Masters odds: Tiger the clear favorite at Augusta

Tiger Woods wins his eighth Arnold Palmer Invitational victory at Bay Hill.

On the eve of the Masters, Tiger Woods finds himself in his usual spot as the favorite going into the first major of 2013.

Woods hasn’t won a major since hobbling to victory in a playoff over journeyman Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines in 2008.

For those counting, that is 14 majors ago. Prior to that Woods was a one-man wrecking crew in golf's preeminent events with 14 victories and 29 top-10s.

And now Woods comes to Augusta National with three wins under his belt in 2013, the Farmers Insurance Open, WGC-Cadillac Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the eighth time.

All the wins came on courses he has won on before, so the victories were not a surprise.

Of course he has won at Augusta National four times before, the last coming in 2005, before the last major changes to the course in 2006.

With all that being said Woods is the favorite at 3/1 according to golfodds.com.

Starting in January, Woods was a 9/2 favorite to win the Masters, but by the end of February went to 5/1 and the end of March to 3/1.

Ulsterman Rory McIlroy is next at 8/1, a little better than his 10/1 at the beginning of April and before his runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open.

Three-time Masters Champion Phil Mickelson is 10/1 and comes to Augusta with an impressive victory in the desert at the Phoenix Open, but that was almost two months ago and Mickelson has been relatively quiet since.

To lend some perspective, going into last years Masters McIlroy was the 11/2 favorite closely followed by Tiger Woods at 9/2 and Mickelson 12/1.

There is a big disparity between Mickelson and the next player, Englishman Justin Rose at 20/1.

Rounding out the top 10:

Englishman Lee Westwood, Australian Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Louis Oosthuizen and 2011 Master Champion Charl Schwartzel at 25/1.

Defending champion Bubba Watson is 35/1 to successfully defend his title. The left-hander was 30/1 last year.

Here are the odds, in alphabetical order:

  • ADAM SCOTT 25/1
  • ALAN DUNBAR 2000/1
  • ANGEL CABRERA 80/1
  • BEN CURTIS 250/1
  • BERNHARD LANGER 500/1
  • BILL HAAS 60/1
  • BO VAN PELT 80/1
  • BRANDEN GRACE 200/1
  • BRANDT SNEDEKER 30/1
  • BUBBA WATSON 35/1
  • CARL PETTERSSON 200/1
  • CHARL SCHWARTZEL 25/1
  • DARREN CLARKE WD
  • DAVID LYNN 300/1
  • DAVID TOMS 250/1
  • DUSTIN JOHNSON 25/1
  • ERNIE ELS 125/1
  • FRANCESCO MOLINARI 150/1
  • FRED COUPLES 150/1
  • FREDDIE JACOBSON 100/1
  • GRAEME McDOWELL 50/1
  • HENRIK STENSON 60/1
  • HUNTER MAHAN 40/1
  • IAN POULTER 40/1
  • JASON DAY 50/1
  • JASON DUFNER 50/1
  • JIM FURYK 60/1
  • JOHN PETERSON 500/1
  • JOHN SENDEN 200/1
  • JONATHAN BYRD DNQ
  • JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL 500/1
  • JUSTIN ROSE 20/1
  • K.J. CHOI 80/1
  • KEEGAN BRADLEY 25/1
  • KEVIN NA 300/1
  • LEE WESTWOOD 25/1
  • LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 25/1
  • LUCAS GLOVER 200/1
  • LUKE DONALD 30/1
  • MARC LEISHMAN 300/1
  • MARTIN KAYMER 100/1
  • MARTIN LAIRD 80/1
  • MATT KUCHAR 30/1
  • MATTEO MANASSERO 150/1
  • MICHAEL THOMPSON 250/1
  • MIKE WEIR 1000/1
  • NICK WATNEY 60/1
  • NICOLAS COLSAERTS 100/1
  • PADRAIG HARRINGTON 60/1
  • PAUL LAWRIE 250/1
  • PETER HANSON 80/1
  • PHIL MICKELSON 10/1
  • RICKIE FOWLER 50/1
  • ROBERT GARRIGUS 150/1
  • RORY McILROY 8/1
  • RYAN MOORE 125/1
  • RYO ISHIKAWA 300/1
  • SCOTT PIERCY 150/1
  • SERGIO GARCIA 40/1
  • STEVE STRICKER 40/1
  • STEWART CINK 150/1
  • TED POTTER, JR 500/1
  • THOMAS BJORN 300/1
  • THORBJORN OLESEN 150/1
  • TIGER WOODS 3/1
  • TIM CLARK 200/1
  • TOM WATSON 2000/1
  • TREVOR IMMELMAN 250/1
  • VIJAY SINGH 150/1
  • WEBB SIMPSON 60/1
  • Y.E. YANG 200/1
  • ZACH JOHNSON 100/1
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