Tiger Woods is a strong favorite to win a major in 2019, according to oddsmakers
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Tiger Woods, with sterling displays at Carnoustie and Bellerive, proved he has plenty of gas left in his competitive tank. Enough so, according to oddsmakers, that the 42-year-old will grab major victory No. 15 next season.
Or at least, that's the general reflection from the gambling public. SportsBettingDime.com has Woods listed at 5/1 to win either the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open or Open Championship in 2019.
Next year's rota has been historically kind to Woods. Along with four green jackets, Woods has won twice at Pebble Beach, which is hosting the U.S. Open (including his record-setting performance at the 2000 U.S. Open), and won the 2002. U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, which will be the site of the PGA Championship. Royal Portush has not hosted the Open Championship since 1951.
Other Woods props on the board include his prospects of missing a cut in one of golf's Big Four (5/6) as well as the odds of Woods playing in the final pairing on Sunday (2/1). That Woods will grab the lead after any of the 16 rounds is listed at 5/6.
In non-Tiger centric news, Dustin Johnson has the best odds to win a major at 11/4, with Jordan Spieth trailing at 3/1. Brooks Koepka, winner of three of the past seven majors, comes in at 4/1, as does Rory McIlroy, who hasn't won a major since the 2014 PGA Championship. Reigning Player of the Year Justin Thomas isn't far behind at 9/2.
Among players seeking to get the major monkey off their back, Rickie Fowler is listed at 9/2 to capture his first title, followed by John Rahm (5/1) and Tommy Fleetwood (7/1).
The odds all four major champs are first-time winners is 40/1, with odds that all are repeat champs at 7/1.