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Wednesday
Jan302013

Masters Futures Odds Updated After Tiger's Win

Alex Miceli reports on the updated Masters futures odds and as much as I like Tiger's chances after getting to see his game up close, 9-2 is not very enticing.

Nor is 6-1 on a guy who will have only four more events to get used to his new clubs.

I'm also fascinated by how many players are listed who haven't yet made the field. Anyway, check the list out and feel free to post your standouts. I'm currently an admirer of Brandt Snedeker at 30-1.

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I agree, I was very encouraged by a vintage Tiger performance at the weekend, but it was only Tory Pines - Tiger always crushes there. I think he's on the up but those odds aren't very enticing at all.
The last three driving holes at Augusta are really tight these days, and given how his swing tempo changes when pressure is added (his Monday play at Torrey was ugly with a capital "U") it's going to be really interesting to see how he holds up should he be in contention on Sunday afternoon.
01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
I think that Tiger should be the favorite after his play in the majors last year. The only thing wrong with his game was the short iron play and it was very good last week. It looks like his knee would be the only thing to hold him back at Augusta. I don't think that Doral and Bay hill have a lot of steep slopes, but I could be wrong!

I think that Rory will get his clubs tweaked and start playing better in the next few months.

However, I'm not a bettor and the odds on golf are always ridiculous. Maybe a professional gambler could put together a series of bets to manage their risk but the odds on any one player do not entice me to daydream of a big payday.

Could the owner of this site please put together a poll on how many tournaments and majors Tiger will win this year? I'd love to see the comments on that!
01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt H.
@Matt - Tiger will win five of the four majors this year. How's that?
01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrookline
Golf betting's a crap shoot. The best reason to bet on the Masters is the tiny field padded with guys with no chance. Course familiarity factors in as well, although not as much as before they shape shifted the layout.
01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAG
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 25-1 for me.
01.30.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
"I know a guy" who has some Oost at 33-1
01.30.2013 | Unregistered Commenterkeitht
I bet small amount on golfers to win (straight up) a lot...it is without a doubt the most difficult bet to win in sports...been doing it for 5 years, have only won a few times (DJ @ Pebble a couple years ago, Tiger at VERY LOW odds during his prime).

Betting head to head is a much better bet...if you like money!
01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterManku
@AG -

I agree. Masters could be considered the BEST event to bet on golf-wise for that reason. Not too many other events where you can end up getting 80-1 on a big name making it top-5.
01.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
mcdowell, sergio, hanson, van pelt all make good bets at them odds
01.30.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjgw
oh and kuchar as well
01.30.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjgw
jgw,

Agree, especially about Sergio.

Always kind of thought he might punch through at ANGC one day.
01.30.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg

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