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Tiger Woods’ Odds Worsen Despite Opening Round 66 at Bridgestone

Alex Kilpatrick

by Alex Kilpatrick in Golf

Updated Mar 23, 2020 · 1:32 PM PDT

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Tiger Woods last won the Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. Can this weekend be his first win in almost five years? Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC License].
  • Tiger Woods shot 66 on the first day of the Bridgestone Invitational, one of his favorite tournaments
  • What are Tiger Woods’ odds to win?

On Tuesday, we previewed one of Tiger Woods’ favorite tournaments: the Bridgestone Invitational. He’s won at Firestone CC eight times, and raves about the course openly. He was listed at reasonable odds, considering his performance, and altogether it looked like it might be a good week for Tiger.

How’s he doing now?

Tiger Woods, Odds to Win Bridgestone Invitational

Odds updated after Friday’s round

Player Odds to Win
Justin Thomas +275
Tommy Fleetwood +400
Rory McIlroy +600
Jason Day +600
Ian Poulter +800
Tiger Woods +1600

Believe it or not, but his odds actually got longer since the start of the tournament. Tiger had a good day at Firestone, but plenty of excellent golfers had a great day, and now he’s T14, four strokes back from the leader and behind some of the best golfers in the world and Rickie Fowler. If he can carry this momentum into the weekend, four strokes is nothing, but the golfers ahead of him are a murderer’s row.

UDPATE: After Friday’s round, Tiger Woods was T10, and five strokes from the lead. He remains high-ish on the odds sheet, but slides back slightly for the second day in a row.

Tiger Woods First Round Highlights

We’ve been speculating for a while that Tiger just needs to start making things happen with the flat stick. Here he is, doing just that:

And again:

And again:

Putting well! I think it’s because he switched back to the blade he recorded all his tournament wins with, but that’s just me.

Altogether Tiger shot 66, a great score and about what he shot on the first day of his eight wins.

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