7th Apr 2012 | The Masters
Masters Market Movers Day 2
Rory McIlroy is the new favourite as we review the betting market after day 2 at Augusta.
By percentage change in probability of winning
Rory McIlroy 10/3 (Bet365) from 6/1; 8.8% change
Phil Mickelson 9/1 (Paddy Power) from 33/1; 7.0% change
Sergio Garcia 16/1 (William Hill) from 80/1; 4.7% change
The field bunched up on the second day at Augusta with 30 players within five shots of the lead with two rounds still to play. Rory McIlroy has quietly moved into contention and sits only one shot off the lead. Phil Mickelson also put himself right in the frame with a second round 68.
After two birdies in the first three holes, Tiger Woods slumped to a 75, leaving him 8 shots off the pace. Battling with his swing for much of the round, Woods is the biggest drifter in the market. A double-bogey on the last hole marred a solid round from Lee Westwood and although he is on the drift, he only lies one shot back.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 10:01 7th Apr, 2012 but subject to change