The oldest player to ever win the Masters was Jack Nicklaus at 46 years old. The oldest person to ever win any major was Julius Boros when he won the 1968 PGA Championship.¬†Fred Couples is 52 years old. And through two rounds of The Masters, he has a share of the lead and chance at history.
Do oddsmakers think it’s likely that Freddie Couples will wear the green jacket on Sunday? No, not really. Despite sharing the lead, Couples is still a 20:1 long shot (at 5Dimes) and 22:1 (at BetOnline) to win his second major
Rory McIlroy, the #1 ranked golfer in the world, is one shot back from the lead and the favorite to win at 3:1. Lee Westwood, who is also one shot off the lead, is 6:1 to win his first major. Phil Mickelson is 3 shots off the pace and he’s 8:1 to win at both BetOnline and 5Dimes. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods is 8 shots back of the leaders and 40:1 to win.
Here’s a complete list of the leaderboard with each player’s odds to win the event as of Friday night:(-5) Jason Dufner ¬†14:1 (-5) Fred Couples ¬†22:2 ¬† (-4) Bubba Watson ¬†12:1¬† (-4) Sergio Garcia 14:1¬† (-4) Rory McIlroy 3:1 (-4) Louis Oosthuizen 15:1 (-4) Lee Westwood 6:1¬† ¬† (-3) Miguel Angel Jimenez ¬†30:1 (-3) Matt Kuchar ¬†22:1 (-3) Paul Lawrie ¬†50:1 ¬† (-2) Nick Watney 20:1 (-2) Henrik Stenson 50:1 (-2) Peter Hanson 50:1 (-2) Vijay Singh 60:1 (-2) Charles Howell III 60:1¬† (-2) Ben Crane 60:1¬† ¬† (+3) Tiger Woods 40:1¬† ¬†
¬†Interestingly, no one is talking about Sergio Garcia. Instead, Lee Westwood is being talked about as the best player to never have won a major and Sergio is quietly one shot back. The Spanish have an impressive history at Augusta thanks to Jose Maria Olazabal and Seve Ballesteros. Sergio at 14:1 is a pretty tempting proposition.