Tiger Woods To Return To 2022 Masters And Bettors Are With Him

Tiger Woods To Return To 2022 Masters And Bettors Are With Him

Bettors Are With Tiger Woods After Returning To The Masters

Tiger Woods remains the most interesting man in golf.

Even at 46, he’s good for networks that broadcast the PGA Tour. And he’s good for sportsbooks that offer golf wagering.

And with the 15-time majors winner set to participate in the 86th Masters beginning on Thursday, that means CBS Sports and scores of gambling operators are teeing up a big weekend.

With Woods returning from a career-threatening car accident in February of 2021 that left him with multiple broken bones in his legs, the human interest is even bigger. And the odds are way longer. That will likely continue to send fans and bettors into a froth as the weekend approaches.

“As of right now, I feel like I am going to play,” Woods said in a press conference before the tournament.

“I love competing, and I feel like if I can still compete at the highest level, I’m going to… [I would not] show up to an event unless I think I can win it.”

PointsBet sports analyst Michael Korn told PlayUSA that his company had taken more money and more bets on Woods – a five-time Masters champion – than any other golfer playing at Augusta.

“Tiger is obviously great for the game of golf but even better for betting,” Korn said.

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Tiger Woods betting figures at PointsBet

*Note these are +7000 choice on Tuesday afternoon

Outright Winner (Most Bet)

Tiger Woods (12.5%)
Scottie Scheffler (5.5%)
Justin Thomas (4.5%)
Brooks Koepka (4.5%)
Cameron Smith (4%)

Outright Winner (Most Handle)

Tiger Woods (11.5%)
Justin Thomas (9%)
Jordan Spieth (7%)
Brooks Koepka (6.5%)
Scottie Scheffler (5.5%)

Woods is having a similar effect at DraftKings

Betting splits in the DraftKings market with Woods participating has him commanding 11% of the handle and bets – both highs on the board – at odds of +3500 (as of Tuesday afternoon.)

Tiger Woods Masters odds
Taking Woods out of the equation, Justin Thomas (+1200) becomes the public favorite with 10% of the handle and 8% of bets.

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Author: Tyler Gutierrez