Padraig harrington Returns to PGA Tour, Sports Bettors Like His Chances at Wells Fargo, Players
Tiger Woods will tee it up the next two weeks on the PGA Tour, with this week’s Wells Fargo Championship followed by The Players, also known as the fifth major, on tap.
Tiger Woods says it’s ‘time to get back to function,’ and that means more benefit Las Vegas oddsmakers who can offer a smorgasbord up of bets on the golfer’s performance.
Forests inside the ropes means a surge in golf betting activity at on line and Nevada sportsbooks. Las Vegas always sees an uptick in activity when the 14-time champ that is major into the field, and that may certainly be the case on the next 14 days.
It’s been 11 years since Woods won at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, web site of this week’s Wells Fargo. But that isn’t stopping gamblers from taking him.
The Westgate SuperBook has Tiger at 25/1 to win, tied up for the seventh-shortest line of the 156-player field.
Rory McIlroy is the justified favorite (7/1), as he’s won twice at Quail Hollow including a tournament-best -21 in 2015 where he won with a record seven strokes.
After McIlroy, the SuperBook has Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Championship winner hosted at Quail Hollow, at 10/1. That line is shared with Rickie Fowler, the 2012 Wells Fargo winner.
Jason Day, Masters champ Patrick Reed, and Hideki Matsuyama are in 20/1, then Woods, Paul Casey, Phil Mickelson, and Tommy Fleetwood follow at 25/1.
PGA Tour journalist Rob Bolton doesn’t have Tiger Woods even in their top 15 ‘power rankings’ list for the Wells Fargo. Continue Reading