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Bryson DeChambeau emerges as Masters favorite

Victory in Rocket Mortgage Classic propels DeChambeau into oddsmakers’ 10-1 pick to win at Augusta National

10-1: Odds for American Bryson DeChambeau, the favorite, to win the Masters Tournament, according to DeChambeau, 26, has been the hottest player in the game since the PGA Tour restarted its season last month, posting three consecutive finishes of eighth of better, capped by his victory Sunday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. DeChambeau, who won the 2015 NCAA title while at SMU and added the U.S. Amateur crown that summer, is a six-time winner on the PGA Tour who has yet to win a major championship. In fact, in 14 starts in golf’s four biggest events, he has finished no better than 15th, at the 2016 U.S. Open. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, the world’s top-ranked player, was the No. 2 choice to win the Masters, at 12-1. Americans Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas were the co-No. 3 picks with Spain’s Jon Rahm, at 14-1. Tiger Woods, who will be the defending champion at Augusta National, was next at 16-1, though he has yet to play in the season restart. The Masters is scheduled for Nov. 12-15.

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