Two of the three Canadians competing at The Masters this year made it to the weekend as Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes qualified by making the cut after their first two rounds of play on Thursday and Friday. However, Mike Weir, who won the event in 2003, failed to qualify for the third and fourth rounds.
Oddsmakers were correct in projecting Conners and Hughes to advance with Weir ending his week early according to their odds prior to the start of the tournament.
After two days, Justin Rose is at the top of the leader board at -7, but plenty of golfers are right behind him. It is setting up to be an exciting final two days of golf’s most prestigious tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
Saturday’s third round action will get started at 9:40 a.m. ET with Rose and Will Zalatoris as the final pairing at 2:20 p.m. ET.
Conners is tied for 13th place at -2 and put himself in a good position to potentially make a run in the next two days after a solid second round performance. He carded a 73 for one stroke over par on Thursday with four birdies to go along with three bogeys and a double bogey. However, Conners cut four strokes on Friday for a 69 with four birdies, an eagle and two bogeys for three shots under par in his second round to get to -2.
Conners is set to tee off at 1:10 p.m. ET for his third round on Saturday and will play alongside Collin Morikawa.
Hughes has plenty of work to do in order to get near the top of the leader board, but he is tied for 21st place after shooting 72 on Thursday and Friday for as he sits at even par heading into the weekend. He finished with two birdies and two bogeys in his first round and followed that up with five birdies and five bogeys in his second round of play.
Hughes will tee off at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday with Robert MacIntyre.
As for Weir, he failed to make the cut at this year’s Masters tournament after finishing five strokes over par with the cut set at +3. He struggled to a 78 score on Thursday with four bogeys, two double bogeys and two birdies for six over par. Weir played much better in the second round, finishing a stroke under par with a 71. He had four birdies with three bogeys on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to make up for Round 1 and advance to the weekend.
Updated Masters Odds
Oddsmakers have adjusted their numbers as the field has been cut. Below is a look at some of the latest odds from a popular United States sportsbook.
The Masters Champion
Two strokes behind the leader, Jordan Spieth continues his resurgence as one of the top players on the PGA Tour, and he is the favorite heading into the third round at +400, ahead of Rose at +550.
Among the Canadians competing, Conners is tied for 17th at +6600 to finish atop the leader board by the end of the weekend. Hughes is tied for the 29th best odds at +50000.
Round 3 Matchups
Oddsmakers listed odds for the third round pairings, and Conners is matched up with Morikawa, his Saturday playing partner. Morikawa is the favorite to have a better third round score between the two with -110 odds with Conners at +125. A tie would feature a +800 payout.
With Hughes against MacIntyre, the Canadian is a slight underdog heading into the third round matchup. MacIntyre has -106 odds to finish with a better score on Saturday with Hughes’ odds set at +120. The odds for a tie is set at +800.