Tiger Woods Now Favourite For Next Four Majors

Martin Green

Monday, April 15, 2019 6:08 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 15, 2019 6:08 PM UTC

Tiger Woods is now the favourite to win the next four majors after his sensational victory at Augusta on Sunday.

<p>The former world number one had gone 11 injury-ravaged years without triumphing at a major and many declared that he would never pull it off. Yet Woods displayed great composure, fortitude and flair to secure a one-stroke Masters win from fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka and then he erupted with joy. The Augusta crowd went ballistic, aware that they had just witnessed arguably the greatest sporting comeback of all time.</p><p>It was the 15<sup>th</sup> major victory of his illustrious career and he is now just three behind the most successful player of all time, Jack Nicklaus. Many already consider Woods to be the best player in history, but surpassing Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors would make the case even more compelling. The Golden Bear pointed out that the next two majors are at Bethpage and Pebble Beach and that Woods has triumphed at both in the past. “So, you know, he's got me shaking in my boots, guys,” said Nicklaus.</p><h2>US PGA Championship Betting</h2><p>The next major is the US PGA Championship at Bethpage and Woods won the US Open there in 2002. He is the favourite with many bookmakers to win it, although Paddy Power is offering a market leading 12/1. It pays out a fifth of the odds on the top six if you go each way, so you would still make a decent profit if he finished near the top of the leaderboard but did not win the tournament.</p><p>Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach. It was held at the same course 19 years ago and Woods won it then, aged just 24. He is now the clear favourite to win the US Open for the fourth time, best priced at just 9/1 with Ladbrokes and a couple of others. Some bookmakers will only go to 15/2 as they were so impressed with his performance at Augusta over the weekend.</p><h2>A phenomenal comeback</h2><p>Woods won 14 majors by the age of 32 and he was expected to shatter Nicklaus’ record with ease. But he took an “indefinite break” from golf in 2009 after admissions of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage, and then he suffered crippling back pain that restricted him to just 14 tournaments between 2014 and 2018. He plummeted to 1,199 in the world rankings, but he is now back up to sixth after prevailing on the biggest stage of all.</p><p>You can find odds of 10/1 at Ladbrokes on him to win The Open Championship, the final major of the year. He has won the tournament three times in the past, and he is now surging with momentum once more. He is also best priced at just 10/1 to win The Masters next year and he is sure to be a popular choice after his heroics at Augusta on Sunday.</p>
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