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The Memorial Tournament is filled with the big stars of golf, but all eyes will be on Tiger Woods — who tees off at 1:17 p.m. Pacific. According to Caesars Sports Book, his odds are slim for a happy ending, at 28-1. Despite the odds, Tiger has received more bets on him this weekend than any other golfer.
“The Tiger effect is real,” Kevin Hennessy, spokesman for FanDuel stated in a press release. “He is currently our biggest liability in the outright market, and we expect it to rise if he’s in contention.”
FoxBet.com has an entire sheet of prop bets, if you are interested.
Tiger Woods led most of us to love the sport of golf, so our willingness to bet heavy on a man that hasn’t played competitively in five months shouldn’t surprise a soul. We can’t forget Tiger is still the most talented golfer in the world, despite Bryson DeChambeau’s ludicrous length off the tee.
Woods’ game looked sharp in May in his celebrity matchup paired with Peyton Manning that took down Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson. Unfortunately for Woods, he wasn’t the most “picked to win” golfer this weekend and for good reason. Bryson DeChambeau led all of golf off the tee averaging 321.3 yards per drive, while still managing to be top 5 in the world on the green.
Tiger Woods never has had more competition than he has now and that should only help the ratings explode even further.
Good for CBS.
Tiger Woods managed to pair with number one player in the world Rory McIlroy and Masters runner-up Brooks Koepka, so the jury’s out on how impactful the “Tiger Effect” can be on his competition with no gallery.
Welcome back, Tiger.