March 30, 2010
It's the Super Bowl on steroids, with a little azalea action to boot, and the English bookies are making sure that if you want action on the top golfer in the game at Augusta National, you're going to get it.
Want to bet on Tiger Woods kissing a random blonde? If he will get in a fight on the first tee? If there will be a streaker around? If he will hit a tree with his opening drive of the Masters?
Yes, yes, yes, and yes. All those are options with William Hill, who currently has 26 different markets with Tiger and expect to open 10 more, according to the Associated Press.
"He could have 10 years off the sport and there'd be punters backing him," Ladbrokes spokesman Nick Weinberg. "Even a 50 percent-75 percent Tiger Woods should have more than enough to see off the field."
It goes from the funny to the crazy to the practically insane. Will wife Elin be in attendance? Will the always intense Tiger toss a club during the event? Will he go a step further and actually break one?
While both William Hill and Ladbrokes have Tiger as the consensus favorite at 4-1, the prop bets are reason enough to go surf their site.
Can Tiger post a round of 64 or better on Thursday at the Masters? If you're feeling frisky the number is up at 16-1, but just know the man has never broke 70 in his opening round at Augusta.
Will Tiger hole out for eagle on the 445-yard, par-4 first? You get that at 100-1.
The over/under on Tiger birdies in the first round is 4.5, and you can get him not to hit it in the water all week at 8-13.
Will he go wire to wire in 2010? That's at a sweet 14-1. Could he make an ace at Augusta? That's sitting at 100-1.
The options for betting continue to grow, and the more fun it will be for people interesting in Tiger's return. See any you like?