The third round of the 2012 Masters is set to tee off Saturday morning, with veteran Fred Couple tied atop the leaderboard with Jason Dufner, with both golfers 5-under par for the tournament.
Couples lofty perch on the leaderboard has not however made him the odds-on favorite to win the tournament, which is not really surprising when you consider the 52-year-old's competition entering the weekend at Augusta. Via @RJinVegas and @GolfOdds:
Masters odds: McIlroy 3-1, Westwood 6-1, Mickelson 8-1, Watson 12-1, Garcia 12-1, Dufner 15-1, Couples 20-1, Woods 40-1 (via @GolfOdds)— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) April 7, 2012
Dufner, the runner-up at the 2011 PGA Championship, is even granering more favor currently with oddsmakers. These odds seem to indicate that folks believe Lee Westwood will finally win a major, perhaps this weekend. Tiger Woods, eight back of the leaders, is only 40-1 because his name is Tiger Woods.
For the full 2012 Masters leaderboard, check out Sports Illustrated.