LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Now that Tiger Woods has declared himself back, let's take a look at some of his odds to win upcoming PGA events.
Late last week Tiger announced on Facebook that he's committed to playing in this week's Quicken Loans National.
"After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National. I've just started to hit full shots but it's time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead."
Only 86 days had elapsed between the time he had surgery to relieve a pinched nerve in his back and when he'll take to the grass for the Quicken Loans National. At 38, one would think he would need more recovery time for a back injury but this isn't the first time Woods has surprised.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Woods is 7/1 to win The Opening Championship this year in Hoylake, Royal LIverpool, and 7/1 to win the USPGA Championship in Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. He's also 16/1 to win the Quicken Loans National as an outright winner and 18/1 to be the leader after the first round.
Continuing with those odds, Tiger has 5/2 odds to finish in the top 5 this weekend and 5/4 to finish in the top 10. He's also 5/9 to finish in the top 20 and has 100/1 odds to shoot a hole in one. He has great odds to make the cut at 2/9 and has 3/1 odds to miss the cut altogether.