Tiger Woods 2012 Masters Odds: There’s nothing more Tiger Woods can do to get back in the minds of fans and odds makers as top dog, than winning a little PGA Tour event won’t do. For one weekend, Woods looked to be in old form as he breezed his way to a five-stroke win in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando on Sunday (March 25). The win was his first championship since hitting the wall following a 2009 sex scandal that tarnished his career. Tiger’s resurgence couldn’t have come at a better time either, with the Masters looming two weeks from now. Following his championship performance at Bay Hill, Woods winning odds for the Masters soared to the top of PGA betting boards off shore and in Las Vegas, coming off at 7-to-2.
Woods has played 27 tour events since last hoisting a trophy and he admitted, “it feels pretty good.” Woods five-stroke victory at Bay Hill is by the most strokes since Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open by eight. The Bay Hill victory also returned Woods to sixth in the world. For the tournament, Woods finished at 13-under 275 for his 72nd PGA Tour championship, falling short of Jack Nicklaus by one for most tour wins.
Woods victory is great news for fans who are yearning to see former World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and Woods battle in Augusta. McIlroy has his young career off to a roaring start after winning the U.S. Open by eight strokes in 2011. Odds makers at list McIlroy No. 2 on the Masters board coming off at 9-to-2. The Lefty, Phil Mickelson’s Masters’ odds are third best at 10-to-1 with Lee Westwood and Luke Donald rounding out the top five at 14-to-1.
Betting odds on Woods winning any major in 2012 are good at 5-to-4.