Charley Hoffman Atop The Masters 2017 Leaderboard: Would Pay Out $12.5K

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San Diego’s Charley Hoffman led the pack at this week’s Masters tournament heading into Friday’s Round Two.  Should he manage to hold on to this lead, the payout would be $12.5K for every $100 bet prior to Thursday.

Ahead of Friday’s play, Hoffman was given 6-1 odds of winning the Masters 2017.

His odds were shortened substantially thanks to his dominance Thursday.

Hoffman took a 4-shot lead Thursday over William McGirt for the largest gap at the top after the first round at Augusta in 62 years.

This is the largest lead after the first round since the 1955 Masters, when Jack Burke Jr. opened with 67 and was 4 shots ahead of Julius Boros and Mike Souchak.

McGirt, by contrast, still had long odds of 40-1.

Despite failing to make the top 10 cut after first round play, Rory McIlroy was the new favorite heading into Friday morning at nearly 6-1 odds.

Justin Rose was at 11-1 odds while Phil Mickelson was coming in at 15-1.

Bad news for those bettors who backed the favorite Dustin Johnson, as he left the Masters after injuring his back in a fall. 

Odds To Win 2017 Masters (4/6/17)

Golfer    Odds

Jordan Spieth    6/1

Rory McIlroy       7/1

Dustin Johnson 9/1

Jon Rahm    16/1

Rickie Fowler    16/1

Jason Day   18/1

Phil Mickelson   18/1

Hideki Matsuyama   20/1

Justin Rose        45/2

Sergio Garcia    30/1

Henrik Stenson 32/1

Adam Scott        35/1

Bubba Watson 35/1

Justin Thomas   35/1

Paul Casey        40/1

Louis Oosthuizen     45/1

Brandt Snedeker      50/1

Matt Kuchar       55/1

Tyrrell Hatton      55/1

Patrick Reed     60/1

Bill Haas      65/1

Brooks Koepka        65/1

Marc Leishman        65/1

Matthew Fitzpatrick 65/1

Thomas Pieters        65/1

Charl Schwartzel      75/1

Daniel Berger    75/1

Jimmy Walker    85/1

Lee Westwood 85/1

Zach Johnson    85/1

Adam Hadwin    90/1

Branden Grace 100/1

Charley Hoffman      100/1

Danny Willett      100/1

Gary Woodland        100/1

Martin Kaymer   100/1

Russell Henley   100/1

Tommy Fleetwood   100/1

Kevin Kisner      110/1

Shane Lowry      115/1

J.B. Holmes       120/1

Ryan Moore       120/1

Alex Noren 130/1

Emiliano Grillo   135/1

Rafael Cabrera Bello      135/1

Jason Dufner     140/1

Kevin Na     145/1

Russell Knox      150/1

Francesco Molinari 160/1

Jim Furyk    160/1

Pat Perez    160/1

Ross Fisher       160/1

Angel Cabrera   165/1

Soren Kjeldsen 165/1

Brendan Steele        180/1

Bernd Wiesberger   200/1

Byeong Hun An        200/1

Scott Piercy       200/1

Andy Sullivan     220/1

Fred Couples    225/1

Jhonattan Vegas      225/1

Hideto Tanihara       250/1

Hudson Swafford     250/1

Kevin Chappell 250/1

Steve Stricker    250/1

Webb Simpson        250/1

Chris Wood       300/1

Ernie Els     300/1

Jeunghun Wang       300/1

Sean O'Hair       300/1

William McGirt   300/1

Billy Hurley III      400/1

Bernhard Langer      500/1

Brian Stuard      500/1

Curtis Luck 500/1

Daniel Summerhays       500/1

James Hahn      500/1

Mackenzie Hughes 500/1

Roberto Castro        500/1

Rod Pampling   500/1

Si Woo Kim       500/1

Vijay Singh 500/1

Yuta Ikeda   500/1

Brad Dalke        1000/1

Jose Maria Olazabal      1000/1

Ian Woosnam    2000/1

Mark OMeara    2000/1

Mike Weir   2000/1

Scott Gregory    2000/1

Stewart Hagestad    2000/1

Toto Gana   2000/1

Trevor Immelman     2000/1

Larry Mize   5000/1

Sandy Lyle        5000/1

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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