The Dallas Morning News’ Tim Cowlishaw handicaps The Masters field with his own odds for the top 20 players in the 2019 tournament.
Rickie Fowler — (7-1)
He’s 30, he’s finished second at Augusta, the British, the US Open and third at PGA. As Nelson Cruz famously said: It’s time.
Rory McIlroy — (8-1)
The Rory Slam is just a red-hot putter away and he’s certainly knocking on the door right now.
Justin Rose — (9-1)
He has won here, he’s lost a playoff here and has the composure to compete for 72 holes.
Dustin Johnson — (10-1)
One day he will simply bomb this course into submission, but I’m not sure that time is 2019.
Jon Rahm — (10-1)
Frequently the best golfer on the planet for 54 holes at a time, young Spaniard needs only to reign in his brain to win a major.
Tommy Fleetwood — (12-1)
Finds his way onto the leaderboard every week, shot 66 on Saturday here a year ago and would look sensational in that green jacket.
Bubba Watson — (12-1)
Can roll out of bed and finish top 10 here where he has won twice and made his reputation.
Francesco Molinaro — (14-1)
Doesn’t feel like last year’s major win at Carnoustie is going to satisfy his needs for long.
Paul Casey — (14-1)
Great manager of the golf course has five top-10 finishes here. Always finds his way into the hunt.
Jordan Spieth — (15-1)
Nothing better than a 30th place finish at San Antonio this season, Spieth is a long shot everywhere but Augusta National.
Justin Thomas — (16-1)
Has the length, the game to conquer this place one day but doesn’t yet own a top-15 finish here.
Tiger Woods — (18-1)
His irons and knowledge will keep him in contention but hasn’t shown in 2019 he is ready to be rock solid on the greens for 72 holes.
Brooks Koepka — (20-1)
Is this way too low to rank a guy who has won three of the last seven majors?
Matt Kuchar — (22-1)
I don’t expect him to win but I expect him to do all he can to finish higher than Sergio Garcia.
Tony Finau — (22-1)
Made name for himself here a year ago playing on a sprained ankle, will do more than that one day.
Patrick Reed — (25-1)
Defending champ’s game has fallen apart but you never know what happens when a winner drives down Magnolia Lane.
Louis Oosthuizen — (25-1)
Might need to repeat his double eagle on 2 from 2012 to ignite his tournament hopes.
Jason Day — (30-1)
Has had one top 10 finish per month this season, knows what it’s like to compete late Sunday afternoon here.
Adam Scott — (30-1)
Another Masters champ, his win here six years ago didn’t spark a run of major titles but knows the greens as well as anyone.
Phil Mickelson — (35-1)
A fourth green jacket at 48 feels like a reach but it’s not like he would shrink from the competition if he finds a hot putter.