Tiger Woods' recent media tour through New York City spread awareness of his foundation's 20th anniversary and possibly made him some new fans among people who enjoy watching Charlie Rose and Stephen Colbert. It did nothing, though, to prove he's any closer to making a return to competitive golf. And it did nothing to convince Las Vegas oddsmakers of that, either.
Woods told both TV hosts that he still has the desire to win, and insisted to Colbert he'll tee it up at the Hero World Challenge in December. "I'll be there playing," Woods said four times. Obviously, we don't know if Woods will actually play (we've seen him change his mind pretty recently). What we do know is that his odds of winning the Masters remain unchanged.
According to Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, Woods, a four-time winner of the green jacket, remains a 60-to-1 price to win the first major of 2017. And his odds of winning the FedEx Cup have risen to 60/1 also, after opening at 50/1 on October 3 -- a week before he withdrew from the Safeway Open.
But while Woods' Masters odds remained stuck in neutral, Justin Thomas, who won the CIMB Classic for a second consecutive year over the weekend, continues to climb the list of Vegas favorites at Augusta National. Originally listed at 80/1, Thomas is down to 50/1. His odds to win the FedEx Cup are even lower. Thomas opened at 50/1 to claim the season-long race, but has dropped to 25/1 thanks to the win in Malaysia and a T-8 at the Safeway Classic.
Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth remain co-favorites for the Masters at 8/1, while McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are the FedEx Cup favorites at 6/1.