cup. Noren has never participated in The Masters.
The tee times and pairings for Thursday and Friday have been released. (All times CST.)
9:12 a.m. - Russell Knox | Rickie Fowler | Hideki Matsuyama
12:30 p.m. - Bernhard Langer | Alex Noren | Patrick Reed
9:23 a.m. - Bernhard Langer | Alex Noren | Patrick Reed
12:19 p.m. - Russell Knox | Rickie Fowler | Hideki Matsuyama
Dustin Johnson is the favorite to win the Masters, and he is hot, having won three of the last four tournaments he has participated in. (He withdrew from the Houston Open.) Johnson is in first place in both the FedEx Cup ranking and he is ranked as the best golfer in the world.
Here are the 10 golfers with the best odds to win the tournament.
- Dustin Johnson +600
- Rory McIlroy +750
- Jordan Spieth +800
- Hideki Matsuyama +1800
- Rickie Fowler +1800
- Jason Day +2000
- Jon Rahm +2200
- Justin Rose +2500
- Phil Mickelson +2500
- Henrik Stenson +3000
Noren is a long shot to win the tournament, with +8000 odds to win the Masters. So, if you are feeling bold or can see the future and Noren wins, let me know. With those odds, a $20 bet would pay out $1600. Not a bad payday. In case you were thinking of betting on Fowler, which wouldn’t be the worst idea, the same bet would get you $360.
The first two rounds of The Masters will be broadcast on ESPN for Rounds 1 and 2 from 2-6:30 p.m. and CBS will air Rounds 3 and 4 on Saturday (2-6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1-6 p.m.).