Golf’s first major tournament of the year, the US Masters, gets underway on Thursday evening and many eyes are going to be on the battle between the two men ranked as the best in the world right now – Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
When it comes to titles won, there is no comparison between these two as Woods has a lot more trophies in his cabinet than McIlroy, but if both play their best golf, we could see an epic battle here.
Unsurprisingly, the American is the current favourite with the bookmakers to come out top and you can back him claiming his fifth title at Augusta at 4/1 with Betfred.
Woods has been the best player in the world this year and we are seeing signs of him returning to his best form.
A win at the Masters would show everyone that he is still the best around and in truth, this might be the tournament he wants to win the most.
With the knowhow he has at Augusta and the fact that he comes here in fine form, those looking at the latest betting offers might find it hard to look past Tiger Woods being presented with a green jacket on Sunday night.
As for McIlroy, he will be the first to admit he hasn’t been good enough this season and he really does have to raise his game this week.
He did finish second in a tournament in Texas last week and that could be a good sign for the Northern Irishman as at times, he looked to be playing some of his best golf.
If McIlroy can perform throughout the four days, then he is sure to push Woods all the way. A win for the world number-two is at 12/1 with Coral.
Three-time winner Phil Mickelson also has odds of 12/1.
A player can of course come from nowhere and win this title, but you never know, we could see Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy go head to head in a fascinating battle.