News & ToursApril 12, 2014

Here's the second round Masters leader board, reshuffled according to players' odds to win

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

Playing in easier conditions than the day before, Bubba Watson made five consecutive birdies on the back nine Friday to take the 36-hole lead. Adam Scott, the first-round leader, fought his way back from three over par on the day to shoot 72 and sit only four strokes back of Watson. Here's how the leader board finished after 36 holes:

  Position  Player  Score       1  Bubba Watson  -7    2  John Senden  -4    T-3  Thomas Bjorn  -3    T-3  Jonas Blixt  -3    T-3  Adam Scott  -3    T-3  Jordan Spieth  -3    T-7  Fred Couples  -2    T-7  Jimmy Walker  -2    T-7  Jim Furyk  -2    T-10  Kevin Streelman  -1    T-10  Stephen Gallacher  -1    T-10  Russell Henley  -1    T-10  Kevin Stadler  -1    T-10  Jamie Donaldson  -1    T-15  Lucas Glover  E    T-15  Matt Kuchar  E    T-15  Louis Oosthuizen  E    T-15  Gonzalo Fdez-Castano  E    T-15  Lee Westwood  E    T-15  Brandt Snedeker  E  > >

Using updated odds from the betting website Bovada, here's how the top end of the leader board shakes-out. Despite the presence of players with relatively few PGA Tour wins on the actual leader board, notice how many of them are overtaken by players with more experience. Matt Kuchar, for example, is given the same odds to win as Thomas Bjorn, despite Bjorn's three-shot advantage.

Related: Bubba Watson huge favorite to win the 2014 Masters

  Position  Player  Score       1  Bubba Watson  2/1    2  Adam Scott  9/2    3  Jordan Spieth  10/1    4  John Senden  16/1    5  Jimmy Walker  18/1    6  Jim Furyk  22/1    T-7  Matt Kuchar  25/1    T-7  Thomas Bjorn  25/1    T-9  Lee Westwood  33/1    T-9  Jonas Blixt  33/1    T-9  Fred Couples  33/1    12  Brandt Snedeker  40/1    T-13  Louis Oosthuizen  50/1    T-13  Jamie Donaldson  50/1    15  Russell Henley  66/1    T-16  Kevin Stadler  80/1    T-16  Kevin Streelman  80/1    T-16  Stephen Gallacher  80/1    19  Gonzalo Fdez-Castano  125/1    20  Lucas Glover  200/1 

"In truth, Bubba should win from here," says Mike Grenham, a member of the broadcast division at William Hill and host of William Hill's Golf Betting Podcast. "If Bubba backtracks, Kuchar and Oosthuizen interest me each-way at 25/1 and 50/1."

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