- The 13th Presidents Cup tees off from Royal Melbourne on Thursday, December 12th
- Will the Aussie fans boo Tiger Woods or will Patrick Reed be caught bending the rules again?
- There are plenty of prop bets to wager on for the heated matches
The 13th edition of the biennial Presidents Cup matches is set to begin this week with the United States heavily favored to dismantle the International team that on paper is severely overmatched.
Captain Tiger Woods unsurprisingly selected himself to be on the squad to become the first playing captain at the event since Hale Irwin in 1994 and if you’re inclined to wager on prop bets for him there’s plenty to choose from.
Some of the prop bets center around whether or not Woods will be booed, given that the International side has strongly indicated they want to feel the home soil love plus whether or not Patrick Reed will be penalized for cheating after his two stroke penalty at the Hero World Challenge last week.
Will Tiger Woods Be Bood by Fans?
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All Odds Taken December 9th
Given that Tiger Woods rarely tees it up in Australia, it would seem very unlikely that they’d give him a rude welcome when he’s first introduced on day one.
This prop bet stems from the International side’s best player and local boy Adam Scott suggesting that fans shouldn’t get excited for Tiger and the other Americans so his squad can have a home course advantage.
Adam Scott hopes the Aussie fans won't cheer too loudly for visiting captain Tiger Woods at this year's Presidents Cup.
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) December 1, 2019
There may be a smattering of boos when Tiger is introduced (this is admittedly a very hard bet to quantify so good luck figuring out how much he needs to be booed in order to win the wager), but it is just too unfathomable to think El Tigre would hear a chorus of boos from the folks down under.
Pick: No (-600)
Will Patrick Reed Be Penalized for Cheating?
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Controversy follows the enigmatic Patrick Reed wherever he goes – whether it be blasting his usage at last year’s Ryder Cup and calling out his teammates or more recently this last week receiving a two stroke penalty for improving his lie.
A closer look at Patrick Reed’s two-stroke penalty during Round 3 of the Hero World Challenge. pic.twitter.com/z2aqkajnYq
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 7, 2019
Reed was able to ground his club in that waste bunker and it would not have been a penalty. However, twice moving the club back improved his lie despite his contentions that a different camera angle would’ve exonerated him.
Knowing that the golfing world will be watching him like a hawk it would be stunning if he created another rules fiasco so as tempting as it is to plunk some cash on the juicy +2000 odds, it’s not likely to happen.
Pick: No (-25000)
Presidents Cup Day 3 Props
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There’s a strong chance that Tiger doesn’t play in the afternoon session on Saturday in order to rest up, but to think he’d bench himself for both sessions on a critical third day is shocking and quite surprising that he’s the betting favorite to be parked on the pine for day three.
Loose/taunting Tiger Woods is the best Tiger Woods. pic.twitter.com/L9njovHIUn
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 4, 2019
Why exactly is Rickie Fowler listed at +800 to not play in the two sessions on Saturday? He hadn’t played anywhere in the world since August until teeing it up at last week’s Hero World Challenge and is only in as a controversial replacement pick following Brooks Koepka’s withdrawal due to injury.
Name value alone is keeping his odds that high but realistically, he has to be considered a strong choice to not tee it up compared to his counterparts.
Pick: Rickie Fowler (+800)
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