Masters 2018: Patrick Reed's listed as Vegas favorite, but Rory McIlroy not far behind
AUGUSTA, Ga. — No matter the advantage, history has proven Saturday leads are not safe at Augusta National. Which is why Las Vegas is viewing Patrick Reed's three-shot lead heading into the fourth round with a bit of skepticism.
In its final odds update for the 2018 Masters, the Westgate SuperBook has Reed listed as the favorite, albeit only at a 6/5 mark. That he's being chased by Rory McIlroy, not only one of the game's best but a popular figure, has kept Reed's odds modest.
McIlroy, seeking to capture the final leg of the Grand Slam, comes in at 7/4. McIlroy does have four consecutive top 10s at this tournament, and has played this week with a poise that's escaped him at Augusta National in the past.
Rickie Fowler, also searching for his first major, finds himself in the penultimate group. However, five shots is a lot of ground to cover, which explains why he enters Sunday at 7/1. Other contenders include Jon Rahm (14/1), Henrik Stenson (30/1), Bubba Watson (50/1) and Jordan Spieth (80/1).
As for Marc Leishman, who played in the final group on Saturday only to stumble with a one-over 73? The Aussie, eight shots back of Reed, will tee off at 100/1 odds. A position he has taken in stride:
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