Rory is the odds on-favorite for the second straight year, and a Masters win would help him become one of only six players to win the career Grand Slam, cementing his legacy as an all-time great. But the world number one has historically struggled around storied Augusta National: In 2011, he held the 54-hole lead before carding a final round 80 and left in tears. Last year, McIlroy finished in a respectable tie for eighth, but played well below his own standards.
But the Northern Irishman is on a bit of a Major Championship hot-streak, winning both the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and the PGA at Valhalla in succession. That makes his story line one of the most compelling in the field and his Vegas line the most favorable.