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:
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||80/1|
|Bo Van Pelt||100/1|
|The Field ( Any Other Golfer)||10/1|