After an opening-round 71, Vegas oddsmakers have slashed Tiger Woods’ odds to win the Masters this year. Woods is now at +3600 to don the green jacket for the sixth time in his illustrious career.
Could the 46-year-old complete the ultimate comeback to win his first major since his car accident in 2021?
Get insights to see whether Tiger represents decent value at this stage of the PGA tournament.
Tiger Woods Odds To Win The 2022 Masters
|Pre-Tournament Odds||Post 1st Round Odds||+5500||+3600|
Tiger Rolls Back The Years in Opening Round
Considering Woods’ record at Augusta National, a fall from grace in the opening round would have all but confirmed the effect of the leg injury he picked up in a car crash a year ago.
However, the golf star showed that he’s still got it by carding a 1-under round of 71 on Thursday to sit tied for 10th in his first regular PGA tournament in 18 months.
He looked a little rusty in the opening stages but quickly got back to his old self to make the turn at even-par, taking it to red numbers after a birdie on 13. Following a bogey on 14, he wowed spectators on the Par-3 16th.
Although the five-time Masters winner Woods isn’t as snappy off the tee, he kept it in play by hitting controlled heel spinners.
Also, his irons were nice and sharp – demonstrated by an incredible shot on 6 – and his putting was on point.
Yet, there are warning signs surrounding his green play: he managed to get up and down seven times on Thursday, but only thanks to his putting lengthy shots.
Tiger Woods Opening Round Strokes
What Friday Holds for Tiger
Top golf betting sites had Woods at around -110 odds to make the cut before teeing off. But after an impressive first round, don’t expect such favorable odds for Friday’s cut, as it looks likely that Tiger would need to shoot 77 or worse to trunk slam.
As he’s only ever failed to break 77 once in his 23 years playing at Augusta, he should be staying around for the weekend – barring injury, of course.
Woods looked in good health for most of the 1st Round
Although injuries can rear their ugly heads whenever, Woods looked in good health for most of the 1st Round, touching his back and using his driver to support himself just one time apiece.
Before betting on Tiger to go all the way, you should consider the weather forecast for this weekend. So far, 17mph winds and 30mph gusts have been predicted.
The PGA Masters 2022 – Key Info
- The 2022 Masters started on April 7 and finishes on April 10
- Location: Augusta National Golf Club
- Course length: 7,510 yards (6,870 m)
- Jon Rahm is the opening favorite with a number of land-based U.S casino sportsbooks
- Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 Masters
A Sixth Green Jacket for Woods?
As Tiger’s career 2nd Round scoring average at the Masters is south of 71, and his 3rd Round scoring average is a full stroke lower, the stats of him winning the tourney are in his favor.
Yet this is his record before his car crash. Despite having proven before that he can overcome injury issues after winning on one leg at the 2008 US Open, he’s competing against some talented stars this year.
Therefore, he can’t afford to have any injury issues whatsoever.
So as MyBookie have him at +100 to finish the tournament in the Top-20 and +115 to beat Tony Finau outright on Friday, these wagering options seem like smarter choices.
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