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Tiger Woods Hangs on, Massive Betting Impact and Updated Odds Heading Into Round 3

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Apr/09/2022

  • BetOnline sees 29% bet count increase over last year with Tiger having not participated

  • Woods was still coming in at 66-1 odds of winning this year's Masters after opening at 45-1

  • Scott Scheffler sat atop the leaderboard heading into Saturday and ties the Masters record with a 5-shot lead

Tiger Woods ended the day strong again on Friday finishing among the top 20 in the 2022 Masters.

For the sportsbooks, Tiger's comeback following a horrific crash just over a year ago that nearly left him paralyzed, has provided a tremendous boost.

Dave Mason of BetOnline claims the numbers have gone "through the roof".

Woods had performed much better during the first round.  On Friday, his play was up and down.  Still it was plenty good to keep him in contention.

His round of 2-over 74 on Friday left him at 1 over for the tournament and tied for 19th place — though nine shots behind runaway leader Scottie Scheffler.

“Made the cut on one leg,” caddie Joe LaCava said afterward, while Woods was signing his card and preparing for a post-round visit to Butler Cabin. “Wasn’t so bad, was it?”

Woods opened at 45-1 to win this year's Masters and was at 66-1 coming into Round 3.

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Scheffler promises a $1600 payout on a $100 bet with a win this weekend.  Heading into Saturday, his odds were slashed all the way down to EVEN. 

There's a reason for that huge disparity.  Scheffler ties the Masters record with a 5-shot lead.  He's the sixth golfer to ever do so.

"I think I'm still playing against the golf course out there,'' Scheffler said. "And there's a bunch of other guys in he field. So I can't be paying too much attention to them either way.''

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Shane Lowry entered Saturday's play second on the Masters leaderboard.

The 2019 Open Championship winner from England had relatively long odds of walking away with a victory in this year's Masters, promising a payout of $5500 on a $100 bet.  Those odds were now 14-1 entering the third round of play.

“One of the better rounds of my career,” said Lowry. “Quite satisfying to do it around this golf course when you need it.” Technically it was Lowry’s third 68 at Augusta, tying his career best in the opening round of 2016 and third round in 2020. But considering the gusting winds he played through on Friday, it was the best of them.

“It was quite tricky out there, quite difficult, and I managed to play some good golf and hole some nice putts at the right times,” Lowry said. “I'm, obviously, very happy with my score. There was a lot more disappointed standing here yesterday, and, yeah, I'm in a great position going into the weekend.” 

Odds to Win The Masters (Upd. after Rd 2)

Scottie Scheffler

-105

Cameron Smith

+1200

Hideki Matsuyama

+1300

Dustin Johnson

+1400

Shane Lowry

+1400

Justin Thomas

+1600

Sungjae Im

+2200

Collin Morikawa

+2500

Will Zalatoris

+4000

Joaquin Niemann

+5000

Harold Varner III

+5000

Charl Schwartzel

+6600

Corey Conners

+6600

Tiger Woods

+6600

Jon Rahm

+7000

Matthew Fitzpatrick

+7000

Kevin Na

+7000

Rory McIIroy

+7500

Patrick Cantlay

+8000

Danny Willett

+12500

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

+20000

Tony Finau

+20000

Kevin Kisner

+25000

Webb Simpson

+25000

J J Spaun

+25000

Tyrell Hatton

+25000

Daniel Berger

+25000

Lee Westwood

+25000

Si Woo Kim

+30000

Bubba Watson

+30000

Viktor Hovland

+30000

Sergio Garcia

+35000

Robert MacIntyre

+35000

Adam Scott

+40000

Talor Gooch

+40000

Tommy Fleetwood

+40000

Jason Kokrak

+50000

Russell Henley

+50000

Billy Horschel

+50000

Max Homa

+50000

Patrick Reed

+50000

Sepp Straka

+50000

Tom Hoge

+50000

Hudson Swafford

+50000

Marc Leishman

+60000

Cameron Champ

+60000

Harry Higgs

+60000

Seamus Power

+60000

Cameron Davis

+60000

Lucas Glover

+60000

Mackenzie Hughes

+60000

Min Woo Lee

+60000

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- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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