It took a couple of years but Tiger Woods has firmly reclaimed his spot atop both the World Golf Rankings and odds to win the Masters at Augusta
The current World Golf Rankings show Tiger followed by Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald and Brandt Snedeker. And while the top of odds maker’s leaderboard heading into the first round at this year’s Masters take a different path, Woods is easily first at 4 to 1 odds to win.
Before jumping on the bandwagon there are a few things to consider. Woods was also favored to win in 2012 after a strong performance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Tiger had a few stumbles in 2012 on his way to Augusta, including a fourth round 74 at the AT&T Pro Am and an early withdrawal at the World Golf Championships.
Woods ended up finishing in a tie for 40th with other notables, McIlroy and Henrik Stenson, 15-strokes back from Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen. Tiger has not won at the Masters since 2005 but he does have three wins under his belt this season and shown little doubt he will be in the mix when golfers make the turn on Sunday for the final round of Masters wagering.
A complete list of Masters Odds can be seen here, including first round matchups, props, group betting tournament matchups, Top 20 golfers and an interesting Masters future on who will make the cut. Online sportsbook odds are changing fast so be sure to shop around.
To compare the 2012 Masters Leaderboard, click here and for our first tournament matchup, take Lee Westwood (+109) over Charl Schwartzel.