The shine from Tiger Woods' return to golf may starting to fade, at least when it comes to his betting odds.
There's no doubt that Woods remains one of the larger draws, if not the largest in golf, but that's not stopping oddsmakers from putting him beyond the category of a longshot.
At WynnBET Sportsbook, Woods closed at 100/1 odds on Thursday to win his 16th major championship. That closing number was the longest odds of his legendary career.
After starting off strong with a birdie on 1, Woods finished Day 1 with a 74, four-over par for the round. Unfortunately, his solid start wouldn't last, bogeying five of his final eight holes to finish with a 74.
Entering Friday afternoon, Woods found himself tied for 76th place in the field, with his pre-round odds closing at 660/1, or +66000.
You read that correctly. A $15 bet would return just under $10,000 if Tiger were to somehow chase down everyone ahead of him.
There's a reason for those massive odds. Only the top 70 move on to the final weekend at the PGA Championship, which puts Woods on the outside looking in. Fortunately, the weather forecast for this afternoon at Southern Hills worked to his favor, as the winds started to settle down as the day went on.
Woods finished the round at 3-over par, enough to make the cut by a stroke.
Has Tiger Woods Ever Missed the Cut at a Major?
Woods has missed the cut 29 times in 369 tournaments over his career. The last time he missed the cut at a Major was at the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, finishing 10-over par over the first two days.
Woods has missed the cut four different times at the PGA Championship, the last time coming in 2019 at Bethpage Black in New York.
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