Tiger Woods' Masters odds skyrocket after Honda Classic, now among Augusta National favorites
After taking a brief lead during December's Hero World Challenge, Las Vegas jacked up Tiger Woods' Masters odds to a ridiculous 15-1 figure. Westgate manager and golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman said the skyrocket was a response to the wave of action on the 14-time major winner and that the "liability is already excessive." A sentiment that apparently is still in play.
Although Woods has dropped in other iterations since the Hero, Westgate's latest update to its Masters' odds has the 42-year-old among the Augusta National favorites at 16-1. The move is an answer to Woods' performance at PGA National last weekend, where he was one of just 12 players to finish even par or better at the Honda Classic and led the field in proximity to the hole.
Though Woods has won the green jacket four times, he's teed it up just once in the tournament since 2013.
Other movers include Justin Thomas, whose victory at the Honda Classic was his seventh win in the last two years. The reigning Player of the Year now boasts 12-1 odds, which puts him in a group with Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Jason Day. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson leads at 7-1, with Jordan Spieth right behind at 9-1.
Other players of note include Rickie Fowler at 16-1, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson at 25-1, and last year's winner Sergio Garcia at 50-1.