WOODS EVEN FAVORITE TO WIN BYRON NELSON

May 09, 2001 12:00 AM
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At Palace Station sports book, Tiger Woods is a 1-1 favorite to win the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic this Thursday through Sunday in Irving, Texas.

Phil Mickelson is next at 8-1, followed by Vijay Singh, who has not won a tournament this year, at 10-1. Ernie Els is 12-1, followed by Davis Love III and David Duval, both 15-1. Twenty-nine players can be bet individually.

Woods is not offered in match-ups, however just about all quality players are in a match-up. Singh is even against Mickelson (—120). Tom Lehman and Jim Furyk both are —110. Love III is even against Els (—120). Duval is —130 against Mike Weir (+110).

Both players have to tee off for action.