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How Much Would You Have Won Betting On Tiger Woods In The Masters?

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How Much Would You Have Won Betting On Tiger Woods In The Masters?

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Tiger Woods is widely expected to play in the 2024 Masters next week at Augusta National. This would be his 26th overall appearance in the year's first major, an event he has won 5 times. But Woods is carrying the lowest pre-Masters odds of his career at legal sportsbooks, standing at +13000 to win at DraftKings and +16000 at FanDuel.

Woods, 48, has played in just one tournament this year - the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in mid-February. He quit in the second round due to the flu.

He made the cut in the 2023 Masters. He withdrew before finishing a rain-halted third round on Sunday due to his continued nagging plantar fasciitis. Woods was 9-over at the time. Woods fared better in 2022, completing another miraculous comeback by simply finishing The Masters. He earned an "A" for effort from the cheering patrons at Augusta National, and the millions who followed his every shot on TV or their favorite mobile device.

With his WD, Woods failed to log an official finish. He ended 47th overall in 2022 at +13. His third round score of 78 (+6) was the worst Masters round of his career.

How much would you have made betting $100 on Tiger each year he has played in the Masters to date? Woods has earned five Masters green jackets in 24 tournament appearances as a pro. As one might expect, his price was significantly steep in three of those wins.

The answer is a whopping $500. We'll show you the math below.


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In 2023, golf betting data showed a sober approach toward Tiger. A majority of the handle (51.8% at BetMGM to win the 2023 Masters. You can get him at +3500 to win any major at DraftKings.) backed Woods to miss the cut at +150 at BetMGM. where he was the most-bet backer not to make it to the weekend. He cashed at -190 after shooing a 73-73 in the first two rounds. He also tied the Masters cut-streak record of 23 years.

DraftKings golf odds had Woods at +9000 to win the Masters last year. He carried the seventh-most amount of tickets and handled to win the tournament. Woods was +175 to finish in the top 20, +500 to finish in the top 10, and +1100 to land in the top 5 at BetMGM. Woods was the most bet-on golfer to win the tournament in 2023.

Woods won his first Masters 27 years ago. His final score of 18-under 270 in 1997 was the lowest in Masters history at the time. Woods' 12-shot victory was the Masters’ most lopsided, as well. It electrified the sports world and launched him into superstardom.

Woods was nearly killed in a one-car wreck near Los Angeles leaving the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Golf Course in Los Angeles in 2021. Woods suffered serious injuries and underwent extensive physical rehabilitation. It was initially believed Woods would have trouble walking again, never mind playing a major tournament at a competitive level.

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Tiger Woods Masters Betting History

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For the first time in Masters history, bettors of age in Kentucky, Vermont, Maine, and North Carolina will be able to legally wager on the event this year. North Carolina launched statewide online sports betting on March 11.

As far as betting history goes, here is a look at each of Woods’ 24 Masters appearances as a pro. (He first played in the tournament as an amateur in 1995). Each is listed with Woods’ odds to win the tournament (where available on betting apps), how he finished and the eventual winner of that year's tournament.

Tiger Woods Odds & Masters Results

Year Woods FinishWoods Odds Masters Winner
1996MC+6500Nick Faldo
19971 (-18)+800Tiger Woods
1998T-8 (-3)+700Mark O’Meara
1999T-18 (+1)+700Mark O’Meara
20005 (-4)+200Vijay Singh
20011 (-16)+150Tiger Woods
20021 (-12)+200Tiger Woods
2003T-15 (+2)+150Mike Weir
2004T-22 (+2)+350Phil Mickelson
2005*1 (-12)+350Tiger Woods
2006T-3 (-4)+200Phil Mickelson
2007T-2 (+3)+150Zach Johnson
2008T-2 (-5)+130Trevor Immelman
2009T-6 (-8)+220Angel Cabrera
2010T-4 (-11)+300Phil Mickelson
2011T-4 (-10)+400Charl Schwartzel
2012T-40 (+5)+450Bubba Watson
2013T-4 (-5)+400Adam Scott
2015T-17 (-5)+4000Jordan Spieth
2018T-32 (+1)+1200Patrick Reed
20191 (-13)+1400Tiger Woods
2020T-38 (-1)+4000Dustin Johnson
202247 (+13)+5000Scottie Scheffler
2023(WD)+4000Jon Rahm

*: Won Playoff

(Historic Odds Via SportsOdds.Com)

Backing Tiger Leaves You Green

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Looking at the numbers, if you'd bet $100 on Woods each time he played the Masters as a pro, based on the line closest to the start of the tournament, you would be up a not-so-whopping $500 since 1996.

In Woods’ five Masters wins, he went off at +800 (1997), +150 (2001), +200 (2002), +350 (2005) and +1400 (2019). That leaves you with $2,900 in winnings after wagering $2,300 over the past quarter century.


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Hardly the stuff of betting legend, or of golf greatness.

But a profitable and fun ride for sure.

Woods has delivered multiple Masters memories. Some are “better than most.” His roll-in, stop, and drop-in chip shot on 16 in 2005 continues to find its way on the air and across the internet and social media every year. In 2019, Woods avoided the water on the 12th hole during the final round, only to watch those in pursuit splash and crash. He would go on to beat Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele by one shot.

And pay off at +1400.

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Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.