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Tiger Woods’ 2019 Masters Odds Worsen After WGC-Dell Match Play Disappointment

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Tiger Woods has seen his 2019 Masters Odds drop from a couple of months ago. Photo by Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License]
  • Tiger Woods’ odds of winning the 2019 Masters have worsened in the eyes of oddsmakers
  • Since victory at the 2018 Tour Championship Woods has been inconsistent
  • Who is the best bet to slip into a green jacket on April 14th?

Coming off his first PGA Tour title in five years at the 2018 Tour Championship, Tiger Woods was flying high and his 2019 Masters Odds listed him as the favorite to slip into his fifth career green jacket.

Tiger’s odds were all the way down to an average +1000 across our trusted sportsbooks through late February, but they’ve now risen to +1400. Is now the time to bet on Woods, or should you save your cash for somebody else?

2019 Masters Odds

Golfer 2019 Masters Odds at Bovada
Rory McIlroy +750
Dustin Johnson +1100
Justin Rose +1200
Tiger Woods +1400
Jon Rahm +1800
Justin Thomas +1800
Brooks Koepka +2000
Jordan Spieth +2200
Rickie Fowler +2200
Francesco Molinari +2200

*Odds taken 04/04/19. Follow the link in the table above to see all options.

Tiger Woods Hasn’t Had His “A” Game in 2019

It’s not as if Tiger Woods has been bad in 2019 – but expectations were sky high after a phenomenal victory at the 2018 Tour Championship and coming so close at both the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

Fast forward to 2019, and in his most recent event, the Big Cat is coming off a disappointing quarterfinals loss at last week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.

As shocking and frustrating as that was, it actually resulted in his best finish of the season (tie for fifth), so his odds moving from +1200 to +1400 following that defeat is mildly surprising.

Tiger Woods 2019 Tournament Results

Tournament Result
WGC-Dell Match Play T-5th
The Players Championship T-30th
WGC-Mexico Championship T-10th
Genesis Open T-15th
Farmers Insurance Open T-20th

Should You Bet on Tiger to Win the 2019 Masters?

As tempting as it is to relive past Masters triumphs by Tiger and hope he can do it again, the smart money should be placed elsewhere. He’s been good – not great – this season, and hasn’t won at Augusta since all the way back in 2005.

Still, it’s so tempting to bet on him because he’s Tiger freakin’ Woods! If you are inclined to do so, his stats this season actually have been quite impressive when you put it all together. The only slightly worrying aspect is his at times balky putter.

Tiger Woods 2019 Strokes Gained Statistics

Stat Rank
Off The Tee 67th
Approach The Green 18th
Around The Green 7th
Putting 78th
Tee to Green 8th
Total 6th

The Best Bets to Win 2019 Masters

Even though he’s the favorite leaving his odds at a paltry +750, Rory McIlroy has to be wagered on.

Two other players that present much better value are the struggling Jordan Spieth at +2200 (but he has four top-3 finishes in five Masters appearances), and none other than the surprising under-the-radar selection of Jason Day at +2800 (second and third place showings in his Masters career.)

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Michael "Hound Dog" Harrison is well known in the sports industry as the resident statisitician for the Jay and Dan Show. He has worked at TSN for over 13 years, where he's been featured on Sportscentre, That's Hockey, That's Hockey 2Nite, The Masters preview shows, and several more.