With Tiger Woods set to make his 2018 PGA Tour entrance in dual weeks during a Farmers Insurance Open, now might be a good time to get in on oddsmakers’ flourishing unrestrained over a leader of 14 vital championships adding another one before a year is out.
Despite not starting a Grand Slam eventuality given he missed a cut during a 2015 PGA Championship (with MCs during that year’s British and U.S. Opens after a T17 during the Masters), one bookie has Woods during 5-1 to mangle his majors drought on a 10th anniversary (if not before) of his final vital victory: a 2008 U.S. Open. The furious confidence springs from a Big Cat’s T9 finish during final month’s Hero World Challenge.
Tiger Woods contingency to win a Major in 2018
Before a Hero World Challenge: +2500
After a Hero World Challenge: +600 pic.twitter.com/B0VAcr3qJ4
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) December 6, 2017
Woods, now 42, has 4 immature jackets, 3 claret jugs, 4 Wanamaker Trophies, and 3 U.S. Open china decanters. Before personification in a Hero, his final rival turn was that miserable opening-round 77 in Dubai in Feb that preceded his withdrawal with behind spasms before to turn two.
Also forward of a World Challenge, some sportsbooks had Woods as a 66-1 prolonged shot to win during Augusta. He afterwards went out and dismissed a 69 in a initial round, after that a contingency of his earning that fifth Masters pretension jumped to a absurd 33-1.
Woods’ chances of entrance out on tip during a Masters softened to 15-1 after he torched a Bahamas Albany march with a 31 on his effusive 9 in Friday’s second round. Oddsmaker.ag still has Tiger during 15-1, while Golfodds.com has him during 20-1, with Bovada during 18-1.
As for a contingency of Woods winning any vital this year, let’s put them into viewpoint with this Bovada inventory of players with improved chances than Tiger of prevalent during a men’s initial vital of a season:
- Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth — 3/2
- Dustin Johnson – 8/5
- Hideki Matsuyama — 3/1
- Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas — 10/3
- Jason Day, John Rahm — 4/1
It would seem a aged Tiger mystique has returned, and if gamblers are really peaceful to peril it’s some-more illusive for an aging and injury-plagued Woods to seize a vital W than 2013 U.S. Open champ Justin Rose (6-1) or reigning Masters champ Sergio Garcia (13-2).
In any case, we’re betting a contingency will continue to shake as Woods kicks off his deteriorate during Torrey Pines, where he has won 8 times — including that ’08 inhabitant championship and PGA Tour win No. 74 in 2013. His many new story there, yet (WD in 2015, T80 in 2014) indicates a 649th ranked actor in a universe has his work cut out for him in his lapse to San Diego.
The leader of 79 debate events is afterwards scheduled to contest 3 weeks after during a Genesis Open and will expected supplement dual events to his pre-Augusta schedule. So there’s copiousness of time to open your wallets and place your bets on either Tiger will have Jack Nicklaus looking over his shoulder in a subsequent 8 months.