Tiger Woods’ odds to win this week’s PGA Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club are long.
Woods hasn’t competed in a tournament in more than seven months after he missed the cut at The Open Championship last July. Prior to that, Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship after three rounds. He started last season with a 47th-place finish at The Masters.
The last time Woods played in a non-major tournament? That was at the ZoZo Championship in 2020 when he finished T-72 after winning the tournament the previous year. That marked his last win (and 82nd) on the PGA Tour to date.
Tiger Woods’ Odds To Win Genesis Invitational
Here’s a look at Woods’ odds to win the Genesis Invitational from US sports betting apps. It’s always recommended to check the odds at several sportsbooks to find the best prices for your wagers.
How Are Sharp Bettors Playing Tiger Woods This Week?
We don’t recommend a win bet on Woods, but the SuperBook has some additional betting markets that are intriguing — and they’ve already attracted sharp action.
Woods had one made cut, one missed cut, and one WD last year. With no recent form or stats to examine, handicapping Woods heading into this event is an impossible task. When it comes to course history, we can tell you that Woods has never won at Riviera in 13 previous starts.
SuperBook VP of Risk Management Jeff Sherman, one of the leading golf oddsmakers in the sports betting industry, hung odds on Woods at his Las Vegas shop.
Sharp bettors jumped on two of the Tiger-driven betting markets.
“We took sharp play on Tiger to miss the cut from -155, laying all the way up to -250,” Sherman said in a text to Gaming Today. “We have taken some ‘make cut’ money back (Monday) though, and are now ‘make cut’ +175, ‘miss cut’ -200.”
As of Tuesday, the SuperBook is dealing Yes +200, No -240 on the ‘will Woods make cut’ prop.
Sherman noted that sharp money on Woods going Over 72.5 strokes in the first round prompted a move to 73.5, where it remained on Tuesday morning. The Over can be had at -120 and the Under for even-money as of this post, an adjustment from Over +100/Under -120 on Monday.
The withdrawal prop had attracted no action, and Sherman described betting on Woods to win as being “minimal” at 150/1. He is anticipating more money to be wagered on the Genesis Invitational compared to this past weekend’s WM Phoenix Open, though.
“With a very similar field to last week, I expect higher handle with Tiger’s involvement,” Sherman said.
The Genesis Invitational also has a deep and talented field, with 23 of the top-25 players in the world competing this week. At FanDuel, Jon Rahm was the betting favorite (+700) followed by defending FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler (both at +1000).
Scheffler is coming off his second consecutive win in the WM Phoenix Open.
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