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Masters Sleepers 2019

Webb Simpson 2019 Masters Sleepers
Webb Simpson reacts after he made a putt for birdie on Hole No. 10 green during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Sunday, April 8, 2018.

While Rory McIlroy is tabbed as the odds-on favorite to win this week’s Masters Tournament, who is flying under the radar entering Augusta National?

Masters Sleeper 2019

Here are three options listed at 100/1 or worse:

Webb Simpson (100/1): He is coming off his best Masters finish in eight starts, a T-20 showing last year after shooting 5-under 67 and notching back-to-back eagles (Nos. 7 and 8) in the final round. He ranks 29th in strokes gained: tee-to-green and is one  of the best on Tour hitting into and around the greens. He missed the cut in his last stroke-play event at Valspar, but before that he was T-16 at The Players.

Emiliano Grillo (150/1): In two Masters starts, Grillo has been respectable, tying for 17th in 2016 and finishing 51st in 2017. He ranks 32nd in strokes gained: tee-to-green, and that’s with losing -0.322 strokes around the greens. He’s missed just one cut this year, though he’s failed to finish better than T-22 in any event. He’s a good candidate for a top-20 bet.

Matthew Fitzpatrick (150/1): He nearly won earlier this year at Bay Hill, finishing runner-up to Francesco Molinari. And at age 24, he’s already making his fifth Masters start. He’s made three of four cuts – the missed cut came when he was an amateur – with a best finish of T-7 in 2016. He’s not long, but he can place his ball well, ranking 33rd in strokes gained: tee-to-green.


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