Tiger Woods’ victory at the 2019 Masters tournament marked yet another milestone in his return to the height of the golf world. Sportsbooks took notice of the spike in popularity with the release of numerous Tiger Woods betting odds for this year’s remaining Majors and his potential career achievements.
With mobile sports betting now widespread in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, there will be a much larger market of Tiger fans with access to his odds since the days of Tiger vs. The Field at the peak of his success in the mid-2000s.
Tiger Woods and the Majors
Tiger’s 15th career Major title – and fifth green jacket – turned the page on the numerous personal issues and, more-notably, back surgeries that have plagued him and tarnished his image since his 2009 infidelity scandal.
His 2001 victory at the Masters completed the honorary “Tiger Slam” coined for his winning of four consecutive Majors not all played in the same calendar year. He’s won each Major at least three times – with a fourth victory at the PGA Championship – and has gone back-to-back as champion at all but the US Open.
Woods has just one more Major win in a playoff (three) as he has victories by double-digit strokes. He has missed the cut or withdrawn from 10 Major tournaments, but has 26 top-10 finishes in addition to his 15 wins, including six runner-ups.
Tiger Woods Betting Odds: 2019 PGA Championship
The 2019 PGA Championship will be played at Bethpage Black Course in Long Island, N.Y. from Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19. One of two Majors Tiger’s won more than thrice, he twice went back-to-back as champion in 1999-2000 and 2006-2007.
Woods finished two strokes behind 2018 winner Brooks Koepka in solo second thanks to a final-round 64 that tied for the low round of the day. Tiger’s the early betting favorite, ahead of World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Koepka.
Tiger’s participated in three previous tournaments at Bethpage, including the 2002 US Open – where he led wire-to-wire and was the only player to finish under par to claim his eight career Major title.
Tiger Woods Betting Odds: 2019 US Open
Pebble Beach Golf Links hosts the 2019 US Open from Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16. It will be the course’s sixth time hosting the Major tournament and Tiger’s third time being in attendance; he previously won in 2000 to start the Tiger Slam and finished T4 in 2010.
Tiger’s most memorable victory at Pebble Beach came in the 2000 AT&T National Pro-Am. He overcame a seven-stroke deficit over the final seven holes to claim his sixth consecutive PGA Tour victory at the time.
Tiger Woods Betting Odds: 2019 Open Championship
Tiger’s first return to the top of a Major leaderboard came at last year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie where he finished T6. He missed the cut at the US Open earlier in the year and ended T32 at the Masters, after taking two full years off of the Majors.
Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Island will host The Open for the first time since 1951 when the world’s best arrive at Dunluce Links. Tiger has never played the course professionally but spoke highly of it when announced as an upcoming venue in 2014. He has 10 career top 10s at The Open, including victories in 2000, 2005, and 2006.
Tiger Woods Betting Odds: 2020 Masters Tournament
Tiger will head back to Augusta National in 2020 in need of just one more green jacket to tie Jack Nicklaus’ record of six. Woods shares the all-time tournament record with Jordan Spieth for lowest score at minus-18, from his 12-stroke victory in 1997.
He’s coming off a one-stroke win over Johnson, Koepka, and Xander Schauffele in 2019, and a normal tournament schedule should bring out record viewership ratings as he tries to go back-to-back for the second time at the Masters.
Tiger Woods Betting Specials
FanDuel Sportsbook has released several specials pertaining to the remainder of Tiger’s 2019 schedule and the rest of his career:
- To win 2 or more Majors in 2019: +150
- To win 3 or more Majors in 2019: +1000
- To win 2019 Grand Slam: +10000
Only three golfers – Koepka, Spieth, and McIlroy – have won two majors in the same calendar year since 2010. No one has won three in the same year since Tiger in 2000, and no one has ever won the modern era Grand Slam in reference to the Masters, US Open, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship.
- To win 18 or more career Majors: +500
- To win 19 or more career Majors: +1000
Three wins back of Nicklaus’ record 18 Major championships, the books have set reasonable expectations on Tiger’s ability to overtake the Golden Bear. With Nicklaus’ final Major coming at the 1986 Masters at the age of 46, bettors will have to give the 43-year-old Woods some time before getting a resolution to this wager.
2018-19 PGA Tour Wins
- 2+: -200
- 1: +150
- 3+: +225
- 4+: +700
- 5+: +9000
The odds favor Tiger to claim at least one more victory this PGA Tour season. He has 81 career wins on the tour to rank second all-time behind Sam Snead’s 82 victories between 1936 and 1965.