Star-Telegram golf writer Jimmy Burch handicaps his top 10 choices, with odds, to win the 2015 Masters Tournament, starting Thursday in Augusta, Ga.:
5-1 Rory McIlroy Winner of golf’s past two majors seeks to complete the career Grand Slam in Augusta.
6-1 Jordan Spieth Dallas resident has been the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour the past month with a win and two runner-up finishes.
8-1 Rickie Fowler Finished fifth or better in all four majors last season without winning one. He’s capable of closing the deal in 2015.
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9-1 Bubba Watson Defending champ has the power, short game to prevail again in Augusta. He’s won there twice already.
12-1 Jason Day Aussie native and former Fort Worth resident has been a major player in golf’s elite events in recent seasons.
15-1 Patrick Reed Rising PGA Tour star from Houston has the skills, confidence to enjoy a major breakthrough this season.
16-1 Phil Mickelson Early front-runner last week in Houston, where Lefty was honing his game to blossom in Augusta.
18-1 Jimmy Walker Former Baylor star has won five tour events in the past 18 months and could claim his biggest title this week.
20-1 J.B. Holmes Sunday’s playoff winner in Houston should carry lots of momentum, confidence to the first tee Thursday.
25-1 Adam Scott Reigning Colonial champ won Masters in 2013, is capable of claiming a second green jacket.