Masters 2013: How Day 2 Affected Betting Lines for Golf's Top Stars
After two rounds of the Masters tournament, the betting lines have changed and the odds for the biggest names in golf have seen some adjustments. Some have been looking good, and their odds have increased. Meanwhile, some have fallen quite a bit.
Here is how some of the bigger names in golf saw their odds change.
Tiger Woods: 7-2 to 9-4 odds
Where will Tiger finish the weekend at?
Everyone is carefully watching Woods now that he is back to the No. 1 world ranking. After two rounds of play, his odds didn’t change too dramatically. He’s currently three under and just three strokes behind the leader.
The days have returned of Tiger being the favorite in every tournament he plays in. After such a hot start in 2013, it’s pretty easy to see why. He’s hitting more greens, and his putting has improved. The putting may not be at the level that it used to be, but it’s certainly seen an improvement.
If Tiger wins a fifth green jacket, no one would be surprised, and that’s just the way Tiger likes it.
Brandt Snedeker: 28-1 to 10-1 odds
Even with two solid performances on Thursday and Friday, no one is giving the No. 2-ranked player in the world much love. Snedeker is sitting at four under and is just two strokes away from the lead, tied for fourth with Jim Furyk and Angel Cabrera.
Two straight rounds at 70 have shown that at the very least Snedeker is consistent. Keeping that consistency will be important, as some players ahead of him will likely fall on Saturday or Sunday.
Since he’s never won a major championship, now would be a pretty good time to do so for Snedeker. A win could move him up to the No. 1 ranking—and his first green jacket.
Phil Mickelson: 12-1 to 100-1 odds
The Masters wasn’t kind to Lefty on Friday. After a solid 71 on Thursday, he came right back and shot a 76 the next day. He finished the first nine holes at even par, but three bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine hurt him a lot.
It’s looking more likely that Mickelson won’t be bringing home a fourth green jacket. He’s certainly had plenty of success at Augusta, but it appears that this isn’t his year.
At 42, Mickelson certainly isn’t done for his career. He’s still the No. 5 golfer in the world for a reason. He will continue to play at a high level for the near future, and a fourth green jacket could come in the next few years.
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