Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major championship in a decade. He’s also coming off a horrible showing at Shinnecock Hills, where he failed to make the cut at the 2018 U.S. Open.
None of that has stopped oddsmakers from including Woods among the favorites to win the British Open at Carnoustie next month, however.
Current #TheOpen Odds
🇺🇸 Dustin Johnson 9/1
🇬🇧 Rory McIlroy 10/1
🇺🇸 Jordan Spieth 10/1
🇺🇸 Rickie Fowler 16/1
🇬🇧 Tommy Fleetwood 16/1
🇬🇧 Justin Rose 20/1
🇺🇸 Tiger Woods 20/1
🇪🇸 Jon Rahm 20/1
🇺🇸 Brooks Koepka 25/1
🇬🇧 Paul Casey 40/1
🇬🇧 Tyrrell Hatton 40/1 pic.twitter.com/v9xUFQvNGa
— RotoCurve (@RotoCurve) June 18, 2018
This is the power of Tiger Woods, whose star power and previous golfing prowess made him a huge betting favorite ahead of the Masters in April.
It would be a mistake to say that Woods’ current comeback bid has been a flop. He’s clearly made progress and has the ability to win a tournament, even if that hasn’t happened yet.
That said, it’s pretty stunning that, despite the fact he hasn’t won a major in 10 years, and despite the fact that his last victory on the PGA Tour occurred back in 2013, he’s still being touted as a favorite to win the British Open in 2018.