Tiger Woods’ odds to win a major adjusted ahead of first tournament of 2020

Tiger Woods (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Solid performances this winter have Tiger Woods’ 2020 futures odds on the move ahead of his calendar-year debut at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Woods opened at 5/1 odds at the Westgate SuperBook to win at least one of golf’s majors in 2020, but he enters the week at +450. Per the betting market, The Masters is his best shot, as he’s listed at 10/1 at Bet365 to capture his 16th major at Augusta in April.

Woods, 44, began the season with his 82nd PGA Tour victory at Japan’s Zozo Championship in October, tying Sam Snead for the all-time wins record. He followed that with a fourth-place showing in December at the Hero World Challenge and an impressive outing as player-captain in the Presidents Cup later that month.

Only Rory McIlroy (+250) and Brooks Koepka (+250) have shorter odds to win at least one major this season than Woods. The trio also tops The Masters oddsboard, with McIlroy and Koepka out front at 10/1. Koepka, who has made the cut in 92% of the major championships he’s entered (22 out of 24) and won four over the past three seasons, opened as the 2/1 favorite. A knee injury sidelined Koepka for nearly three weeks, but he returned for a T34 showing in Abu Dhabi this past weekend.

The second major of the season, the PGA Championship, is slated for May at TPC Harding Park, a San Francisco course familiar to Woods. He played locally at Stanford and won the WGC – American Express Championship at the course in 2005. Woods’s 12/1 price to win trails only Koepka (9/1), McIlroy (9/1) and Dustin Johnson (11/1) on the Bet365 oddsboard.

Only one of the previous five U.S. Opens held at Winged Foot have finished with the winner under par, exemplifying the event known as golf’s toughest major. Woods missed the cut in the 2006 U.S. Open played at the course but is 14/1 to win the 2020 event.

Woods finished two strokes behind Ben Curtis, tied for fourth at one-over par, in his last trip to Royal St George’s for the British Open in 2003. The links major poses as Woods’ longest shot at winning a major this season at 20/1 at Bet365.

Woods is 20/1 at the SuperBook to win the Tour Championship at the end of the season, which now comes with a winner’s share of $15 million. Woods won the small-field event in 2018, but a new handicap system implemented last season gives major advantages to leaders in the FedEx Cup standings. Given Woods’ age and his struggles to end the 2019 season with an abbreviated schedule, the Tour Championship is a tough ask for Woods.

Tiger Woods futures odds

Westgate

Exact 2020 major wins
Zero major wins: -800
Exactly one major win: +450
Exactly two major wins: 30/1
Exactly three major wins: 100/1
Exactly four major wins: 500/1

How many career majors will Tiger Woods win By December 30th, 2025?

OVER 15.5 +130
UNDER 15.5 -150

OVER 16.5 +300
UNDER 16.5 -400

OVER 17.5 +700
UNDER 17.5 -1100

OVER 18.5 +1500
UNDER 18.5 -5000

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