McIlroy is a pre-tournament favorite, according to Odds Shark and only about everybody else.
As of Tuesday, Odds Shark listed McIlroy as a 6-1 favorite, followed by Jordan Spieth (8-1), fortifying champion Bubba Watson (11-1), Jason Day (14-1) and Dustin Johnson (14-1). More on them later.
First, let’s speak about McIlroy. He won a British Open and a PGA Championship to explain a final dual majors of 2014 and is looking for his third in a quarrel this weekend. With his normal expostulate length of 305 yards off a tee, a healthy pull and a good hold around and on a greens, there is no reason because he shouldn’t be a favorite.
But he and everybody else knows one of a keys, if he’s to mangle by and win his initial Masters, is that he’ll need to play a par-five holes improved than he has in a past during Augusta. He done 6 sixes final year, 5 of them on a 4 par-fives during Augusta National.
“If we demeanour during a prior winners here, they’ve all played a par-fives well. Bubba (Watson) final year played them during eight‑under par; we played them during even par, and he kick me by 8 shots,” McIlroy told USA Today. “If we can only play a par-fives a small better, hopefully that will assistance me do better.”