The 2017 Masters unfolds this week at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. It promises to be one of golf’s greatest weeks, just like it is every year.

The betting favorite at 5/1 is world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who won his first career major at last summer’s U.S. Open at Oakmont. Jordan Spieth follows him at 7/1, a year after he collapsed on Sunday at Augusta and two years after he didn’t. Rory McIlroy is next at 8/1, as he tries to win the only major tournament he’s never won. McIlroy’s best finish at Augusta so far is a fourth-place nod in 2015. He has his own demons at this course, having had a late failure in 2011 that was similar to Spieth’s last year.

After Johnson, Spieth, and McIlroy, there’s a sizable gap before the rest of the field. World No. 3 Jason Day is at 15/1, seeking to add a second major to go with his PGA Championship title from 2015. Day performed well in last year’s majors, finishing in the top 10 in three of four and second in the PGA. But he has not been excellent so far in 2017, without a top-10 finish in any of his six starts. That’s why Day’s a cut below Johnson, Spieth, and McIlroy, though he’s still up on everyone else.

There’s a cluster of players facing 20/1 odds: Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson, and Jon Rahm.

Fowler had four major top-fives in 2014 but has struggled badly in them for the last two years. A tie for 12th at Augusta in 2015 is the best he’s done since then, and he missed the cut there last year. It’d be exciting to see Fowler get over the hump.

Rahm, a 22-year-old Spaniard who played at Arizona State, has a Farmers Insurance Open win and five top-10 finishes in 10 events this year. He’s an exciting name to keep an eye on. This is Rahm’s first time in the Masters, but it’s not hard to imagine him making a charge. It’s fun when a young player gets on a great run at Augusta, and Rahm probably has a better chance to be that guy than anyone except Spieth.

The world’s No. 775 player, Tiger Woods, will not participate. A back injury will keep Woods out of the tournament on the 20th anniversary of his legendary 1997 win at Augusta. He was unlikely to be a factor, but it’s nonetheless a shame he’s not there.

Here are your updated odds for The Masters at the top of the week, via GolfOdds.com andc of the Las Vegas SuperBook:

2017 Early Masters Odds

Player Odds to Win The Masters
Dustin Johnson 5/1
Jordan Spieth 7/1
Rory McIlroy 8/1
Jason Day 15/1
Rickie Fowler 20/1
Justin Rose 20/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Hideki Matsuyama 20/1
Jon Rahm 20/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Bubba Watson 30/1
Adam Scott 30/1
Sergio Garcia 30/1
Justin Thomas 30/1
Brandt Snedeker 40/1
Patrick Reed 40/1
Paul Casey 40/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Tyrrell Hatton 50/1
Brooks Koepka 60/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60/1
Marc Leishman 60/1
Thomas Pieters 60/1
Branden Grace 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Charl Schwartzel 80/1
Jimmy Walker 80/1
Lee Westwood 80/1
Daniel Berger 80/1
Gary Woodland 80/1
Adam Hadwin 80/1
Danny Willett 100/1
J.B. Holmes 100/1
Bill Haas 100/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 100/1
Kevin Kisner 100/1
Alex Noren 100/1
Russell Henley 100/1
Tommy Fleetwood 100/1
Shane Lowry 125/1
Martin Kaymer 125/1
Emiliano Grillo 125/1
Russell Knox 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
Jim Furyk 150/1
Byeong Hun An 150/1
Jason Dufner 150/1
Charley Hoffman 150/1
Scott Piercy 150/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Francesco Molinari 150/1
Brendan Steele 150/1
Pat Perez 150/1
Ross Fisher 150/1
Angel Cabrera 200/1
Andy Sullivan 200/1
Webb Simpson 200/1
Bernd Wiesberger 200/1
Kevin Chappell 250/1
Steve Stricker 250/1
Chris Wood 250/1
William McGirt 250/1
Soren Kjeldsen 250/1
Hideto Tanihara 250/1
Jhonattan Vegas 300/1
Ernie Els 300/1
Fred Couples 300/1
Jeunghun Wang 300/1
James Hahn 300/1
Sean O’Hair 300/1
Hudson Swafford 300/1
Daniel Summerhays 500/1
Bernhard Langer 500/1
Billy Hurley III 500/1
Brian Stuard 500/1
Vijay Singh 500/1
Yuta Ikeda 500/1
Curtis Luck 500/1
Si Woo Kim 500/1
Roberto Castro 500/1
Rod Pampling 500/1
Mackenzie Hughes 500/1
Brad Dalke 1000/1
Jose Maria Olazabal 1000/1
Scott Gregory 2000/1
Trevor Immelman 2000/1
Mike Weir 2000/1
Mark O’Meara 2000/1
Stewart Hagestad 2000/1
Toto Gana 2000/1
Ian Woosnam 2000/1
Sandy Lyle 5000/1
Larry Mize 5000/1

Source : SBnation