Tiger Woods had a great first day in the tournament this past week. He easily won, but failed on the second day, losing to Tim Clark.
It might not matter. Tiger is still the favorite in at 2009 U.S. Masters Tournament.
Let’s take a look at the top betting interests for the Masters.
Golf: U.S. Masters Futures
1. golf odds are too low on Tiger for me to take a swing on him, but let’s be honest…El Tigre is going to do everything in his power to win the Masters. He showed no real ill effects of the knee injury in the WGC Accenture and as the weeks go by, Woods should just get stronger. Okay, maybe +150 isn’t such a bad bet to make.
2. Sergio Garcia +1400 - - Garcia was oh-so-close to a major title last season but Padraig Harrington stepped in his way…twice. Harrington could do the same thing this year. Plus, Sergio also has to deal with Tiger, but Garcia is a fantastic player and it should just be a matter of time before he takes down a major.
3. Padraig Harrington +1400 - - Nobody can question whether or not Padraig is the real deal after his brilliant 2008, but dealing with El Tigre is something that could make 2009 much more difficult. Still, Harrington is one of the favorites to wear the green jacket at the end of Masters’ Sunday.
4. Vijay Singh +2000 - - I like Singh more than Phil Mickelson because Singh knows when to be conservative. Singh hasn’t been that great so far this season, but he’s go the ability to turn it on in a major tournament. He’s a nice bet at 20 to 1.
5. Phil Mickelson +900 - - Mickelson has won The Masters before. So, a victory in 2009 wouldn’t be a shocker, but Phil doesn’t seem to have it all of the time. He should play his best game of the year in the U.S. Masters, but will it be enough? The odds on Phil are too low for me.
6. Anthony Kim +2000 - - Kim is starting to become one of the more feared golfers on the tour. He could really get himself into position to win the Masters before Sunday. Kim isn’t scared of anybody which is something that a lot of golfers can’t say when they see Tiger strolling down the fairway.
Best Long Shots
Mike Weir +6500 - - Wier is going off at 65 to 1 to win the Masters. That’s terrific odds for one of the most consistent golfers on the tour. At those odds, Weir is a definite consideration as a good long shot bet.
Stewart Cink +4500 - - Cink finished in the top four in the WGC Accenture. Like Weir, he’s going off at fantastic odds for such a solid golfer. Could he win the Masters? It’s unlikely, but at 45 to 1, why not?
Geoff Ogilvy +2000 - - Ogilvy’s odds aren’t nearly as enticing as both Cink and Weir, but the winner of the WGC Accenture almost certainly will make his presence felt in the U.S. Masters. He’s got a shot