Tiger Woods has missed a cut and withdrawn in his first two starts of 2015 on the PGA Tour. However, that has not stopped odds makers from wanting him to return to play again.
Woods’ odds to win April’s Masters have been lengthened to 50 to 1. If last week was any indication, the public will want some of the action.
Odds makers tantalized bettors during last week with attractive odds for Woods at the Farmers Insurance Open played on a course Woods has won 8 tournaments on.
The former No. 1 withdrew in the first round giving a win to sports books.
Some sites, such as Bovada and topbet, offered props on Tiger. Such as if, he would make Friday’s cut. The prop opened with the yes at -140, but had to be adjusted to -150 due to a great deal of wagers by the public.
Even more significantly were the odds for Woods to win last week that had to be adjusted down to 40 to 1 from 50 to 1 due to the public betting.
One odds maker said there were significantly more tickets written on Woods last week, which was a weird thing to watch.
According to online sites betonline and sportsbooks.com, there was a large amount of liability on Woods winning the tournament. Some books could have lost six figures if Tiger ended up winning that tournament.
The prop on Woods making or missing the cut took a strong amount of two-way action on most books. It came down to sharp money against the public, and so much money was placed on Woods that bookmakers cannot wait until he recovers from his latest injury and returns to play.
It is not known yet when Tiger will return, but odds makers are confident it will be in more than enough time for him to compete at the Masters that will be played April 9-12.
2015 MASTERS ODDS, APRIL 9-12
RORY McILROY 4 to 1
TIGER WOODS 50 to 1
ADAM SCOTT 15 to 1
PHIL MICKELSON 25 to 1
BUBBA WATSON 15 to 1
JASON DAY 12 to 1
RICKIE FOWLER 20 to 1
JORDAN SPIETH 15 to 1
JUSTIN ROSE 25 to 1