Golf’s fourth and final major tournament tees off Thursday morning at 1:35 am ET. You can get in on a variety of bets on DK Sportsbook, but we’re going to focus in on one golfer today. Can you guess who?
Tiger Woods – Open Championship Odds– To Win: +2200
– Top 5 Finish: +450
– Top 10 Finish: +225
– Leader after Round 1: +3300
– To Make the Cut: -455
– To Miss the Cut: +300
– To get a Hole In One: +8000
– Top American Player: +900
Note: All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook
This season’s Masters resulted in Woods’ first major victory since 2008. It would only be right if he bookended the major season with another win. This would be his fourth Open Championship victory and 16th major win. Heading into the weekend, Woods has the fifth-shortest odds of the whole field to finish at the top, and the third-shortest odds of all American players. Brooks Koepka (+1050) and Dustin Johnson (+1850) are the two Americans with shorter odds, though neither of them have won the Open Championship.
Alright, maybe you want to bet on Tiger, but you don’t think he’s going to win the whole thing. The good news is that Woods has an encouraging track record at the Open. He’s made the cut in 90% of his total appearances (20,) finishing in the top 10 half of the time. When he makes the cut in this tournament, Tiger gets top-5 finishes 33% of the time. If you’re betting on Woods to make the cut, the odds are looking pretty solid for at least a top-10 finish.
Now, if you’re NOT on the Tiger train, you’ll certainly be more contrarian. But you won’t be crazy. While his last Open Championship appearance (2018) resulted in a T6 finish, Woods missed the cut in 2015, then proceeded to take two seasons off. He hasn’t been taking kindly to cold, wet and windy conditions, and that may be the case. The Open is being held in Northern Ireland and the forecast is showing signs of rain and wind throughout the weekend. Sweater weather could be in effect, and that’s not Tiger’s cup of tea.
Finally, let’s discuss the hole-in-one bet. Woods has hit three holes-in-one in PGA Tour tournaments in his career, none of which were majors. So yes, it’s a long shot, but the pun does make it pretty tempting.
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