Its deja vu all over again, as Tiger Woods is the bettors favorite in yet another tournament. The odds are a little longer this time, at 14/1, but he’s still ahead of world number three Luke Donald (16/1) and number four Phil Mickelson.
Truth be told, this week is so packed with talent that it’s probably anyone’s game. Again, I think middle of the pack is as good a place as any to find the eventual winner. Look at the track record over the last month or so: Last week’s winner, Lucas Glover, was 100/1. Watson was a favorite at 25/1 in last week’s Zurich Classic, but almost-winner Web Simpson was middle of the pack at 50/1. The previous week, Brandt Snedeker was 33/1 for the Heritage—inside the top ten choices. Steele came from out of the field at the Valero, while Charl Schwartzel was 50/1 before the Masters.
For my part, I’ll take the group of guys at 33/1: Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar and Nick Watney. I’d love to hear your picks for this week:
The complete odds for the 2011 Players Championship are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.
|Bo Van Pelt||80/1|
|Brendon De Jonge||100/1|
|Davis Love III||100/1|
|Charles Howell III||125/1|