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Tiger Woods Prop Bets & Odds: Bet On Tiger's Return To Golf

After a February car accident, sportsbooks have updated their Tiger Woods prop bets and specials.

When the images were released after the February 24 car accident, the golf world held its collective breath in fear that arguably the greatest professional golfer of all time was seriously hurt or worse.

It has been almost 10 months since Tiger Woods had the unfortunate and extremely scary car accident that left him with multiple fractures in his leg and a lot of doubt about whether he would ever play professional golf again.

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So, when Tiger announced in early December that he (and his son Charlie) would be playing in the PNC Championship, golf fans around the world celebrated with the knowledge that one of the greatest athletes of our generation still has some game left in him.

Just how much golf he has left is still to be determined.

BetOnline Sportsbook has recently released some Tiger Woods prop bets with odds around how much golf Tiger will be playing in 2022 and when we can expect to see him in his first PGA Tour event next year.

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Which Event Will Be Tiger’s First Major Appearance In 2022? 

First major appearance
Open Championship+175
U.S. Open+225
PGA Championship+600

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

With the news that Tiger and Charlie are teeing it up in the PNC Championship, most golf fans were hoping this meant Tiger is healthy and ready to jump back on the tour.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

When he announced his return, Tiger was also upfront that he would never be able to resume a full schedule on the tour again. Instead, he would only be hand-picking a few key events annually to play in.

The odds above also suggest to us that Tiger is not yet recovered to the point where he could play professional golf. The scramble format of the father-and-son event in December will not have the same physical demands of a four-round tour event.

He will not be competing against 100 of the world’s best golfers.

The Masters is scheduled annually every April and if Tiger was in good physical condition, Augusta would be the betting favorite.

But instead, the Open Championship is currently the chalk bet, and of the four PGA major events, the Open is the last one on the 2022 calendar, scheduled for July.

Tiger has not been very public with his rehabilitation and recovery process, but different medical professionals have been asked their opinion on possible return dates based on the types of injuries he sustained.

Obviously the odds reflect their lack of optimism of a recovery that allows Tiger to play competitive golf by next April.

However, for those who have watched Tiger win a major championship on a broken leg or have heard stories about his navy SEAL training routines, Tiger has proven that he might be willing to push himself a little more physically than the rest of us.

With Tiger’s history at Augusta, including five green jackets and that made-for-Hollywood win in 2019, the +300 odds for him to tee it up in late April look the most appealing to me.

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Will Tiger make the cut in his first 2022 pGA tournament start?

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

On August 29, 1996, a 20-year-old Tiger Woods made his PGA debut and he has made over 350 starts on tour since then. During his 25-plus years playing professional golf, he has had multiple injuries and several personal reasons for taking some extended time off.

In 2003 after knee surgery, Tiger returned after missing almost three months and promptly won the Buick Invitational in his first start back.

In 2006, after taking 10 weeks off to mourn the passing of his father, Woods returned at the U.S. Open and did not play well, missing the cut.

Tiger also had ACL surgery (2009) that forced him to miss nine months of golf and then some much-publicized personal issues (2010) that caused him to step away from golf for four months.

Tiger lost in the second round of the WGC Match-Play event to Tim Clark after the ACL injury.

When he returned from his personal hiatus in 2010, he finished T4 at the Masters.

It should be noted that Tiger was also the No. 1-ranked player in the world during those events and comebacks. He was playing golf at arguably the highest level the sport had ever been played at.

That just isn’t the case when he does eventually tee it up in 2022.

Obviously the odds recognize that if Tiger sometimes struggled to find his form when he was the No. 1 player in the world, then his 2022 debut will not be easy.

However, at +200 and with the 2019 Masters victory still occupying space in my head, I’m leaning Yes on Tiger to make the cut in his return and hoping it’s at Augusta and not at a brutally tough U.S. Open setup.

What Will Tiger’s Opening-Round Score Be In His First 2022 Tournament?

Woods’ Score in first comeback round
OVER 75.5-140
UNDER 75.5+100

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

The last time we had the opportunity to watch Tiger Woods in a tour event was November 2020 in the rescheduled Masters. Augusta is typically a course that Tiger has owned over his 25-plus years on tour.

However, during that November final round at the very famous par-3 12th hole, golf fans across the world were able to witness Tiger do something he had never done before as a professional.

Tiger recorded a 10!

After putting three balls into the water on No. 12, Tiger went from +2 for the day to +9. It actually took an incredible five birdies on the final six holes to salvage a final-round 76.

I definitely recognize that when Tiger does make his 2022 debut, we aren’t talking about the 2000 Tiger who won six consecutive events and nine of his 20 starts that year.

However, I also don’t expect Tiger to record a 10 in his first 18 holes back.

If I am in on Tiger making the cut in his first event back, I’m definitely taking UNDER 75.5 in his first round.

What Will Tiger’s Best Tournament Finish Be In 2022?

tiger’s Best Tournament finish in 2022
UNDER 40.5-145
OVER 40.5+105

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

In the last three events Tiger played before his accident, he finished 38th (Masters), 72nd (Zozo Championship) and he had a missed cut at the U.S. Open.

When Tiger does play events in 2022, I suspect they will all be high-profile tournaments with loaded fields.

As excited as I am to watch him return and play well, I will lean toward the plus money and take OVER 40.5 for his best finish next year.

What Are Tiger’s Odds To Win The Masters Or Any 2022 Major?

If you are feeling optimistic about Tiger and the ability of modern medicine to return him to a relatively healthy place, then you will be very interested in BetOnline’s updated odds for all four of the 2022 majors.

Tiger’s odds to win each 2022 major
PGA Championship+3300
U.S. Open+3300
Open Championship+3300

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Tiger has won the Masters five times, including that dramatic 2019 win when most of us believed his time to win a major had passed him by. If it wasn’t for his health uncertainty, I would suggest that Augusta gives him his best chance to win major No. 16.

However, with his status definitely in question for an April return, if I wanted to pick Tiger to win any of next year’s four majors, I would lean toward the Open Championship.

The 2022 Open Championship will be played at the Old Course at St. Andrews. Not only has Tiger won the Claret Jug twice at the Old Course (2000 and 2005), he has referred to it as his favorite course of all time.

Normally when Tiger says something like that, it is foreshadowing yet another historic and memorable performance.

Even More Tiger Woods Prop Bets

Interested in even more opportunities to bet on the greatest golfer of our generation?

Check out all the available betting markets below and then go place your bets with one or more of our recommended golf sportsbooks.

Will Tiger Woods win a Major in 2022?

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Will Tiger Woods Win a PGA Tour Tournament in 2022?

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

how many cuts will Tiger Woods make in 2022?
OVER 1.5-145
UNDER 1.5+105

Odds as of December 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Betting on PGA and Tiger Woods Futures

If you’re betting on PGA futures and you decide to wager on Tiger Woods to win the Masters, you would likely see odds listed like this at your sportsbook:

  • Rory McIlroy +700
  • Bryson DeChambeau +1200
  • Justin Thomas +1200
  • Tiger Woods +1200
  • Brooks Koepka +1400

Since you’re betting on events that will happen in the future, this is called a Futures Bet. This type of wager is slightly different than a moneyline bet because it doesn’t have an obvious favorite indicated by the minus odds symbol (-). That means the golfer listed with the lowest odds is considered the favorite. In this instance, it’s Rory McIlroy at +700.

If you were to bet $100 on Woods prior to the tournament and he ends up winning the Masters, you’d get a payout of $1,300 – your original $100 is returned, along with your winnings of $1,200. On the other hand, if you wagered that same $100 on Brooks Koepka and he returns to form to take the green jacket, you’d get a payout of $1,500 – you get your $100 back, plus your profit of $1,400.

Our Odds Calculator can help you determine how much you’d pocket depending on the odds and the amount bet. You can also get up to speed on wagering on PGA golf by checking out our How to Bet on Golf guide.