McIlroy Shortens For Possible Autumn Masters

The Masters 2020 Winner

Outright Betting

There is now a clear favourite for the Masters this year after Rory McIlroy went clear at the top of the betting, as speculation continues on a date for this year’s event.

With the major tours currently suspended, authorities have been left with a puzzle of how to schedule the four major tournaments this year, with sources suggesting Augusta National is considering October or November as a potential date to host the Masters, which is usually played in April.

That could leave golf fans with a long wait to see the green jacket presented this year but it hasn’t stopped a wave of support behind Rory McIlroy breaking his duck at the famous Georgia venue.

He is now a 6/1 shot from 8/1 with BoyleSports to land the only major left on his to-do list, putting him clear of second favourite Jon Rahm, who is 10/1 to become the fourth Spanish winner of the event after Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.

Tiger Woods’ chances of matching Jack Nicklaus’ haul of sixth green jackets this year are rated at 14/1. Americans Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas have all attracted their usual band of supporters and sit at 14/1 alongside the reigning Masters champion.

It’ll be strange to see a butler cabin ceremony so late in the year if that’s what comes to pass, but Rory McIlroy won’t complain if he has to wait to win around Augusta for the first time.

He was in solid form before the suspension and we’re 6/1 from 8/1 about him wearing the green jacket this year whenever it takes place.

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