Lengthy-shot Tiger Woods attracting heavy betting curiosity at Memorial Event

Tiger Woods hasn’t been this large of an extended shot on the Memorial Event-an occasion he is gained 5 times–in a very long time, and bettors cannot get sufficient of him.

Woods is ready to return to the PGA Tour this week after a five-month layoff initially attributable to a stiff again and prolonged by the coronavirus pandemic. He opened at 28-1 to win the match at Caesars Sportsbook, his longest odds on the Memorial Event in over a decade.

“The Tiger Impact is actual,” Kevin Hennessy, spokesperson for FanDuel’s sportsbooks, acknowledged in a launch. “He’s at the moment our largest legal responsibility within the outright market, and we count on it to rise if he’s in competition.”

Extra bets and more cash has been wagered on Woods to win the Memorial Event than has been positioned on another golfer at a number of sportsbooks. As of Wednesday at BetMGM sportsbooks, Woods had attracted almost 4 occasions as many bets as anybody else within the discipline and virtually twice as a lot cash.

Woods’ return has sparked a rise in total betting curiosity on the match at some sportsbooks. Jeff Sherman, vice chairman of threat administration for the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas, mentioned the Memorial was on tempo to set a file for quantity wagered on a non-major match.

Woods wasn’t the preferred choose on the SuperBook, although, and had attracted 1/10 of the sum of money that had been wagered on match favourite Bryson DeChambeau. The most important guess the Westgate had taken on the match as of Wednesday was $2,500 on DeChambeau at 10-1. Justin Thomas is 12-1, adopted by Rory McIlroy at 14-1.

This might be Woods’ first match again for the reason that PGA Tour resumed its season in the course of the pandemic. There might be no followers, very similar to Woods’ most up-to-date public look on the golf course. In Could, Woods’ sport regarded sharp when he teamed with Peyton Manning to defeat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in “The Match 2.”

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