Tiger Woods getting more betting action (by far) than any other golfer at Masters

Aug 11, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference during a practice round for the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits -The Straits Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods is a legitimate contender to win the Masters for the first time in years. Based on the way he’s played leading up to the first major of the year, he’s clearly back to being at least a shade of his former dominant self.

He’s come close to winning the last two tournaments he’s competed in, and he’s already posted three top-10 finishes in six starts since last December.

With that in mind, it’s not all that surprising that many people who are betting on the Masters have money on Woods. That said, it’s pretty staggering just how much more action he’s getting in Vegas than the rest of the field.

Golf is so much more fun when Tiger Woods is contending. The television ratings have popped like crazy in tournaments he’s competed in recently, and this year’s Masters will be no exception.

We cannot wait to see if he’s up to the challenge of being in position to win it on Sunday. And clearly, we’re not alone there.