Tiger Woods is both the very best or second-best human to ever play the sport of golf. The talk typically boils right down to the age of the people discussing whether or not Woods or Jack Nicklaus, the latter who received his final main in 1986, is golf’s GOAT (best of all time).
Woods wants three extra main victories to tie Nicklaus’ report of 18 main championships. The 46-year-old Woods will attempt to add to his esteemed trophy case this week at St. Andrews, the house of golf, the place he’s received two of his three Open Championships.
This week marks the a hundred and fiftieth taking part in of The Open Championship, golf’s oldest main. To commemorate its taking part in, the Open is returning to St. Andrews’ Outdated Course, the place the trendy recreation originated.
Woods continues to get better from the February 2021 vehicle accident that almost ended his life. However he hasn’t performed wherever close to effectively sufficient since then to win a premier golf match. Bettors are hoping for a miracle come Sunday.
Woods Once more Tops Motion
Except Tiger Woods does the seemingly unthinkable this weekend and wins his first main because the 2019 Masters — which actually isn’t out of the realm of chance, contemplating who’s swinging the membership — oddsmakers will fare effectively with the 2022 Open. That’s as a result of Woods is commanding a lot of the pre-tournament betting motion.
BetMGM advised On line casino.org at this time that Tiger is the e book’s greatest legal responsibility for the fourth and ultimate main of the 12 months. The MGM Resorts sports activities betting unit says Woods is answerable for 5.8% of its Open tickets, and eight.4% of the general cash on the match.
With Tiger nonetheless a prolonged 66/1 to win come Sunday on the “House of Golf,” Woods hoisting the Claret Jug and being declared the Champion Golfer of the Yr can be a devastating consequence for BetMGM.
At 66/1, a $100 guess and a Woods win would web $6,600. BetMGM oddsmakers aren’t overly involved with Tiger’s possibilities, because the e book lately lengthened his Open odds from 40/1 to 66/1 to garner as a lot deal with on the 15-time main winner as attainable.
Earlier than the e book prolonged Woods’ line, a bettor plopped down $4,500 on Woods at 40/1. The guess would web $180,000 ought to Woods win his fourth Open Championship.
BetMGM isn’t alone in taking a boatload of Open bets on Woods. DraftKings has a good bigger legal responsibility, with Tiger behind 14% of its Open bets and 13% of the deal with.
Woods performed an 18-hole follow spherical yesterday at St. Andrews, and was again on the Outdated Course once more this morning for 9 holes, the place he posed for a photograph with Nicklaus on the 18th gap’s iconic Swilken Bridge. Regardless of Woods’ prep, reviews have surfaced from on-site media suggesting Woods is way from 100%.
Woods skipped the final month’s US Open due to lingering issues along with his proper leg, which was severely injured within the 2021 wreck. He sat out the match due to the significance this week brings, with the Open celebrating its a hundred and fiftieth taking part in on the Outdated Course.
This can be a fairly historic Open,” Woods advised reporters in Eire final week. “I don’t know when they’re ever going to return whereas I’m nonetheless in a position to play at a excessive degree. I need to have the ability to give it not less than yet another run at a excessive degree.”
The consensus favorites embody Rory McIlroy (+900), Xander Schauffele (+1200), Scottie Scheffler (+1400), and Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, and Jon Rahm (+1600).
The Open tees off Thursday.