Tiger 5/2 for a fifth green jacket

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Tiger Woods has been cut to 5/2 to win The Masters after an opening 68 at Augusta National left him just two off the lead.

Tiger Woods has been cut to 5/2 (general) to win The Masters after an opening 68 at Augusta National on Thursday.

The world number one, who had drifted to 13/2 before the off, grabbed two eagles in his first round of competitive golf after five months off and his four-under par total was his lowest ever round one score at Augusta by two shots.

He is as low as 2/1 with Sky Bet and trails leader Fred Couples by just two shots.

Fifty year-old Couples, who has been in superb form on the Champions Tour this season, won the Masters way back in 1992 but proved he can still cut it at this level by shooting a 66 – his lowest round ever at Augusta.
Couples, a three-figure price at the start, is now just 18/1 with Betfred.

Another veteran, 60 year-old Tom Watson, also rolled back the years on day one with a 67 (his joint best round at Augusta) and is 66/1 with the same firm for a fairytale win.

Phil Mickelson is the current second favouirte at 6/1 with Stan James and Coral after he also opened with a 67, a score matched by Lee Westwood (17/2, extrabet).

Ian Poulter is also right in the firing line after an opening 68 and he is 14s while KJ Choi can be backed at 16/1 after he joined the cluster of players on five under late in the day.

Anthony Kim (68) kept up his good form after winning in Houston last week and is a general 16/1 chance.

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