2019 Masters expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2019 Masters expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

Looking for 2019 Masters picks, either for betting or fantasy golf games like DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, Golf Channel or the PGA Tour?

We have your 2019 Masters rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

It's already here! The Masters is upon us, and there's been plenty of great golf to tease up the first men's major of the year. The Augusta National Women's Am was great. Drive, Chip and Putt is a treat. The ANA Inspiration was compelling, as always. And the PGA Tour season has been fascinating so far.

There are plenty of players to like this week in this 87-player field. However, the reality is there are about 60 players who could legitimately win.

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2019 Masters rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Rory McIlroy -- McIlroy has played the best golf in the world this year. Yes, he has a tragic track record here, but he also continues to finish in the top 10. In golf betting circles, McIlroy is the favorite.

2. Justin Rose -- Rose has been saving up energy for this push of the year, trying to nab a second major. His Augusta track record is very good, and he's been in the top 10 in his last two starts. He's coming around.

3. Dustin Johnson -- Honestly, DJ should've won a Masters by now. Those darn stairs. But his Augusta record is very good, and he's only had two stroke-play finishes outside the top nine so far this year.

4. Paul Casey -- Casey defended his title in Tampa, and he nearly won at Pebble. He seemingly flies under the radar here because he hasn't won a major. But his form is as good as anyone.

5. Tiger Woods -- If Woods wins a fifth green jacket on Sunday, he will have gone 14 years between Masters wins. That's staggering. His stroke-play record this year belies how well he has struck the ball. He just can't make mistakes with the putter.

6. Justin Thomas -- Thomas cooled off in March after a hot start, but he is better than the No. 5 OWGR ranking he has. He can win on any golf course, and he's going to be a contender.

7. Tommy Fleetwood -- Fleetwood has become a force in the US Open in the last two years, and he hasn't yet figured out Augusta. However, he's going to. He's one of the most consistent players on the planet.

8. Rickie Fowler -- Fowler has been marginal in his last two starts, but there were on the back end of a four-week run. He took off the Match Play, and his Augusta record is very good.

9. Matt Kuchar -- Kuchar has a shockingly good Augusta record considering his ball flight and length. However, he should be considered a favorite regardless given his form this season. It's been incredible.

10. Francesco Molinari -- I could very easily justify putting Molinari higher on this list, as well leaving him off somewhere in the teens in a ranking. But Molinari's ball-striking is just too good. His putting is dramatically better. He can win here.

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