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Bookies fearing McIlroy gamble ahead of Masters

Rory McIlroy continues to be well backed to win the Masters this week, where he is available at 6-1 with leading bookmaker Coral ahead of the opening major of 2015. American Jordan Spieth is second best in the betting at 10-1, while defending champion Bubba Watson can be backed at 11-1.

The world number one is not the only player the bookmakers are fearing at Augusta as 14-time major winner Tiger Woods has also been popular with Coral, so much so that he has been cut into 33-1 (from 40-1) following heavy support today.

“The momentum behind Rory McIlroy in the betting has grown stronger which each day this week and he goes into the Masters as one of the best backed favourites for this tournament since Tiger Woods was dominating the sport,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“This will be the biggest price that Woods has ever gone off at for the Masters and many punters believe his price is far too big, despite his recent layoff from the sport,” added Hill.

**Coral’s pre-tournament offer

Bet £10 or more on the US Masters pre-tournament and get a £10 free bet to use in-play

**The Masters

6 Rory McIlroy, 10 Jordan Spieth, 11 Bubba Watson, 12 Jason Day, 16 Dustin Johnson, 18 Adam Scott, 20 Jimmy Walker, 22 Henrik Stenson, 28 Phil Mickelson, 33 Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods, 45 Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, 50 Bar.

**Tiger Woods to make the cut

4-6 Yes, 11-10 No

**Will there be a hole in one?

4-6 Yes, 11-10 No

**Winning nationality

4-5 USA, 9-4 European, 7-2 Rest of the World

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520