Ready to leave the office on St. Patrick's Day and need a reason to start drinking? Here you go. Despite not playing a competitive round of golf in 2010, and not having been seen holding a golf club in a tournament since November 15, bookies have still set Tiger Woods as the favorite to win the Masters this year.
An hour after Tiger announced he'd be making his return at Augusta National, British bookmaker William Hill set his odds at 4-1, making Woods the favorite over the entire field this season. Phil Mickelson comes in second at 6-1, with Padraig Harrington being third at 16-1.
If you think Tiger is more likely to miss the cut than win, you are at odds with bookmakers. That number is 1-20 and the odds of him to win the Grand Slam this season is an inexplicable 25-1.
Obviously this is all to get people tossing money around. Tiger has accomplished a lot of things in his career, but to come out and win this Masters would absolutely be tops on his list.