By Bill Speros | | 4 mins
How Much Would You Have Won Betting On Tiger Woods In The PGA Championship?
Tiger Woods is on the prowl for his 16th major championship this week.
Woods goes for his fifth PGA Championship victory when the tournament heads to Southern Hills, a month after a disappointing T47 finish in the Masters.
How well would you have done backing Woods in the PGA Championship in each of his 21 starts over his career? Well, backing the Big Cat here would have left you in a sizable hole if you wagered $100 on him to win each time he played. Woods has returned a total of $1,260 in his four PGA Championship victories. But after betting a total $2,100, you would be stuck in heavy rough down $840.
A more diverse golf betting strategy is necessary to turn a profit riding with Tiger in pursuit of the Wanamaker Trophy. Woods has three second-place finishes in the PGA Championship, with his most recent coming in 2018. His other two runner-up finishes in this tournament came in 2002 and 2009.
Tiger In The PGA Championship
Here is a look at how Woods has fared in the PGA Championship since his first start in the event 25 years ago. Each year is listed with Woods’ odds for the tournament, his finish and the course.
Tiger Woods PGA Championship Betting History
Woods Faces Long Odds In Return To Southern Hills
Oddsmakers on betting sites see little chance for Woods to win again this week.
The PGA Championship returns to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 15 years after Woods won it on the same course. In 2007, Woods beat Woody Austin by 2 shots after finishing with an 8-under 272.
Woods sits around the 25th pick overall this week, depending on the book. His best value is +7500 at FanDuel. That’s the same price FanDuel oddsmakers have placed on Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley and Cameron Young. Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm are co-favorites at +1200 on various sports betting apps.
Aside from his runner-up finish four years ago, Woods has struggled in the PGA Championship in the past dozen years. Since 2010, he’s missed the cut in four of his eight starts. He has logged a T11, T28 and T40 when playing into the weekend.