Tiger Woods’ comeback is the biggest news headlining for the PGA Tour. Woods took to a social media platform, Twitter, to reveal that he will be playing at the Genesis Open and the Farmers Insurance Open. Below is the official tweet:
“Excited to start my season off in SoCal at @FamersInsOpen and @genesisopen.”
The tweet validates his excitement about the Farmers Insurance Open; commentators claim that he is excited about the event because he is familiar with the course. In fact, he has had seven wins on this course; including his last win – the US Open 2008.
With Woods confirming his play in the tournaments, golf betting has increased and so will television ratings; and below is why.
About Tiger Woods
Whether you’re a golf fan or not, you’ve heard of Tiger Woods for certain. What you may not know is that his full name is Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods. He recently turned 42 and is among the most successful pro golfers. Woods turned pro at just 20 years old and before turning 21 had already won three out of the four major PGA Tour events! Less than a year after turning pro, he reached world’s no.1 ranking.
In 2009 Woods broke the record for being the worlds first athlete to earn more than a billion dollars, before taxes, according to Forbes.
In addition to his golfing accomplishments, Woods has been the center of a marital scandal. His marital problems were, in fact, the reason for his hiatus in 2009-2010. Woods’ extramarital indiscretions were made public by several women and eventually led to a divorce from wife Elin Nordegren.
As with all professional athletes, injuries are part of the package and Woods had his first back surgery in April 2014 and again in September 2015.
Farmers Insurance Open – PGA Tour
The Farmers Insurance Open is on the PGA Tour. It is a four-day event and will be held in Kapalua, and this year marks its 20th uninterrupted occasion. Woods has won the tournament seven times, and he is the only player to do so.
How does this affect the gambling world?
While fans and the gambling world are excited about his return, sportsbooks have yet to lay out the odds for the event. However, sports bettors will find a few propositions bets on Woods’ entire come back season. The list of bets are as follows:
- 25-1 PGA Tour win
- 9-2 15th major championship win
- 10-11 entry and play in all four major golfing events
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