We expect Tiger Woods to insist he's playing the Hero World Challenge because he believes he can win. Sportsbooks, however, aren't quite as bullish on the 14-time major champ.
On Tuesday, Sky Bet released a new list of Tiger prop bets for his return to competitive golf next month starting with installing him as a 50-to-1 underdog. Woods has the worst odds of anyone in the 18-man field (Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are co-favorites at 6/1).
Of course, this shouldn't be a surprise. Woods will be returning to golf after a nine-month layoff that included him undergoing a fourth back surgery. In fact, 50-to-1 odds actually seem somewhat generous for a man who has fallen to No. 1,180 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Anyway, here's the full list of Tiger prop bets for the event, which will take place in the Bahamas from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3:
Tiger will. . .
-- Finish top 5 (including ties): 7/1
-- Finish top 10 (including ties): 11/4
-- Lead after Round 1 (including ties): 33/1
-- Lead after Round 2 (including ties): 28/1
-- Lead after Round 3 (including ties): 28/1
-- Have a bogey-free round: 4/1
-- Have a bogey-free first round: 16/1
-- Make birdie or better first hole: 5/1
-- Make an eagle in the event: 6/4
-- Make a hole-in-one: 150/1
-- Withdraw: 7/2 (Please no!)
-- Win wire-to-wire: 300/1 (Can you imagine?!)
As exciting as Tiger's return to competition is, we don't advise anyone to bet big on Big Cat. However, he did look pretty good hitting that stinger recently. . .