It seemed like a lot longer than 29 months that Woods had been gone from the top spot in the World Golf Rankings. But Woods’ climb back to the top has been a slow and steady one. He has certainly made strides under swing coach Sean Foley, and with two-straight wins coming into the 2013 Masters, Woods is the big favorite to win a fifth Green Jacket. It’s been eight years since Woods last won the Masters, coming in 2005. And it’s been nearly five years since he has won a Major championship. You can bet he will be the most talked about player coming into the 2013 Masters though. Continue reading
Phil Mickelson has won the Masters three times in his career, in 2005, 2006, and 2010. Many golf fans likely remember that first win back in 2004, which was Mickelson’s first-career Major championship win, after coming so close many times.
Nine years later, Mickelson will return to Augusta next week for the playing of the 2013 Masters. He is certainly among the top favorites coming to a place he has a history of playing well. Lefty won earlier in the 2013 season at Phoenix, but has not been in contention much since. Continue reading
With just over a week remaining until the first round of the 2013 Masters gets going, we wanted to take a moment to talk to you bettors about Tiger Woods, and the odds that have been formed for him relating to Major championships this season.
As it stands now, there are a couple of betting lines that you can get in on with some solid payouts as to how the No.1 ranked golfer in the world will perform in the four biggest tournament this season. Continue reading
We’ve got two very different practices going on in PGA Tour Betting Lines. On one hand, oddsmakers seem to be fixated on Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy despite a lack of overwhelming success. Despite better play by lesser-known golfers, the trio are still among the leaders to win the U.S. Open in San Francisco.
On the other hand, some sportsbooks are using recent performances to dictate the rest of the field. Continue reading
We saw 2010 become the first Players Championship played under par since 1996, and the PGA is doing it’s best to return TPC Sawgrass to it’s grueling personality.
Officials have been busy altering TPC Sawgrass for the Players Championship this week, beefing up the burms on holes 4, 13, 16, 17 and 18 and adding new pin placement. They’ve compensated by trimming the rough from 3 inches to 2.5, but it will still be a really difficult place to play this weekend. Continue reading
That was fast.
All the momentum created by Tiger Woods, who seemed to have turned his career around somewhere around February and March, and the Masters came in a hurry.
Just as quickly, he faded into the shadows at Augusta, making more noise from his tantrums than his game. And now we’re left wondering if he will ever get that fifth green jacket. Continue reading
The 2012 Masters at Augusta National opened up in interesting fashion on Thursday. The favorites that everyone envisioned running the show coming in were either ho-hum a la Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, or completely terrible a la Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald. When it was all said and done after one round, Lee Westwood led the field with a 5-under par 67. Continue reading
England golf hero Lee Westwood proved to be the big winner when it was all said and done on the first of the 2012 Masters at Augusta National. Westwood, someone who was taken relatively lightly by a lot of people (although everyone respected him, nobody gave him much of a shot to win) coming in, took control by the end of round one with a particularly strong back nine. When it was all said and done on Thursday, he shot a 5-under par 67. After one day of action, he is now being listed with 4/1 odds to win The 2012 Masters Tournament. Continue reading
The current 2012 Masters Betting Odds are clearly rooting for a ratings goldmine at Augusta with Tiger Woods and Rory McElroy atop the ladder. Just behind them is Phil Mickelson, who trampled Woods at Pebble Beach with a 64 on the final day. But, etween the three, only McIlroy has won any of the last four majors, although Tiger’s near-triumphant rally in Georgia’s Garden last year could have put him on that list. Continue reading
As we’ve learned from this year’s build-up, The Masters routinely gives us some of the most dramatic story lines in golf before the players even hit the course. What, with Hank Haney’s tell-all book on Tiger Woods, the sizzling climb of some of the game’s youngest golfers and course conditions Phil Mickelson claims will make the tournament a “birdie-fest”.
True, writers have already crafted their storylines, and oddsmakers have already made it known who they would prefer to win the tournament. Continue reading