Golf fans, your week is about to get a whole lot sweeter.
Tiger Woods is making his first PGA Tour appearance since Feb. 16 this week at the Memorial Tournament. The golf world and golf betting enthusiasts alike are as excited as ever to have the 15-time Major champion back on the links.
How To Watch The 2020 Memorial Tournament
The Memorial is played annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club, on a course designed by none other than 18-time Major champion Jack Nicklaus.
The 2020 Memorial takes place Thursday-Sunday.
Viewers can tune in to the action via the Golf Channel or the CBS family of networks.
The Tiger Effect
There’s little doubt a PGA Tour event featuring Tiger Woods impacts TV ratings, but how does Tiger’s participation in events alter the overall volume of betting action? The following are some facts and figures that demonstrate what effect Tiger has on overall betting interest for PGA Tour tournaments. Stats and information are courtesy of Bet-NJ.com
- Tournaments Tiger Woods competes in see up to five times the volume of total bets made compared tournaments he missed or otherwise skipped.
- Industry experts expect a 20%-25% increase on total bets made before the Memorial tournament tees off, thanks to Tiger’s participation
- Tiger Woods is +2500 to win the Memorial in 2020 and was +1200 in 2019.
The Memorial will be Tiger’s first PGA Tour event since the Genesis Invitational on Feb. 16. Tiger finished in 68th place.
Since the COVID-19 lockdowns occurred nationwide, Tiger did team up with Peyton Manning to take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady during the Champions For Charity tournament back in May. Tiger and Peyton won the single-day event.
Notable Odds to Win The Memorial
Bryson DeChambeau: +1100
Justin Thomas: +1100
Patrick Cantlay: +1400
Rory McIlroy: +1400
Dustin Johnson: +1600
Jon Rahm: +2000
Collin Morikawa: +2200
Viktor Hovland: +2200
Brooks Koepka: +2500
Tiger Woods: +2500
Hideki Matsuyama: +2500
Webb Simpson: +2500
Xander Schauffele: +2500
Abraham Ancer: +3300
Gary Woodland: +3300
Daniel Berger: +4000
Patrick Reed: +4000
Rickie Fowler: +4000
Jason Day: +5000
Justin Rose: +5000
New to sports betting? A +2500 price tag indicates 25/1 odds.
Therefore a $1 wager on Tiger Woods would return $25 in winnings, or $26 if you include that the $1 stake you made is yours once more, if you win.
The Memorial Prop Bets
The following is a list of the best prop bets for the 2020 Memorial Tournament.
Will there be a Hole In One?
Play Off featuring 3 or more players?
Tiger Woods – Longest Round 1 Drive
Under 320½ Yards: -130
Over 320½ Yards: -110
Will Tiger Woods record a Hole In One?
Exactly 1 Shot: +240
Play Off needed to determine winner: +300
4 Shots or more: +325
Exactly 2 Shots: +375
Exactly 3 Shots: +500
Non USA: +150
Props courtesy of Bovada.lv and BetOnline.ag.
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