2015 Masters Odds: Handicapping Tiger Woods Prop Bets
by George Monroy - 4/8/2015
Will Tiger Woods ever win another major? The question has been on the table for so long that it has already begun to lose its significance and meaning. The further the golf world gets from that magical Monday afternoon in 2008, when Woods last won a major, the easier it is to forget how great he used to be. His U.S. Open win nearly six years go, while playing on a broken leg and still sinking a high-pressure shot to force a sudden-death playoff hole against Rocco Mediate, will forever be remembered as one of the greatest moments in sports history.
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Woods may never be that same player, yet the golf world still turns to every major, waiting and hoping that a "Tiger" might finally return. Let's take a closer look at the 2015 Masters odds, specifically Woods' prop bet lines, and figure out if anything is worth a bet. All odds come from Sportsbook.ag.
Tiger Woods Masters Odds and Props
To win the Masters : +2000: at the moment Woods in not even receiving Top 10 Masters odds, which is a far cry from those "Tiger versus the field" options during his prime. The line at +2000 is a fantastic number for Woods fans or for those that love to root for a good comeback story. The 14-time major winner has not played much in 2015 and could finally be rested and ready to make another run. The odds are so enticing during golf tournaments that wagering on any player is probably worth a bet as the playoffs for winner can be huge.
To finish in the Top 10 : +177: the favorites in this category are all receiving -145 to +105 odds to make the Top 10. Woods does not have any Top-10 finishes in three events played in 2015, but has always put up decent performances at The Masters. Woods has three Top-4 finishes since 2010 and has made only one disastrous appearance at Augusta National in 2012 when he finished 40th. Expect a rested Woods to at least be in contention for a few days.
70 or less: +300: Woods has produced a 70-or-less first-round Masters score only five times in 19 tournament appearances. Do not expect it to happen again in 2015.
78 or more : +300: the oddsmakers are expecting Woods to fall at either extreme-a great score or a horrendous one. Woods, however, has never had a first round worse than a 76, even during his worst Masters performance in 2012.
75 to 77 : +400: Woods first-round Masters score has fallen into this range only four times during 19 events and hasn't been worse than a 73 since 2005.
71 to 72 : +400: or 73 to 74: +400: chances are that Woods first-round score will fall into this range, which has happened in half of all his Masters appearances. The best way to proceed is to split your bet and wager on both these numbers and leave yourself a four-stroke margin of victory.
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