Tim Cowlishaw handicaps the 2019 Masters field: Where he has Tiger, Phil, Spieth and more listed


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.

See full groupings and tee times for Rounds 1 and 2 here.

Original Source: https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/other-sports/golf/2019/04/09/tim-cowlishaw-handicaps-2019-masters-field-tiger-woods-phil-mickelson-jordan-spieth-listed

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