Woods fancied by punters ahead of Augusta

TAGs: golf, Masters, Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods accepts Masters green jacketThe fact that Tiger Woods might not be #winning when it comes to golf doesn’t look like putting anyone off wagering on the former World number one winning an unprecedented fifth US Masters.

It was only this time last year that everyone was wondering whether Woods would be the same. After splitting with wife Elin Nordgren and, if you believe the tabloids, showing any woman that came his way the night of their life, many believed the American wouldn’t be the same.

They’d be right to a certain extent. Augusta on Sunday evening could be the first step on the long road to golfing redemption though.

Even if he’s gone from spitting out his dummy to just spitting out phlegm on the course Woods is still 11/1 second favorite with 188BET showing that the public are still behind the US star.

The four days that the tournament is on could be blessing as far as Woods is concerned though. He won’t find a huge amount of the feathered variety on offer at Augusta thanks to the rules that forbid female members. Draconian as they most definitely are you won’t see Woods complaining if he wins the jacket.

The favorite, reigning champion and a man who will undoubtedly be in Woods’ way is loser of yesteryear, Phil Mickelson. A win this weekend will make it Phil’s fourth such title and would etch his name into Augusta folklore if it isn’t there already. At 7/1 with 188BET he is still well worth a wager.

In terms of the Europeans, the charge is likely to be led by world number one golfer Martin Kaymer (19/1) and the former number one Lee Westwood (15/1). The two have been in great form over the past year or so and you wouldn’t put it past either of them making a challenge for this year’s green jacket.


views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of