Anyone who is a lover of sport must be excited about this weekend. Tiger will stroll down the fairways of Augusta, the most important golf course of them all, to hopefully show us all what he is made of.
Aussies love champions and Tiger is one of the greatest ever. There might be questions about Tiger the man, but the only question that really concerns sports lovers is ‘will Tiger be the golfer he was prior to his public shaming?’
The bookies don’t seem sure themselves, as he is still favourite but not nearly as short as he has been in the past. 888sport has him at $6.00 to win the Masters which is about double the quote that he was last year. This seems like a big price considering the next closest in betting is Mickelson and Els both at $13.00. When you look historically at the success Tiger has had, this is a truly mouth watering price.
If you had simply backed Tiger in every tournament he has ever teed off in you would be laughing all the way to the bank. For those of you that want to take on the great man then 888sport have some very interesting markets. You can back a three way market that features where Tiger will finish overall. Tiger 1st-5th is paying $2.10, 6th-10th is paying $5.00 and 11th or worse $2.20.
Another very popular market is top Australian which is always a favourite for those golf fans down under. Ogilvy is the favourite at $2.62 just in front of Allenby at $3.25 and Scott at $4.00. Ogilvy is the highest ranked Aussie and has been proven at the elite level even though his current form is questionable. Allenby is always our most consistent and knows his way around Augusta now. Scott is the most talented but has always choked when it has mattered the most. Senden, Leishman and Green are the only other Aussies and are all at $10 or better - but it is hard to see them figure in the finish.