Irish bookmaker sets odds for Tiger's new coach
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Early odds on Tiger Woods' next swing coach? You can get even money for a return to Butch Harmon, or go out on a limb and put some cash down on ex-wife Elin Nordegren at 500/1.
Tiger Woods and swing coaches through the years
See Tiger Woods interacting with his swing coaches through the years -- Sean Foley, Hank Haney and Butch Harmon.
Paddy Power, a bookmaker based in Ireland, compiled odds on who might take over as the 14-time major champion's swing instructor, with Chuck Cook, David Leadbetter and Peter Kostis among those mentioned.
Some notable longshots include Nordegren (500/1), David Feherty (150/1) and Woods' mother, Kultida Woods (300/1).
Woods announced Monday that he has split with Sean Foley after a four-year relationship. Woods worked under Harmon from 1993 to 2003 and with Hank Haney from 2004 to '10.
Missing from the list are the odds that Woods will coach himself. Whom do you think Woods will hire as his new swing coach?
Another betting site, Bovada, also released its odds Monday:
- Butch Harmon . . . 7/4
- Chuck Cook . . . 9/2
- David Leadbetter . . . 8/1
- Hank Haney . . . 10/1
- Jim McLean . . . 10/1
- Todd Anderson . . . 12/1
- Mike Adams . . . 12/1
- Peter Kostis . . . 12/1
- Claude Harmon III . . . 12/1
- Rick Smith . . . 12/1
- Mike Bender . . . 14/1
- Jim Hardy . . . 15/1
- Martin Hall . . . 18/1