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By / 03.17.10

From the desk of Kinda Mind Blowing But Not Really: the betting odds for winning the Masters have been released, and you know who is the projected favorite, at 3 to 1. Devil Ball Golf cites British bookmaker William Hill, who set Tigers odds at 4 to 1. Which is amazing, since the last time Tiger Woods saw someone else swing a golf club, it was reportedly being aimed at his face.

It’s not that big of a surprise. People will throw money at his name if he has a broken arm, so it makes sense for the sportsbooks to hedge their risk, seeing as more people will probably bet on Tiger Woods than all the other golfers combined, even at such a horrible price. But the average golf fan won’t recognize the value of Zach Johnson at 40 to 1, or Retief Goosen at 33 to 1. Even Phil Mickelson, at 7 to 1, makes more sense. But even Lefty doesn’t make us care about golf the way Tiger does. Partly because Phil hasn’t conclusively banged droves of women.

The Masters “Tuh-na-mint” starts April 8th. A complete list of Bodog’s odds are after the jump.

Tiger Woods 3/1

Phil Mickelson 7/1

Padraig Harrington 16/1

Rory McIlroy 25/1

Retief Goosen 33/1

Geoff Ogilvy 28/1

Paul Casey 22/1

Sergio Garcia 40/1

Anthony Kim 40/1

Henrik Stenson 33/1

Angel Cabrera 50/1

Ernie Els 20/1

Jim Furyk 40/1

Zach Johnson 40/1

Hunter Mahan 33/1

Camilo Villegas 28/1

Lee Westwood 25/1

Stewart Cink 66/1

Luke Donald 66/1

Ross Fisher 50/1

Sean O’Hair 50/1

Justin Rose 50/1

Adam Scott 66/1

Steve Stricker 16/1

Nick Watney 50/1

Lucas Glover 80/1

Robert Karlsson 50/1

Chad Campbell 66/1

Tim Clark 66/1

Andres Romero 80/1

Graeme McDowell 80/1

Kenny Perry 80/1

Mike Weir 66/1

Rory Sabbatini 80/1

Ian Poulter 33/1

Justin Leonard 66/1

Steve Flesch 80/1

Boo Weekley 100/1

K.J. Choi 100/1

Martin Kaymer 33/1

Robert Allenby 50/1

Stephen Ames 100/1

Stuart Appleby 100/1

JB Holmes 100/1

Field (Any Other Golfer) 5/2

Source.


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