The Loop

Betting on Tiger Woods in 2011

December 31, 2010

Tiger Woods' regrettable, forgettable year is over, so what are the odds that he'll rebound? Ladbrokes, the U.K. bookmaker, has them, at least regarding the major championships.

Woods is a 3/1 favorite to win the Masters. Curiously, Lee Westwood, who ended Woods' reign as No. 1 in the World Ranking, is 14/1 to win the Masters. Will the U.K.'s own punters have enough faith in their own to bet him down to odds closer to Woods'?

Odds on Woods winning one major championship in 2011, meanwhile, are 11/8; two majors 8/1; three majors 33/1; the Grand Slam 100/1.

-- John Strege