Betting Odds To Win The WGC Bridgestone 2012

I can’t say I disagree with bettors’ having Tiger Woods as the favorite to win the WGC Bridgestone. He’s won there seven times (10% of his total Tour wins) and holds the tournament record. Given the history, he’s likely to win again, and the numbers reflect that.

Given a third of the chance of Tiger to win are Luke Donald (14/1) and Adam Scott (16/1). Scott is the defending champ, and Luke gets the props for being World Number One. But I don’t think either is a good bet. Luke has a win at the Transitions, but the rest of his year has been unremarkable, World Number 1 position aside (and perhaps once again showing the flaws in that system).  And as for Scott, I wonder how anyone recovers from a collapse like that at the Open Championship

Lee Westwood, who has recently decided to play in the US virtually full time is 18/1, along with the last “Next Tiger”, Rory McIlroy. What has happened to Rory?

If Tiger’s not going to win, I like someone from the lower half of the top ten: Hunter Mahan at 25/1; Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson at 28/1; or Bo Van Pelt at 33/1.

The rest of the odds to win the WGC Bridgestone are below, along with the effective percentage chance to win.

Player Odds % Chance
Tiger Woods 5/1  16.67%
Luke Donald 14/1  6.67%
Adam Scott 16/1  5.88%
Lee Westwood 18/1  5.26%
Rory McIlroy 18/1  5.26%
Hunter Mahan 25/1  3.85%
Bubba Watson 28/1  3.45%
Jason Dufner 28/1  3.45%
Zach Johnson 28/1  3.45%
Bo Van Pelt 33/1  2.94%
Dustin Johnson 33/1  2.94%
Graeme McDowell 33/1  2.94%
Justin Rose 33/1  2.94%
Matt Kuchar 33/1  2.94%
Phil Mickelson 33/1  2.94%
Rickie Fowler 33/1  2.94%
Steve Stricker 40/1  2.44%
Ernie Els 50/1  1.96%
Francesco Molinari 50/1  1.96%
Jason Day 50/1  1.96%
Jim Furyk 50/1  1.96%
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1  1.96%
Nicolas Colsaerts 50/1  1.96%
Bill Haas 66/1  1.49%
Brandt Snedeker 66/1  1.49%
Charl Schwartzel 66/1  1.49%
Ian Poulter 66/1  1.49%
Keegan Bradley 66/1  1.49%
Martin Kaymer 66/1  1.49%
Martin Laird 66/1  1.49%
Nick Watney 66/1  1.49%
Sergio Garcia 66/1  1.49%
David Toms 80/1  1.23%
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1  1.23%
John Senden 80/1  1.23%
Peter Hanson 80/1  1.23%
Retief Goosen 80/1  1.23%
Scott Piercy 80/1  1.23%
Carl Pettersson 100/1  0.99%
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1  0.99%
Jonathan Byrd 100/1  0.99%
K.J. Choi 100/1  0.99%
Aaron Baddeley 125/1  0.79%
Ben Crane 125/1  0.79%
Kyle Stanley 125/1  0.79%
Paul Lawrie 125/1  0.79%
Thomas Bjorn 125/1  0.79%
Alvaro Quiros 150/1  0.66%
Kevin Na 150/1  0.66%
Marcel Siem 150/1  0.66%
Ryo Ishikawa 150/1  0.66%
Simon Dyson 150/1  0.66%
Bernd Wiesberger 175/1  0.57%
Rafael Cabrera -Bello 175/1  0.57%
Branden Grace 200/1  0.50%
Gonzalo Fernandez 200/1  0.50%
Greg Chalmers 200/1  0.50%
Jamie Donaldson 200/1  0.50%
Jeev M Singh 200/1  0.50%
Johnson Wagner 200/1  0.50%
Joost Luiten 200/1  0.50%
Kyung-Tae Kim 200/1  0.50%
Marc Leishman 200/1  0.50%
Mark Wilson 200/1  0.50%
Robert Allenby 200/1  0.50%
Sang-Moon Bae 200/1  0.50%
Thongchai Jaidee 200/1  0.50%
Y-E Yang 200/1  0.50%
Danny Willett 250/1  0.40%
Robert Rock 250/1  0.40%
Ted Potter 250/1  0.40%
Michael Hoey 300/1  0.33%
Yoshinori Fujimoto 300/1  0.33%
Lee Slattery 350/1  0.28%
Tom Lewis 400/1  0.25%
Toshinori Muto 400/1  0.25%
Oliver Bekker 500/1  0.20%
Toru Taniguchi 500/1  0.20%
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1 thought on “Betting Odds To Win The WGC Bridgestone 2012”

  1. Agreed. Hard to bet against Tiger at this tourney.

    “What has happened to Rory?”. I’d say he’s a bit love struck at the moment. I agree with Graeme McDowell that Rory’s jetsetting with Caroline Wozniacki is wearing him down. I do not see this as a bad thing necessarily. He’s young and in love. He should have his fun.

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