Oddsmakers Formulating Several Tiger Woods Prop Bets

April 7th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross

All eyes will be fixated on Tiger Woods as he makes his return to competitive golf this week at the 2010 Masters, following a five-month long, self-imposed break from the game, after admitting to multiple acts of infidelity.

He announced several weeks ago his intentions to make his debut at the Masters, as he embarks on his mission for a fifth green jacket, and fifteenth career major championship.

In spite of all he has endured since the beginning of December, USA Online Sportsbooks believe that Woods will play well, and have installed him as the betting favorite to win the 2010 Masters tournament, going off at 4/1.

Additionally, oddsmakers have formulated, and are fielding a variety of prop bets relating to Tiger Woods and his performance at the Masters this week.

Tiger Woods Lowest Scoring Round at The Masters-

1st Round- 7/2
2nd Round- 2/1
3rd Round- 2/1
4th Round- 2/1

Woods has never broken 70 in his career at the Masters.  Of his four wins at Augusta, he has shot 70 three times, with the one exception a 74 in 2005.

Will Tiger Woods Ever Have The Outright Lead During the 2010 Masters?

Yes +200
No  -350

Woods hold the record for largest margin of victory at the Masters, when he won by 12 shots in 1997, his first career major title.

Tiger Woods-  Winning Margin-

NOT To Win- 1/7
1-3 Shots- 13/2
4 or More Shots- 12/1
After a Playoffs- 16/1

One of the unique features of Augusta National Golf Club is the fact that each of the 18 holes is assigned a name, and has a distinct aura about it.  Each hole has a creative design, and present different challenges.  Over the years, Woods has dominated the par-5’s on the course.

1. Tea Olive – 445 yards, Par 4 -40/1
2. Pink Dogwood – 575 yards, Par 5 -13/2
3. Flowering Peach – 350 yards, Par 4 -7/1
4. Flowering Crabapple – 240 Yards, Par 3 -40/1
5. Magnolia – 455 Yards, Par 4 -33/1
6. Juniper – 180 Yards, Par 3 -33/1
7. Pampas – 450 Yards, Par 4 -40/1
8. Yellow Jasmine – 570 Yards, Par 5 -9/2
9. Carolina Cherry – 460 Yards, Par 4 -14/1
10. Camelia – 495 Yards, Par 4 -28/1
11. White Dogwood – 505 Yards, Par -450/1
12. Golden Bell – 155 Yards, Par 3 -20/1
13. Azalea – 510 Yards, Par 5-  7/2
14. Chinese Fir – 440 Yards, Par 4 -20/1
15. Fire Thorn – 530 Yards, Par -54/1
16. Redbud – 170 yards, Par 3 -12/1
17. Nandina – 440 yards, Par 4- 11/1
18. Holly – 465 yards, Par 4 -10/1

Woods historically has gotten off to relatively slow starts in the opening rounds of the Masters, even in 1997 when he won by 12.  There, he shot 40 on his opening nine holes, but came in with a six-under 30 on the back and carded a round of 70.

Will Tiger Woods lead after Round One?

Yes-  +600

In his career, Woods has never missed the cut as a professional in the Masters, having only missed one cut in all majors total as a professional.  That came back in 2006 at the U.S Open, just a month after his father passed away.

Will Tiger Woods make the Cut at the 2010 Masters?

Yes- -800
No-  +500

While the Masters television coverage will not begin until 4pm Est on ESPN, there will be a special section of Sportscenter which will go live to Woods as he tees off on the first hole at 1:42 pm Est.  The first hole is one of the more difficult holes on the course, with trees left, and a reachable bunker on the right.

Will Tiger Woods First Tee Shot Land On the Fairway?

Yes- -200
No-  +150

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