Betting Odds To Win The 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational

I think this may be the most important Tournament Tiger Woods will play in this year. He’s won seven of the last eleven WGC tournaments at Firestone Country Club, including last year’s in which he shot 68-70-65-65. In other words, he’s been dominant here like at no other place on the planet. If he doesn’t win—or at least threaten to win—his game is in worse shape than we all thought.

That said, bettors have Tiger as a 9/2 favorite at the WGC-Bridgestone. They also like Phil Mickelson at 10/1 and Lee Westwood at 14/1.

The problem with setting odds on this tournament, however, is that virtually every player out there is a proven winner. Here’s the selection criteria to this invitational:

Playing members of the last named United States and International Presidents Cup teams.
Playing members of the last named United States and European Ryder Cup teams.
Players ranked among the top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings (one week and two weeks prior to event).
Tournament winners of worldwide events since the prior year’s tournament with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more.
The winner of one selected tournament from each of the following tours: PGA Tour of Australasia, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour.

You can see the complete odds below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination:

Tiger Woods 9/2
Phil Mickelson 10/1
Lee Westwood 14/1
Padraig Harrington 22/1
Rory McIlroy 22/1
Steve Stricker 28/1
Paul Casey 30/1
Luke Donald 33/1
Ernie Els 33/1
Jim Furyk 33/1
Ross Fisher 33/1
Justin Rose 35/1
Tim Clark 40/1
Retief Goosen 40/1
Dustin Johnson 40/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Martin Kaymer 40/1
Anthony Kim 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Graeme McDowell 50/1
Sean O’Hair 50/1
Henrik Stenson 50/1
Nick Watney 50/1
Zach Johnson 60/1
Camilo Villegas 60/1
Robert Allenby 60/1
K.J. Choi 66/1
Francesco Molinari 60/1
Ian Poulter 60/1
Alvaro Quiros 66/1
Stewart Cink 66/1
Sergio Garcia 66/1
Robert Karlsson 66/1
Edoardo Molinari 66/1
Louis Oosthuizen 66/1
Charl Schwartzel 66/1
Vijay Singh 66/1
Angel Cabrera 80/1
J.B. Holmes 80/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 80/1
Adam Scott 80/1
Stuart Appleby 80/1
Ben Crane 80/1
Ryan Moore 80/1
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
Chad Campbell 80/1
Jason Day 80/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Lucas Glover 100/1
Peter Hanson 100/1
Justin Leonard 100/1
Kenny Perry 100/1
Scott Verplank 100/1
Bo Van Pelt 100/1
Bubba Watson 100/1
Boo Weekley 100/1
Y-E Yang 100/1
Jason Bohn 125/1
Ryo Ishikawa 125/1
Ben Curtis 125/1
Bill Haas 125/1
Troy Matteson 150/1
Heath Slocum 150/1
Mike Weir 125/1
The Field ( Any Other Golfer) 10/1

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