Oddsmakers like to cross over to other sports to create interesting prop bets for major events. Most of the time, they are innocuous wagers without suggestive undertones like who will score the most points between two players, who’s sports usually have the same point value (i.e. more goals scored: Soccer Player A or Hockey Player B).
But one cross bet caught my eye that could actually have a deeper meaning. As Tiger Woods ramps up for another rabid Masters tournament this week, all the buzz will be on his performance in the late rounds. Last year, he began the day buried deep in the leaderboard before mounting a dramatic comeback, carding a 67 on Sunday to finish tied for fourth. Continue reading
Hunter Mahan is arguably having the best 2012 of any other golfer in the world so far, capturing his second PGA Tour title of the season on Sunday at the Shell Houston Open.
And the timing couldn’t be better, as the year’s first Major championship is set to begin on Thursday.
The Masters. Continue reading
It seemed like it lasted forever before Phil Mickelson’s Major championship drought came to end, when he won his first back in 2004.
And after once being known as the greatest player without a Major championship to his credit, Mickelson now has quite the collection, especially at Augusta National.
Mickelson has won three times at the Masters, the last of which came in 2010. Continue reading
With Tiger Woods winning on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, it has sent the golfing world into a frenzy.
It has been a long time since the buzz surrounding the PGA Tour has been this high, with the 2012 season being one of the most-successful in history through 4 months.
And we haven’t even played a major championship!
But with the Masters less than two weeks away, it’s a good time to be a fan of golf right now. Continue reading