Yes you heard that right. Someone in Vegas must have a serious hard-on for the 41-year-old major winner.
Tiger Woods, who has played only three competitive rounds of golf this month and had to withdraw from both a tournament and a press conference due to back spasms, has 100/1 odds on winning the Masters. Someone whose doctor told them to “remain horizontal” has the same odds as someone who has won four times in his last 15 events. It just doesn’t seem right.
Alex Noren, the 11th-ranked player in the world, enters the WGC-Mexico Championship this week, and Tiger is no where to be found. Woods hasn’t even set a return date and Noren is competing with the best 77 players in the world.
Also at 100/1 odds are Lee Westwood (runner up at last years Masters), Ryan Moore, J.B. Holmes, Rafael Cabrera Bello (all three went to the Ryder Cup), Russell Knox (won twice last season), and Emiliano Grillo (Rookie of the Year). What was Tiger Woods doing last season? He was recovering from surgery while these pros were plugging away.
Even if Tiger does compete in this years Masters, there’s no saying whether he’ll make the cut, or if he’ll WD due to more back spasms. Everyone wants to see him do well, but there’s nothing about his comeback this year that says he will.
When Rory was asked whether he thought Woods would be back for next month’s Masters, McIlroy said, “Possibly. These next few weeks will probably tell.”
No disrespect, Tiger Woods has four green jackets hanging in his closet, but should he have the same odds as someone who has won tournaments this season? No way. Then again, what’s Vegas for right? To take your money on ridiculous bets. They could put any number in front of Tiger’s as his odds and people would still bet on him, so in reality the numbers don’t really matter.