It’s Deja Vu all over again as Tiger Woods is the 7/1 favorite to win the 2011 Frys.Com Open.
In truth, it’s a little strange to see the Striped One play in the Fall Series with the likes of David Duval, Pat Perez and other somewhat marginal players on the Tour. Tiger’s presence normally signals the appearance of all of the sport’s luminaries. But it’s been a strange year. The only other marquee name this weekend is Ernie Els (28/1) who has himself had a strange couple of seasons.
Speaking of strangeness … Kevin Na is in second at 25/1. Na, who in recent years has gained a reputation for agonizingly slow play, had yet to live down his 14-over-par excursion through the woods at the Valero Texas Open when he added a “whiff” to his resume while winning last week’s Justin Timberlake.
Also at 25 to one are Paul Casey and Spencer Levin.
Speaking of slow play, Ben Crane is in the field at 33/1. He adds to the strangeness with his training and Golf Boys videos.
From a purely perverse angle, I’d like to see an opening round trio of Tiger, Kevin Na and Ben Crane. Tiger’s no speedy player himself, but I’ll bet those two would drive him to homicide.
The complete betting odds for the Frys.Com Open, 2011 edition, are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.
|Brendon De Jonge||50/1|
|Michael – H Thompson||150/1|
|Tom Pernice Jr.||150/1|