Odds To Win the WGC Bridgestone Invitational 2011

The guy hasn’t played since April, but Tiger Woods at 14/1 is topped only by Rory McIlroy (12/1) in this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational. It doesn’t make any sense to me. Tiger’s coach has said he hasn’t hit any balls in weeks. But the Tiger name still has cachet among bettors. After all, Tiger HAS won the tournament a mind numbing seven times.

Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Steve Stricker are all in at 16/1. I like any of them better than Tiger.

The rest of the bettors’ top ten are Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson at 20/1; Nick Watney at 22/1; and Martin Kaymer and Matt Kuchar at 25/1. I also like any of THEM better than Tiger.

I honestly just don’t see how he’s expected to win—even at Firestone—after being off for so many weeks. I think a probable scenario is that he takes advantage of his course mojo to get into contention, gets all the media excited, and then doesn’t finish it off.

The rest of the odds for the 2011 Bridgestone Invitational are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Rory McIlroy  12/1  
Tiger Woods  14/1  
Lee Westwood  16/1  
Luke Donald  16/1  
Steve Stricker  16/1  
Dustin Johnson  20/1  
Phil Mickelson  20/1  
Nick Watney  22/1  
Martin Kaymer  25/1  
Matt Kuchar  25/1  
Rickie Fowler  28/1  
Charl Schwartzel  30/1  
Hunter Mahan  30/1  
Jason Day  35/1  
Adam Scott  40/1  
Bill Haas  40/1  
Bubba Watson  40/1  
Sergio Garcia  40/1  
Bo Van Pelt  50/1  
Gary Woodland  50/1  
K.J. Choi  50/1  
Retief Goosen  50/1  
Ryan Moore  50/1  
Zach Johnson  50/1  
Fredrik Jacobson  66/1  
Graeme McDowell  66/1  
Ian Poulter  66/1  
Jeff Overton  66/1  
Justin Rose  66/1  
Peter Hanson  66/1  
Sean O’Hair  66/1  
Stewart Cink  66/1  
Y-E Yang  66/1  
Alexander Noren  80/1  
Brandt Snedeker  80/1  
Darren Clarke  80/1  
David Toms  80/1  
Ernie Els  80/1  
Geoff Ogilvy  80/1  
Jim Furyk  80/1  
Louis Oosthuizen  80/1  
Lucas Glover  80/1  
Martin Laird  80/1  
Matteo Manassero  80/1  
Padraig Harrington  80/1  
Paul Casey  80/1  
Robert Allenby  80/1  
Robert Karlsson  80/1  
Simon Dyson  80/1  
Aaron Baddeley  100/1  
Alvaro Quiros  100/1  
Francesco Molinari  100/1  
Mark Wilson  100/1  
Richard Green  100/1  
Rory Sabbatini  100/1  
Anders Hansen  125/1  
Jonathan Byrd  125/1  
Keegan Bradley  125/1  
Miguel Angel Jimenez  125/1  
Charley Hoffman  150/1  
D-A Points  150/1  
Edoardo Molinari  150/1  
Heath Slocum  150/1  
Jhonattan Vegas  150/1  
Kyung-Tae Kim  150/1  
Ryo Ishikawa  150/1  
Stuart Appleby  150/1  
Thomas Bjorn  150/1  
Brendan Steele  175/1  
Scott Stallings  175/1  
Arjun Atwal  200/1  
Harrison Frazar  200/1  
Pablo Larrazabal  200/1  
Yuta Ikeda  200/1  
Hennie Otto  250/1  
Jae-Bum Park  300/1  

1 thought on “Odds To Win the WGC Bridgestone Invitational 2011”

  1. Hey,

    Good post, the one thing I would say about setting lines for Golf is that most of the punters (as we say in Ireland) do not have the knowledge of who’ll win hence you’ll get much more value in betting for someone to place. Or bet on someone to place who’s shown form in the run up – eg Darren Clarke,  Because the general public who bet on golf don’t have a great deal of knowledge of players down the ranks, the brand names – McIlroy, Mickelson, Woods (especially) take a disproportionate volume of action. Hence the bookie needs to balance the books by shortening the odds, despite the form. The general public always punt for the names – hence tiger will be heavily backed, not on any sound judgement based on form but merely based on his name. Great for the bookies and it’s sure to net them a few quid. Same here in Ireland, anyone who plays Golf in Ireland will always be biased towards the home boys, hence Mcilroy, Harrington, McDowell will be heavily bet on versus someone of equal probability to win the competition based on form. So a good pointer would be looking at those Golfers who’ve placed relatively well in the past three Golf Comps. Either way, only bet what you can afford to lose.



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.