While his greatness faded long ago, Tiger Woods is always good to see on the PGA Tour. He attracts eyes to the game and action to the betting windows.
Woods is reappearing this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, and it’s the perfect spot for his comeback. The Torrey Pines course north of San Diego is essentially Tiger’s backyard. He has won there eight times, including his last major, the 2008 U.S. Open.
Yes, it has been almost 10 years since Tiger won a major. The odds are against him ever winning another one. But there are strong opinions on both sides of that argument.
Tiger’s return to Torrey prompted Jeff Sherman, the Westgate’s golf oddsmaker, to post a six-pack of prop questions.
“It’s a deep field and a good field. There are a lot of unknowns with Tiger,” Sherman said.
The Westgate took a $500 wager on Woods to win at 25-1 odds. Jon Rahm, the defending champ, is the 8-1 favorite, followed by Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose at 12-1. Woods missed the Farmers cut last year and shut down his season after undergoing back surgery in April.
Props posted at the Westgate:
Will Woods make the cut? Yes -180; No plus-150
Lowest round shot by Woods: 70
Highest round shot by Woods: 74.5
Will Woods finish in the top 10? Yes plus-350; No -450
Will Woods finish in the top 20? Yes plus-170; No -200
Will Woods withdraw during the tournament? Yes plus-650; No -1,000