By Jackson Wieger, Contributor to DenverSportsBetting.com
During the midst of the second round of the Workday Charity Open, a quiet excitement slowly started taking hold. The enthusiasm in contrast, had absolutely nothing to do with the Charity Open at all, but instead of the announcement of Tiger Woods making his PGA Tour return.
Tiger took to Twitter earlier this week to announce his excitement in playing in the upcoming Memorial Tournament.
I’m looking forward to playing in the @MemorialGolf next week. I’ve missed going out and competing with the guys and can’t wait to get back out there.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 9, 2020
Tiger hasn’t officially played a round in the PGA since the Genesis Invitational back on February 16th.
Why Broncos Country Loves Tiger
Of course, most of Broncos Country will remember that Tiger has still been keeping active with his golf game. The ever-entertaining “The Match” was played on May 24th in which Tiger teamed up with Broncos legend Peyton Manning to take on Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson. Tiger and Manning did us proud here in Denver by beating Mickelson and Brady and, in doing so raised a grand total of $20 million for COVID-19 relief.
How Does Tiger’s Return Effect Your Golf Bets?
Here in Colorado, mobile betting has been around since May 1st, which was right around the time all the major sports ceased operations. One of the earliest major American sports to resume operations was the PGA tour (without fans, of course). Golf has actually thrived in the realm of sports betting due to it being one of the only major sporting events to continue on through the pandemic with only some of the major tournaments (Masters, The Open, etc.) being canceled or postponed.
Betting on golf is a relatively simple procedure due to the fact that most people bet a specific golfer. For instance, today marks the end of the 2nd round of the Workday Charity Open
Here is your leaderboard with their respected odds courtesy of DraftKings.
1. Collin Morikawa (-13) +188 odds
2. Justin Thomas (-10) +300 odds
3. Kevin Streelman (-10) +1000 odds
4. Hideki Matsuyama (-9) +650 odds
5. Sam Burns (-9) +3300 odds
6. Viktor Hovland (-8) +1400 odds
7. Rory Sabbatini (-8) +4000 odds
8. Ian Poulter (-7) +4000 odds
After two rounds of golf, the clear leader by three strokes is C. Morikawa (USA) and has by far the best odds to win the Workday Charity Open.
With Tiger back in the mix, expect the odds to be shaken up quite a bit going into next week for the Memorial Tournament (start July 16th) the name Tiger Woods alone is going to be appealing to a lot of sports bettors and could make for some fun action come next week. Get ready to place your bets here in Denver, because Tiger is back.
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