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Presidents Cup Props: Tiger Woods Listed at +350 to Be Booed by Fans on Day 1

Tiger Woods and Team USA look to continue their Presidents Cup dominance over the International squad. Photo from Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License]
  • 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?

Outcome Odds at BetOnline
No -600
Yes +350

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.

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?

Outcome Odds at BetOnline
No -25000
Yes +2000

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.

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

Who Won’t Compete on Day 3? Odds at BetOnline
Tiger Woods +250
Bryson DeChambeau +300
Tony Finau +350
Gary Woodland +400
Matt Kuchar +400
Dustin Johnson +500
Patrick Reed +700
Webb Simpson +700
Patrick Cantlay +800
Rickie Fowler +800
Xander Schauffele +1000
Justin Thomas +1200

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.

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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