Last year was an important one in the career of Tiger Woods. He made the latest of several comebacks from injury as he tried to re-establish himself at the top of the golfing world. Despite being in his mid 40s, he put in some impressive displays in 2018, but can he win a Major this year?
Tiger Woods has won 14 Majors in his illustrious career. However, the last of those was in 2008 when he won the US Open for the third time. Few of us could have predicted that after 14 wins in 11 years, not one would follow in the next decade.
Since then his career has been blighted by off-the-course scandals and one back problem after another. Some of his comebacks haven’t lasted long and it looked as if he’d never be in contention to win tournaments again.
A Major Threat
He made steady if not spectacular progress last year but kept on improving. He finished tied for sixth in the Open and second in the US PGA Championship. Finally he won a tournament and a big one too. Woods was victorious in September’s Tour Championship. He won $1.6m taking his earnings for the year over the $5m mark and up to seventh in the PGA tour money list.
Woods has proved that he can compete with the best but he’s 1/4 (1.25) at SkyBet to not win a Major this year. The odds on him winning just one are 5/2 (3.5) with the same bookmakers.
Back to Augusta
If he is to be successful, it could well be at the Masters. He’s won the tournament on four previous occasions. Last year, he finished tied for 32nd, but that was still early in his comeback. He’s 14/1 (15.0) at Betfred to head to Augusta and become Masters champion.
Woods is 25/1 (26.0) at SkyBet to win exactly two Majors this year, 250/1 (251.0) to win three and 500/1 (501.0) to complete a Grand Slam. It’s unlikely that he’ll dominate golf but this is a Tiger that is able to roar and put himself in the shake-up for tournaments. Looking at the odds though, it’s probably better to just back him for individual events unless you really think he could win three or four Majors this year.