Bookmakers assist Tiger because the Masters winner

Bookmakers support Tiger as the Masters winner

Cash was pouring into sports activities betting throughout the nation in Tiger Woods’ lengthy shot to win the Masters.

Getting into the week, betting on the Masters odds at Caesars Sportsbook was evenly distributed between Woods and two top-tier opponents, Justin Thomas and Scotty Scheffler.

Solely 16 bets separated Thomas and Scheffler Woods as of Tuesday afternoon at Caesars. By Wednesday, the hole had widened considerably after Woods stated the day earlier than he was planning to play this week for the Augusta Nationwide.

“Woods is now forward of everybody else with greater than 1,000 tickets,” Max Meyer, a spokesperson for Caesars Sportsbook, informed ESPN.

The Masters will have fun Woods’ first skilled championship since he was significantly injured in a automotive accident in February 2023. The five-time Masters winner is 40-1 to win the championship at Caesars Sportsbook.

On the PointsBet sports activities website, Woods attracted greater than 3 times the bets – and greater than twice the cash he guess – than some other golfer. The accountability to guess Woods’ victory was seven occasions better than some other participant’s as of Wednesday morning.

“Tiger’s victory within the Masters could be our worst results of any golf event since we began in the US by far,” stated Jay Croucher, Head of Buying and selling at PointsBet.

On March 30, Las Vegas-based sports activities firm Circa Sports activities posted sure/no odds of whether or not Woods will play within the Masters in principally decide ’em. The following day, the chances on Sure grew to -1000 and rose to 2,000 earlier than the sportsbook took them off the board this week.

“Once we placed on the stent, we had completely no intention of successful it,” Circa’s director of athletic operations Jeffrey Benson informed ESPN in a direct message on social media. “The purpose if you e-book this stuff is to not get killed.”

Benson tweeted that Circa would lose a “good, good home” if Woods wins this week.

Woods is a small underdog (+110) to hit the SuperBook in Westgate Las Vegas. Jeff Sherman, vp of danger administration and golf odds specialist at SuperBook, stated he took bets from sharp-edged bookmakers on each side of the Woods making the reduce.

“His comeback in any case to win in 2019, I feel that most likely offers individuals hope that one thing like this could occur once more,” Sherman stated. “I am positive that is why you see what we’re seeing now.”

When requested what he thinks are Woods’ actual odds of successful the Masters, Sherman stated 200-1.

John Ram (10-1) and Thomas (12-1) are the favorites in most sports activities books. Dustin Johnson (16-1, Brooks Koepka (18-1), Cameron Smith (18-1) and Schaeffler (18-1) completed golfers with 20-1 benefit at Caesars Sportsbook.