Odds still in Woods’ favor

Tiger Woods has only a small gallery as he takes a practice swing before teeing off in the fourth round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

Tiger Woods has only a small gallery as he takes a practice swing before teeing off in the fourth round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

Tiger Woods is 10-1 to win the FedEx Cup according to Golfodds.com. He’s not the favorite, but he’s pretty close.

What is the betting public thinking? Woods has only qualified for the first event, The Barclays. His play will dictate if he moves on in the playoffs.

The Las Vegas betting source sends e-mails every week about the odds for each PGA Tour event. Woods has been the favorite in seven of eight events this year and shared the top spot with Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open.

How could Woods be close to a favorite at any event after his Bridgestone appearance?

Woods odds have been as follows:

  • Masters (11-2)
  • Quail Hollow (7-2)
  • The Players (7-1)
  • Memorial (6-1)
  • U.S. Open (7-1)
  • AT&T National (7-2)
  • British Open (6-1)
  • Bridgestone (9-2)

The Las Vegas Hilton has Woods at 12-1 to win the PGA Championship. Mickelson is the favorite at 10-1.

Who is actually betting on the world No. 1?

I never knew wishful thinking was part of a betting strategy, but with Woods that can be the only explanation.

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