The term ‘legend’ is definitely overused in sports but if that term is attached to a certain golf by the name of Tiger Woods, well then this is without doubt the right time to use it.
Books have been written about the way in which 44-year-old golfing megastar Tiger Woods both dominated the sport and then fought back from adversity and controversy, some of which was very much his own doing, to once again rule the roost. Who would bet against him once again leading the pack?
We are talking about a competitor who had his fair share of sports gossip that would have wrecked the careers of most sports stars, but Tiger is still fighting and winning at the highest level.
When Woods picked up his15th Major, during last year’s Masters, it was his first in over a decade and was a win that was celebrated by both his fans and his detractors. A win that proved that pretty much any mountain was scalable.
Could Woods win this time around? Yes, why not. It’s true that the form he has shown of late, especially in the most recent tournaments, hasn’t been all that great. But never underestimate a player of his stature.
A microcosm of what Woods is still capable of was in display at the Zozo Championship this weekend. In the first round he shot a horrendous 76 before putting together a fine 66 in round two and then steadied the ship in round three and though he is some way off the leaders, the event is a good chance for the Califronian to get his game in order.
You can currently secure a hugely tempting +2000 on Woods to win the 2020 Masters, which would be his sixth, with Bovada and those odds are hard to ignore. Odds on Woods are high pretty much across the board, indeed on most of the top brands on https://www.sportsbettingnerds.com/ a successful bet on the experienced campaigner will lead to a big win.
This year’s event will of course be hugely different to previous Masters tournaments, with relevant restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in place. However there will still be fans present at the Augusta National, though far less than one would usually associate with such a massive event on the golfing calendar.
It’s also worth remembering that this year’s event occurs in November, when it would usually be played out in entirely different conditions in April and as such players will play the course in an entirely different manner, and this could well play into the hands of an experienced campaigner like Woods.
Clearly Woods is some way down the pecking order when it comes to the favorites for the tournament, with the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson at the front of the pack, but it’s in moments such as these that the wily competitor has seen off the challengers in style.