|Tiger Woods to Win the Masters in 2019||14/1||Bethard|
|Tiger Woods to Win the US Open in 2019||12/1||William Hill|
|Tiger Woods to Win the PGA Championship in 2019||12/1||William Hill|
Less than 18 months ago the notion of Tiger Woods competing in a major championship, never mind contending in one, seemed wildly remote. But his back was repaired and with it came the confidence to start hit the ball hard again.
Initially he took baby steps, but he briefly led the Open in midsummer and then claimed a first win in five years at the PGA Tour Championship amid unprecedented scenes of gallery joy. Can they be replicated in this year’s major?
The best betting sites have odds listed - let's take a look.
The Tiger Roars – The Glory Years
How good was Woods at his peak? He owns 14 majors and only Jack Nicklaus has claimed more (18). The first win was the 1997 Masters which was followed by a series of near misses which he ended in sensational style, claiming seven wins in just 11 starts from the PGA Championship of 1999.
Another fallow period came next before he he won another six titles in 14 starts from the beginning of 2005, a ridiculous run in which he only twice finished outside the top four in the toughest tournaments of the golfing year.
The Tiger Roads Back – The 2018 Majors
It is now nearly 11 years since Woods last lifted a major, the 2008 US Open. He didn’t play throughout 2016 and 2017 leading many to believe we had seen the last of him at the top level. He finished T32nd in the Masters last April, missed the cut in the US Open, but then arrived at Carnoustie with a glint in his eye.
The course held fond memories for him, his form was building, and his love of links golf endured. He hit the back nine on Sunday holding the lead before playing partner Francesco Molinari overhauled him, but weeks later he proved it was no one-off with second in the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods to Win a Major in 2019: Odds by Tournament
Tiger Woods Masters Odds 2019
His first 17 visits to Augusta National as a professional were superb. He claimed 13 finishes of tied eighth or better, four of them wins. If that’s the good news, the bad is that he hasn’t won there since 2005. Last year he opened with rounds of 73-75-72 which left him well out of the reckoning, but a final lap of 69 was a reminder of the good old days.
His return to Georgia in April – should he make it, we have to hope that the neck injury which has been bothering him is neither long-term nor disruptive to his hopes – will also prompt memories of the Tour Championship win last summer because that took place in nearby Atlanta. He’s 14/1 to win the Masters with Bethard.
Tiger Woods PGA Championship Odds 2019
What was the season’s fourth major is now the second and whilst Woods maybe ambivalent about that change, he will be very pleased to see the venue because Bethpage Black in New York will have vociferous crowds who will be hollering his name and it was there, in 2002, that he won the US Open by three shots. He was also sixth there in 2009. He’s 12/1 to win this year at William Hill.
Tiger Woods US Open Odds 2019
His national Open is probably the 43-year-old’s second-best shot at major win number 15 in 2019. It will be hosted by Pebble Beach, scene of his record-breaking 15 shot destruction of the field in 2000. The problem might be his on-going difficulties putting on Poa Annua grass – it requires patience and he seems to have been short on that in recent experiences on it. He’s 12/1 to lift the trophy in his home state of California with William Hill.
Tiger Woods Open Odds 2019
As noted above, Woods arrived at Carnoustie with a genuine bounce in his step, apparently aware that the wiles required when playing golf on the British and Irish seaside give him something of an advantage over more youthful big-hitters. The Open returns to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951 and the four tournament days are already sold out. Aside from the Irish, Woods will be the most popular drawcard. It seems bound to be an epic week and a Tiger win would crown it. He’s 14/1 to claim a fourth claret jug with BetVictor.