Most people can bet that Tiger Woods will win the 2018 masters because of the visible odds. The main season is over in golf sport for 2017, but that just means our eyes are already on the 2018 Masters, judging from a gambling perspective.
According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Jordan Spieth is favored at 7/1 to win at Augusta. And will you look at who’s 100/1 (through ESPN).
That’s right, you can bet that Tiger Woods will win the 2018 Masters … and he’s got better odds than names like Jason Dufner and Danny Willett.
So why would Tiger Woods’ name be on that list given the year he just had — he last played in January, eventually had surgery in April and was arrested for DUI in May — and have pretty great value at that?
There’s a simple answer to that: Because oddsmakers know you’re going to put money on it.
Have-in-mind: Odds are set and move in order to bring in the most money. It’s probable that those in charge don’t necessarily think Woods will be in good enough shape to win the 2018 Masters, let alone play in the tournament. They might think that enough people will see the value in gambling on Woods at 100/1 — whether it’s actually just to put some money behind the rooting interest or that you believe he’s healthy enough to make another run at Jack Nicklaus’s 18 majors — and bet on him.
Or it’s just because the pros have some info we just don’t know anything about yet. And won’t that be interesting for all of us golf fans hoping to see one more Tiger run?
Lets look at some of the reaction from Twitter to Woods’ odds:
Tiger is 100/1 to win The Masters?
He's more like 100/1 to tee it up
— Mike (@mpl3133) August 14, 2017
100-1 on Tiger Woods to win a Masters is throwing money away. Never thought I'd see the day https://t.co/5R5YRtDimi
— Ben Brigandi (@benbrigandisg) August 15, 2017
Sooooo…. Tiger 100/1 at '18 @TheMasters.
— The Par Train (@TheParTrain) August 14, 2017
If Tiger is 100/1, then Larry Mize is 50/1
— OttawaIAmInYou (@TylerSSteph00) August 14, 2017