Just over a year ago, Tiger Woods playing in the 2022 Masters was far-fetched. Now, it seems like he will.
And what a thought that is for golf betting.
In February 2021, Woods was involved in a single-car accident near Los Angeles the day following the Genesis Invitational.
Woods suffered multiple open fractures in the tibia and fibula of his right leg in addition to significant injuries to his right foot and ankle. The golfer underwent multiple surgeries and a rod was inserted into the tibia to stabilize the fractures. Screws and pins were also inserted into his foot and ankle. He wasn’t able to walk on his own for months.
Woods played in the PNC Father-Son Challenge last December, but given it wasn’t a sanctioned PGA Tour event, he was allowed to take a golf cart.
A week to remember for Team Woods. 💯
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 20, 2021
The 46-year-old acknowledged he’ll never be able to play a full schedule again, but also has said swinging a golf club isn’t the real hurdle to climb; it’s physically being able to walk 18 holes for four consecutive days.
Many had resigned themselves to the fact a return for Woods would be months from now, but that changed recently.
Will Tiger Woods Play In The Masters?
Yes, he will.
“As of right now I feel like I am going to play,” he said to reporters at Augusta National.
He also added he believes he can win the tournament.
Woods reportedly played the course last week with his son, Charlie, and Justin Thomas. Then on Sunday, he tweeted that he traveled to Augusta National and would be a game-time decision.
After a few more days of practice at the course, it seems like Woods is indeed ready to tee it up Thursday.
Woods is scheduled to play with Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann for the first two days. They have a 10:34 ET tee time on Thursday and then 1:41 ET on Friday. This is optimal for Woods, who will have plenty of time to recover between rounds instead of drawing the late-early wave.
Tiger Woods Masters Prop Bets
In anticipation of Woods playing in The Masters, some special prop bets have been released.
For what it’s worth, Woods has Masters golf odds of +5000 as of April 5, which are tied for 20th. By way of comparison, Jon Rahm has the best odds to win Masters of +1100.
Below is a full list of the Woods Masters prop bets being offered. All bets would void if he does not play.
- To finish in Top 5: +1000
- To finish in Top 10: +450
- To finish in Top 20: +200
- Leader after First Round: +5000
- Top 5 after First Round: +1000
- Top 10 after First Round: +450
- Top 20 after First Round: +250
- To miss the cut: -145
- To make the cut: +115
- To shoot 70 or lower in all four rounds: +3300
- To play in final group in final round: +2200
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