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Tiger Woods Is Not One of the Top Betting Favorites to Win the Memorial but There Are Some Interesting Side Wagers to Be Had

After a five-month hiatus, Tiger Woods makes his return to the PGA Tour this week at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. Jack Nicklaus’ famed course will serve as tournament host for the second straight week following last week’s Workday Charity Open, a one-off event that replaced the John Deere Classic on the golf calendar this year.

While Tiger Woods looked fantastic in May at “The Match” as he and Peyton Manning knocked off Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, he hasn’t played an official event since the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club back in February. So, despite being a five-time winner of the Memorial, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s not one of the big betting favorites this week at Muirfield.

Tiger Woods is not one of the top betting favorites to win the Memorial

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There are currently 10 players with better odds than Tiger Woods to win the Memorial this week. Bryson DeChambeau, who has looked fantastic since the restart of the PGA Tour season, is the current favorite at 10-1, which shouldn’t surprise anyone as he won this event two years ago.

Justin Thomas, who finished second at Muirfield this past weekend, is at 12-1 while defending champion Patrick Cantlay rounds out the top three at 13-1. World number one Rory McIlroy, who finished tied for 11th in his most recent start at the Travelers Championship, sits at 14-1 and world No. 4 Dustin Johnson comes in at 15-1.

The 22-1 odds for Collin Morikawa are a little shocking seeing as he just won at Muirfield on Sunday so that might lead to some nice payouts for a lot of people if he can repeat what he did at the Workday Charity Open. The world’s second-ranked player, Jon Rahm, also enters the week at 22-1.

2014 Memorial winner Hideki Matsuyama sits at 25-1, the same odds given to Viktor Hovland and Webb Simpson. Finally, we get to Tiger Woods, who currently sits at 27-1 to win. It’s certainly different to see so many players with better odds to win than the 82-time PGA Tour winner but, again, he hasn’t played a real tournament in five months.

There are some interesting Tiger Woods bets this week

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As it often goes when Tiger Woods is in the field, there are plenty of entertaining side bets involving the 15-time major champion. For example, will Tiger Woods make (-450) or miss (+300) the cut? If he can somehow find a way to go wire-to-wire for the win, a $100 bet could earn someone $10,000. And for those unfamiliar with reading odds, a minus sign in front of the odds means that’s the amount you would have to bet to win $100. A plus sign in front indicates the amount you would win by betting $100. Here are a few other Tiger bets out there right now.

  • Will Tiger have a bogey-free round at the Memorial? Yes: +570, No: -950
  • Will he make an eagle? Yes: +134, No: -164
  • What will be his longest drive of the week? Over 320.5: -108, Under 320.5: -108
  • Will Woods shoot a double-bogey or worse on a hole? Yes: -380, No: +310
  • Will Tiger shoot all four rounds in the 60s? Yes: +1220, No: -6000

Betting odds for the entire field for the Memorial

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Here’s a look at the betting odds for the entire field at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

  • Bryson DeChambeau: 10-1
  • Justin Thomas: 12-1
  • Patrick Cantlay: 13-1
  • Rory McIlroy: 14-1
  • Dustin Johnson: 15-1
  • Collin Morikawa: 22-1
  • Jon Rahm: 22-1
  • Hideki Matsuyama: 25-1
  • Tiger Woods: 25-1
  • Viktor Hovland: 25-1
  • Webb Simpson: 25-1
  • Brooks Koepka: 28-1
  • Xander Schauffele: 31-1
  • Gary Woodland: 37-1
  • Daniel Berger: 40-1
  • Rickie Fowler: 40-1
  • Abraham Ancer: 42-1
  • Justin Rose: 50-1
  • Patrick Reed: 50-1
  • Jason Day: 55-1
  • Tony Finau: 55-1
  • Kevin Streelman: 65-1
  • Sungjae Im: 65-1
  • Joaquin Niemann: 70-1
  • Jordan Spieth: 70-1
  • Sergio Garcia: 70-1
  • Billy Horschel: 75-1
  • Marc Leishman: 75-1
  • Matt Kuchar: 75-1
  • Paul Casey: 75-1
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick: 80-1
  • Kevin Kisner: 100-1
  • Adam Hadwin: 110-1
  • Byeong Hun An: 120-1
  • Ian Poulter: 120-1
  • Shane Lowry: 140-1
  • Brandt Snedeker: 150-1
  • Brendon Todd: 150-1
  • Bubba Watson: 150-1
  • Cameron Champ: 150-1
  • Corey Conners: 150-1
  • Doc Redman: 150-1
  • Emiliano Grillo: 150-1
  • Harris English: 150-1
  • J.T. Poston: 150-1
  • Keegan Bradley: 150-1
  • Kevin Na: 150-1
  • Louis Oosthuizen: 150-1
  • Lucas Glover: 150-1
  • Matthew Wolff: 150-1
  • Max Homa: 150-1
  • Nick Taylor: 150-1
  • Phil Mickelson: 150-1
  • Rory Sabbatini: 150-1
  • Scottie Scheffler: 150-1
  • Sepp Straka: 150-1
  • Talor Gooch: 150-1
  • Brendan Steele: 170-1
  • Brian Harman: 170-1
  • Chez Reavie: 170-1
  • Danny Willett: 170-1
  • Harold Varner III: 170-1
  • Jim Furyk: 170-1
  • Joel Dahmen: 170-1
  • Matt Wallace: 200-1
  • Maverick McNealy: 200-1
  • Patrick Rodgers: 200-1
  • Troy Merritt: 200-1
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello: 210-1
  • Alex Noren: 250-1
  • Bernd Wiesberger: 250-1
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout: 250-1
  • Erik Van Rooyen: 250-1
  • Jason Dufner: 250-1
  • Jason Kokrak: 250-1
  • Lanto Griffin: 250-1
  • Mackenzie Hughes: 250-1
  • Mark Hubbard: 250-1
  • Matthias Schwab: 250-1
  • Ryan Moore: 250-1
  • Ryan Palmer: 250-1
  • Zach Johnson: 250-1
  • Graeme McDowell: 290-1
  • Si Woo Kim: 290-1
  • Branden Grace: 300-1
  • Brian Stuard: 300-1
  • C.T. Pan: 300-1
  • Carlos Ortiz: 300-1
  • Charles Howell III: 300-1
  • Dylan Frittelli: 300-1
  • Hao Tong Li: 300-1
  • Henrik Norlander: 300-1
  • Tyler Duncan: 300-1
  • Danny Lee: 340-1
  • Tom Hoge: 340-1
  • Andrew Landry: 350-1
  • Bud Cauley: 350-1
  • Cameron Smith: 350-1
  • Jazz Janewattananond: 350-1
  • Matthew NeSmith: 350-1
  • Scott Piercy: 350-1
  • Victor Perez: 350-1
  • Wyndham Clark: 420-1
  • Adam Long: 440-1
  • Stewart Cink: 440-1
  • Vaughn Taylor: 440-1
  • Zac Blair: 440-1
  • Charl Schwartzel: 450-1
  • Jimmy Walker: 450-1
  • Nate Lashley: 450-1
  • Sebastian Munoz: 450-1
  • Sung Kang: 450-1
  • Harry Higgs: 460-1
  • Andrew Putnam: 500-1
  • Bill Haas: 500-1
  • Bo Hoag: 500-1
  • David Lingmerth: 500-1
  • Denny McCarthy: 500-1
  • Ernie Els: 500-1
  • Jason Scrivener: 500-1
  • Keith Mitchell: 500-1
  • Kevin Tway: 500-1
  • Scott Harrington: 500-1
  • Steve Stricker: 500-1
  • Xinjun Zhang: 500-1
  • William McGirt: 600-1
  • Andy Ogletree: 1,000-1
  • Carl Pettersson: 1,000-1
  • Jim Herman: 1,000-1
  • K.J. Choi: 1,000-1
  • Peter Kuest: 1,000-1
  • Tom Lehman: 1,000-1
  • Vijay Singh: 1,000-1

*All odds and bets courtesy of FanDuel