Masters Betting: Tiger Woods Attracts Most Money, Rickie Fowler Prints Most Tickets
Posted on: April 11, 2019, 01:00h.
Last updated on: April 10, 2019, 03:34h.
More money is on Tiger Woods for the 2019 Masters – which tees off the first round in a matter of hours – than any other golfer in the 87-player field.
Westgate SuperBook oddsmaker Jeff Sherman says Woods has garnered the most money. Rickie Fowler is next, followed by Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, and Brooks Koepka.
In terms of ticket count, Fowler leads the way. Tommy Fleetwood is second, as the Englishman continues to attract a flurry of betting activity. The 28-year-old has never won on the PGA Tour, but more cash was put on him during last July’s Open Championship than any other competitor.
Rory McIlroy is the odds-on favorite in Las Vegas at 9/1. That line has lengthened from 7/1 earlier this week. “We’re not getting any large wagers [on McIlroy], but it’s a lot of small stuff,” Sherman told ESPN.
After Fowler and Fleetwood, Woods, McIlroy, and Tony Finau have their names printed on the most sports betting ticket slips.
Trailing McIlroy is Dustin Johnson (10/1), Woods and Rose (12/1), Fowler (14/1), and Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm (16/1). Last year’s winner Patrick Reed is a distant 80/1.
Big Bets Placed
Las Vegas sportsbooks reported record handle on the 2018 Masters. The 2019 tournament, which is the 83rd edition, will be the first time in history that legal sports bets will be placed outside of Nevada. And substantial bets on golf’s first major of the year are pouring in.
William Hill, the largest bookmaker in Nevada that’s now operating in several states, confirmed this week it took an $85,000 wager on Woods at 14/1 odds to win his fifth green jacket. It would be his first major since the 2008 US Open.
If Tiger is victorious, the fortunate bettor will net $1.19 million. William Hill says it’s the biggest liability on a single golfer in company history.
Another trip to Butler Cabin Sunday evening would take Woods’ majors total to 15, three shy of great Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear holds the all-time mark for most Masters victories with six green jackets.
The William Hill bet on Woods isn’t the only notable gamble on the 43-year-old. The SuperBook confirms it took a $10,000 bet on Woods in late February at 12/1 odds, which would net $120,000.
The SuperBook has posted an abundance of propositions on the Masters, many featuring Woods. The sportsbook asks exactly how many majors Tiger will win in 2019, with the odds at 0 (2/9), 1 (15/4), 2 (16/1), three (100/1), and all four at 500/1.
Oddsmakers at Caesars Palace said a bettor put $20,000 on -100000 odds that Woods won’t win all four majors. The reward should Tiger not win the Grand Slam in 2019? $20.
Woods’ odds of making the cut are at Yes -700, No +500, and finishing in the Top 5 at Yes +300, No -400.
Bettors can take McIlroy, DJ, and Rose to win at +350. If either of the three don the green jacket come Sunday, bettors net $350 for every $100 wagered.
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