Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major in five years and is just getting over a bum elbow, but he’s still the betting favorite to win this week’s British Open at Muirfield.
Woods was sitting at 8/1 at Bovada
on Wednesday, with Phil Mickelson at 16/1, and U.S. Open champ Justin Rose at 18/1.
The Open Championship was last played at Muirfield in 2002. Woods entered the weekend in contention, two shots back at 4-under. However, he stumbled over the weekend, losing his composure during cold and wet conditions en route to a third-round 81. Ernie Els went on to win the Claret Jug in a playoff.
Els, the defending champion, is at 28/1. Els won at 2002 at Muirfield with a score of 6-under, 278.
Woods has won four times on the PGA Tour this season and says his strained elbow is completely healed. He injured the elbow at the U.S. Open and has not played competitvely since. He is considering not using his driver this week on the quick and hard course conditions at Muirfield.
Bovada has a series of props and specials involving Woods including:
Will Tiger Woods make the cut? Yes -1400 / No +700
Will Tiger Woods make a hole-in-one? Yes +8000
Will Tiger Woods shoot 80 or more in any round? +3300
Will Tiger Woods withdraw? +3300
Of course, there are plenty of British Open props not involving Woods, as well.
For the complete list, check all of the Bovada British Open betting options
Will there be a hole-in-one? Yes -130 / No Even
What will the winning margin be?
1 shot +250
2 shots +350
3 shots +450
4 shots or more +333
Where will the winner come from?
Great Britian and Ireland +300
Rest of the World +300
Continental Europe +400