The Masters 2022 – golf betting preview: Why Tiger Woods has been backed to win his SIXTH Green Jacket at Augusta
TIGER WOODS has a 'very strong chance' of winning the 2022 Masters.
That's according to statistical analysis of pre-tournament prices over the past 10 years, provided by bookmakers Betfair.
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Five-time champion Woods announced plans to make his long-awaited return to action at Augusta this week.
Woods hasn't featured in a high-level event since a car crash left him with life-threatening injuries.
The 46-year-old will play nine holes today before confirming the decision.
But if he does tee off on Thursday – Betfair think he's got a great chance of landing a SIXTH Green Jacket, which would see him equal Jack Nicklaus' record.
Betfair have concluded that the average winner of the US Masters has had odds of 40/1 before the competition started.
And Tiger is priced at… 40/1!
11 other golfers share odds of 40/1, including Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paul Casey, Tyrrell Hatton, Bryson DeChambeau and Hideki Matsuyama.
The Masters — outright winner
- Jon Rahm – 11/1
- Justin Thomas – 11/1
- Cameron Smith – 14/1
- Dustin Johnson – 14/1
- Scottie Scheffler – 14/1
- Brooks Koepka – 18/1
- Jordan Spieth – 18/1
- Rory McIlroy – 18/1
- Viktor Hovland – 18/1
- Collin Morikawa – 20/1
- Patrick Cantlay – 20/1
- Xander Schauffele – 20/1
- Tiger Woods – 40/1
- Bryson DeChambeau – 40/1
- Corey Conners – 40/1
- Hideki Matsuyama – 40/1
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Betfair: Pre-tournament odds of the last 10 US Masters winners
- 2012: Bubba Watson – 54/1
- 2013: Adam Scott – 27/1
- 2014: Bubba Watson – 27/1
- 2015: Jordan Spieth – 12/1
- 2016: Danny Willett – 69/1
- 2017: Sergio Garcia – 49/1
- 2018: Patrick Reed – 69/1
- 2019: Tiger Woods – 21/1
- 2020: Dustin Johnson – 9/1
- 2021: Hideki Matsuyama – 69/1
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: "According to statistical analysis of the previous 10 winners' odds, Tiger Woods has a very strong chance of winning a sixth Masters this year at Augusta.
"Over the past 10 years, the average winner has had pre-tournament odds at 40/1 on Betfair, and having confirmed that he will play, punters have backed the Golf legend into, you guessed it, 40/1.
"It will be one of the greatest comeback stories in sport if Tiger, who is playing for the first time since his serious car crash 13 months ago, wins.
"He does however face some tough competition.
"According to the research, Brits Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton also have a good chance of putting on the Green Jacket with odds of 40/1 to win the tournament.
"Going into tomorrow's opening day, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas can’t be separated, and are joint favourites at 11/1."
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