Sportsbooks are about to take in a whole lot of cash.
Tiger Woods is back! His comeback has come full circle and on Sunday he won his fifth green coat at the Masters with a Sunday come-from-behind victory. Sports bettors have regularly wagered on Tiger even during his conflicts, and it paid off in a big route this weekend.
This marked Tiger’s first Masters win since 2005, and his first major victory since the 2008 U.S. Open. Now that he has taken home the first major of the year, odds have improved considerably for him to take home the next major of the year — the 2019 PGA Championship.
The Westgate SuperBook opened with Tiger installed as the 8/ 1 favourite. Masters runner-up Dustin Johnson follows at 10/1, and then Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas at 12/1. Fellow Masters runner-up Brooks Koepka is installed at 14/1 while the third runner-up Xander Schauffele is 25/1.
Money is going to be heavy on Tiger for the PGA Championship, but the locating of this year’s tournament including with regard to is likely to result in even more fund on him. Bethpage State Park’s Black Course will host the event, and is the site of Tiger’s 2002 U.S. Open victory. He also finished tied for sixth there at the 2009 U.S. Open.
Regardless of location, fund is going to pour in on Tiger at virtually all sportsbook. His past history at Bethpage will only add to it, and it’s safe to say after this weekend’s Masters’ performance, sportsbooks will be on edge.
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