Mickelson's Augusta odds improve after WMPO rout

Phil Mickelson fired a 4-under 67 to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open by four strokes over Brandt Snedeker.

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The dynamics of the season's first major championship changed after Phil Mickelson's impressive victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

With his third title in Phoenix, Mickelson showed a game that has been missing since he won almost a year ago at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, when he shot a final-round 64 while playing with Tiger Woods for a two-shot victory over Charlie Wi.

Mickelson's 28-under total at TPC Scottsdale last week prompted Las Vegas oddsmakers to shave favorite Woods from a 9-2 favorite to 5-1 to win the Masters and move Mickelson from 15-1 to 12-1.

Woods, winless at Augusta National Golf Club since 2005, when he claimed his fourth green jacket, won his first start on Tour this season, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Mickelson won the Masters in 2004, '06 and '10.

Mickelson has parlayed early-season victories into strong showings at Augusta.

In 2004, Mickelson won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic en route to his first green jacket. In 2006, he won at the BellSouth Classic in Atlanta one week before the short drive down Interstate 20 to Augusta the next week and his second Masters title.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is the oddsmakers' second pick for Augusta, at 13-2.

Englishmen Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose, plus Australian Adam Scott and Americans Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson, the defending champion, are listed at 25-1.

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Odds to win the Masters

  • TIGER WOODS 5-1
  • RORY McILROY 13-2
  • PHIL MICKELSON 12-1
  • LUKE DONALD 25-1
  • LEE WESTWOOD 25-1
  • ADAM SCOTT 25-1
  • JUSTIN ROSE 25-1
  • BUBBA WATSON 25-1
  • DUSTIN JOHNSON 25-1
  • JASON DUFNER 30-1
  • RICKIE FOWLER 30-1
  • HUNTER MAHAN 40-1
  • MATT KUCHAR 40-1
  • KEEGAN BRADLEY 40-1
  • LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 25-1
  • CHARL SCHWARTZEL 30-1
  • JASON DAY 50-1
  • WEBB SIMPSON 50-1
  • NICK WATNEY 30-1
  • STEVE STRICKER 60-1
  • GRAEME McDOWELL 60-1
  • ERNIE ELS 80-1
  • PADRAIG HARRINGTON 60-1
  • SERGIO GARCIA 40-1
  • IAN POULTER 40-1
  • BO VAN PELT 50-1
  • PETER HANSON 80-1
  • ZACH JOHNSON 80-1
  • GEOFF OGILVY 100-1
  • JIM FURYK 80-1
  • MARTIN KAYMER 60-1
  • BRANDT SNEDEKER 25-1
  • BILL HAAS 80-1
  • FRANCESCO MOLINARI 100-1
  • NICOLAS COLSAERTS 60-1
  • K.J. CHOI 80-1
  • RETIEF GOOSEN 125-1
  • MARTIN LAIRD 125-1
  • CARL PETTERSSON 125-1
  • HENRIK STENSON 100-1
  • MATTEO MANASSERO 100-1
  • KYLE STANLEY 150-1
  • FRED COUPLES 100-1
  • JOHN SENDEN 150-1
  • FREDRIK JACOBSON 150-1
  • AARON BADDELEY 150-1
  • GARY WOODLAND 150-1
  • DAVID TOMS 150-1
  • BEN CURTIS 200-1
  • PAUL CASEY 100-1
  • SEUNG-YUL NOH 150-1
  • BEN CRANE 150-1
  • SEAN O'HAIR 200-1
  • PAUL LAWRIE 150-1
  • THOMAS BJORN 150-1
  • ROBERT GARRIGUS 80-1
  • SCOTT PIERCY 125-1
  • RYAN PALMER 150-1
  • VIJAY SINGH 150-1
  • ANGEL CABRERA 125-1
  • ANTHONY KIM 200-1
  • ROBERT KARLSSON 150-1
  • JONATHAN BYRD 200-1
  • TREVOR IMMELMAN 150-1
  • TIM CLARK 125-1
  • RYO ISHIKAWA 150-1
  • CHARLES HOWELL III 125-1
  • ALVARO QUIROS 150-1
  • ALEXANDER NOREN 200-1
  • THORBJORN OLESEN 125-1
  • BUD CAULEY 150-1
  • RYAN MOORE 100-1
  • Y.E. YANG 150-1
  • KEVIN NA 200-1
  • MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ XX
  • RORY SABBATINI 200-1
  • BRANDEN GRACE 125-1
  • ANDERS HANSEN 150-1
  • SIMON DYSON 250-1
  • STEWART CINK 200-1
  • KYUNG-TAE KIM 200-1
  • SANG-MOON BAE 200-1
  • ROBERT ROCK 300-1
  • MARK WILSON 300-1
  • MARC LEISHMAN 200-1
  • CAMILO VILLEGAS 250-1
  • PATRICK CANTLAY 300-1
  • LUKE GUTHRIE 250-1
  • LUCAS GLOVER 250-1
  • TED POTTER, JR 300-1
  • DARREN CLARKE 300-1
  • MICHAEL THOMPSON 300-1
  • JOHN PETERSON 300-1
  • DAVID LYNN 300-1
  • JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL 300-1
  • BERNHARD LANGER 500-1
  • ALAN DUNBAR 1000-1
  • MIKE WEIR 300-1
  • TOM WATSON 1000-1
  • FIELD (all others) 15-1
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