Joe Fortenbaugh

  • The gambler’s guide to betting the Masters

    Joe Fortenbaugh at Devil Ball Golf1 yr ago

    LAS VEGAS – He is the brightest star in a sport poised to step onto the biggest of stages at the most prestigious of tournaments. He's won here four times during his illustrious 18-year career, but focuses more on what he has yet to accomplish rather than what he has already achieved. By his standards, he's come up short in his last seven visits to this iconic golf course.

    But after notching three victories in only five PGA Tour events this season, odds makers and bettors alike have installed Tiger Woods as the heavy favorite to claim his fifth green jacket at this weekend's 77th edition of the Masters.

    "The public keeps supporting him," Jeff Sherman, assistant manager of the LVH Race & Sports book in Las Vegas, told Yahoo! Sports on Monday. "Coming off his last win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational we moved Tiger from 9/2 to 3/1 and have still taken a ton of money on him. Even on our 'Will Tiger Woods win the Masters?' (Yes: +300, No: -360) prop, we still keep getting 'yes' bets. There's nobody who is really looking to oppose him right now."

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