Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Tiger Woods at the Masters

Patrick Reed helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won the Masters on Monday DAVID J PHILLIP APPatrick Reed helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won the Masters on Monday
Cassandra Castillo | 17 April, 2019, 13:14

The early betting odds favor Woods to win the next major tournament on the calendar.

William Hill US director of trading Nick Bogdanovich says Sunday was a great day for golf but a "painful" one for the sportsbook operator.

Molinari took a two-shot lead into the final round and was still two ahead with seven holes to play, only to hit his tee shot on the daunting par-three 12th into Rae's Creek to run up a double bogey. The anonymous gambler got 14:1 odds on the bet.

Tiger Woods' return to major championship glory was cheered by the golf masses, but the folks accepting wagers on the Masters have had better days.

"I think 18 is a whole lot closer than people think", he said. "But they were for real".

The TOUR Championship will return to historic East Lake Golf Club one month earlier from August 21-25, when the top 30 players from the FedExCup standings will vie for the FedExCup title at the PGA TOUR's season-ending event.

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James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas.

"I thought he had a chance to be competitive", SuperBook's vice president of risk, Jeff Sherman was quoted as saying by ESPN.

Having said that, yesterday wasn't exactly an easy one for Woods.

"I am literally in tears watching Tiger Woods. this is Greatness like no other", Williams tweeted.

BetStars' sportsbook in New Jersey, meanwhile, reported a $360,000 loss on its Masters future market, the largest in its history. The 2019 Masters Tournament's final round peaked at 12.1/28 in the final minutes of the 2:15 to 2:20 PM ET slot. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele all received $858,667 for finishing right behind Woods in the standings.

As the years ticked by from 2008 and an injury-riddled Woods got stuck for more than a decade on 14 major titles, four short of Nicklaus's record, the "Golden Bear" kept saying he still thought his mark was in jeopardy.

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