Sergio Garcia won the first major championship of his career with a dramatic, sudden-death victory over Justin Rose at the Masters on Sunday. Garcia finally broke through in his 71st major as a professional.
Justin Rose is the 5-2 favorite to win the Masters at adjusted odds at the Westgate. Jordan Spieth is 3-1, Rickie Fowler 4-1 and Sergio Garcia 9-2.
Following a stumble at the Masters, Charley Hoffman is now looking up at a formidable foursome heading into the final round. He is 2 strokes off the lead, behind Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.
Rickie Fowler only wanted to make sure the wind didn’t blow him away over two tough rounds at the Masters. More than just survive on Friday, he posted a 5-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead for the first time in a major.
Charley Hoffman — one of only two players to break 70, along with William McGirt (69) — closed at 125-1 odds to win the Masters after opening at 150-1 odds in August.
Dustin Johnson withdrawing from the Masters was shocking enough. Then Charley Hoffman delivered a surprise of his own.
Charley Hoffman, who played on UNLV’s 1998 NCAA championship team, shot 7-under 65 on Thursday in one of the most impressive first rounds ever recorded at the Masters.
Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the Masters after injuring his lower back in a fall at the home he was renting for the week.
On the 20th anniversary of Tiger Woods’ first Masters victory, the roar and shouts of “Tiger!” and the tearful embrace with his father, Earl, still feels like a dream sequence.
The Westgate sports book moved Dustin Johnson from the 11-2 favorite to the 7-1 co-favorite, and the William Hill sports book moved him from 6-1 to 7-1.