Rickie Fowler is 4/1 for a top-five finish at The Masters after returning to winning ways on the PGA Tour at the weekend.

The American secured a return to the top 10 in the world rankings after winning the Honda Classic at Palm Beach.

The 28-year-old carded a one-over-par 71 to finish four shots clear of the chasing pack on 12 under and claim a fourth PGA Tour title - his first in 18 months.

It was an eventful round for the Ryder Cup winner as he putted into a sprinkler head on the way to a bogey at the fourth and followed it up with a double bogey two holes later. He recovered on the back nine, firing three birdies, and already had the tournament won by the time he bogeyed the final two holes.

Fowler, who moves up to ninth in the world rankings, welcomed the confidence boost ahead of the Masters in April, where he is 20/1 to land a major.

He told the PGA Tour website: “My putter saved me, I made some good putts. It was tough out there, I fought as hard as I could. A few of those putts that I made, if I don't make them I've got a pretty tight race. “Moving forward, this is something I needed going into Augusta and I like where I'm at at the moment.”

England's Tyrrell Hatton had designs on a first PGA Tour win when he started the day in second place, four shots behind Fowler. However, three bogeys in the first seven holes killed off any hopes of a win and he eventually signed for a 72.

Hatton finished tied for fourth after an encouraging week and is 13/1 for a top-five place at Augusta.

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