Tiger Woods has performed in just one PGA Tour occasion this yr and three since final yr’s Masters.
However that hasn’t stopped bettors from backing him to win his sixth inexperienced jacket within the yr’s first main this week at Augusta Nationwide.
Woods, 47, is among the many ticket and cash leaders on the Westgate SuperBook, the place he’s the most important legal responsibility at six figures. He’s the third-largest legal responsibility at BetMGM.
In December, a SuperBook bettor positioned a $2,000 wager to win $200,000 on Woods to win the Masters at 100-1. Westgate golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman moved him on Monday from 60-1 to 80-1.
“His excessive level was 100-1. When he made the minimize at Riviera (in February’s Genesis Invitational), he received as little as 40-1,” Sherman stated. “Now he’s performed as soon as in the previous few months. Even when he made the minimize at Riviera, his pictures are there, however his strolling points are additionally nonetheless there.
“We’re speaking a couple of very hilly course (at Augusta). For him to maintain that stage for 4 days continues to be a really tall order.”
Will Woods make minimize?
Woods has by no means missed the minimize on the Masters as knowledgeable, making 22 straight since his debut in 1997. Final yr, he opened with rounds of 71 and 74 earlier than carding a 6-over 78 in every of his remaining two rounds for his worst Masters rating.
The SuperBook presents a well-liked prop on whether or not Woods will make the minimize. “Sure” is a -185 favourite after opening at -150 and dipping to -140 on Monday morning after the ebook took some “No” cash.
“We took some ‘Sure’ cash after that,” Sherman stated. “We’ve already seen quite a lot of motion on the minimize prop.”
There’s a big hole on the board between the highest three favorites to win the Masters and the remainder of the sphere.
Rory McIlroy is the 7-1 favourite on the SuperBook to win his first inexperienced jacket and full the profession Grand Slam. Scottie Scheffler is the +750 second decide to repeat as Masters champion, and Jon Rahm is the 10-1 third alternative.
“For the previous few months, these three have been head and shoulders above everybody else, particularly from a consistency standpoint,” Sherman stated. “Rahm has really tailed off the previous few occasions, which is why he’s crept again to double digits.”
The percentages then shoot as much as 20-1 for Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau.
Jason Day and Las Vegas residents Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa are every 25-1.
Scheffler is the ticket and cash chief on the SuperBook and BetMGM. McIlroy is second in tickets and cash at BetMGM and third in each classes on the Westgate. Spieth is third in tickets and cash at BetMGM.
Will a LIV golfer win the Masters? “No” is -600 on the Westgate, and “Sure” is +450.
Sherman adjusted the percentages from -700/+500 after Brooks Koepka gained the LIV occasion in Orlando, Florida, and noticed his odds to win the Masters slashed from 80-1 to 40-1.
Different LIV golfers embody Smith, Dustin Johnson at 30-1, Patrick Reed and Joaquin Niemann at 80-1, Bryson DeChambeau at 150-1 and Phil Mickelson at 300-1.
“A number of these LIV golfers have increased odds than you’ll’ve seen on them once they weren’t enjoying LIV, simply due to the shortage of curiosity on quite a lot of these guys,” Sherman stated. “They play a a lot shorter schedule and three rounds versus 4. They’ve contracts, so who is aware of how severely they take golf as a result of they receives a commission giant sums of cash no matter their efficiency.
“On LIV occasions, we’re writing about one fifth of what we write on the PGA Tour on a weekly foundation.”
Johnson is the +450 favourite to be the LIV golfer with the perfect Masters end, adopted by Smith at +550 and Koepka at 8-1.
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