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Tiger Woods Long Favorite to Win Players Championship

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
May/04/2009
Tiger Woods

With the Kentucky Derby behind us, now it's time to hone in on this coming weekend's Players Champion Golf Tournament,  Surprisingly, Tiger Woods is a +375 favorite - unusually long compared to other golf events.  The payout at Bookmaker.com would be nearly $400 for every $100 bet. 

Note that all other competitors come in with double digit odds.  The best odds after Tiger Woods were assigned to Phil Nickelson, who pays $1100 for every $100 bet.   The "field" only pays 2/1 odds though.

The Players Championship offers the highest prize fund of any tournament in golf ($8 million 2004-06, $9 million in 2007, $9.5 million in 2008), and is sometimes referred to by certain sections of the North American media as the "Fifth Major", but it does not have official major status. The field usually includes the top fifty golfers in the world rankings, but unlike the three majors which are staged in the U.S., it does not count as an official event on the European Tour, which has the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe, although it is an imperfect parallel. The winner receives a fixed allocation of 80 points towards his Official World Golf Ranking, which is the most allocated to any event apart from the majors, in which winners earn 100 points.

Here were all your 2009 Players Championship odds courtesy of Bookmaker.com

 

70030

TIGER WOODS

+375

-

-

 

70031

PHIL MICKELSON

+1100

-

-

 

70032

SEAN OHAIR

+2500

-

-

 

70033

GEOFF OGILVY

+2500

-

-

 

70034

KENNY PERRY

+3300

-

-

 

70035

PAUL CASEY

+4000

-

-

 

70036

RORY MCILROY

+4000

-

-

 

70037

ERNIE ELS

+3500

-

-

 

70038

STEVE STRICKER

+4000

-

-

 

70039

JIM FURYK

+3300

-

-

 

70040

RETIEF GOOSEN

+4000

-

-

 

70041

PADRAIG HARRINGTON

+4000

-

-

 

70042

SERGIO GARCIA

+4000

-

-

 

70043

LUKE DONALD

+4000

-

-

 

70044

ANTHONY KIM

+5000

-

-

 

70045

NICK WATNEY

+5000

-

-

 

70046

CAMILO VILLEGAS

+5000

-

-

 

70047

HUNTER MAHAN

+5000

-

-

 

70048

ZACH JOHNSON

+5000

-

-

 

70049

HENRIK STENSON

+4500

-

-

 

70050

STEPHEN AMES

+6000

-

-

 

70051

DAVID TOMS

+6600

-

-

 

70052

DAVIS LOVE III

+6600

-

-

 

70053

IAN POULTER

+5000

-

-

 

70054

ROBERT KARLSSON

+6600

-

-

 

70055

VIJAY SINGH

+6000

-

-

 

70056

BOO WEEKLEY

+6600

-

-

 

70057

ADAM SCOTT

+6600

-

-

 

70058

LUCAS GLOVER

+7000

-

-

 

70059

RORY SABBATINI

+7000

-

-

 

70060

CHAD CAMPBELL

+7000

-

-

 

70061

KJ CHOI

+8000

-

-

 

70062

BRIAN GAY

+8000

-

-

 

70063

ROSS FISHER

+8000

-

-

 

70064

MIKE WEIR

+8000

-

-

 

70065

JUSTIN ROSE

+8000

-

-

 

70066

MARTIN KAYMER

+8000

-

-

 

70067

AARON BADDELEY

+8000

-

-

 

70068

ANGEL CABRERA

+7000

-

-

 

70069

STEWART CINK

+8000

-

-

 

70070

THE FIELD (ALL OTHER PLAYERS)

+200

 

 

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